IPL 2020 UPDATES: SHUBMAN GILL AND EOIN MORGAN MAKE TARGET EASY FOR THE KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS, KKR BEAT SRH BY 7 WICKETS
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Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 7 wickets in the 8th match of the 13th season of Dream 11 IPL 2020. Hyderabad gave up a target of 143 with Kolkata having 12 balls to spare. Gill (70) marked his 5th fifty in the IPL. He was also awarded the Player of the Match award. KKR scored 145 for 3 in 18 overs. Shubman Gill and Eoin Morgan shared a 92-run partnership for the fourth wicket. Khaleel Ahmed, D Natarajan, and Rashid Khan took 1-1 wickets from Hyderabad.
Narine and Karthik could not open an account
KKR started chasing the target very badly. Opening batsman Sunil Narine got out without opening the account on the ball of Khaleel Ahmed. Nitish Rana handled the innings for a while and scored 26 runs. He hit 6 fours during his innings. Captain Dinesh Karthik was also unable to open the account and got LBW on the Rashid Khan bowl.
Hyderabad scored the smallest target of this season
After winning the toss, Hyderabad scored 142 for 4. This is the short target of the season. Earlier in the second match of the tournament, Delhi capital gave a target of 157 runs to the Punjab. The match was won by Delhi in Super Over.
Manish Pandey scored (51) from Hyderabad. Apart from this, captain David Warner scored 36 runs and Saha scored 30 runs. Only 5 runs were scored by Johnny Bairstow. Nabi (11) and Abhishek (2) were not out. The KKR bowlers bowled brilliantly. Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy and Andre Russell took 1–1 wicket.
Nagarkoti could not take a wicket in his first match
Rajasthan fast bowler Kamlesh Nagarkoti caused a stir at the 2018 Under-19 World Cup. He threw the ball at 145km/ h. He became a fan of the great West Indies fast bowler Ian Bishop. After this, KKR bought him for IPL for Rs 3.2 crore in 2018, but he did not play due to injury. However, KKR retained him. In the 2019 season, he was ruled out due to a back injury. This time he made his debut. However, he could not get a wicket in this match.