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IPL 2020: Gill lords over Sunrisers Hyderabad

Eoin Morgan (left) and Shubman Gill shared a match-winning stand
Eoin Morgan (left) and Shubman Gill shared a match-winning stand

Young opener Shubman Gill starred in Kolkata Knight Riders easy seven wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the eighth match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Saturday evening.

After opting to bat Hyderabad could post just 142 for four in their allotted 20 overs. They lost wickets early on and never really got any momentum in their innings. Only Manish Pandey (51: 38b, 3x4, 2x6) held the innings together with Wriddhiman Saha (30: 31b, 1x4, 1x6) during a 62 run third wicket stand.

But that did not help matters as Hyderabad posted a mediocre total. The Kolkata bowlers shared the wickets around.

The chase for Kolkata was fashioned by opener Gill (70 n.o.: 62b, 5x4, 2x6). He shared crucial stands first with Nitish Rana (26) and then he closed out the match with a 92 run fourth wicket stand with Eoin Morgan (42 n.o.: 29b, 3x4, 2x6).

Match Summary - Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kolkata Knight Riders, 8th Match, Indian Premier League

Sunrisers Hyderabad 142-4 (20)
Fall of wickets: 1-24 (Jonny Bairstow-3.6 ov), 2-59 (David Warner-9.1 ov), 3-121 (Manish Pandey-17.4 ov), 4-138 (Wriddhiman Saha-19.2 ov)

Kolkata Knight Riders 145-3 (18)
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Sunil Narine-1.2 ov), 2-43 (Nitish Rana-4.4 ov), 3-53 (Dinesh Karthik-6.2 ov)

Result - Kolkata Knight Riders won by seven wickets


Playing XI
Kolkata Knight Riders: Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Dinesh Karthik (captain & wicket-keeper), Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Varun CV, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Jonny Bairstow (wicket-keeper), David Warner (captain), Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Mohammad Nabi, Wriddhiman Saha, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan