Gill-Morgan guide KKR to their 1st win
Performers of the day:
Sunrisers Hyderabad : Manish Pandey- 51(38) Rashid Khan-1/25
Kolkata Knight Riders : Shubman Gill- 70(62) Cummins-1/19
As it happened:
Batting first, SRH had a poor start to their innings. Jonny Bairstow who had a half-century to his name in the last match dismissed early by Cummins. Then Manish pandey joined David Warner and the duo Steadied the innings though the run rate was not that good. After settling down, Warner was dismissed cheaply by Varun Chakravarthy.
Impressive knock by Pandey:
Firstly Pandey stitched a sensible partnership with Warner. After Warner’s dismissal, he accelerated his innings and brought up his fifty. Saha couldn’t able to up the scoring rate which affected SRH batting in the death. Manish was caught and bowled by Andre Russell in the death overs. Two late boundaries by Mohammad Nabi took them to the respective total of 142/4.
Sunil Narine’s poor form with the bat continues as he was dismissed by Khaleel Ahmad for duck. Then came Nitish Rana counterattacked the SRH bowlers to up the anti.The southpaw was dismissed by Natarajan for quick-fire 13 ball 26 which included 6 fours. Dinesh Karthik failed to pick up the googly off Rashid as he was dismissed for a duck. KKR was under tremendous after losing 3 wickets in 7 overs.
Gill-Morgan steadied the innings:
Morgan, who came after the dismissal of Kartik joined Gill and the duo cautiously played overs of Rashid and Nabi to see them off. After settling, both especially Gill found boundaries at regular intervals. Gill was very impressive and played an impressive unbeaten knock of 70 runs. Morgan supported him calmly and helped KKR to cross the finish line.
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