SRH Vs KKR – IPL 2021 Match #3 Quick Review! Kolkata Knight Riders emerge victorious against the Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Scorecard: SRH Vs KKR
Venue: MA Chidambram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
Toss: SRH won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Umpires: KN Ananthapadmanabhan & Nitin Menon
What Actually Happened
- Winner: KKR won by 10 runs
- Scores: KKR 187/6 Vs SRH 177/5
- Player of the Match: Nitish Rana
- Best Figures
- Rashid Khan 2-24
- Prasidh Krishna 2-35
- Most Runs
- Nitish Rana 80 (56)
- Manish Pandey 61*(44)
Moments of The Day
The IPL is full of surprises and memorable moments. Here are my moments of today:
- KKR’s Top Order was the surprise of the day. With DK-Morgan-Russell-Shakib-Cummins (even Harbhajan the hitter), the question was if the top order could get going.
- Rana-Gill 53 (42) & 93 (50) Tripathi-Rana set the platform for KKR
- Nitish Rana (80) and Tripathi (53) have become cult heroes in the IPL. Always produce a couple of match winning innings each IPL. Can they get consistency this time around?
- Dinesh Karthik is still India’s best finisher. From 157-2, Kolkata collapsed to 160-5 in 17.4. The much acclaimed Russell & Morgan out for 5 and 2 respectively. Dinesh Karthik moved around the crease to produce a 22* (9), taking KKR to 187. Time for a T20I recall. Oh and ABDUL SAMAD – India’s best power hitter? 19*(8) with 2 sixes.
- Jonny Bairstow a class apart. 10-2 in 2 overs in a chase of 188? No worries, Bairstow will play his natural game. 55 (40) with 5 fours & 3 sixes. One of the cleanest strikers of the ball. He is my orange cap prediction for IPL 2021.
Honorable Mentions: Afghan duo Rashid-Nabi put the breaks on KKR with figures of 8-0-56-4; Manish Pandey’s steady 61*; Shakib takes wicket against his former team first ball; Prasidh Krishna impresses again
Tweet of the Day
Must watch analysis that went viral on Twitter yesterday.
Broken Cricket Dreams of the Day
- Harbhajan Singh coming back after 699 days, last playing in May 2019. In a slow Chennai pitch and history of Warner’s poor record against Harbhajan, he was given the first over. First ball – slow, spin, guile – Warner edges it in the air. Dropped by Pat Cummins. Broken Dream. Did not bowl for the rest of the match.
- Mohammad Nabi gives a scare: Got hit at the back of his neck by Prasidh Krishna in the 16th over. 140 kph & Nab without neck protection guard. Really scary stuff. Came back with a strong 4 and then out. Hope he is okay in the long run.
IPL 2021 Points Table
No need to go elsewhere for the Points Table. We will keep updating it in every article!
|Points||Net Run Rate|
|1. Delhi Capitals||1||1||0||0||2||+0.779|
|2. Kolkata Knight Riders||1||1||0||0||2||+ 0.5|
|3. Royal Challengers Bangalore||1||1||0||0||2||+0.05|
|4. Mumbai Indians||1||0||1||0||0||-0.05|
|5. Sunrisers Hyderabad||1||0||1||0||0||-0.5|
|6. Chennai Super Kings||1||0||1||0||0||-0.779|
The Rajasthan Royals take on the Punjab Kings in Chennai. Who do you think will win this one?
Also, if you have not yet read our IPL Previews, here is a list of all of them! Check them out and share ahead:
- Chennai Super Kings – CSK Preview
- Delhi Capitals – DC Preview
- Kolkata Knight Riders – KKR Preview
- Mumbai Indians – MI Preview
- Punjab Kings – PBKS Preview
- Rajasthan Royals – RR Preview
- Royal Challengers Bangalore – RCB Preview
- Sunrisers Hyderabad – SRH Preview
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