Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Highlights today Sunday, 11-04-2021 – 3rd Match (N), Indian Premier League season 14th from MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai.
SRH team’s captain won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Kolkata Knight Riders team: 1 Shubman Gill, 2 Rahul Tripathi, 3 Nitish Rana, 4 Eoin Morgan (capt), 5 Dinesh Karthik (wk), 6 Andre Russell, 7 Shakib Al Hasan, 8 Pat Cummins, 9 Harbhajan Singh, 10 Prasidh Krishna, 11 Varun Chakravarthy.
Sunrisers Hyderabad team: 1 David Warner (capt), 2 Wriddhiman Saha (wk), 3 Manish Pandey, 4 Jonny Bairstow, 5 Vijay Shankar, 6 Mohammad Nabi, 7 Abdul Samad, 8 Rashid Khan, 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10 Sandeep Sharma, 11 T Natarajan.
Nitish Rana is the Man of the Match: I thought the ball was in my slot (first ball, off Bhuvneshwar) and luckily I got a four. My game plan is always that if the ball is in my slot I’ll try to hit it. I was backing myself and looking to hit balls. I’ve been playing spin since childhood, so in a way, it’s in my blood.
Eoin Morgan: Delighted. The build-up to the tournament has been pretty good. The camp before the tournament, the guys seemed to gel really well. I thought it was magnificent the guys batted today at the top of the order particularly, Nitish and Tripathi. And the bowling too, couldn’t have asked for a better start. It was a tight game against a really tough side. There’s a huge amount of thought and structure that goes into decisions on the field.
We’ve got a great head coach and support staff. The IPL is all about results. I think guys buying into what we are trying to do. Bhajji starting really well in the first over and not playing a part after that but using his experience to guide the others just shows that. Really happy with the start. We were very happy with our score, we thought if we bowled half-decently well we should get over the line.
Prasidh Krishna: I was trying my best, the wicket was slow so I had to do something from my side (on hitting 140+ consistently). We have had a great 10-day camp and from there everybody had been in good nick and it showed. Everyone contributed to the win today.
The wickets were slow and not really easy to hit off the length and they did really well (Rana and Tripathi). A lot of games coming into the IPL was a great positive for me, the more games you play the more you understand your bowling. Confidence is upbeat now because I’ve been coming off a good series. Would like to continue the way I’ve been doing and contribute to the team’s win. Some of the biggest hitters are on my side, I’m fortunate for that.
David Warner: I didn’t think there were that many runs in that wicket. They adapted really well. We just miss-executed a little bit (with the ball). And the way that we lost two early wickets but fought hard through Jonny and Manish, was good. If you over-pitched, it came on a little bit. They had some height in their bowling attack, it helped with the cross-seam balls. Good momentum going into the tournament (with the batting), but plenty of games to come. Four games at this venue so we should be getting used to this square.
Match Timings: 14:00 GMT | 19:30 Local
Umpires – KN Ananthapadmanabhan, Nitin Menon
TV Umpires – Chris Gaffaney
Match Referee – Narayanan Kutty
Reserve Umpire – Saiyed Khalid
Match number – IPL Season 14th 3rd Match