Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2022, keeping their fragile chances alive.

Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 54 runs in Pune . Andre Russell and Sam Billings hit three goals for 22 points .

The Kolkata Knight Riders aren't quite ready to give up on hope, as it might be hoped against it.On Saturday, the KKR bowlers' hard work paid tribute to Sunrisers Hyderabad and kept them alive in this IPL by winning by 54 runs at the MCA Stadium in Pune.AS IT HAPPENED SRH's road to victory became more difficult as they lost their fifth game in a row.SRH bowling unit, which has rediscovered its full potential with the return of T Natarajan, Marco Jansen, and Washington Sundar, deserves praise for using the yorker effectively to keep the KKR big-hitters quiet after they decided to bat first on winning the toss.

Russell, a West Indian all-rounder, went well with the ball, hitting three goals for 22 points.The KKR bowlers bowled to a perfect line and length, making scoring difficult for the SRH batters.With only 31 runs coming in the Powerplay, the SRH batters were put to the test.Abhishek Sharma opened up with two fours off Tim Southees first over after losing captain Kane Williamson early in the game.

Sharma had to go for the big shot, but Billings ended up skying it for them, just to take a quick cut off Varun Chakravarthy.Aiden Markram gave some hope to a good finish when he hit Chakravarthy for two sixes before returning to Umesh Yadavs for another.But the KKR pacer had the last laugh, dragging one to the ground.Umran Malik, a legend in the IPL, gave SRH the edge earlier today.

Shreyas Iyer of the Bangladesh Cricketers Club was in his next match, with Rahul Tripathi taking a catch low down at deep midwicket.Natrajan, who seemed a little overdone in his first over, returned to pick up Rinku Singh with a beautiful catch that struck the batter plumb in front.Andre Russell was the only one to pull KKR out of a similar hole, and the West Indian did his part.Although not at his tenacity, the all-rounder returned to the stands with all of his full tosses to remain unbeaten at 49 off just 28 balls, including three fours and four sixes, three of which came off Sundars' last over of the innings.

KKR secured 58 runs in the last five overs, losing just one wicket thanks to Russell and Billings' heroics.