In the 49th match of IPL 2021, the team of Kolkata Knight Riders performed well and tasted defeat by 6 wickets to Sunrisers Hyderabad. For KKR, Shubman Gill played a brilliant innings of 57 runs in difficult conditions, while Dinesh Karthik scored 18 runs in 12 balls in the last over to win the team. In the low scoring match, the performance of Kolkata’s bowlers was excellent and the team restricted the SRH batsmen to a score of just 115 in 20 overs. However, even after this win, KKR’s position in the points table has not changed. At the same time, Kane Williamson’s team, already out of the race for the playoffs, are at the bottom after their 10th loss of the season.
Check here the latest point table of IPL 2021
|Team||match game||live||losers||Tie||no result||net runrate||Points|
|Chennai Super Kings||12||9||3||0||0||+0.829||18|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||12||8||4||0||0||-0.157||16|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||13||6||7||0||0||+0.294||12|
This was the sixth win of the season for KKR against Hyderabad. Now the team has a total of 12 points in 13 matches, but Eoin Morgan’s team remains at number four in the points table. With this win, however, Kolkata have strengthened their chances of reaching the playoffs. Mumbai Indians have suffered a lot due to the defeat of Hyderabad in this match and the way forward for the team has become difficult now. Eoin Morgan-led Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Rajasthan Royals in their last league match and if KR manages to beat Sanju Samson’s side, their way to the playoffs will be easy. Morgan, however, will also have to pray that Rohit’s platoon loses one of their next two matches. Along with this, the Rajasthan team also has to play their remaining two matches and they can spoil the game of both Mumbai and KKR.