KKR vs SRH 2021 Scorecard: Shubman Gill, Bowlers Guide Kolkata Knight Riders to 6-wicket Win vs Hyderabad | Indiacom


Young Shubman Gill smashed a scintillating half-century from the bowlers to guide Kolkata Knight Riders to a six-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad to keep their IPL play-off hopes alive on Sunday. KKR first made a clinical bowling effort to put SRH down to 115 for eight and then went home comfortably on Gill’s 51-ball 57. The win cemented KKR’s position at the fourth position in the standings with 12 points from 13 matches. (Match Highlights) Also Read – SRH’s Umran Malik bowled the fastest delivery by an Indian fast bowler in IPL 2021

With three playoff berths already by Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore, the race for the fourth and final spot is on between KKR, Rajasthan Royals and defending champions Mumbai Indians, while Punjab Kings are out of the tournament. Defending a small total, the SRH bowlers were right on their money as the KKR batsmen struggled to build up the pace of the innings. (Scorecard) Also Read – KKR vs SRH Post IPL 2021 Points Table: Kolkata Knight Riders Consolidate 4th Place, RCB Qualify For Play-offs; KL Rahul again took the Orange Cap

6th win of the season @KKRiders! I

a comfortable win for @Eoin16 & Company as they beat #srh by 6⃣ wickets #VIVOIPL #KKRvSRH

Scorecard https://t.co/Z5rRXTNps5 pic.twitter.com/lQINO8DijE

– Indian Premier League (@IPL) 3 October 2021

The opening pair of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jason Holder were accurate, while the raw pace of debutant Umran Malik troubled Gill and Nitish Rana (25) in the middle overs. Also Read – LIVE IPL 2021 KKR vs SRH Live Score, IPL Live Match 49 Latest Cricket Updates: Shubman Gill, Bowler Star Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 6 wickets

Rashid Khan also created a lot of trouble for the KKR batsmen, while Siddharth Kaul was aggressive with his line and length, making it difficult for the opposition batsmen to open their hands.

Venkatesh Iyer (8) and Rahul Tripathi (7) fell at the hands of Holder and Rashid in quick succession, after which it became difficult for Gill and Rana to rotate the strike as KKR scored 44 for 44 at the halfway point with KKR.

With Rana struggling to get the go-ahead, Gill braced himself to break the shackles and he brought the equation down to 53 off 42 balls, hitting Holder for two boundaries in the 12th over.

Match number of the night was 2️⃣ @KKRiders dominance over performance

Clinical with the ball and brilliant with the bat

Important 2️⃣ Points With Another Game#VIVOIPL | #KKRvSRH pic.twitter.com/zOublCDjfR

– Indian Premier League (@IPL) 3 October 2021

Gill continued his attacking instincts and struck Malik for back-to-back boundaries in the next over to ease the chase.

Gill and Rana looked to ease the chase before Kaul flicked Holder straight at long-on.

The match saw some tense moments when Rana was dismissed in the 18th over but Dinesh Karthik (18 not out) and Eoin Morgan (2 not out) called off the chase with two balls to spare.

Earlier, SRH captain Kane Williamson’s decision to bat first had a reversal, as they lost wickets at regular intervals, failing to match KKR’s fast bowling, especially the spin duo of Tim Southee and Varun Chakravarthy and Sunil Narine. .

Already out of contention for a play-off spot, SRH saw a terrific start to their innings, losing Wriddhiman Saha for a duck on the second ball, LBW to Southee.

After this Jason Roy (10) was caught by Southee off Shivam Mavi in ​​the fourth over.

Captain Williamson (26 off 21) tried to revive the innings and was looking good before being run out by Shakib Al Hasan for 38 for three in 6.5 overs with the SRH scoreboard.

Once Williamson was gone, it was a struggle for the SRH batsmen even as Priyam Garg (21) and Abdul Samad (25) tried to form partnerships.

Garg was dismissed at deep midwicket by Rahul Tripathi off Chakraborty, while Jason Holder (2) fell to the same bowler in his next over.

Samad tried his best to pick up the tempo with the help of three sixes in the last five overs but eventually lost in search of quick runs caught by Shubman Gill of Southee’s bowling.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar (seven not out) and Siddharth Kaul (seven not out) remained unbeaten for the ninth wicket.

The spin pair of Shakib (1/20) and Narine was brilliant in the middle overs as the SRH batsmen were finding it difficult against them.

While Narine returned without a wicket, he was economical, finishing with impressive figures of 4-0-12-0. Southee (2/26), Mavi (2/29) and Chakraborty (2/26) shared six wickets between them.

(with PTI inputs)


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