IPL 2020 KKR vs SRH Live: Morgan-Gill stitch 92 runs partnership as KKR wins by 7wickets

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

11.15pm

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11.03pm
Points on the board for KKR!

Morgan hits the winning runs as KKR pick up their first win of IPL 2020. Gill and Morgan stitch a fantastic 92 partnership as KKR win by 7 wickets.

11.02pm

Morgan with a beautiful shot to send the ball over the park. KKR need 2 more to win.

10.57pm
Gill looks in a hurry to finish off

Excellent and confident shot by Gill. Comes down charging and tonks the left-arm spinner Abhishek Sharma down the ground. KKR needs 12 more from 18 balls; KKR-131/3 after 17 overs

10.52pm

Rashid began his final over giving three off the first five balls but Morgan swept the final ball of the over to fetch KKR seven runs off it. KKR 120/6 after 16 overs

10.46pm
2nd Strategic Timeout

KKR-113/3 after 15 overs; need 30 more from 30 balls

10.44pm
FIFTY partnership for Morgan and Gill

It’s taken them 48 balls to get there but it’s a partnership Gill and Morgan would be happy with. KKR were 53/3 when these two came together

10.41pm
100 up for KKR; need more 40 runs from 36 balls

Nabi’s four overs are up and he finishes with figures of 4-0-23-0 without a wicket. Gill and Morgan have done well against him, especially Morgan. Five form this over. 41 needed from the last six overs. KKR-102/3 after 14 over

10.38pm

Gill reaches to the landmark with a boundary off Natarajan. A beautiful square cut. He has played some beautiful shots on off today. He reaches to his fifty in 42 balls. KKR-97/3 after 13 overs

10.34pm
End of 12 overs

KKR needs 54 from 48 deliveries

10.30pm

In the arc and Shubman Gill breaks the shackles with a boundary. He moves to 40 off 36 balls as KKR collect eight off Rashid’s third over. KKR 80/3 after 11 overs

10.26pm
End of 10 overs

KKR-73/3; need more 71 runs from 60 balls

10.21pm
Time for Strategic Timeout

The young Shubman Gill doing a brilliant job for KKR, playing the role of an anchor with some beautiful cricket shots. He is batting on 31 and KKR will be counting on the youngster to deliver a big score.  KKR-67/3 after 9 overs

10.18pm

Another spinner Mohammad Nabi, off-spinner, comes into attack from another end. Decent over with only five singles coming from it. Rana offered a half chance with a slog sweep that bounced just ahead of Bhuvi at deep square leg. KKR-60/3 after 8 overs

10.13pm

KKR-55/3 after 7 overs; SRH introduces Mohammed Nabi into the attack, who will bowl the 8th over

10.10pm
KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik gone for 0

Rashid Khan joins the party, picks up the wicket of Dinesh Karthik. He comes forward but the ball beats the bat to hit the pad. DK takes the review but to no avail. The ball seemed to be crashing on to middle and leg

FOW-53/3

10.07pm
End of Powerplay

Back to back fours from Shubman Gill. Gave himself room and thrashed the ball towards sweeper cover boundary and followed it with a little more traditional cut shot. KKR-52/2 after 6 overs

10.02pm
KKR-43/2 after 5 overs

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10pm

Nitish Ranna departs after a quickfire 26 with a S/R of 200. Natarajan is introduced by Warner in the fifth over, and he does the trick for SRH. After getting hit for a four by Rana, the pacer removes him from the pitch with a caught behind. Saha with the catch

FOW-43/2

9.55pm
4,4,4

Nitish Rana unleashes himself as Khaleel gets hit for 3 consecutive boundaries to boost the KKR runrate and put KKR back in charge. KKR-38/1 after 4 over

9.49pm

An over of Nitish Rana’s brilliance but not what SRH would have wanted from Bhuvi as he gives away 12 runs. Rana scored two boundaries in the over with two beautiful punch shots through the off. Bhuvi also ended up bowling a no ball but thankful only nothing came off it. KKR-24/1 after 3 overs

9.42pm
Gill hits the first maximum for KKR

Gill was in mood to attack, came charging down to get to the pitch of the ball and smashes it over long on fence

KKR-12/1 after 2 overs

9.40pm
Narine departs for duck

Khaleel Ahmed strikes, Narine fails to make an impact with the willow. Back of a length ball and Narine top edges it. Catch taken by David Warner at mid off to send Narine back. FOW-6/1

9.37pm
KKR-6/0 after 1 over

Shubhman Gill with a sublime flick on the on side to get the first boundary; decent over from Bhuvneshwar.

9.33pm

CSK chase begins. Bhuvi to open bowling for SRH; Shubman Gill to take strike

9.22pm
End of 20 overs; SRH-142/4

Abhishek Sharma, another recent U19 star, comes in at 6 in the last over. Russell beats him with a bouncer straight up. The batsmen scamper through for a bye to get Nabi on strike for the last ball. A bye to finish off as Russell beats Nabi with a bouncer too.

Brief Scores: Pandey 51, Warner 36, Saha 30, Russell 1/16, Cummins 1/19, Varun 1/25

9.18pm
Saha run-out

Saha walks back to the pavilion after failing to get back to the crease on time. There was never a second run there

9.16pm

Mavi to bowl the penultimate over of the innings. Nabi takes advantage of the short-pitched ball for a four but then Mavi bowls a slower one to beat the batsman. Third ball is a slower bouncer for one run and then the next one is also a slower one but this time, he pitches it up. Saha is beaten. A wide and dot to finish the over. SRH-133/3 overs after 19 overs

9.14pm
End of 19 overs

SRH-133/3 after 19 overs

9.08pm

Andre Russell for the first time with the ball tonight. Round the wicket to both right-handers and does well to give away just three singles in the first three balls. The fourth ball is a high full-toss and Pandey gives a simple catch to the bowler. The on-field umpires take the help of third umpire and replays show the ball is just below the waist. The last ball results in an unfortunate four. SRH-127/3 after 18 overs

9.05pm
Pandey gone for 51

Russell strikes with a high full-toss as Pandey departs after playing a good knock

9.01pm

Cummins into the attack. Good start from the pacer, giving away two singles in the first two balls. After the four in the third ball, Cummins comes back well to give away just two runs from the three balls. That’s the end of Cummins when it comes to bowling. Four overs, 19 runs for one wicket. SRH-118/2 after 17 overs

8.58pm
50 up for Manish Pandey

8.54pm
100 comes up for 100 

SRH-110/2 after 16 overs

8.50pm

Narine in for his final over. Saha not going for the big hits yet. Takes a single off the first ball. Pandey then hits straight to mid-wicket fielder for one run. Saha attempts a slog sweep in the third ball but misses it and it’s a leg-bye one run. Three singles in the final three balls. So Narine finishes his four, giving away 31 runs for no wickets. SRH-99/2 after 15 overs

8.44pm
2nd Strategic Timeout

SRH-93/2 after 14 overs.

8.39pm

Narine to bowl the over. Manish Pandey takes a double after pushing the ball to the long-off region, taking advantage of the big boundary. He goes for a slog in the next one but hits it straight to deep mid-wicket fielder for a single. Two dots against Saha and a double from Pandey in the final ball. SRH need to up the ante now. SRH-82/2 after 13 overs

8.34pm

Third over for Varun. Both batsmen are careful in their approach against the spinner. They don’t want to take any risk against him. The fifth ball is a poor one and it results in a boundary. A single to end the over. Despite the four, it’s still a good one for KKR. SRH-76/2 after 12 overs

8.29pm

Kamlesh Nagarkoti comes into the attack. He’s generating good pace as the first delivery is above 140 kph. The second ball on the leg-stump and Saha flicks it for a double. He follows it up with a similar delivery but this time, Saha’s timing is off. The bowler then tries for a slower ball but he strays off the line and it’s a wide. A dot and a single to end the over. SRH-68/2 after 11 overs

8.24pm
End of 10 overs

SRH-61/2 after 10 overs

8.18pm
Warner gone for 36

David Warner hands a simple catch to bowler Varun. Soft dismissal and the skipper must be livid with himself.

8.16pm
50 comes up for SRH
1st Strategic Timeout

SRH-59/1 after 9 overs

8.11pm

Spinner Varun Chakravarthy has the ball now. Starts off with a wideish ball for a single. He does well to keep Manish Pandey in check in the next two balls. The fourth ball is short and Pandey goes for the big hit but he could only grab one run. A misfield near the deep square-leg boundary results in two runs for Warner. No run off the last ball. SRH-49/1 after 8 overs

8.06pm

Kuldeep is introduced into the attack. For the first ball, Warner comes down the track and drives on the off-side for a double. Again he steps out in the second ball but this time it’s only a single. Pandey tries for a quick single but he is sent back by Warner. After a single, Warner goes for a slog but gets the timing all wrong and it results in only one run. A dot to end the over.  SRH-45/1 after 7 overs

8pm
End of Powerplay!

Cummins bowls his third over of the night. Not giving any room to Warner to free his arms so he resorts to just a single in the second ball. The third ball is on the stumps and Pandey flicks for another single. The pacer comes back well after conceding the boundary. A single to end the over. So end of powerplay! Cummins’ three overs results in 11 runs. SRH-40/1 after 6 overs

7.57pm

Shivam Mavi into the attack. The fist ball is on the pads to Warner and it results in a single. He offers room to Manish Pandey but the new batsman is watchful. No such hesitation in the fourth ball as he punishes Mavi for bowling short. Two singles to end the over.

7.50pm
Bairstow departs for 5

Cummins is happy as he knocks the off-stump. Bairstow walks back to the pavilion.

SRH-24/1 after 4 overs

7.47pm
Cummins gets the breakthrough or not?

SRH goes for review as the on call decision is challeneged. Bairstow tries a scoop but mistimes it. Review show there was no contact with the bat.

7.44pm
14 runs off 3rd over

First six of the innings! Warner sails one over the rope; SRH-22/0 after 3 overs

7.40pm

Two overs gone. Strong starts from Cummins; SRH-8/0 after 2 overs

7.35pm

SRH- 6/0 after 1 over; Cummins comes in the attack

7.32pm

Here we go! Narine to open bowling for KKR, Warner takes strike

7.25pm

7.10pm
Playing XIs

7pm
SRH wins toss and elects to bat first

6.58pm

Both skippers have walked out for the toss

6.15pm

KKR currently leads H2H 10-7. Can they extend it or will the Orange Army reduce the difference?

6pm

We are exactly one hour away from toss

5.38pm

SRH skipper David Warner has set his priorities for tonight’s match. Check out what he has to say

5.15pm
15 catches under one and half minutes

Brendon McCullum conducts intense catching drill in UAE; Check out

5pm
Milestone alert!

-Andre Russell needs 89 runs to complete 1500 IPL runs
-Siddarth Kaul needs 1 wicket to complete 50 IPL wickets
-Sunil Narine needs 5 sixes to complete 50 IPL sixes
-Sandeep Sharma needs 5 wickets to complete 100 IPL wickets

4.45pm
SRH has left for stadium

4.15pm
Probable Playing XIs

Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted Playing XI: Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik(C and WK), Andre Russell, Nikhil Naik, Pat Cummins, Prasidh Krishna, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi

Sunrisers Hyderabad Predicted Playing XI: Jonny Bairstow (WK), David Warner(C), Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Abhishek Sharma/ Virat Singh, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan

3.56pm
Week 1 recap

No.1 team- Delhi Capitals (4 points)
Orange Cap- Faf du Plessis (173 runs)
Purple Cap- Kagiso Rabada (5 wickets)

3.30pm
Bairstow turns 31!

3.05pm
Head-to-head

Kolkata Knight Riders lead Sunrisers Hyderabad by 10-7 in terms of head-to-head record. The two teams met each other twice in IPL 2019, and both won a game each. SRH had thumped KKR by nine wickets in their last clash.

2.45pm

Hello guys, welcome back once again. Tonight we have some mouthwatering action in store. Two of the most consistent performers in IPL, KKR and SRH will lock horns in Match No.8 of IPL 2020.

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