Dubai. KKR have kept their hopes of reaching the playoffs intact. The team defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 6 wickets on Sunday in a match of IPL 2021. This is KKR’s sixth win in 13 matches. The team remains at number four in the table with 12 points. Playing first in the match, Hyderabad scored 115 runs for 8 wickets. In reply, KKR achieved the target in 19.4 overs for 4 wickets. Shubman Gill scored the highest 57 runs. This is Hyderabad’s 10th defeat in 12 matches.
Chasing the target, the start of KKR was not good. Venkatesh Iyer 8 and Rahul Tripathi could only make 7 runs. Iyer was dismissed by Jason Holder while Rahul was dismissed by Rashid Khan. The team lost 2 wickets for 38 runs. After this, Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana (25) added 55 runs for the third wicket. Gill was dismissed after scoring 57 off 51 balls. Hit 11 fours. He was dismissed by fast bowler Siddharth Kaul. Gill scored the first half-century of the current IPL season. Holder took his second wicket by dismissing Rana. Dinesh Karthik remained unbeaten on 18 and captain Eoin Morgan scored 2.
Umran Malik surprised by his pace
In the match, Hyderabad gave 21-year-old fast bowler Umran Malik a chance. This was the IPL debut of Umran of Jammu and Kashmir. He bowled the fastest ball at 151 kmph. This is the fastest ball bowled by an Indian bowler in the current IPL. He impressed everyone with his speed. However, he could not take wickets. He conceded 27 runs in 4 overs. This was the second match of his T20 career. He has taken one wicket in a List I match. He has not played the first class match till now.
Williamson scored 26 runs
Earlier, after winning the toss, the team of Sunrisers Hyderabad, who went to play first, faltered from the beginning. Tim Southee dismissed Wriddhiman Saha (0) in the very first over. The team could only score 115 runs for 8 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs. Captain Kane Williamson scored the highest 26 runs. Apart from this, Abdul Samad also played an innings of 25 runs. Tim Southee, Shivam Mavi and Varun Chakraborty got 2-2 wickets for KKR.