IPL 2021, KKR vs SRH: Shakib Al Hasan’s straight hit sends Kane Williamson back to the pavilion.© Twitter
Confirming their place in the race for the playoffs, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by six wickets in Match 49 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season in Dubai on Sunday. The Eoin Morgan-led side have been in top form since the tournament resumed in the UAE, winning four of their last six matches. Against SRH, KKR once again showed the depth of their team with Shakib Al Hasan with a brilliant direct hit to send Kane Williamson back to the pavilion. Hyderabad captain initially elected to bat after winning the toss. The New Zealand cricketer tried to handle his team’s innings but lost his wicket in the seventh over.
Directing a shot down the leg side, Williamson goes for a single. But Shakib was in the right place and he bowled the ball to the bowler’s end with the SRH captain falling below the crease.
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SRH could manage only 115 for eight in 20 overs, with their captain scoring 26 off 21 balls. Meanwhile, Varun Chakravarthy, Tim Southee and Shivam Mavi took two wickets each for KKR.
KKR chased down the target of 116 runs in 19.4 overs by making 119 for four. Young Shubman Gill was in fine form, scoring 57 0 runs in 51 balls for his side. Despite his two wickets, West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder could not stop KKR from winning the match at the Dubai International Stadium.
Kolkata are currently fourth in the IPL 2021 points table after 13 matches with six wins and seven losses. Meanwhile, SRH are at the bottom of the table with two wins and 10 losses.
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