IPL 2019: Hyderabad register a nine-wicket victory over Dinesh Karthik-led Kolkata

Hyderabad's cricketers David Warner. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Apr 21, 2019, 07.34 PM (IST)

After Jonny Bairstow's and David Warner's scintillating performance, Hyderabad defeated Dinesh Karthik-led Kolkata by nine wickets with five overs remaining in an Indian Premier League match on Sunday. 

With the win, Hyderabad are now at number fourth position on the points table with 10 points in nine games they have played so far. 

The openers Warner and Bairstow gave a steady start to the team in their 160-run chase at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. 

Bairstow scored and unbeaten 80 runs off 43 balls and his innings included seven 4s and four 6s. His strike was 186.05. 

On the other hand, David Warner scored 67 runs off 38 balls before losing his wicket to Kolkata's Harry Gurney. 

Earlier, young left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed grabbed three wickets in an impressive spell to help Hyderabad restrict Kolkata 159 for 8. 

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For his outstanding performance, he was awarded with the man of the match award. 

The 21-year-old speedster removed Sunil Narine (25 off 7 balls), who was looking dangerous in his first spell and then came back to dismiss Shubman Gill (3) and Chris Lynn (51) in his corresponding spells to keep Kolkata in check. 

Senior pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar returned with the figures of 2/35 while leg-spinner Rashid Khan (1/23) and seamer Sandeep Sharma (1/37) took a wicket apiece with the Hyderabad's bowlers making life difficult for the Kolkata batsmen. 

For Kolkata, Lynn was the top-scored with a dogged 47-ball 51. Rinku Singh was the other notable contributor with a 25-ball 30.

Put in to bat, Lynn and Sunil Narine took the opposition to the cleaners. Both openers hitting boundaries of their first balls. The duo quickly stitched a 42-run partnership before Ahmed dismissed Narine in the third over.  

Narine's blistering innings of 24 runs off eight balls was laced with three boundaries and two maximums. 

With the wicket of Narine, the momentum shifted in Hyderabad's favour. In Khaleel's next over, he dismissed Gill (3). Nitish Rana (11) and captain Dinesh Karthik (6) also returned to the dressing room in quick succession. 

Rinku and Lynn shared a 51-run stand for the fifth wicket to stabilise the innings before Sandeep Sharma dismissed the 21-year-old Indian. Big-hitter Andre Russel scored 15 off 9 balls.  

He hit two sixes off Kumar before the right-arm seamer dismissed the Jamaican in the penultimate over.

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Khaleel Ahmed grabbed three wickets in an impressive spell to help Hyderabad restrict Kolkata 159 for 8