A composed innings from Williamson, who struck a six and another four boundaries, put Sunrisers well on their way to victory and Pathan finished it off by hooking Andre Russell over square leg for six.
Earlier, a splendid bowling show spearheaded by pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, coupled with a brilliant fielding display, helped Hyderabad restrict KKR to a modest 138/8 in a rain-interrupted first innings. The batting line up did chip in by chasing the total but it was the bowlers, who have managed to pull the reins on the opposition on both occasions. They do possess a power-packed middle order in Williamson, Pandey, and Shakib, but it was Deepak Hooda who took them home last match.
He then sent back Dinesh Karthik just as the Kolkata skipper was starting to threaten and added one more to finish with figures of 3/26 in yet another disciplined performance.
The hosts, after being asked to bat, reverted to the tried and tested opening pair of Robin Uthappa and Chris Lynn, not risking Narine before Bhuvneshwar, who returned in place of Sandeep Sharma. Star Afghan spinner Rashid Khan went wicketless. Curran came into the team due to Johnson suffering a niggle, and now KKR have to decide which pacer to play. The defeat was KKR's second in three games.
As Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) hit the nets at the Eden Gardens on Friday evening, a young and tall gentleman could be seen near the bowling arena.
Sunrisers Hyderabad needs 139 runs to win from 20 Overs.
Fantasy Picks: Narine and Karthik are two dependable picks from the KKR lineup.
Nearly throughout their innings, the Knight Riders struggled to score freely and the batsmen's job only got more and more hard when play resumed post rain interruption.