Mumbai Indians had already ruined, KKR’s first match of the season.
Whereas Sunrisers Hyderabad, in their last was surprised by young debuting Padikkal of RCB.
Karthik and Warner came into this match to score a winning point.
The intent of Warner was clear when he chose to bat first after winning the toss.
Pile on runs and give bowlers a target to defend.
And to everyone’s surprise, Karthik loaded his team with seven genuine bowlers – MI inning must have influenced this decision!
Ken Williamson and Bairstow opening the match, had Narine waiting at the other end.
With a decent first over followed by Pat Cummins, 2 runs second over which he followed with Bairstow’s wicket in the fourth over.
Gossip around the pressure of the huge price tag can settle for a while.
In the meantime, Warner was dispatching the ball to the boundary but this sweet phase ended too soon when Varun caught him off his own bowling.
Pandey and Saha hung around to post a decent total of 142/4 against a disciplined bowling attack off KKR.
But… SRH bowling is known for defending low scores which Gill and Narine were aware of while opening the run chase.
Dressing Room scenes after beating SRH last night 🔥
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Narine was silenced in the very second over of the inning for a duck…
Rana unleashed the beast mode again with some quick boundaries against Bhuvi and Khaleel Ahmed but Natarajan negated the threat by removing him.
Then Rashid removes Karthik for a duck and then we saw a DRS which could have been avoided.
Morgan joined the young Gill who was slowly building his inning and together they steered KKR for a 7 wicket victory with 12 balls to spare.
Morgan showed his T20 temperament but it was young Gill who rightly given Man of the Match for holding the chase firmly!