Review of third match of IPL Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad :
Kolkata Knight Riders won against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Eion Morgan- led Kolkata Knight Riders defeated David Warner-led Sunrisers Hyderabad by ten runs in third match of IPL 2021 held at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
SRH captain David Warner won the toss in the match and given the chance of batting to KKR.KKR, with good batting line posted a challenging target of total of 187 for 6 in 20 overs. KKR were able to register their highest innings total 187 for 6 against SRH.
Nitish Rana has shown his energetic performance with 80 runs coming off his bat from 56 balls, including 9 fours and 4 sixes. Performance of Rahul Tripathi must also be appreciated as he made a vital contribution of 53 runs in 29 balls which included 5 fours and 2 sixes. Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan were able to take 2 wickets each for SRH.
Chasing this target, Sunrisers Hyderabad lost David Warner and Wriddhiman Saha early in the innings. Partnership of Manish Pandey and Jonny Bairstow added 92 runs for the third wicket. Manish Pandey smashed 61 runs off 44 balls, including 2 fours and 3 sixes but his effort went in vain as Sunrisers Hyderabad were not able to register the victory. Bairstow also had shown good performance by smashing 55 runs off 40 balls.
Sunrisers Hyderabad managed the score of 177 for 5 in 20 overs thus lost the match by 10 runs. Nitish Rana was given the tittle of player of the match for his brilliant knock.
Important stats and numbers related to third match of IPL 2021 are:
Kolkata Knight Riders won for the 100th time in the IPL and became the third team after Mumbai Indians, with 120 wins and Chennai Super Kings with 106 wins to complete a century of wins in IPL.
This was the 13th time that KKR won against SRH in the cash-rich league and were able to record maximum number of victories against Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL.
Nitish Rana, who was named as ‘Man of the Match’ for his heroic performance registered three 80+ scores and 3 ducks in last 6 innings played in IPL. All three noughts were proved golden ducks.
Nitish Rana scored 80 runs and this score is second-highest individual score for Kolkata Knight Riders against Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL. Gautam Gambhir scored 90 runs in 60 balls against SRH in IPL 2016 and this score is highest individual score till now.
KKR were able to register their highest innings total 187 for 6 in third match of IPL2021. Their previous best score was 183 for 4, which was made in IPL 2019.
Nitish Rana completed his 1500 runs in IPL with a half-century in third match of IPL 2021.
Rahul Tripathi was another star of the match and crossed the 1000-run mark in his IPL career. He hit wonderful half century against SRH in this game.