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kathmandu : Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 5 runs in a game played in the Indian Premier League (IPL).Kolkata set a target of 172 runs, which Hyderabad could only manage to score 166 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in 20 overs.

For Hyderabad, captain Kane Williamson scored the highest with 41 runs off 40 balls, including 4 fours.Henrikh Classen scored 36 runs off 20 balls with 1 four and 3 sixes, while Abdul Samad contributed 21 runs, Rahul Tripathi scored 20 runs, and Mayank Agarwal scored 18 runs.

On the bowling front, Vaibhav Arora and Shardul Thakur took two wickets each, while Harshal Patel, Andre Russell, and Anukul Roy took one wicket each.Kolkata won the toss and elected to bat first, scoring 171 runs for the loss of 9 wickets at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium. For Kolkata, captain Nitish Rana scored the highest with 42 runs off 31 balls, including 3 fours and 3 sixes.

Rinku Singh scored 46 runs off 35 balls with 4 fours and 1 six, while Andre Russell and Jason Roy contributed 24 and 20 runs, respectively.

On the bowling front, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Khaleel Ahmed took two wickets each, while Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kartik Tyagi, Abhishek Sharma, and Mayank Markande took one wicket each.

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