Gill and Morgan are watching the Knight Riders for their first IPL 2020 victory

Shubman Gul scored a stunning unbeaten half-century for Kolkata Knight Riders to win the Indian Premier League by seven wickets against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday. 

Gill and Morgan are watching the Knight Riders for their first IPL 2020 victory


Both sides had lost their first game of the tournament and it was KKR who got up and ran at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium. After winning the toss and choosing to bat, the Sunrisers were able to take a 142-4 position. ۔

 

Manish Pandey scored 51 off 38 balls and Warner scored 36, but Pat Cummins (1-19) and Varun Chakraborty (1-25) were the standout bowlers for the Knight Riders.

 

In reply, KKR was ahead of the run rate, but Abu Dhabi had to work in the seventh over when they were 53-3.

 

The fields broke Bairstow's birthday

 

Johnny Bairstow failed to celebrate his 31st birthday with an explosive knock, leaving with just five runs off 10 balls.

 

The England batsman may have thought that this was the day he successfully reviewed after being handed’ to Cummins, but he was cleaned up on the very next ball from the Australian.

 

Cummins, who gave away 49 runs in three overs after losing to Mumbai Indians three days ago, was brilliant and deserved more than just one wicket, bowling 11 dot balls in four excellent overs.

 

Bairstow's opening partner Warner was in good contact until he was caught out by Chakraborty.

 

Get a young and experienced KR home

 

Gul, 21, scored a half-century off 42 balls and was watched’ by veteran Morgan.

 

Gill and England's one-day World Cup-winning captain Morgan both hit sixes when they snatched the game from the Sun Riser.

 

Powerful Morgan ended the game in style, sending Natarajan on a long on six and ending it with four runs off the next ball.

 

Gul, who also found the rope five times, was named’ man of the match after another demonstration of his promise.

 

Star spinner Rashid Khan stuck the leg of skipper Dinesh Karthik to give the Knight Riders three runs, Sunil Narine also left without scoring a run and Thangarsu Natarajan caught Nitish Rana (26) behind.

 

Gill (70no in 62) and Avon Morgan (29 for 42) then teamed up an unbeaten 92-run stand to save Kolkata from two overs.

 

This left the Sun Riser as the only team without the starting points of the tournament


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