The Sunrisers made a bright start to their chase with openers Shikhar Dhawan and Saha scoring 32 in three overs before both departed in quick succession.
Karnataka fast bowler Prasidh Krishna has been roped in by Kolkata Knight Riders as a replacement for injured Kamlesh Nagarkoti for the remaining matches of the ongoing 11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Bhuvneshwar returned to the Sunrisers line-up in place of Sandeep Sharma, who had replaced him in the last game. At the end of Powerplay, SRH were 46/2 still needing 93 runs for victory. Chawla took those wickets in 17 games including a 4-wicket haul.
Returning to action after a one-match injury lay-off, Bhuvneshwar once again shone at the death, claiming 3/26 as KKR's rejigged batting order looked in a complete disarray.
Kane Williamson won the toss in his first away game as Sunrisers Hyderabad captain and elected to bowl against Kolkata Knight Riders. "The younger talent of the team will particularly benefit from Nayar's experience and mentoring", KKR CEO Venky Mysore tweeted, without specifying Nayar's role. Chris Lynn did look risky scoring 49 runs (including 1 six and 7 fours) off just 34 balls, but apart from him no one could weave any magic.
Bhuvenshwar gave the first breakthrough by dismissing Robin Uthappa (3) in the third over after a successful use of DRS. But the rain didn't play a spoilt sport and good for the fans that the entire match went through.
Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav (1/23) accounted for former KKR batsman Manish Pandey, who was brilliant in the field taking two superb catches, with a fullish delivery that the 28-year old could not pick.
Rana hit Stanlake firmly just wide of Pandey, who showed wonderful reaction to grab it on the second attempt and give SRH the breakthrough in four balls after play resumed. Strong bowling department SRH made the most of hour-long rain break.