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IPL 2020, KKR vs SRH Highlights: Shubman Gill shines in Kolkata’s seven wicket win

IPL 2020, KKR vs SRH Highlights: Shubman Gill's 70-run knock guided Kolkata Knight Riders to their first win of the season against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: September 26, 2020 11:29:54 pm
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IPL 2020, KKR vs SRH Highlights: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) registered their first win of the season as they defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by seven wickets and climbed to fifth spot on the points table.

After opting to bat first, SRH put up 142/4 on the board with Manish Pandey top-scoring for them with 51. Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy, and Andre Russell bagged one wicket apiece. Chasing a target of 143, KKR started off well with Shubman Gill (70*) leading the charge but they lost three quick wickets inside seven overs. From there, Gill and Eoin Morgan (42*) guided their team to a comfortable win with 12 balls to spare.

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IPL 2020, KKR vs SRH Highlights:

23:05 (IST)26 Sep 2020
KKR WIN BY SEVEN WICKETS!

KKR win their first IPL match of the season and with some style! Shubman Gill led the charge for them in the chase with a responsible 70, and Eoin Morgan pitched in as well with an unbeaten 42. SRH, in the end, didn't put up a challenging target for their opponents and were punished for that. KKR end their innings on 145/3 after 18 overs.

22:58 (IST)26 Sep 2020
KKR almost seal the deal

After a four in the final ball of Rashid's last over, Gill (67*) comes out all guns blazing against Abhishek Sharma with a massive six straight down the ground! He has really led KKR from the front tonight. 11 runs off the over. 12 more needed. KKR: 131/3 (17 ovs)

22:46 (IST)26 Sep 2020
KKR need 30 off 30

Bhuvneshwar comes back into the attack as SRH look desperately for a wicket. He keeps the pressure on with some dot balls but a wicket of either Gill or Morgan will do them a world of good. Gill finishes it with a six. 11 runs off the over. KKR: 106/3 (15 ovs)

22:38 (IST)26 Sep 2020
Fifty for Gill!

What a brilliant innings it has been for Gill here! KKR kept losing wickets but the 21-year-old has played with some real poise here, reaching his half century in 42 balls. Five fours and a six. If SRH are to win, they have to dismiss him. KKR: 97/3 (13 ovs)

22:34 (IST)26 Sep 2020
GIll, Morgan hold on well

The boundaries have not dried up for KKR though and also not the consistent running between the wickets... that's doing the trick for them. Gill (45*) and Morgan (13*) are playing quite responsibly here. 9 runs off Nabi's third over. KKR: 89/3 (12 ovs)

22:27 (IST)26 Sep 2020
SRH's spin attack slows down KKR

After seven runs off the last over and a strategic time out, Nabi comes back in with the ball. SRH really are in the frontfoot now as they have limited the explosive pair of Gill and Morgan quiet. The asking runrate rises above 7 now. KKR: 72/3 (10 ovs)

22:18 (IST)26 Sep 2020
SRH in the driving seat

Morgan comes on at number five and he instantly gets into trouble... almost. One bounce and the fielder at deep square leg grabs hold of the ball. Mohammad Nabi with an excellent over as he keeps the pressure on. Five runs off the over. KKR: 60/3 (8 ovs)

22:11 (IST)26 Sep 2020
WICKET!

Rashid Khan comes on and he comes up with the goods straight away. The leg-spinner completely traps Karthik in between the wickets, who went in to defend the ball. Even the DRS couldn't save the KKR captain. He departs for a 0. KKR: 53/3 (6.2 ovs)

22:07 (IST)26 Sep 2020
Gill stays focussed in the chase

After an explosive start by KKR, SRH have some control over the match now after the dismissal of Rana. Still, Gill (24*) makes the most of two full-length balls by Khaleel and punishes him with back-to-back boundaries to the off-side. KKR: 52/2 (6 ovs)

22:00 (IST)26 Sep 2020
CAUGHT BEHIND!

T Natarajan is introduced by Warner in the fifth over, and he does the trick for SRH. After getting hit for a four by Rana, the pacer removes him from the pitch with a caught behind. Saha with the catch. The batsman departs on 26. KKR: 43/2 (4.4 ovs)

21:55 (IST)26 Sep 2020
Rana on fire!

After Nitish Rana (22*) smacked Bhuvneshwar for two fours in the previous over, he keeps up the momentum. First ball against Khaleel, four to third man... and another one follows in the next ball. Nitish continues with his whirlwind knock with the fifth boundary of his innings after some brilliant backfoot work. 14 runs off the over. Dream start by Kolkata. KKR: 38/1 (4 ovs)

21:44 (IST)26 Sep 2020
Gill smacks Khaleel for a maximum!

Khaleel seemed to have the upperhand after the wicket as he followed it up with two dots, but Gill (12*) shows his nerves of steel here. He comes forward and just lifts the ball over everyone's heads for the first six of the innings. Clubbed. KKR: 12/1 (2 ovs)

21:40 (IST)26 Sep 2020
WICKET!

Khaleel Ahmed has the ball for the second over, and he bags his 20th IPL wicket on just his second ball of the innings! Narine gets a leading edge, the ball goes high and lands safely in the hands of captain Warner. The batsman departs for 0. KKR: 6/1 (1.2 ovs)

21:38 (IST)26 Sep 2020
Gill starts with a boundary

Gill starts the chase with aplomb as he smacks a full-length delivery for a four towards the deep-square leg on the fourth ball of the over. But the veteran pacer ends on a high as he bowls two dot balls to finish the over. KKR: 6/0 (1 ov)

21:34 (IST)26 Sep 2020
Narine, Gill open for KKR

Sunil Narine and Shubman Gill are out to chase the target of 143. Bhuvneshwar Kumar with the ball. Can SRH restrict KKR?

21:21 (IST)26 Sep 2020
SRH score 142/4 in 20 overs

Abhishek Sharma, another recent U19 star, comes in at 6 in the last over. No Priyam Garg today then. Russell beats him with a bouncer straight up. The batsmen scamper through for a bye to get Nabi on strike for the last ball. A bye to finish off as Russell beats Nabi with a bouncer too.

Brief Scores: Pandey 51, Warner 36, Saha 30, Russell 1/16, Cummins 1/19, Varun 1/25

21:17 (IST)26 Sep 2020
Saha run out for 30 - SRH 138/4 after 19.2

Russell for the 20th over. Nabi picks up the first ball on the volley and crashes a four on the leg side. Off the second ball, Wriddhiman Saha is run out. He is gone for 30 off 31 balls. He went for the second run but Nabi was just not interested.

21:14 (IST)26 Sep 2020
SRH 133/3 after 19

Mavi bowls the 19th. Nabi crashes him through the covers for a boundary. Mavi does well to drop his pace to beat Nabi's bat. Pitches it up to Saha, who swings and misses. A great over at the death from Mavi. 6 runs from his over.

21:08 (IST)26 Sep 2020
Russell outfoxes Saha too, but Nagarkoti misjudges the catch - SRH 127/3 after 18

Mohammad Nabi comes in at 5 to join Saha with 2 and a half overs left. Russell outfoxes Saha into giving a leading edge. Nagarkoti, at third man, misjudges the catch, and the ball drops just behind him and goes for four. What an introduction this has been for Russell in the death overs.

21:05 (IST)26 Sep 2020
Russell gets Pandey - SRH 121/3 after 17.4

The man in the yellow boots - Andre Russell - is brought into the attack for the first time in the 18th over. Russell bowls a waist-high full toss, Pandey returns a catch. Is Pandey out? Was that above waist high? Umpires confer. They decide it wasnt above wasit, Pandey is out. Caught and bowled by Russell for 51.

Probable XIs:

KKR: Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Dinesh Karthik (wk, c), Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Nikhil Naik, Pat Cummins, Shivman Mavi, Sandeep Warrier, Kuldeep Yadav.

SRH: Jonny Bairstow (wk), David Warner (c), Kane Williamson/Mohammad Nabi/Fabien Allen, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Priyam Garg, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan.