Lockie Ferguson's spectacular spell (3/15) won it for KKR. In the end, David Warner's (47*) tough fight ended up in vain. While Karthik did so to "focus on his batting", the fortunes for the Riders did not change despite the swapping of leadership and the team is coming after losing two in two, the latest of which came against the bullies Mumbai Indians. They made 48 runs partnership for the first wicket.
T Natarajan struck for Sunrsiers Hyderabad to dismiss Rahul Tripathi for 23 in the final ball of the powerplay.
After Gill, Rana ( 29) also made his way back to the pavilion as his lofted shot was caught by a running Garg in Vijay Shankar's over.
KKR captain Eoin Morgan and Dinesh Karthik, who combined to score 58 runs in the last five overs to take their team to 163/5 earlier in the day, knocked off the required three runs in four balls.
SunRisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Despite having destructive openers, David Warner and Jonny Bairstow, Sunrisers Hyderabad have not been able to finish off matches because of lack of strength in their middle order. He then bowled out Priyam Garg and Manish Pandey, the latter with an inch ideal yorker aimed at ther base of the off stump. Just in a matter of time, SRH's score was 87/4.
SRH have lost their last couple of matches and need a win to ensure they do not fall too behind in the pecking order. The good news is that SRH have a good net run rate which can prove handy as teams prepare for their race to seal a berth in the playoffs.
Ferguson took 3-15 in the regulation 20-over game and then held the opposition to two runs in the super over when he also clean bowled David Warner and Abdul Samad within the first three balls.
Morgan and Andre Russell were the next batsmen and helped KKR get past the 100-run mark.