The Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 17 runs in their encounter at the Eden Gardens on Saturday.
Defending a target of 173, the Kolkata bowlers did a splendid job to restrict the Sunrisers to just 155/6 in their 20 overs.
West Indian spinner Sunil Narine was definitely the key for the hosts as he conceded just 18 runs from his four overs. His final two overs were especially impressive as he gave away just three runs in each over when the required run-rate was over 12.Narine was well supported by Indian left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav who did a number on Sunrisers skipper David Warner. Kuldeep bowled a total of 13 balls to the Australian opener, with nine of them being dots including the ball that took the important wicket which dented a huge blow in the hopes of the visitors. Yuvraj Singh threatened to make a match out of it as he looked in fluent touch once again, but his innings was cut short on 26 when he mistimed a Chris Woakes delivery to long on.