Indian Premier League, Eden Gardens, Kolkata:
Sunrisers Hyderabad 181-3 (20 overs): Warner 85, Shankar 40*, Bairstow 39
Kolkata Knight Riders 183-4 (19.4 overs): Rana 68, Russell 49*
Australia batsman David Warner scored 85 in his Indian Premier League rebound, yet couldn’t anticipate Sunrisers Hyderabad losing their opening match against Kolkata Knight Riders.
The previous Australia bad habit commander scored 85 off 53 balls to guide Sunrisers to a sum of 181-3.
He put on 118 for the primary wicket with England’s Jonny Bairstow.
Notwithstanding, Andre Russell’s shocking 49 off 19 balls drove the hosts to triumph.
Nitish Rana scored 68 at the highest point of the request for Kolkata, who lost to Sunrisers in the last eliminator – and along these lines passed up a spot in the last – a year ago.
His one-year restriction from worldwide cricket closes in the not so distant future and the 32-year-old opener is relied upon to make Australia’s World Cup squad and play in this current summer’s Ashes arrangement in England.
Amid his boycott, he has additionally played T20 establishment cricket in Canada, Bangladesh and the Caribbean, and grade cricket in Australia.