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SRH vs KKR, 49th Match at Dubai, IPL, Oct 03 2021 - Match Result

RESULT
49th Match (N), Dubai (DICS), October 03, 2021, Indian Premier League
(19.4/20 ov, T:116) 119/4

KKR won by 6 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
57 (51)
shubman-gill
Cricinfo's MVP
82.01 ptsImpact List
shubman-gill
Match centre 
Scores: Chandan Duorah | Comms: Sreshth Shah
Scorecard summary
Sunrisers Hyderabad 115/8(20 overs)
Kolkata Knight Riders 119/4(19.4 overs)
57 (51)
2/32 (4)
25 (33)
1/17 (3.4)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
KKR82.0157(51)65.4582.01--0
KKR45.39--02/262.4645.39
SRH45.128(6)1011.51/231.5733.62
SRH45.0526(21)34.9445.05--0
SRH43.5625(18)33.4443.56--0

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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 much 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. Umran Malik was definitely quick."

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, 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 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 game plan."

Jaykumar: "Practically, Punjab is also out of the competition, now! " -- Practically out, but technically still in. A magnificent victory + massive defeats for other teams will take them through. But indeed, it is mathematical.

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."

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."

9.25pm Dinesh Karthik and Eoin Morgan see it through. Fate still in the hands of Kolkata Knight Riders. The Net Run Rate keeps getting better, and a win in their last game against Rajasthan Royals will mostly see them through as the fourth team to qualify.

But the chase wasn't simple. The Sunrisers had kept the Knight Riders very quiet during the chase, but then Shubman Gill broke the shackles just when nerves were beginning to pop up in the KKR camp. He finished with 57 - a crucial innings to anchor the team through the chase.

Credit also to the Knight Riders bowlers - 58 runs in 12 overs between the spinners, and important wickets from Shivam Mavi and Tim Southee. This is how the points table looks.

19.4
4
Kaul to Karthik, FOUR runs

short ball, drags a shot from outside off, and pulls it to deep midwicket for four! Kolkata Knight Riders win by six wickets

19.3
1
Kaul to Morgan, 1 run

good length outside off. Cuts it gently through the off-side gap. Scores level

Nervous faces in the KKR camp. Sunrisers camp is smiling - not much stress for them.

19.2
1
Kaul to Karthik, 1 run

full on middle. Nudged off his pads to deep midwicket. Yes-no-yes-no as they choose not to take the second. But the fielder in the deep fumbles. Could've been two, in hindsight.

19.1
Kaul to Karthik, no run

full just outside off. Drilled, has four written all over it, but Williamson dives to his right to stop the four

end of over 197 runs
KKR: 113/4CRR: 5.94 RRR: 3.00 • Need 3 from 6b
Dinesh Karthik13 (9b 2x4)
Eoin Morgan1 (1b)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4-0-20-0
Jason Holder 4-0-32-2

Imad_r: "Great game awareness by DK, declining the run on that Rana dismissal so that he can have the strike next over and not a new batsman"

18.6
1
Bhuvneshwar to Karthik, 1 run

yorker length. Outside off. Pushed to point's right, and calls early for the single

Venkat: "Any one considered Jonny Bairstow for retention" -- Lovely choice.

18.5
1
Bhuvneshwar to Morgan, 1 run

nearly caught! Back of a length, on middle. Smacks the pull super well, and it very nearly goes to Malik at fine leg for a catch

18.4
1
Bhuvneshwar to Karthik, 1 run

full, on off. Flicks it to wide long on for one

18.3
4
Bhuvneshwar to Karthik, FOUR runs

pierces the gap! Fullish, but there's width. DK moves back, and then slaps it hard through point for four!

KKR need 10 in 10.

18.2
Bhuvneshwar to Karthik, no run

good length outside off. Punched to cover. No run

18.1
Bhuvneshwar to Karthik, no run

length ball just outside off. Fended to the off side

end of over 187 runs • 1 wicket
KKR: 106/4CRR: 5.88 RRR: 5.00 • Need 10 from 12b
Dinesh Karthik7 (4b 1x4)
Jason Holder 4-0-32-2
Siddarth Kaul 3-0-11-1
17.6
W
Holder to Rana, OUT

in the air and Saha runs forward to catch. Rolls his fingers over the ball. Back of a length, on middle. Pull attempted, but sliced.

Nitish Rana c †Saha b Holder 25 (33b 3x4 0x6 55m) SR: 75.75
17.5
Holder to Rana, no run

yorker. On off. Dug back to Holder

17.4
4
Holder to Rana, FOUR runs

just safe! And the ball hits the moving camera on the boundary line, and ends up cracking the lens! Pulls this length ball in front of square. Lands inside the boundary, and just beyond Rashid, who was tracking the ball to try and intercept

NJ: "Why not retain Samad and groom him… " -- Can probably get him for much cheaper using the RTM card or just bidding directly.

17.3
1
Holder to Karthik, 1 run

bit of a slower ball. Full on middle. Swivels and mistimes it to short fine leg

Santosh: "I would say SRH should not retain Williamson. He can be got at auction of they want. If they retain they have to pay a heavy price but am sure in auction he can be got for under 4Cr"

17.2
1
Holder to Rana, 1 run

good length outside off and cut behind square to the sweeper fielder on the off side

Seetharaman : "Holder also has done reasonably well and deserves retention." -- An outside call. Can always RTM. No need to retain at such a high salary (personal opinion).

Amer Ali: "Deccan chargers had the lowest ever points (4) in 2008 till date .SRH ensuring the legacy stays on "

17.1
1
Holder to Karthik, 1 run

back of a length outside off. Comfortably pulled to deep square leg for one. Team hundred

Stat alert: The Gill-Rana partnership was the second slowest 50-run stand in IPL history. Do you know what the slowest is? Find out on Ask Cricinfo. (You'll be very surprised).

end of over 177 runs • 1 wicket
KKR: 99/3CRR: 5.82 RRR: 5.66 • Need 17 from 18b
Dinesh Karthik5 (2b 1x4)
Nitish Rana20 (29b 2x4)
Siddarth Kaul 3-0-11-1
Rashid Khan 4-0-23-1
16.6
1
Kaul to Karthik, 1 run

good length outside off. Drags a mistimed pull to deep midwicket

16.5
4
Kaul to Karthik, FOUR runs

full just outside off. A proper flourish of the bat and smacked past Kaul's right to long off for four! Races away

16.4
1
Kaul to Rana, 1 run

good length on middle. Rides it down to third man for a single

16.3
W
Kaul to Gill, OUT

out for 57! Kaul goes for his toes again. Overpitched on leg stump. Gill flicks, but flicks too well. In the air, and Holder at long on is under it. Has he done enough for this to be a match-winning innings?

Shubman Gill c Holder b Kaul 57 (51b 10x4 0x6 77m) SR: 111.76

Hemanth: "Beyond curious whom SRH would retain as their top 3 before the mega auction " -- Rashid, Williamson and then try to build a franchise around them? Maybe Bhuvneshwar and/or Natarajan if they feel like.

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
Shubman Gill
57 runs (51)
10 fours0 six
Productive shot
pull
23 runs
4 fours0 six
Control
88%
KS Williamson
26 runs (21)
4 fours0 six
Productive shot
cover drive
8 runs
2 fours0 six
Control
86%
Best performances - bowlers
TG Southee
O
4
M
0
R
26
W
2
ECO
6.5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
CV Varun
O
4
M
0
R
26
W
2
ECO
6.5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
Match details
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
TossSunrisers Hyderabad, elected to bat first
Series
Season2021
Player Of The Match
Hours of play (local time)18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.30, Interval 19.30-19.50, Second Session 19.50-21.20
Match days3 October 2021 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsKolkata Knight Riders 2, Sunrisers Hyderabad 0
Language
English
Win Probability
KKR 100%
SRHKKR
100%50%100%SRH InningsKKR Innings

Over 20 • KKR 119/4

KKR won by 6 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
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Indian Premier League

TEAMMWLPTNRR
DC14104200.481
CSK1495180.455
RCB149518-0.140
KKR1477140.587
MI1477140.116
PBKS146812-0.001
RR145910-0.993
SRH143116-0.545