SRH vs KKR:-The 49th match of IPL 2021 was played between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). In this match, Kolkata defeated Hyderabad by 6 wickets. Hyderabad skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to bat first. Hyderabad managed to score 115 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in 20 overs. In response, Kolkata struggled to meet this simple challenge. But opener Shubman Gill’s half-century and Nitish Rana’s useful play were crucial in Kolkata’s victory. Shubman was honored with the Man of the Match award. With this victory, Kolkata has taken a strong step towards the playoffs and is ranked fourth in the table with 12 points. Kolkata’s victory has raised tensions between Rajasthan Royals, Mumbai Indians and Punjab Kings. Now Kolkata and Punjab have only one match left, while Mumbai and Rajasthan have two matches left to play.
Kolkata got off to a bad start as they chased down Hyderabad’s 116-run target. In the powerplay, he lost to Venkatesh Iyer, who was in form. Fast bowler Jason Holder caught him off Williamson. In the powerplay, Kolkata scored 36 runs for the loss of one wicket. In the next over, Rashid Khan showed Rahul Tripathi the way to the tent. In the 11th over, opener Shubman Gill completed the team’s half-century with a six off Rashid. After this, Shubman kept the scoreboard moving with Nitish Rana. Shubman completed an individual half-century and a half-century partnership with Nitish. After the team’s century hit, Kolkata lost first to Shubman and then to Nitish. Shubman scored 57 runs with 10 fours while Nitish scored 25 runs. Dinesh Karthik and skipper Eoin Morgan completed the target in the 20th over.
Kolkata fast bowler Tim Southee caught Hyderabad opener Wriddhiman Saha in the first over. Saha couldn’t even blow a pumpkin. In the fourth over of the powerplay, fast bowler Shivam Mavi caught opener Jason Roy by Saudi and gave Hyderabad a second push. Roy scored 10 runs. After that, captain Kane Williamson took the lead and took Punjab to 35 for 2 in 6 overs. He scored 18 runs in Mavi’s over. But in the next over, spinner Shakib Al Hasan dismissed Williamson, who was trying to steal. Williamson scored 26 runs. Hyderabad completed their half century in the 10th over. In the ensuing over, Abhishek Sharma stumped Shakib’s bowling. After that, young batsman Priyam Garg put up some resistance, but in the 15th over, Varun Chakraborty pushed him into the tent. Garg contributed 21 runs. Jason Holder and Abdul Samadhi also failed to score after the top order batsmen were disappointed. Within 100 runs, Hyderabad lost seven wickets. Hyderabad completed the century in the 19th over. In 20 overs, Hyderabad scored 115 runs for the loss of 8 wickets. From Kolkata, Saudi, Mavi and Chakraborty took 2 wickets each.
Playing XI of both the teams
Sunrisers Hyderabad – Jason Roy, Wriddhiman Saha, Ken Williamson, Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik and Siddharth Kaul.
Kolkata Knight Riders – Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Sunil Narine, Shakib Al Hasan, Team Saudi, Varun Chakraborty, Shivam Mavi.