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Captain Kane Williamson led from the front with a solid fifty as Hyderabad shrugged off initial wobble to beat Kolkata by five wickets in their IPL match here on Saturday.

Chasing 139 for victory, the Sunrisers rode on captain Kane Williamson's 50 and Shakib Al Hasan's 27 to get close to te the target, but it was Yusuf Psathan who struck a six to win the game for his team with with one over to spare. Taking long run-ups, Prasidh bowled a couple of overs as the Andre Russells and the Chris Lynns prepared themselves for the fixture against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). They will first look to address that. Bowling first in the rain afflicted match, the Hyderabad outfit displayed exceptional efforts in the field to restrict KKR's start to a paltry 138 in 20 overs.

SRH XI: W Saha, S Dhawan, K Williamson, M Pandey, S Al Hasan, D Hooda, Y Pathan, B Kumar, R Khan, S Kaul, B Stanlake.

After much success opening the innings, KKR made a decision to drop Narine down the order, according to head coach Jacques Kallis, to get quick runs in the middle overs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who missed SRH's last game, returned figures of 3/26. The 2018 U-19 World Cup victor will be replaced by Karnataka fast bowler Prasidh Krishna. Uthappa was striking the ball crisply before he was run-out, and Dinesh Karthik has successfully played the anchor role in both the innings'. Conceding just a single in the first over of the game, he quickly gave Sunrisers the breakthrough after Lynn smashed Stanlake for three fours in the previous over. Having shielded Narine from some pretty good new ball bowlers, he bizarrely sent in the West Indian at No 4 shortly after the powerplay and even had Shubman Gill down at No 7, below Russell. "So we have pace in the kitty", the KKR skipper told reporters on the eve of their match against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

In the 10th match of this season IPL, Kolkata Knight Riders meets Sunrisers Hyderabad at Kolkata.

Then Williamson and Shakib stitched together a 59-run stand for the fourth wicket before the latter was caught in two minds whether to defend and hit, losing his leg stump in the process to Piyush Chawla (1/20).

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