KKR and SRH both lost their first games, but in very different ways. The fearsome KKR middle-order needs to step up for them to win games, while the opening might of David Warner and Johnny Bairstow provide a fearsome batting presence for SRH
The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) beat the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by seven wickets in their second game of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. Youngster Shubhman Gill carried his bat through the innings and was on top of the scoresheets, batting at 70* at the end of the game.
David Warner won the toss and chose to bat, the first captain in this year’s edition to do so. Despite breezy knocks from him (36) and Manish Pandey (51 from 38 balls), the team wasn’t able to up the run rate and managed only 142 in their 20 overs. Stingy bowling from Pat Cummins and Varun Chakravarthy helped keep the runs in check. SRH have slumped to two defeats in two games.
KKR’s chase looked to be in jeopardy from the get go, as they lost a wicket early, but even the cheap loss of their captain Dinesh Karthik couldn’t stop the momentum that Gill carried throughout the innings. He was supported by a solid knock from Eoin Morgan (42*) to cap a successful run chase. KKR evened their record at 1-1.
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