Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Highlights today, Sunday 3-10-2021 – 49th Match (N), Indian Premier League season 14th from Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
SRH win the toss and chose to bat first.
KKR hand Shakib his first game of the second leg; he comes in for Tim Seifert. Jammu & Kashmir’s Umran Malik debuts for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Joins his domestic team-mate, Abdul Samad, in the XI.
IPL 2021 Points Table
Kolkata Knight Riders team: Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan(c), Shakib Al Hasan, Dinesh Karthik(w), Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Tim Southee, Varun Chakravarthy.
Sunrisers Hyderabad team: Jason Roy, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Kane Williamson(c), Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik, Siddarth Kaul.
Post match presentation
Kane Williamson, losing captain: (Par score) Around 150. It was tough work bowling defending a low total. We’ve been working hard and it just hasn’t been paying off. When we got to the last 3-4 overs with the bat, we wanted to have a crack and get 150. Hindsight is beautiful, honestly, we wish we had some partnerships. That’s part and parcel of the game – trying to identify what a competitive total will be. We’ve been facing Malik in the nets – he’s special, lots of pace. Young guy runs in and goes hard.”
Dinesh Karthik (18* off 12): “Very happy. We knew the chase would be slightly tricky. We were at a stage when I could play my shots when I walked in. It was good that Rana did not try to match Gill shot by shot. Fingers crossed.”
Winning captain Eoin Morgan: “Yes the chase was tricky. I thought it was sluggish if anything. The wicket is one thing but you need to adapt to conditions – bowl well, field well. We did that well, a vast improvement from two days ago. Gill was very good. (Shakib) Massive. To have the strength and depth to call upon an experienced campaigner like him is a luxury.
He’s had a huge impact today. As a group, nearly two years ago, we thought we’d play in India. And since then we’ve just been countering that. Having missed out on playoffs last year, we knew our squad is reasonable. We are focused on playing good cricket. We’ve played really really good cricket – attitude, implementation of the game plan.”
Shubman Gill, Player of the Match: “It was important to keep wickets in hand early. And then to go for it when the runs got closer. You see the wicket and then you choose your match-up. To hit spinners on this surface isn’t easy. I was targeting the shorter side mostly. I didn’t have many runs under my belt. And if you play one bad shot in a low-scoring game the opposition can come back. So the batsman needs to try and take the game home. When you play in North India, wickets are not as bouncy. You play with the wrists a lot. So I use them a lot. When you play in North India, wickets are not as bouncy. You play with the wrists a lot. So I use them a lot. Umran Malik was definitely quick.”