Knight Riders secure playoff spot with victory in Hyderabad

The Kolkata Knight Riders haven’t been consistent throughout the Indian Premier League but they came good when it mattered putting the Sunrisers Hyderabad to the sword with a five wicket win. The Sunrisers had earlier won the toss and elected to bat first a decision that appeared to be vindicated when Shikhar Dhawan and Shreevats…

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Bairstow proud to be asked to bat at five

England wicketkeeper batsman Jonny Bairstow says he feels proud to be asked to move up into the number five position in England’s batting lineup. Bairstow has been among England’s most consistent batsman but has often found himself running out of established partners while batting at six or seven. Speaking after being named in England’s squad…

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