After a win over SRH, KKR captain Shreyas Gopal praised his team for playing courageous cricket.

Russell led Kolkata Knight Riders to 54-run victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad . Russell (49) and Sam Billings (34) shone with the bat and hit a target of 178 runs .

Pune (Maharashtra) India, May 15: As the teams batting first in Pune are winning, Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Shreyas Iyer said winning the toss was crucial.Russell led Kolkata Knight Riders to a 54-run victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday at MCA Stadium in Pune.All the boys did the right thing and played fearless cricket.To win the toss was very important.In Pune, the teams that bat first have won a lot of games.

We were getting over bye.Russell was supposed to continue his strike as long as possible.We all knew that Washi had a left over, so that was the end we were going to target.In a post-match presentation, Shreyas said that Sam was also providing this help.

It was an over-par total.On this sluggish wicket, Sunil and Varun stepped up, bowled fast and took crucial wickets.We never allow them to get under our skins, so many thanks for the shoutout.Right now, we don't have anything to lose.

In a statement released earlier today, Shreyas announced that KKR CEO Venky Mysore was involved in the teams selection process.On social media, this expression received a lot of skepticism.The KKR skipper said, I want to clarify from the last interview.When I took the CEO's name, I wanted to say that he is there to console the players who have been sitting out.

Later, Russell dismissed three wickets and restricted SRH at 1238, winning by 54 runs.