SRH earlier won the toss and put KKR to bat. Shubhman Gill and Nitish Rana gave a sensible start to KKR, Nitish Rana powered up and hit Three consecutive boundaries in Sandeep Sharma's over. They forged a 50-run partnership. READ MORE "MS Dhoni inspiration behind the success of Wicketkeeper", says Jos Buttler
Earlier Shubhman Gill looked in decent touch initially but only managed to score 15 off 13 deliveries before getting bowled to Rashid Khan's googly. Rana and Tripathi added 93 to the total in merely 50 balls, where both completed their half-centuries before Natrajan breaks the partnership as Tripathi departs for 53 including five fours and two sixes.
Rana and Trapthi scored 19 off Bhuvneshwar's over to escalate the run rate. The much-anticipated superstar Andre Russell arrived only to throw his wicket off Rashid Khan as Pandey takes a clean catch at Long on. Russell managed to score only 5 runs. The subsequent 18th over turned out to be very eventful as Mohammad Nabi dismissed. KKR posted 187 on the board thanks to Dinesh Kartik's quickfire 22 off just 9.
Chasing 188, SRH lost their skipper for just 1 after Prasdih Krishna removes him with a sensational delivery. David Warner was dropped on the very first delivery but could not make most of it. Wriddhiman Saha edged one off Shakib as he got dismissed for just 7.
Pandey and Bairstow added 92 runs to the total as Bairstow got dismissed for 55 off Cummins on the last delivery of the 13th over. Pandey continued his innings as he completed his half-century.
Nabi and Shankar added few runs but felt short as they got dismissed by two pacers in matter of overs.
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The 18-year old Abdul Samad slammed couple of sixes and remained unbeaten for 19 off just 8. Russell ultimately defended 22 runs in the final over guiding KKR to win by 10 runs as they begun their campaign with a win.