IPL 2018: 3 Masterstrokes from KKR vs SRH game
The action on a doubleheader Saturday moved to the iconic stadium of Eden Gardens where the home team was to lock horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad.
On a wicket that assisted pacers, Williamson won the toss and elected to field. Put into bat by the visitors, KKR didn't get off to a great start as Uthappa departed early in the third over.
On the other hand, Chris Lynn kept on striking the ball but they kept losing the wickets from the other end. Somehow in their 20 overs, they managed to post a total of runs.
Chasing a target of 139 runs to register their third win on the trot, Hyderabad got off to blinder as Saha blazed Johnson for a couple of boundaries before becoming the victim of the Sunil Narine show.
Narine did wreak a havoc in that batting order but due to the lack of support and not enough runs on the board, Knights were always behind in the game.
Eventually, Williamson played a captain’s knock to see his side over the line with wickets five to spare.
Let's take a look at some of the Masterstrokes from the game:
#1 Giving timely spells to Billy Stanlake
Billy Stanlake has been the find of the season for the Orange Army. The lanky Australian pacer is quick and gets more bounce on any surface.
And Williamson has been efficient in using the bowler as per the best of the team's interests.
In this game as well, he was introduced early in the innings and despite getting hammered in the first over, skipper trusted him to bowl the next over and Stanlake justified his decision.
He got his team a crucial breakthrough as he dismissed Nitish Rana courtesy an unbelievable catch by Manish Pandey.
The man returned with impressive figures when he was brought back into the attack to get rid of Russell before he could really get going.