Indian Premier League, 2021

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders - Match 3

Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Date & Time: 11 April 2021

Sunrisers Hyderabad 177/5

RR: 8.85 | Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 10 runs

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Wriddhiman Saha bowled Shakib Al Hasanbowled Shakib Al Hasan7601
David Warner c Dinesh Karthik (W) & b Prasidh Krishnac Dinesh Karthik (W) & b Prasidh Krishna3400
Manish Pandey not out not out 614423
Jonny Bairstow c Nitish Rana & b Pat Cumminsc Nitish Rana & b Pat Cummins554053
Mohammad Nabi c Eoin Morgan (C) & b Prasidh Krishnac Eoin Morgan (C) & b Prasidh Krishna141120
Vijay Shankar c Eoin Morgan (C) & b Andre Russellc Eoin Morgan (C) & b Andre Russell11701
Abdul Samad not out not out 19802
Rashid Khan
Bhuvneshwar Kumar
T Natarajan
Sandeep Sharma
Extras 7 (b 1, lb 1, w 5, nb 0)
Total 177 (5 Wkts, 20.0 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
10-1 (David Warner,1.3), 10-2 (Wriddhiman Saha,2.1), 102-3 (Jonny Bairstow,13), 131-4 (Mohammad Nabi,16), 150-5 (Vijay Shankar,18),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Harbhajan Singh1 0 8 0 8.00
Prasidh Krishna4 0 35 2 8.75
Shakib Al Hasan4 0 34 1 8.50
Pat Cummins4 0 30 1 7.50
Andre Russell3 0 32 1 10.67
Varun Chakaravarthy4 0 36 0 9.00
Shubman Gill0 0 0 0 0
Rahul Tripathi0 0 0 0 0
Nitish Rana0 0 0 0 0
Eoin Morgan 0 0 0 0 0
Dinesh Karthik 0 0 0 0 0

So that is it from this game! The Indian T20 League action continues on Monday as Punjab take on Rajasthan. Do join us for that at 1930 local (1400 GMT). Till then, take care and cheers!

Nitish Rana is named the Man of the Match. He says that the ball was in his slot and that is why he hit the first ball for a boundary. Mentions that he was looking to hit the ball when it was in his slot. Ends by saying that he has played a lot of spin while growing up and he backed himself to play big shots.

Eoin Morgan, Kolkata skipper, says that he is delighted with the victory. Adds that the bowlers did well to defend the total. Mentions that Nitish Rana was superb with his batting. Further says that the support staff have done well to back the players. Morgan also says that Harbhajan bowled the first over well. Mentions that everybody has a role to play. Further says that they were happy with the score at the halfway stage. 

Prasid Krishna is down for an interview. He says that he is happy with the victory. Adds that every single person contributed to the victory. Mentions that his performance in the Vijay Hazare Trophy helped him here. Further says that the series against England gave him good confidence. Krishna also says that we have some of the biggest hitters in our side.

David Warner, Hyderabad skipper, says that Kolkata had a good score on the board. Adds that they did not get off to a great start to the chase. Mentions that Jonny Bairstow and Manish Pandey's partnership was crucial for them. Further says that after Bairstow's wicket it was too much for them. Warner also says that they will look to perform better in the next match.

Earlier in the day, Kolkata, courtesy Rana got to a total which is above par after being asked to bat. Hyderabad did well in their run chase courtesy Pandey and Bairstow but their efforts went in vain as it was Kolkata who finished on top.

The Kolkata bowlers began brilliantly but then had no answers to the onslaught by Bairstow. However, Cummins bowled an exceptional over where he gave away just the two runs and got the big wicket of Bairstow and that probably changed the game. Have to say that over won the game for the Kolkata as Jonny was taking it away from them. Russell and Varun were also excellent. The latter through the middle and the former towards the end. Overall, Morgan will be happy with this win.

A really good win for Kolkata! However, Hyderabad did really well to come this close. Especially after they lost their openers early. Bairstow and Pandey then got things back on track after a superb stand between the two. Bairstow though fell at the wrong time immediately after reaching his half ton but Pandey continued. He though kept losing partners at one end and the run rate also kept rising and rising. In the end, it became an uphil task and his side fell short by a little in the end.

19.6
6
Andre Russell to Manish Pandey, SIX! Over the ropes but this one won't matter! Too little, too late! A slower one on middle, Pandey slams it over mid-wicket. A biggie to end but it is KOLKATA WHO WIN BY 10 RUNS!
19.5
1
Andre Russell to Abdul Samad, Just a single again! Outside off, it is hit towards cover for one.
19.4
1
Andre Russell to Manish Pandey, Very full again, this is hit down to long on for one more. So that should be it, that should be the game for Kolkata.
19.3
1
Andre Russell to Abdul Samad, A single now! 19 needed in three balls. If Russell bowls three legal balls, Kolkata can't lose. It is fuller and on middle, Samad swings, it goes off the inner half towards square leg for one.
19.2
0
Andre Russell to Abdul Samad, A dot! Shorter and outside off. Samad goes after it. It goes off the under edge and on the bounce to the keeper. The next one has to be hit out. Had Samad left that, it would have been a wide.
19.1
2
Andre Russell to Abdul Samad, Just a couple from the first ball! Not a lot you can do with that ball! It is a yorker on off, it is jammed down to long off for two. 20 needed.

22 needed then in the last over! Can Samad do it? Russell to bowl.

18.6
0
Pat Cummins to Manish Pandey, Bouncer on middle, Pandey looks to pull but misses it.
18.5
1
Pat Cummins to Abdul Samad, Short delivery on middle, Samad pulls it over square leg for a single.
18.4
6
Pat Cummins to Abdul Samad, SIX! That is powered! Full again on middle, Samad lofts it over long on for a maximum.
18.3
2
Pat Cummins to Abdul Samad, Full on middle, Samad flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen get two runs.
18.2
6
Pat Cummins to Abdul Samad, SIX! That is clobbered! Short ball again on middle, Samad pulls it over mid-wicket for a maximum.
18.1
1
Pat Cummins to Manish Pandey, Short delivery on middle, Pandey pulls it over square leg for a single.

Abdul Samad is the new batsman in.

17.6
0
Andre Russell to Vijay Shankar, OUT! TAKEN! This is an outstanding over from Russell! One which has probably won them for his side. Just the 6 runs and a wicket from it. This is full and outside off. Shankar looks to loft it over the off side but he too ends up splicing it towards the man there. Morgan moves to his left and takes it.
17.5
0
Andre Russell to Vijay Shankar, A dot! Gold dust at the moment! This is well wide outside off. Shankar looks to stroke it over the cover fielder but misses. Game drifting away.
17.4
2
Andre Russell to Vijay Shankar, Just the two! A slower one, it is outside off. Shankar carves it over covers for two. They need a big hit on the last two balls.
17.3
1
Andre Russell to Manish Pandey, Just the 4 now from the three balls bowled! Hyderabad need a boundary! This is fuller and outside off, it is hit down to long off for one.
17.3
0
Andre Russell to Manish Pandey, WIDE! This is very wide outside off. Pandey leaves it alone. Wided. Just the three from the 2 balls.

Andre Russell is back on.

17.2
1
Andre Russell to Vijay Shankar, Just another single! Really full and on middle, difficult to get those over the ropes. It is hit down to long on for one.
17.1
1
Andre Russell to Manish Pandey, That has been cracked but just for one! From around the wicket, Russell bowls a low full toss, it is hit through mid-wicket for one.
16.6
6
Varun Chakaravarthy to Vijay Shankar, SIX! That is hammered! Short again on middle, Shankar pulls it over mid-wicket. The fielder in the deep jumps and tries to go for the catch but it goes over him for a biggie.
16.5
2
Varun Chakaravarthy to Vijay Shankar, Short delivery on middle, Shankar pulls it through square leg. Two runs taken.
16.4
1
Varun Chakaravarthy to Manish Pandey, Full delivery on middle, Pandey pushes it through mid on for a run.
16.3
0
Varun Chakaravarthy to Vijay Shankar, Googly outside off, Shankar lets it go as there is some bounce on that one. It goes past the keeper towards third man for a bye.
16.2
1
Varun Chakaravarthy to Manish Pandey, 50 up for Manish Pandey! He needs to stay till the end! Floated delivery on middle, Pandey flicks it uppishly towards mid-wicket for a single.
16.1
2
Varun Chakaravarthy to Manish Pandey, Short delivery on off, Pandey punches it through mid off. The batsmen get two runs.

Vijay Shankar is the new batsman in.

15.6
0
Prasidh Krishna to Mohammad Nabi, OUT! The extra ball has got Kolkata a wicket! Just what they needed and it is of the dangerous Nabi. 57 needed in 24. It is a slower one, beautifully bowled. Fuller and outside off. Nabi does wait and then go to hit it but ends up splicing it towards cover where Morgan takes a good catch. The game now getting tough for Hyedrabad.
15.6
0
Prasidh Krishna to Mohammad Nabi, WIDE! Very short, Nabi lets it go. Wided. Will the extra ball cost Kolkata?
15.5
4
Prasidh Krishna to Mohammad Nabi, FOUR! Just short! That blow has certainly not rattled Nabi! This is right in the slot. It is full and outside off. Nabi lofts it over the covers and bags a vital boundary. Can he end the over with one more?

DRINKS! The umpire has seen the opportunity of calling out for Drinks as the physio comes out to have a look at Nabi. 62 needed in 26 then. Hyderabad need Pandey to stay there till the end and someone to play a cameo like Karthik did. Do they have it in them? We will find out. Also, Nabi is good to go after some treatment.

15.4
0
Prasidh Krishna to Mohammad Nabi, That has hit him on the neck! OUCH! A short one and on the body as Nabi moves across to pull. He misses and the ball hits him hard. He is in pain.
15.4
0
Prasidh Krishna to Mohammad Nabi, WIDE! Nabi moves across and Krishna goes wider. This is too wide though. Wided.
15.3
4
Prasidh Krishna to Mohammad Nabi, FOUR! Boundaries will and they need more of this! Fuller and on off, Nabi slams it down the ground and it races away to the fence.
15.2
1
Prasidh Krishna to Manish Pandey, Does not get past the fielder! Shorter and outside off, Pandey slaps it hard but towards mid off. Only one. Singles won't win the game for Hyderabad.
15.1
1
Prasidh Krishna to Mohammad Nabi, A slower one, it is on a length and around off. Nabi swings, it goes off the inner half through mid-wicket for one.
14.6
1
Varun Chakaravarthy to Mohammad Nabi, Tossed up delivery outside off, Nabi punches it through covers for a single.
14.5
1
Varun Chakaravarthy to Manish Pandey, Flatter delivery on middle, Pandey flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
14.4
0
Varun Chakaravarthy to Mohammad Nabi, Floated delivery on middle, Nabi looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. The ball goes towards the off side. The batsmen take a leg bye.
14.3
0
Varun Chakaravarthy to Mohammad Nabi, Short delivery outside off, Nabi punches it to covers.