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Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 10 runs

Published : Sunday, 11 April, 2021 at 11:57 PM  Count : 232

Kolkata Knight Riders celebrate a wicket during Match 3 of IPL 2021.

Kolkata Knight Riders celebrate a wicket during Match 3 of IPL 2021.


Defending 187, Kolkata Knight Riders bowlers restricted Sunrisers Hyderabad to 177/5 to start their IPL campaign with a 10-run win at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Sunday night.

Jonny Bairstow (55) and Manish Pandey (61*) added 92 runs for the third wicket, but failed to take Sunrisers home.

Earlier, KRR wrapped up their innings at 187 for six in 20 overs. Opener Nitish Rana slammed a half-century, giving his side a great start.

He slammed 80 off 56 balls, packed with nine fours and four sixes. He also built a fantastic partnership with Rahul Tripathi, who scored 53 off 29 balls.

Dinesh Karthik gave KKR a good finish with three boundaries towards the end, and registered 22 in 9 deliveries.

SRH's bowling department started poorly but staged a turnaround with Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi taking two wickets each.

Meanwhile, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and T Natarajan registered a dismissal each wrapped up their innings at 187 for six in 20 overs. Opener Nitish Rana slammed a half-century, giving his side a great start.

He slammed 80 off 56 balls, packed with nine fours and four sixes. He also built a fantastic partnership with Rahul Tripathi, who scored 53 off 29 balls. Dinesh Karthik gave KKR a good finish with three boundaries towards the end, and registered 22 in 9 deliveries.

SRH's bowling department started poorly but staged a turnaround with Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi taking two wickets each. Meanwhile, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and T Natarajan registered a dismissal each

Earlier, SRH skipper David Warner won the toss and decided to field first.



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