SRH vs KKR Highlights: Rana, Tripathi shine as Knight Riders beats Sunrisers for 100th win
KKR vs SRH, IPL 2021 Match 3 Live Score: Get the live cricket score updates from today's IPL match between Knight Riders and Sunrisers at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium.
Nitish Rana gestures to the KKR dugout after scoring a fifty.
KKR hold nerves to register their first win - 100th in IPL - in IPL 2021. They beat SRH by 10 runs. Nitish Rana and Rahul Tripathi laid the platform by vaulting KKR to 187 before an all-round bowling effort helped them deny Sunrisers. Hyderabad was in the hunt when Bairstow and Pandey got a partnership going. But Pat Cummins's dismissal of Bairstow robbed Hyderabad of the momentum and they were left to play catch up from thereon. That would be all from our side, thanks for joining us tonight.
SRH 166/5 after 19 Overs: Abdul Samad takes on Pat Cummins - Wallopps two maximums off the Aussie. Powerful hitting. 16 off the over. Sunrisers need 22 runs in 6 balls.
SRH 150/5 after 18 Overs: Andre Russell comes into the attack and picks up the wicket of Shankar. Just six runs off it. KKR wresting the advantage. Can Pandey bring SRH back into this match? Sunrisers Hyderabad need 38 runs in 12 balls. Abdul Samad joins Pandey.
SRH 144/4 after 17 Overs: Manish Pandey brings up a 37-ball 50. Shankar makes his intentions clear with a maximum off Chakravarthy. 13 off that over. Sunrisers Hyderabad need 44 runs in 18 balls.
SRH 131/4 after 16 Overs: Prasidh Krishna is back into the attack. Nabi gets a couple of boundaries off him before holing out to Morgan. Earlier in the over, he had copped a painful blow on the neck. Vijay Shankar joins Pandey.
SRH 118/3 after 15 Overs: Varun into his third over. He goes for just 5. The onus now on Mohammad Nabi to stay with Manish Pandey till the end.
SRH 113/3 after 14 Overs: Shakib comes back into the attack. Concedes four singles before Pandey launches him over deep square for six. 11 off the over. Sunrisers need 75 runs in 36 balls.
SRH 102/3 after 13 Overs: Cummins gets the breakthrough, Bairstow holes out for 55! Morgan recalls Cummins into the attack and he strikes straightaway. Just two runs and a wicket.
Vijay Shankar Mohammad Nabi joins Pandey.
SRH 100/2 after 12 Overs: Bairstow brings up a 32-ball fifty with a six off Varun. There's a huge lbw appeal against Bairstow, not given. KKR review but the ball is spinning down leg, according to the tracker. 11 off the over. Sunrisers need 88 runs in 48 balls.
SRH 89/2 after 11 Overs: Prasidh Krishna comes back into the attack and bowls an erratic 11th over. He concedes two wides and as many boundaries, one each to Pandey and Bairstow. The momentum is shifting. KKR need a wicket. 12 off that over. Sunrisers Hyderabad need 99 runs in 54 balls.
SRH 77/2 after 10 Overs: Varun Chakravarthy into the attack now. Had a great IPL 2020, would want to repeat his exploits. Bairstow, meanwhile, executes a late-cuts between point and short third man for four. Eight from that over.
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SRH 69/2 after 9 Overs: Bairstow gets a length ball around off and clobbers it over Pat Cummins's head for four. The Aussie makes a good comeback, just five off the remaining over. Pandey and Bairstow have added 59 for the third wicket and kept SRH in the hunt.
SRH 60/2 after 8 Overs: Russell, brought into the attack, tests Bairstow with a short ball first up and the top edge flies over the keeper for four. A ball later, Bairstow nails the pull over deep mid-wicket for six. He follows it up with yet another boundary through mid-wicket. Russell being taken to the cleaners. Half trackers at medium pace disappearing at the moment. 15 off that over.
SRH 45/2 after 7 Overs: Pandey gives Shakib the charge and hits one over the bowler's head for six. Smashing hit. 10 off that over. These two have done well to repair the early damages.
SRH 35/2 after 6 Overs: Pat Cummins bowls the final over of the Powerplay. Excellent start from the Australian pace spearhead. Only three off it in the end.
SRH 32/2 after 5 Overs: Bairstow goes inside out over deep extra cover for six. Manish Pandey smashes one to the long-on fence for four. An expensive over from Shakib, who concedes 12.
SRH 20/2 after 4 Overs: Prasidh gets a second. SRH get 5 courtesy overthrows, Gill the guilty fielder on that occassion. Nine off that Prasidh over. KKR all over SRH at the moment. Pat Cummins is yet to bowl.
SRH 11/2 after 3 Overs: Shakib, bowling around the wicket with a slip, gets Saha to chop one onto leg stump. Dream start for KKR and a dream return for Shakib. Jonny Bairstow at the crease. One run and a wicket. One over spells for KKR bowlers so far.
SRH 10/0 after 2 Overs: Prasidh Krishna strikes in his first over - gets Warner caught behind with one that cramps the Aussie for room. That brings Manish Pandey to the crease. Excellent start. Just two runs and a wicket.
SRH 8/0 after 1 Over: Harbhajan, who is playing competitive cricket after a gap of 699 days, could've had a wicket if Pat Cummins had latched on to a tough chance of Warner. Meanwhile, Saha's first scoring shot is a gorgeous drive over extra cover for six. What execution. Elegant strike.
Welcome back. SRH have a tall task ahead of them. A lot will depend on the kind of start their openers get. David Warner and Wriddhiman Saha are opening the batting. Harbhajan Singh with the new ball. Saha takes strike.
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Bhuvneshwar Kumar finishing on an expensive note with Karthik getting stuck into him. The keeper-batsman collects 16 off Bhuvi including a six and a four. Kolkata finish on an imposing 187/6. Bhuvi got a wicket off the last ball, Shakib holing out. Bhuvi conceded 45 in his four. SRH need 188 to win. We will be back with the chase shortly.
KKR 171/5 after 19 Overs: It was proving to be an excellent 19th over from Natarajan until Karthik hit one straight over the bowler's head for four. Still a good over. Only nine from it. Nattu was nailing the yorkers this over and it took some smart thinking from Karthik - he went deep in the crease and used the bottom hand - to turn the tide,
KKR 162/5 after 18 Overs: Nabi gets Rana and Morgan off successive deliveries. Dinesh Karthik and Shakib Al Hasan at the crease for KKR. This has been a good fightback from SRH.
KKR 159/3 after 17 Overs: Rashid Khan, you beauty. Russell holes out thanks to a sharp diving catch by Manish Pandey at long on. Eoin Morgan comes to the crease. Just seven off that over. Rashid Khan tonight - 4-0-24-2.
KKR 152/2 after 16 Overs: Natarajan gets the breakthrough! Tripathi is undone by the off-cutter. He holes out to Wriddhiman Saha for 53. That brings Andre Russell to the crease. He brings up KKR's 150 with a boundary to fine leg. 7 runs and a wicket from that over.
KKR 145/1 after 15 Overs: Bhuvneshwar is back and Rana welcomes him by stepping away to smack him past point for a boundary. It's Tripathi's turn! In the slot and he carts the ball over the deep mid-wicket boundary for a huge six! He follows it up by opening the face of the bat late to guide the ball behind for a four. He ends the over with another four behind square. That's his fifty off 28 balls. 19 off the over.
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KKR 126/1 after 14 Overs: Sandeep Sharma returns into the attack. Rana is in imperious touch. He sweeps a low full toss over deep square for six. 12 runs off the over. Rana batting on 72. Tripathi on 39. Partnership is 73.
KKR 114/1 after 13 Overs: Now Rashid's bearing the brunt as well. Tripathi hits one straight down the ground for four. This has been a brilliant innings from the Maharashtra batsman. Nine off the over.
KKR 105/1 after 12 Overs: Mohammad Nabi [2.0-0-16-0] comes back and concedes a boundary straightaway. Tripathi collects a four through backward square leg. Rana then brings up the 50 partnership with a maximum. KKR have breezed past 100. Ominous signs for SRH.
KKR 92/1 after 11 Overs: T Natarajan [1.0-0-12-0] comes back for a new spell. He was right on the money until Rana clobbered one over fine leg and ruined his numbers. It was a short of a length ball from Nattu and Rana swivelled that hook shot over fine leg for his second maximum of the match.
KKR 83/1 after 10 Overs: Vijay Shankar comes into the attack after the first time out. He bowls a half tracker and Tripathi just helps it to the backward square leg fence for four. Rana then gets to his 50 with a six. Just swivelled the pull over deep backward square for six. Top innings. 14 off the over.
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KKR 69/1 after 9 Overs: Nitish Rana is given out lbw off Rashid. He reviews immediately. Replays show an inside edge and Rana survives. That was crashing into the middle stump. Meanwhile, Vijay Shankar saves a certain boundary with a full length dive at long on. Keeps the batsmen down to two.
KKR 64/1 after 8 Overs: Nabi continues. Tripathi drills one over long-off for four. Easy as you like. Important to keep the momentum going. 11 off the over.
KKR 53/1 after 7 Overs: Rashid Khan, right-arm leg break, clean bowls Shubman Gill. Warner brings him on to get a breakthrough and he does just that. Deceived Gill with flight and dip. Rahul Tripathi joins Rana. Three runs and a wicket!
KKR 50/0 after 6 Overs: Nabi comes into the attack. Fourth bowler in the Powerplay. Rana puts one away to the fine leg for four. Rana, Gill bring up the 50 partnership. Powerplay is out of the way.
KKR 45/0 after 5 Overs: Whoa. Gill, you beauty. He welcomes Natarajan into the attack with a powerful punch over long-on for six. What a shot. Rana then uses his strong bottom hand to send one past mid on for four. 12 off the over.
KKR 33/0 after 4 Overs: Sandeep tries the knuckle ball and Rana has launched that over extra cover. He scythes the next delivery between point and cover for four. Make that three in three - a premeditated boundary to backward square leg. Rana getting a move on. An expensive over for SRH. 14 off it.
KKR 19/0 after 3 Overs: SHOT! Gill showing his class with a well-timed drive through wide long-on for four. A ball later, an inside edge off Rana's bat falls short of the fielder at mid-on. Six from that over.
KKR 13/0 after 2 Overs: Sandeep Sharma sharing the new ball. He starts off with a dot. Gill's off the mark with a quick single. Rana has a wild slog and the inside edge races away to fine leg for four. He follows it up with an imperious drive through covers.
KKR 4/0 after 1 Over: Nitish Rana opens his account with a glorious cover drive for four. Bhuvneshwar makes a good comeback after the boundary ball. The odd one is like to skid on low here. A four and five dots.
We are all set for action to begin at Chepauk. Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana will open the batting for KKR. Bhuvneshwar Kumar with the new ball!
TOSS UPDATE: David Warner has won the toss and Hyderabad will bowl first.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (capt), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell, Shakib Al Hasan, Pat Cummins, Harbhajan Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner(c), Jonny Bairstow, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Sandeep Sharma
WHERE TO WATCH TODAY'S IPL MATCH - SRH vs KKR LIVE?
IPL 2021 will be aired live on Star Sports channels - Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD. It will also be streamed live on Disney+Hotstar. You can also follow the live commentary and latest updates from IPL 2021 on Sportstar.