Kolkata Knight Riders win by 10 Runs! That's the victory for KKR. Andre Russell does well to defend 22 runs in the final over. It looked like Abdul Samad might take SRH to victory but was left too much to do. KKR open the season with a win.
It is down to last two overs now and Sunrisers Hyderabad need 38 runs to win. Pat Cummins has one over left and Andre Russell one. Meanwhile, Russell in his penultimate over accounts for Vijay Shankar.
With Jonny Bairstow back in the hutch, all eyes will be on Manish Pandey. Bairstow was caught at point off Pat Cummins. Meanwhile, Mohammad Nabi has joined Pandey in the middle.
Excellent batting this by Jonny Bairstow, he has completed his half-century. He is batting on 54 off 35 balls. He holds key for Sunrisers. Manish Pandey, on the other hand, is batting on 34 off 27 balls.
That's fifty partnership up between Jonny Bairstow and Manish Pandey. These two are looking threatening in the middle, especially Bairstow. Meanwhile, Sunrisers need 119 more runs to win from 11 overs, that's over ten runs per over needed.
After having lost two quick wickets, Sunrisers Hyderabad are somewhat back on the track with Jonny Bairstow and Manish Pandey in the middle. SRH now need 143 more runs to win from 13 overs.
Wicket! Shakib Al Hasan strikes on his very first ball of the game, getting rid of Wriddhiman Saha. The batsmen misread the length and dragged the ball onto the stumps courtesy of an inside edge. W Saha b Shakib 7(6).
Wicket! Prasidh Krishna provides a breakthrough in his very first over of the game as he dismisses the dangerous David Warner. Warner tried to push at the ball but edged it straight to the keeper. Warner c Karthik b Prasidh 3(4).
David Warner and Wriddhiman Saha have started the proceedings for Sunrisers Hyderabad. They have a huge score to chase and need to start on the front foot and form a huge partnership.
So, Kolkata Knight Riders finish with a good total on board. Dinesh Karthik provided KKR the much-needed impetus towards the end as he finished unbeaten on 22 off nine balls.
On day three of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, Sunrisers Hyderabad take on Kolkata Knight Riders at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. This is the opening match of the season for both the teams and they will be looking to get off to winning start. While David Warner is in charge of Sunrisers, Eoin Morgan is captaining Knight Riders. Meanwhile, stay tuned for SRH vs KKR IPL 2021 live score updates. How To Watch SRH vs KKR IPL 2021 Live Streaming Online in India? Get Free Live Telecast Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders VIVO Indian Premier League 14 Cricket Match Score Updates on TV.
Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders have faced each other 19 times in IPL. Knight Riders lead the head-to-head record with 11 wins while Sunrisers have emerged victorious on seven occasions. One match between these two sides ended in a tie and KKR won the Super Over. IPL 2021 Points Table Updated.
Both the sides are more or less when it comes to their playing XIs. However, Knight Riders will have to make one big decision of either going with Sunil Narine or Shakib Al Hasan. Sunrisers, on the other hand, will be looking to include either Vijay Shankar or Kedar Jadhav.
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Kolkata Knight Riders Squad: Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Andre Russell, Shakib Al Hasan, Pat Cummins, Harbhajan Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy, Sunil Narine, Ben Cutting, Karun Nair, Pawan Negi, Kuldeep Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sheldon Jackson, Sandeep Warrier, Tim Seifert, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Venkatesh Iyer, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Vaibhav Arora.
Sunrisers Hyderabad Squad: David Warner(c), Wriddhiman Saha(w), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Kedar Jadhav, Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jason Holder, Virat Singh, Basil Thampi, Jagadeesha Suchith, Khaleel Ahmed, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Abhishek Sharma, Priyam Garg