KKR vs SRH: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 7 wickets with the help of Shubman Gill’s half-century
IPL 2020 KKR vs SRH: Shubman Gill was out for 70 off 62 balls.© BCCI / IPL
Shubman Gill guided Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to a comfortable victory for Sunrisers Hyderabad at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. Chasing a target of 143 runs, KKR lost the wickets of Sunil Narine (0) and Nitish Rana (26) inside the powerplay after a poor start. KKR captain Dinesh Karthik also lost his wicket at naught, but Eoin Morgan guided his home to a crucial 92-run partnership with Gill to register his first win in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020.
Gill remained unbeaten on 70 and his innings was filled with five fours and two sixes.
Morgan also got his touch as he was unbeaten on 42 and hit three fours and two sixes while staying at the crease.
Earlier, SRH captain David Warner won the toss and opted to bat. Pat Cummins bowled Johnny Bairstow clean in the fourth over.
Playing his second IPL, Varun Chakraborty got Warner’s big wicket as the Australian bowled the bowler straight.
Manish Pandey fought a lone battle for SRH, scoring his 15th IPL half-century. Wriddhiman Saha tried to accelerate but failed to find a way between his bat and was dismissed for 30 from 31 balls.
For SRH, Rashid Khan was the choice of bowlers who took a wicket and conceded just 24 runs from their four-over quota.
KKR’s next league fixture is against the Rajasthan Royals at the Dubai International Stadium on 30 September, while SRH will take on table-toppers Delhi Capital on 29 September.