IPL 2019, SRH vs KKR: Dinesh Karthik slams KKR bowlers after 5th straight defeat

first_img India Today Web Desk HyderabadApril 21, 2019UPDATED: April 21, 2019 20:59 IST Kolkata Knight Riders lost the game to Sunrisers Hyderabad by 9 wickets at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Sunday.( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSJonny Bairstow was dopped three times by KolkataBairstow went on to score an unbeaten 80 off 43 ballsKolkata suffered their fifth consecutive defeat in IPL 2019Kolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik blamed his team’s below-par bowling and fielding for their nine-wicket defeat to Sunrisers Hyderabad and fifth consecutive loss in IPL 2019 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium,Hyderabad, on Sunday.Kolkata set a target of 160 at the loss of eight wickets for Sunrisers but, thanks to Jonny Bairstow’s blistering 80 off 43 balls and David Warner’s 67 off 38, the hosts achieved the target with 30 balls to spare.Bairstow went berserk in the field but credit to Kolkata’s sloppy fielding efforts as they dropped his catch thrice and the in-form batsman fully capitalized on the lifelines.”I think 160 was a par score on this wicket. I think they bat really well but our fielding cost us. And after that dropped catch he came out all guns blazing,” Dinesh Karthik said post the defeat.Bairstow was dropped by KC Cariappa as early as the second over, much to the disappointment of debutant Yarra Prithviraj. He was given a second chance in the 12th over when Harry Gurney at fine-leg could not get a hand to the ball. Third time, it was again in Prithviraj’s over when Piyush Chawla squandered a tough opportunity that came his way.Speaking off the missed opportunities , Karthik said, “A wicket of Bairstow would have felt better, feel for the guy (Yarra Prithviraj). We have been outplayed in this game.””Having said that our bowling has been off colour in the tournament. Our fielding needs a lot of improvement too,” he added.It is to be noted that Kolkata’s one of the key bowlers, Kuldeep Yadav has been struggling to make a mark in IPL 2019. The wrist-spinner was dropped on Sunday owing to his disastrous spell of four overs wherein he conceded 59 runs against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Friday.advertisementThe Chinaman conceded 27 runs in his final over. Kuldeep’s replacement KC Cariappa failed to impress as he was taken to the cleaners by David Warner.Karthik said that it was required to give Kuldeep a break for his strong return in the remaining games.”We had to give Kuldeep a break and get him back fresh.”Kolkata are currently place at sixth in the points table with just four wins in the played ten games. They will next face Rajasthan Royals on Thursday.Also Read | SRH vs KKR, IPL 2019: Warner and Bairstow hand Kolkata 5th straight defeatAlso Read | Sri Lanka serial blasts: Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar condemn ‘act of terror’Also SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Kolkata Knigh RidersFollow Jony BairstowFollow Dinesh KarthikFollow IPL 2019 advertisement scorecard IPL 2019, SRH vs KKR: Dinesh Karthik slams KKR bowlers after 5th straight defeatKolkata Knight Riders were quite sloppy in the field, dropping Jonny Bairstow thrice in the game. The visitors paid for their poor fielding with a nine-wicket defeat against Sunrisers Hyderabad. graphscenter_img view more view less commentary No data available!last_img read more