Within the third match of the continuing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 10 runs at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Sunday.
Chasing an enormous goal of 188, SRH had the worst begin as they misplaced two wickets for 10 inside the primary three overs. Then, Jonny Bairstow and Manish Pandey tried to regular the ship by including a much-needed 92-run stand for the fourth wicket. KKR pacer Pat Cummins broke the partnership by sending Bairstow again to the hut for 53.
Pandey stayed unbeaten on 61 until the tip however did not take his aspect over the end line as SRH misplaced the competition by 10 runs.
Earlier, Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill gave their aspect a flying begin. The duo added 53 runs for the opening wicket earlier than SRH star Rashid Khan supplied the breakthrough by dismissing Gill on 15.
Nonetheless, Rana saved on scoring boundaries and shaped one other essential stand with Rahul Tripathi. The pair put collectively 93 runs for the second wicket. Rana slammed a half-century. He scored 80 off 56 balls, filled with 9 fours and 4 sixes. Then again, Tripathi, too, shined with the willow, scoring 53 off 29 balls.
Later, former skipper Dinesh Karthik gave KKR an incredible end after smashing unbeaten 22 runs from simply 9 deliveries to take his aspect to 187/6.
For SRH, Rashid and his partner-in-crime Mohammad Nabi taking two wickets every. On the identical time, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and T Natarajan completed with one wicket apiece.
Right here is how Twitter reacted:
High innings from Nitish Rana. Because the innings stumbles, the worth will turn into extra obvious. The issue with backside loading a staff is that the large hitters do not all the time get the time to play themselves in.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 11, 2021
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) April 11, 2021
Groups that can have stat padding batsmen find yourself batting lengthy overs with out altering gears rapidly will wrestle. Depriving hitters and finishers by leaving very much less balls and making it very troublesome. Occurred final 12 months, and such groups will wrestle all the time #IPL
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 11, 2021
OFF THE MARK WITH A WIN 💪
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 11, 2021
19-year-old Abdul Samad from Jammu & Kashmir has hit 3 sixes towards Cummins, 2 sixes towards Bumrah, 2 sixes towards Nortje and 1 sixes towards Rabada in IPL – Mad man.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) April 11, 2021
Harbhajan Singh has opened the bowling 36 occasions in IPL cricket.
— The CricViz Analyst (@cricvizanalyst) April 11, 2021
— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) April 11, 2021
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 11, 2021
this SRH assault, going into the season, feels such as you’re about to observe a brand new movie out of your favorite director. If they will hold Bhuvi match, and Nabi in kind, they need to be pushing Mumbai all the way in which. #IPL2021
— Ben Jones (@benjonescricket) April 11, 2021
KKR too good tonight! Effectively performed. How fortunate are we that this event is operating. Some nice matches already! Shubh ratri fam. Sleep is coming! It’s 3:34am 😂 see you all tomorrow ♥️ #SRHvKKR #IPL2021
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) April 11, 2021
Nitish Rana final six innings in IPL
— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) April 11, 2021
Gamers with an IPL fifty-plus rating in any respect top-5 batting positions (No.1 to No.5):-
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) April 11, 2021
It isn’t Manish Pandey’s fault there wasn’t one other over or SRH would have gained it simply. #IPL
— Foolish Level (@FarziCricketer) April 11, 2021
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) April 11, 2021
— RUBIHOLIC ❤👸🏻❤ (@RubinaFanClub5) April 11, 2021