Shubman Gill has scored an impressive fifty and guided his side to a comfortable victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad. The match was played at Shiekh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi and KKR required 143 runs to win. But Kolkata Knight Riders start was not an ideal one as they lost 2 wickets in powerplay. Sunil Narine failed to score and went on a duck and Nitish Rana was out on 26. After this their captain also went without disturbing the scores. After this Eoin Morgan along with Shubman Gill made an impressive 92 runs partnership and guided their team to the first victory of this season. Morgan remained unbeaten on 42 and hot three 4s and two 6s. on the other hand Shubman Gill also remained unbeaten on 70 and he hit five 4s and two 6s.
Was happy that all the kids in the team got a good match and ended up on the winning side. @RealShubmanGill @NitishRana_27 @ShivamMavi23 #Nagarkoti ( be healthy) welcome #Varun and the big guys of @KKRiders u r awesome for looking after them.
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) September 26, 2020
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) September 26, 2020
Earlier David Warner won the toss and elected to bat first. But Pat Cummins had some other plans as he removed Jonny Bairstow in the 4th over. David Warner was also shown the doors by Varun Chakravarthy. Manish Pandey was the lone warrior for SRH as he scored his 15th IPL fifty. Saha looked sluggish as he only scored 30 runs of 31 balls.
Kolkata Knight Riders will play Rajasthan Royals next at the Dubai Cricket Stadium on Wednesday while Sunrisers Hyderabad will lock horns with Delhi Capitals on Tuesday.