IPL 2020 KKR vs SRH
IPL 2020 KKR vs SRH

Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) gets in to play their third match in the IPL 2020 against Sunrisers Hyderabad(SRH). KKR and SRH lock their horns to make their maiden victory of the tournament.

Match: Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad(SRH)

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Toss Details: Sunrisers Hyderabad opt to bat

Captains View 

Dinesh Karthik | KKR Captain: We are kind of okay with the decision to bowl. A couple of changes for us. We have Nagarkoti and Varun coming in for Sandeep and Nikhil.

David Warner | SRH Captain: We are going to bat. I don’t think too much is going to change throughout the course of this game. Nabi comes in for Marsh, Saha comes in for Vijay Shankar, who has tweaked his back a bit and Sandeep Sharma misses out as Khaleel comes in.

Playing XI

Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR)

Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Chakravarthy, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi

Sunrisers Hyderabad(SRH)

David Warner(c), Jonny Bairstow(w), Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Mohammad Nabi, Wriddhiman Saha, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, K Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan

IPL 2020 KKR vs SRH

Sunrisers Hyderabad(SRH) Batting

Over 1

Narine gets in to bowl the first over of the innings. Warner and Bairstow are at the crease to lead SRH from the front. Narine with a good length ball controlled the SRH to score only 6 runs for no wicket loss.

Over 2

Pat Cummins gets in to bowl his first over of the match. The man who gave the unexpectable run flow in the first match against Against Mumbai Indians. Which makes netizens to troll Cummins and KKR selection to rope him for a huge amount.

With a strong comeback from Cummins, only 2 runs of the over. SRH scored 8 runs for no wicket loss.

Over 3

Narine gets in to bowl his second over of the match. With a six and boundary from Warner SRH scored 22 runs for no wicket loss.

Over 4

Cummins gets in to bowl his second over of the match. Aggressive bowling from Cummins as he bowls good length deliveries which dismissed Bairstow for 5 runs. At the end of the over SRH scored 24 runs for 1 wicket loss.

IPL 2020 KKR vs SRH Jonny Bairstow dismissed for 5 runs
Jonny Bairstow dismissed for 5 runs

Over 5

Shivam Mavi gets in to bowl his first over of the innings. With a six from Manish Pandey SRH scored 33 runs for 1 wicket loss.

Over 6

Pat Cummins gets in to bowl his third of the innings. KKR seeks to make another wicket within the powerplay. Cummins’s spell seems not to work against Warner. The aggressive Australian opener strikes a boundary of the fourth ball, which makes SRH to score 40 runs for no wicket loss.

Over 7

Kuldeep Yadav gets in to bowl his first over of the innings. KKR saves the last over of Cummins to bowl at the death overs. With a controlled over from Kuldeep SRH scored 45 runs for 1 wicket loss.

Over 8

Varun Chakravarthy, right arm leg breaker gets in to bowl his first over of the innings. KKR puts pressure over SRH and restricts them to score only 49 runs for 1 wicket loss.

Over 9

Kuldeep Yadav gets in to bowl his second over of the innings. Six of the second ball which makes 10 runs from the Kuldeep’s over. At the end of the over SRH scored 59 runs for 1 wicket loss.

Over 10

Chakravarthy gets in to bowl his second over of the match. Chakravarthy dismissed the dangerous man Warner for 36 runs. At the end of the over SRH scored 61 runs for 2 wicket loss.

Warner still fails to show his aggressive form as he didn’t score any big numbers till now in this IPL.

Over 11

Kamlesh Nagarkoti gets in to bowl his first over of the match. SRH struggles to make some big shots. In order to set a massive target, SRH has to strike aggressively. With descent over from KKR, SRH scored 68 runs for 2 wicket loss.

Over 12

Chakravarthy gets in to bowl his second over of the innings. KKR keen to dismiss another game-changer, Manish Pandey. KKR starts to go with spinners as they restrict SRH to score further. At the end of the over SRH scored 76 runs for 2 wicket loss.

Over 13

Narine gets in to bowl his third over of the match. With a good over from Narine SRH restricts to score 82 runs for 2 wicket loss.

Over 14

Kamlesh Nagarkoti gets in to bowl his second over of the innings. With a boundary of the over SRH scored 93 runs for 2 wicket loss.

Over 15

Narine gets in to bowl his last over of the match. With perfect line balls from Narine SRH restricts to score 99 runs for 2 wicket loss.

Over 16

Chakravarthy gets in to bowl his last over of the innings. Chakravarthy seeks to make a dismissal of the last over. But ends up giving a six of the last delivery. SRH scored 110 runs for 2 wicket loss.

Over 17

Cummins gets in to bowl his last over of the innings. With a boundary of the third ball followed by a single Pandey scored his half-century. At the end of the over SRH scored 118 runs for 2 wicket loss.

Manish Pandey half century
Manish Pandey half-century

Over 18

Andre Russell gets in to bowl his first over of the innings. KKR makes an unexpected move by introducing Russell at the lower bowling order. Surprisingly Russell dismissed  Manish Pandey for 51 runs. 

Manish Pandey dismissed for 51 runs.
Manish Pandey dismissed for 51 runs.

Another opportunity to dismiss Saha but completely misjudged by Nagarkoti and makes a boundary of the ball. SRH scored 127 runs for 3 wicket loss.

Over 19

Shivam Mavi gets in to bowl his second over of the innings. Nabi makes use of the loose ball and slapped a boundary of the second ball of the over. SRH seeks to make it at least to 150 run feat. SRH scored 133 runs for 3 wicket loss.

Over 20

Russell gets in to bowl the last over of the innings. Runout of the second ball which added a wicket count for Russell. Saha loses his wicket while trying to make a second run of the ball. Abhishek gets in to join hands with Nabi. With a single of the last ball, SRH scored 142 runs for 4 wicket loss.

Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) Batting

Over 1

Bhuvneshwar Kumar opens the attack for SRH. Shubman Gill and Narine are at the crease to lead KKR. Shubman Gill makes a lovely boundary of the fourth delivery of the over. KKR scored 6 runs for no wicket loss.

Over 2

Khaleel Ahmed gets in to bowl his first over of the innings. With a length ball to the stumps, Khaleel dismissed Narine for a duck. On the other hand, Shubman Gill clubbed a six off the fifth ball which leads KKR to score 12 runs for 1 wicket loss.

Over 3

Bhuvneshwar backs to bowl his second over of the innings. With a couple of boundaries of the over KKR scored 24 runs for 1 wicket loss.

Over 4

Khaleel Ahmed gets in to bowl his second over of the innings. With a back to back triple boundaries from Rana, the KKR score boosts to 38 run for 1 wicket loss.

Over 5

T Natarajan, left-arm fast-medium, gets in to bowl his first over of the innings. After a boundary of the third delivery, Rana loses his wicket for 26 runs. With a couple of dot balls at the end, KKR scored 43 runs for 2 wicket loss.

Over 6

Khaleel Ahmed gets in to bowl his third over of the innings. Shubman Gill is in the fire to register their first victory of the IPL 2020. As he hits a couple of impressive boundaries KKR scored 52 runs for 2 wickets loss.

Over 7

Rashid Khan gets in to bowl his first over of the innings. Karthik dismissed off the second ball and also KKR lost their review. Eoin Morgan gets in to join hands with Gill. At the end of the over KKR scored 55 runs for 3 wicket loss.

Over 8

Mohammad Nabi gets in to bowl his first over of the match. As KKR did previously SRH too goes with spinners. With a single of the balls, KKR scored 60 runs for 3 wicket loss.

Over 9

Rashid Khan gets in to bowl his second over of the innings. With a boundary of the fourth ball, Morgan makes KKR to score 67 runs for 3 wicket loss.

Over 10

Nabi gets in to bowl his second over of the innings. With a single of every ball, KKR scored 72 runs for 3 wickets loss.

Over 11

Rashid Khan gets in to bowl his third over of the innings. With a boundary of the fourth ball, Shubman Gill makes KKR to score 80 runs for 3 wicket loss.

Over 12

Nabi gets in to bowl his third ball of the innings. With a couple of wides at the first ball followed by a single of the remaining deliveries, KKR scored 89 runs for 3 wicket loss.

Over 13

T Natarajan gets in to bowl his second over of the innings. With a boundary of the third ball, Shubman Gill reaches his half-century. At the end of the over KKR scored 97 runs for 3 wicket loss.

Over 14

Nabi gets in to bowl his last over of the innings. KKR strikes in steady as they no need to rush the target. KKR crossed the 100 run mark and score 102 runs for 3 wicket loss.

Over 15

Bhuvneshwar Kumar gets in to bowl his third over of the innings. The partnership between Morgan and Gill crossed 50 runs. SRH is in pressure to make a break in order to make the winning possibility higher. With six of the last delivery, KKR scored 113 runs for 3 wickets.

Over 16

Rashid Khan gets in to bowl his last over of the innings. With a boundary of the last delivery, KKR scored 120 runs for 3 wicket loss.

Over 17

Kolkata Knight Riders need 23 runs in 24 balls to win the match. SRH is in pressure to dismiss the well-settled strikers, as new batsman would take time to set in the game.

Abhishek Sharma gets in to bowl his first Over of the innings. A massive six of the first delivery, which makes KKR place themself in the victory position. KKR scored 131 runs for 3 wicket loss.

Over 18

T Natarajan gets in to bowl his last over of the innings. With a back to back six and boundary of the last over KKR claims their maiden victory of the IPL 2020. Kolkata Knight Riders won by 7 wickets.

Also read: IPL 2020 Points Table – Indian Premier League Team Standings

Post Match

Captains Talk

David Warner | Losing captain(SRH)

I think I got my decision right. For us, our strength is death bowling. I thought it was actually a difficult wicket to accelerate on. I don’t regret what I did at the beginning of the game and I stick by my decision.

Cummins bowled Test-match line and length. There was a little bit of movement. It got harder in the middle. Extra 30 or 40 runs would have been great.

Dinesh Karthik | Winning team Captain(KKR):

Always good to get on board. We have been working really hard. I think one of the advantages of having all-rounders and it is a privilege to use them whenever I can. The fact that we have been able to groom youngsters is pleasing.

It feels good to see the youngsters doing well. I want Gill to enjoy his journey in cricket. One duck doesn’t make you a bad player. I need to probably up my game and get a few runs.

Shubman Gill, Man of the Match(KKR)

I think the ball wasn’t spinning much and was easy to hit down the ground. I have practiced power hitting in the last couple of years. I think it was important for us to win. We bowled really and we had to back it up with a good performance.

There weren’t any long conversations with Morgan. We were just trying to anticipate what the bowlers can try and do. As an opener, it is my duty to see my team through.