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So KKR get off a winning start and stop the trend of chasing = winning. Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Hyderabad by 10 runs in the 3rd match of the IPL 2021. Chasing the target of 188 runs, Sunrisers Hyderabad’s team could score only 177 runs after losing 5 wickets in 20 overs.
Earlier, Nitish Rana and Rahul Tripathi scored their respective fifties as Kolkata Knight Riders posted 187 for 6 after being asked to bat first. Rana scored his 12th IPL half-century and 56 runs, including 4 sixes and 9 fours. Rahul Tripathi smashed 53 runs off 29 balls before losing his wicket to T Natarajan. In response, SRH made a terrific start and lost both the openers (David Warner and Wriddhiman Saha) at the start of the innings. However, a fighting effort by Johnny Bairstow and Manish Pandey kept SRH in the competition.
Pandey and Abdul Samad kept the fight until the final over of the contest as SRH continued to lose wickets at regular intervals. A brave effort by Manish Pandey but he fails to get Sunrisers beyond the line as they could only manage 177/5 in 20 overs and fall short by 11 runs from winning the contest. He remains unbeaten on 61 from 44 deliveries.
Rana, Player of the Match: I thought the ball was in my slot so I went for it and luckily got four off my first ball. In my mind there’s only one thing: play my shots if the ball is there. Just backed myself. Have played a lot of spin growing up.
Rana and Tripathi set the stage with the bat but Hyderabad didn’t catch up. Hope you enjoyed our post. Keep reading the recent news about IPL 2021. What do you think, why Hyderabad lost the game? Tell us in the comment section.
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