A powerful finish by Andre Russell, who scored an undefeated 49 off 28 balls, assisted Kolkata Knight Riders post 177/6 in 20 overs following chosing to bat first.
In response, SRH got off to a fair start however lost captain Kane Williamson and Rahul Tripathi on 9 each.
Abhishek Sharma played a good hitting 43 off 28 balls ahead of he was removed by Varun Chakravarthy. Sunil Narine then struck in the following over, dismissing Nicholas Pooran on 2.
Aiden Markram then showed his skills but his stay was brought to an end on 32 by Umesh Yadav.
Before in the evening, the Knight Riders got off to a wobbly start and lost Venkatesh Iyer (7) early.
Nevertheless, a solid 48-run partnership between Ajinkya Rahane and Nitish Rana assisted them get things back in order ahead of Umran Malik grabbed both the batters in the same over. He then sent off Shreyas Iyer (15) in his next over.
T Natarajan then fetched Rinku Singh (5) LBW with a deadly yorker.
Sam Billings, who contributed with a crucial 34 off 29 balls, was the final batter to be removed.
Among the SRH bowlers, Umran Malik grabbed 3 wickets, Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar, and Marco Jansen took a wicket each.