Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) opening pair Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana gave their workforce an incredible begin within the third sport of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 towards Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Whereas Rana entertained followers along with his explosive inning of 80 runs from 56 deliveries, Gill didn’t contribute after falling for simply 15 runs. The suitable-handed batsman performed some excellent photographs and was trying to go additional however acquired outdone by SRH’s mainstay within the bowling division, Rashid Khan, along with his traditional googly.
Regardless of not scoring a lot, Gill was capable of acquire everybody’s consideration with an exquisite shot he performed in his quick inning. The younger Indian star exhibited his excellent class with a no-look six towards yorker king T Natarajan.
All of it occurred on the primary supply of the fifth over when the left-armer bowled a size ball close to the center and off-stump. Gill noticed the chance and punched the ball in direction of long-on for a scintillating six.
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Talking in regards to the sport, KKR, whereas driving on Rana’s knock, posted 187/6 of their allotted 20 overs. Aside from Rana, top-order batsman Rahul Tripathi additionally smashed an important fifty. He made 53 from 29 deliveries, together with 5 fours and two maximums.
In reply, SRH took the game to the last over but fell short of 10 runs. Manish Pandey and Jonny Bairstow had been the principle highlights in SRH’s innings. Whereas Pandey scored an unbeaten 61 from 44 deliveries with the assistance of two fours and three sixes, the English batsman smashed 55 off 40 balls, together with 5 fours and three maximums.
The subsequent sport of the Knight Riders is towards defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) on the identical venue on Tuesday (April 13).