KKR aiming to halt SRH winning run

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

Both the teams are well balanced, but KKR will look for much better bowling performance after leaking too many runs in the death overs against CSK. Sunil Narine cleaned up Shikhar Dhawan for 7.

Pandey then nearly got next man Sunil Narine -- the first of the batting-order surprises -- but though he leapt like a goalkeeper, this time he grassed it on his second attempt.

Lynn fell short of his first fifty of the season by one run with his 49 coming off 34 balls including 7 fours and one six. (Tom) Curran bowled well considering it was his first game.

True to expectations, the quick bowlers had a good outing in the previous match at the Eden Gardens; where they picked up 10 wickets (economy 8.54), while the spin bowlers collected 3 wickets (economy 9.50).

Lynn was the lone KKR crusader in the middle but a sensational diving catch by Shakib off his own bowling denied the Australian a half-century as the star Bangladeshi cricketer once again did his job in the middle overs.

But SRH did well to bounce back, riding on a splendid catch by Manish Pandey.

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Sunil Narine was the next to depart as he was dismissed by Shakib for 9.

The 22-year-old Prasidh has played 23 matches so far since 2015, three in the T20 format but his record in the 50-overs format has been impressive. Hyderabad, who have a strong bowling pack will be aiming to restrict their opponents to a low total and then chase it down in their quest to register their first victory at the venue.

KKR captain Karthik said, "The wicket plays good throughout".

Hyderabad will be sweating while selecting the playing XI.

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