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With Russell’s stormy innings, Kolkata kept their hopes alive by beating Hyderabad. MIGMG News

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Kolkata made a challenging 177 for six in 20 overs and stopped Hyderabad at 123 for eight. This is Kolkata’s sixth win in 13 matches after this victory.

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Andre Russell’s storming 49 not out off 28 balls with the help of four sixes and the brilliant bowling of three wickets for 22 runs helped Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 54 runs in the do-or-die match in IPL. Maintained their hopes of reaching the playoffs by defeating

Kolkata made a challenging 177 for six in 20 overs and stopped Hyderabad at 123 for eight. This is Kolkata’s sixth win in 13 matches and they have 12 points and have reached the sixth position. On the other hand, Hyderabad has suffered its seventh defeat in 12 matches and has slipped to eighth position.

Playing at number seven, Russell scored 49 not out off 28 balls with the help of three fours and four sixes and gave Kolkata a fightable score which was ultimately the match winner. Russell hit three of his four sixes off spinner Washington Sundar in the last over of the innings. He ended the innings with a six off the last ball of the innings.

Russell shared a 63-run stand with Sam Billings for the sixth wicket. Billings hit three fours and a six in 34 off 29 balls. Opener Ajinkya Rahane scored 28 off 24 balls with the help of three sixes and Nitish Rana scored 26 off 16 balls with the help of three sixes. Captain Shriyas Air scored 15 off nine balls with the help of two fours.

Kolkata fast bowler Baz Imran Malik took three wickets for 33 runs.

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