David Warner won the toss and decided to bat first after seeing the statistics of the batting first winning in the first week in the UAE. But, they lost the game. Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 7 wickets. SRH didn’t bat well. They lost Bairstow early and scored 142 for 4 in 20 overs. But, they did not show any intent.
Manish Pandey batted well and scored 51 runs in 38 balls. However, others failed to deliver. Wriddhiman Saha scored 30 in 31 balls. David Warner scored 36 in 30 balls. They started slow and finished slowly as well. There was no intention of trying to hit boundaries. Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy, and Andre Russel picked a wicket each. Great comeback from Pat Cummins as he gave only 19 runs and took one wicket in his four overs. However, he conceded 49 runs in three overs in the previous match.
SRH was looking frustrated with the way Saha was batting. Nabi and Rashid Khan were waiting for the opportunity to get into the crease in order to hit some boundaries and take the team to the decent total. But, it did not happen as Saha got out in the twentieth over.
Kolkata Knight Riders easily chase the total and won the game by seven wickets and with two overs remaining. Shubman Gill was impressive with the bat and he played an anchor role. He guides the team towards a victory and was unbeaten on 70 in 62 balls. Nitish Rana was playing well. But, Natarajan dismissed him on 26. Eoin Morgan gave good support to Shubman Gill and scored 42 runs in just 29 balls. He was unbeaten as well. Rashid Khan, Khaleel Ahmed, and Natarajan took a wicket each.
Shubman Gill receives the Man of the Match award for his brilliant knock. Dinesh Karthik was seen smiling after a win. He said that I want SHubman Gill to enjoy his journey in cricket. Dinesh Karthik was happy for Kamlesh Nagarkoti who finally get the opportunity to play for KKR. He missed out a couple of years due to injuries. However, KKR still backed him.