That's it! Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by seven wickets. Eoin Morgan hits the winning runs. Shubman Gill finishes unbeaten on 70 off 62 balls while Morgan scores 42 off 29 balls. This is Knight Riders first win of the season and for Sunrisers this is their second defeat in as many games. You can check the updated IPL 2020 points table here.
Kolkata Knight Riders need 23 more runs to win off 24 balls. Shubman Gill is batting on 59 and giving him company is Eoin Morgan who is batting on 29.
That's fifty up for SHubman Gill. He has played a valuable part in this chase. Sunrisers will be hoping to pick his wicket as quickly as possible now, before it gets too late.
OUT! Rashid Khan strikes in his first over! Big blow this to Knight Riders. Dinesh Karthik is trapped in front of the wickets. He opts for review as well but all in vain. Duck for KKR captain. D Karthik lbw b Rashid Khan 0(3)
OUT! T Natarajan into the attack and he strikes for his captain. Knight Riders two down now. Nitish Rana edges one to the wicketkeeper. Some relief for Sunrisers. N Rana c W Saha b T Natarajan 26(13)
Excellent batting this by Nitish Rana. He has come out all guns blazing but has played proper shots. He looks in top form. Knight Riders would love to see him continue this way. Meanwhile, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Khaleel Ahmed are under some pressure now.
OUT! Sunrisers Hyderabad pick an early wicket as Sunil Narine is caught near mid-on. Khaleel Ahmed playing his first game of the season, picks his first wicket. S Narine c Warner b Khaleel Ahmed 0(2)
So, that’s the end of Sunrisers Hyderabad’s innings. In the end good job by KKR bowlers to restrict SRH to under 150. The wicket appears to be on slower side and will be interesting to see how Knight Riders respond with the bat. Do join us back for Kolkata’s chase.
OUT! Good through and some mix up and Wriddhiman Saha is run out. Looking for a double there, he was sent back by Mohammad Nabi. W Saha run out (Cummins/Karthik) 30(31)
OUT! Andre Russell strikes. That's the end of a fine knock by Manish Pandey. High full-toss by Russell and Pandey couldn't keep it down, was looking to keep it down but the ball popped up from his bat and Russell takes the catch. M Pandey c and b Russell 51(38)
In match number eight of Indian Premier League 2020 (IPL 2020), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) take on Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Both Knight Riders and Sunrisers come into the match with a defeat in their last games. And both of them are placed at the bottom of the IPL 2020 points table. With an eye on the season’s first win, both these teams take field in a crucial encounter. Stay tuned for KKR vs SRH live score updates. KKR vs SRH, IPL 2020 Live Cricket Streaming: Watch Free Telecast of Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad on Star Sports and Disney+Hotstar Online.
This will be the 18th encounter between the two sides. Knight Riders have an upper hand over Sunrisers and have defeated the ten times. SRH, on the other hand, have won just seven games against KKR. While KKR lost to Mumbai Indians, SRH were defeated by Royal Challengers Bangalore.
After the defeat in their first matches, it will be interesting if both teams make some changes. Sunrisers, however, will be forced to make once change as Mitchell Marsh is out of the IPL 2020 due to an injury. His replacement Jason Holder is unlikely to get a game straightaway. So, Sunrisers management could bring in either Kane Williamson, Mohammad Nabi or Fabien Allen. KKR vs SRH IPL 2020 Dream11 Team Selection: Recommended Players As Captain and Vice-Captain, Probable Lineup To Pick Your Fantasy XI.
Sunrisers Hyderabad Squad: David Warner(c), Jonny Bairstow(w), Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Wriddhiman Saha, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Mohammad Nabi, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jason Holder, Bavanaka Sandeep, Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen, Virat Singh, Basil Thampi, K Khaleel Ahmed, Sanjay Yadav, Abdul Samad.
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad: Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Nikhil Naik, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Rahul Tripathi, Siddhesh Lad, Chris Green, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Ali Khan, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Tom Banton, Varun Chakravarthy, Manimaran Siddharth.