IPL 2021 / Shubman Gill and bowlers dominated Kolkata beat Hyderabad by 6 wickets

Zoom News : Oct 03, 2021, 11:03 PM
In the IPL, the second match of the day was played between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Sunday. Playing first after winning the toss, SRH made a score of 115/8. Kolkata achieved the target of 116 runs at the loss of 4 wickets. Shubman Gill scored the highest 57 runs in the team's victory.

With the win, KKR have 12 points from 13 matches and the team remains at the fourth position. Kolkata is currently leading the race to qualify for the playoffs. However, with the victory of KKR, Punjab Kings are almost out of the top-4 race.

  • Rahul Tripathi (7) also failed to play a big innings and his wicket came in Rashid Khan's account.
  • Shubman Gill scored (57) off 51 balls. This was his 8th fifty in IPL.
  • Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana added 55 runs for the third wicket.
  • Dinesh Karthik became the 8th player of India and 11th overall to score 4000 runs in IPL.
Hyderabad disappointed again

Playing first, Hyderabad got a bad start and Wriddhiman Saha got his wicket on 0 on the second ball of the innings to Tim Southee. Jason Roy (10) was also not seen and his wicket was picked up by Shivam Mavi. After losing the wickets of both the openers, the team was expected to captain Kane Williamson (26), but he too returned to the dressing room after being run out. The wicket of Abhishek Sharma (10) came in Shakib Al Hasan's account.

  • Till the powerplay, Hyderabad's score was 35-2.
  • Half of the SRH team returned to the pavilion on the score of 70.
  • Abdul Samad (25) was the top scorer for the team in this match.
  • Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy and Tim Southee took 2-2 wickets for KKR.
  • This was Hyderabad's fourth lowest score in the IPL.
  • Important match for KKR
This match is very important for the Kolkata team led by ON Morgan. Kolkata have 10 points from 12 matches. By winning the next two matches from here, the team will secure a place in the playoffs. The Kane Williamson-led Hyderabad team has 4 points from 11 matches. The doors of playoff are already closed for Hyderabad, but Hyderabad definitely has a chance to spoil Kolkata's party.

In the last season too, Hyderabad had ousted Kolkata.

Hyderabad's last match in the last season was against Mumbai. Kolkata would have had an advantage if Mumbai had won that match, but Hyderabad had then defeated Mumbai and made it out of the playoffs. Hyderabad has been the weakest performer this season, but the team has at least made a lot of improvement in the bowling from the last few matches.

Net run rate in favor of Kolkata

Kolkata team is currently competing with Mumbai, Punjab and Rajasthan for a top-4 finish. Although the net run rate of the team is +0.302. If these teams finish the league stage on equal points, then Kolkata can benefit.

both teams

KKR - Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (c), Shakib Al Hasan, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Tim Southee, Varun Chakraborty

SRH - Jason Roy, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik, Siddharth Kaul