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IPL 2019 KKR vs SRH : Twitter Reacts as Russell’s explosion overpowers Warner’s return

IPL 2019 Match 2 KKR vs SRH: Twitter Reaction Over KKR's Win

Sunrisers Hyderabad traveled to the Eden Gardens to face Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2nd game of IPL 2019. The two powerhouses of the league produced a wonderful contest that ended in the favor of the hosts. SRH was in the driver’s seat for the large part of the game but a lad named Andre Russell snatched the victory from them.

Initially, Dinesh Karthik opted to field after winning the toss. David Warner, who was making a comeback in the league, looked determined from the outset. He had Jonny Bairstow to accompany him. Warner went on the offensive while his partner played second fiddle to him. The opening pair added 118 runs before Piyush Chawla removed Bairstow for 39.

But Warner kept going and notched up a half-century. He was cruising towards a century until Russell thought otherwise. The opener’s knock of 85 from 53 balls included 9 fours and 3 sixes. Vijay Shankar’s late cameo of 40 from 24 took SRH to 181/3 after 20 overs.

KKR lost Chris Lynn early for just 7. Nitish Rana and Robin Uthappa kept them in the game by adding 80 runs for the 2nd wicket. But the hosts lost Uthappa and Karthik in quick succession. Rana departed after scoring 68 from 47 balls as KKR found themselves at 118/4 in the 16th over.

The equation reached 53 from the last 3 overs and seemed in favor of the visitors. But Russell was still out there who was charging himself up until that point. He went absolutely berserk and slammed Siddharth Kaul and Bhuvneshwar for massive sixes. The 18th and 19th overs conceded 19 and 21 runs respectively. With 13 needed from the last over, Shubman Gill stepped up and finished the job with a couple of sixes.

KKR vs SRH Match Summary

Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and opted to bowl first

Sunrisers Hyderabad: 181/3 in 20 overs

David Warner 85 (53), Vijay Shankar 40 (24)

Andre Russell 32/2 (3), Piyush Chawla 23/1 (4)

Kolkata Knight Riders: 183/4 in 19.4 overs

Nitish Rana 68 (47), Andre Russell 49 (19)

Rashid Khan 26/1 (4), Siddharth Kaul 35/1 (4)

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 6 wickets

Player of the Match: Andre Russell

Here’s how Twitter was buzzing during the game

https://twitter.com/cricketaakash/status/1109832027841294336

Some more KKR vs SRH Twitter Reactions

https://twitter.com/sanjaymanjrekar/status/1109786049700458496

https://twitter.com/s_badrinath/status/1109792831953084416

https://twitter.com/KKRiders/status/1109822953489731584?s=19

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