IPL 2021, KKR vs SRH Highlights: Shubman Gill Fifty Guides Kolkata Knight Riders To 6-Wicket Win Over SunRisers Hyderabad
IPL 2021, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Highlights: Kolkata Knight Risers have moved a step closer to playoff qualification as they beat SunRisers Hyderabad by 6 wickets in the chase of 116 runs.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) moved a step closer to the playoff qualification after a 6-wicket win over SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Match 49 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 on Sunday at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai. While chasing the target of 116 runs, KKR lost two wickets early but later a 55-run stand between opener Shubman Gill (57) and No.4 Nitish Rana (25) guided them to dominate in the game again. Gill also got to his first fifty of this season and towards the end veteran wicket-keeper batsman, Dinesh Karthik (18*) proved himself as a finisher yet again as he batted till the end with a strike-rate of 150. Karthik also completed his 4000 runs in IPL. From Hyderabad, Jason Holder was once again the top-performer with the ball with his two top-order wickets, apart from him leg-spinner Rashid Khan and pacer Siddarth Kaul got one wicket each. Earlier while bowling first KKR bowlers put in a splendid performance with the ball as everyone apart from Sunil Narine got wickets. However, Narine was the most economical bowler as he gave away just 12 runs from his four overs. With this victory, Eoin Morgan-led KKR now have 12 points with them and they are ahead of Mumbai Indians (MI), Punjab Kings (PBKS), and Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the points table. If KKR win their last game with a better run-rate then they will make their case stronger for the playoff qualification while SRH are already out of the tournament with a string of defeats. (SCORECARD)
IPL 2021 Highlights Between Kolkata Knight Riders vs SunRisers Hyderabad, Straight From Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
- 23:24 (IST)KKR Move A Step Closer To Playoff Qualification!Kolkata Knight Riders have made their case stronger for playoff qualification with this victory over SunRisers Hyderabad. KKR now have 12 points with them but still, they need to depend on other teams' performances and make the most of their final game against Rajasthan Royals on Thursday to qualify for the playoffs. It was difficult for batters to get runs in Dubai today only Shubman Gill scored runs with full potential as he got to his first fifty of this season. Hyderabad disappointed their fans yet again with failure in multiple departments.That's all from KKR vs SRH blog. Do join us tomorrow where table-toppers Chennai Super Kings will face Delhi Capitals who are second in the tally. The winner of tomorrow's match will seal a place in Qualifiers 1 that will be played on October 10 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.
- 22:57 (IST)KKR Win By 6 Wickets!Kaul to Karthik, FOUR, Karthik finishes off in style as KKR have won this clash against SRH by 6 wickets. Karthik played his part brilliantly in the end after a good cameos by Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana in the middle-overs.
- 21:52 (IST)Second Wicket!Rashid Khan to Tripathi, OUT, good catch by Abhishek Sharma. Second wicket falls for KKR.Rahul Tripathi c Abhishek Sharma b Rashid Khan 7(6) (4s-1)KKR 38/2, need 78 runs off 80 balls to win
- 21:43 (IST)WICKET!Holder to Iyer, OUT, caught by skipper Williamson. Iyer completely mistimed the ball and gave away an easy catch to Willamson.Venkatesh Iyer c Williamson b Holder 8(14)KKR 23/1, need 93 runs off 92 balls
First wicket for @SunRisers! @Jaseholder98 strikes as captain Kane Williamson takes a tumbling catch. #VIVOIPL #KKRvSRH #KKR lose Venkatesh Iyer.— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 3, 2021
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- 21:05 (IST)KKR Need 116 To Win!Boundary on the final ball from Siddarth Kaul. So after 20 overs SRH added 115 runs on the board for the loss of eight wickets.SRH 115/8 in 20 oversKKR need 116 runs to win
INNINGS BREAK!— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 3, 2021
Impressive bowling performance from @KKRiders against #SRH!
2⃣ wickets each for @chakaravarthy29, Tim Southee & @ShivamMavi23.
Stay tuned for #KKR chase. #VIVOIPL #KKRvSRH
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