Shubman Gill Fifty Guides Kolkata Knight Riders To 6-Wicket Win Over SunRisers Hyderabad

Shubman Gill Fifty Guides Kolkata Knight Riders To 6-Wicket Win Over SunRisers Hyderabad

IPL 2021, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Highlights: Kolkata Knight Risers have moved a step closer to playoff qualification as they beat SunRisers Hyderabad by 6 wickets in the chase of 116 runs.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) moved a step close to the playoff qualification after a 6-wicket win over SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Match 49 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 on Sunday at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai. While chasing the target of 116 runs, KKR lost two wickets early but later a 55-run stand between opener Shubman Gill (57) and No.4 Nitish Rana (25) guided them to dominate in the game again.

Gill also got to his first fifty of this season and towards the end veteran wicket-keeper batsman, Dinesh Karthik (18*) proved himself as a finisher yet again as he batted till the end with a strike rate of 150. Karthik also completed his 4000 runs in IPL. From Hyderabad, Jason Holder was once again the top-performer with the ball with his two top-order wickets, apart from him leg-spinner Rashid Khan and pacer Siddarth Kaul got one wicket each.

Earlier while bowling first KKR bowlers put in a splendid performance with the ball as everyone apart from Sunil Narine got wickets. However, Narine was the most economical bowler as he gave away just 12 runs from his four overs. With this victory, Eoin Morgan-led KKR now have 12 points with them and they are ahead of Mumbai Indians (MI), Punjab Kings (PBKS), and Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the points table. If KKR win their last game with a better run-rate then they will make their case stronger for the playoff qualification while SRH are already out of the tournament with a string of defeats.

Source: NDTV Sports

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