IPL 2022: Kolkata crush Hyderabad by 54 runs to keep play-off hopes alive

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Pune: Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 54 runs in a must-win IPL game on Saturday.

Opting to bat, KKR rode on Andre Russell’s counterattacking 28-ball 49 not out to post a fighting 177 for six.

In reply, SRH could manage 123 for 8 in their stipulated 20 overs with opener Abhishek Sharma top scoring with a 28-ball 43 and Aiden Markram scoring a 25-ball 32.

Earlier, Russell and Sam Billings (34) shared a 63-run partnership to take KKR across the 150-mark after they were 94 for five in the 12th over. With Russell going strong, KKR scored 58 in the last five overs.

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