KKR vs SRH IPL Score: Tim Southee gave Kolkata Knight Riders the first breakthrough.© BCCI/IPL
SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) have won the toss and elected to bat vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Match 49 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 on Sunday at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai. Both teams made one change in their playing XI, for KKR Shakib Al Hasan has replaced Tim Seifert while for SRH Umran Malik is making his IPL debut. Kolkata are one of the four teams who with 10 points and aiming for a top-four finish. Hyderabad are at the bottom of the points table and out of the tournament as they won just two off their 11 games this season. KKR, who are fourth in the points table, have two more games left in their campaign this year and, in order to qualify for the playoffs, need to win both matches with a better net run-rate. (LIVE SCORECARD)
IPL 2021 Live Score Updates Between Kolkata Knight Riders vs SunRisers Hyderabad, Straight From Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
FOUR to the covers! Brilliant Shot from Rashid Khan against Shivam Mavi.
Finally KKR got the wicket of Abdul Samad. Southee is the man who gave the breakthrough yet again.
Abdul Samad c Shubman Gill b Southee 25(18) (6s-3)
Chakaravarthy to Abdul Samad, SIX. Consecutive SIXES from Samad. 14 runs from 17th over.
SRH 94/6 in 17 overs
OUT!! Another Wicket!! Jason Holder wanted to go for a big shot but he failed. A good catch by Venkatesh Iyer and it was the second wicket for Varun Chakravarthy.
Jason Holder c Venkatesh Iyer b Chakaravarthy 2(9)
Brilliant Spell From Narine!
Excellent spell from Sunil Narine as he gave away just 12 runs in his four overs. However he was wicket-less but his bowling troubled SRH batsmen to score runs in the middle-overs.
SRH 80/5 in 15 overs
Chakaravarthy to Priyam Garg, SIX, to long-off.
SRH 79/5 in 15 overs
Chakaravarthy to Priyam Garg, OUT, caught by Rahul Tripathi. Garg missed out an opportunity yet again as he departs after scoring 21 runs.
Priyam Garg c Tripathi b Chakaravarthy 21(31) (6s-1)
Shakib to Samad, stepped out and SIX!! First one of the match and it came at a very crucial time. SRH need Samad to deliver today.
Shakib to Abhishek, OUT!! STUMPED!! Easy stumping from Dinesh Kartik and SRH are in big trouble after the fourth wicket falls.Abhishek Sharma st Karthik b Shakib 6(10)
Fifty Up For SRH!
Fifty up for SRH with a single. Priyam Garg and Abhishek Sharma have a great platform today to prove themselves.
Kane Williamson has to go as he is RUN OUT!!!! Excellent piece of fielding from Shakib Al Hasan. Third wicket falls for SRH and they are in trouble now.
Williamson run out (Shakib) 26(21) (4s-4)
SRH 38/3 in 6.5 overs
SRH 35/2 In 6 Overs!
Mavi to Williamson, another boundary to third man this time, four FOURS in this over. Excellent from Kane Williamson! 18 runs from Shivam Mavi’s over and at the end of the powerplay SRH have 35 runs on the board for the loss of two wickets.
Another boundary from Kane Williamson to sweeper cover this time. He has the timing and Mavi bowled in his hitting area.
Shivam Mavi to Williamson, FOUR, played nicely and finally a boundary for SRH
Shivam Mavi to Jason Roy, OUT caught by Tim Southee inside the 30-yard circle. Second wickets falls for SRH in the powerplay.
Jason Roy c Tim Southee b Shivam Mavi 10(13) (4s-2)
Back To Back FOURS!
Back to back boundary for Jason Roy, this time to deep extra covers. It was a long chase for fielders but they failed to do much.
Southee to Roy, Inside edge and first boundary for SRH. Keeper missed it completely.
Excellent Bowling From KKR!
Excellent start from Kolkata Knight Riders as they didn’t allow SRH batsmen to go for shots in the first two over. Just two runs from second over by Shivam Mavi.
SRH 6/0 in 2 overs
OUT!! LBW!! Southee has provided the breakthrough on the second ball of the innings. Wriddhiman Saha has to depart without scoring.
Wriddhiman Saha lbw b Tim Southee 0(1)
Southee to Roy, leading edge but safe, and he gets a single to get off the mark.
Players In Middle!
Players are in the middle, Tim Southee will bowl the first over for Kolkata Knight Riders while Wriddhiman Saha and Jason Roy are set to open the innings for SunRisers Hyderabad.
RCB Qualify For Playoffs!
Royal Challengers Bangalore have qualified for the playoffs as they beat Punjab Kings by 6 runs. RCB are the third team after Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals to book their place in the final four. Now only one spot is left and four teams are still in the quest for the fourth playoff spot.
Qualification for playoffs.
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) October 3, 2021
Shakib Al Hasan Comes Back In KKR Playing XI!
Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI: Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan(c), Shakib Al Hasan, Dinesh Karthik(w), Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Tim Southee, Varun Chakaravarthy
One change in our Playing XI against @SunRisers!
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) October 3, 2021
1 Change In SRH Playing XI: Umran Malik Makes IPL Debut!
SunRisers Hyderabad Playing XI: Jason Roy, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Kane Williamson(c), Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik, Siddarth Kaul
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) October 3, 2021
SRH Win Toss, Opt To Bat vs KKR!
SunRisers Hyderabad have won the toss and elected to bat first vs Kolkata Knight Rider in Dubai.
Must-Win Game For KKR!
Both the team lost their last matches, Kolkata Knight Riders lost against Punjab Kings in a close-encounter while SunRisers Hyderabad saw a 6-wicket loss vs Chennai Super Kings where MS Dhoni’s last-ball six made the headlines. They both faced batting failures as their middle-order hasn’t done a lot since the season was resumed in the UAE. KKR skipper Eoin Morgan had a bad outing with the ball so far this season while SRH dropped their former skipper David Warner and roped in English opener Jason Roy in the squad who performed well against Rajasthan Royals. This is a must-win game for KKR looking at the playoff scenarios. SunRisers have nothing to lose as they are already out of the tournament but they will keep an eye on individual performances ahead of the mega auction next year.
Hello and Welcome!
Hello and Welcome to the live blog of the match between Kolkata Knight Riders and SunRisers Hyderabad that will start shortly at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai. This is a do-or-die game for KKR as if they lose then they can finish at a maximum of 12 points where playoff qualification hopes will be dented a lot. Even if KKR win both of their remaining matches then also a lot will depend on the net run-rate. SunRisers Hyderabad are at the bottom of the points table and out of the tournament as they have just 4 points in the table off their 11 matches this season.
The match will start at 7:30 PM IST while the toss will take place at 7:00 PM IST.
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