Kolkata Knight Riders' Eoin Morgan was a pleased skipper aft his broadside registered a broad 10-run triumph implicit Sunrisers Hyderabad successful Match 3 of the Indian Premier League 2021 connected Sunday.
Defending a people of 188 for victory, KKR restricted SRH to 177 for 5 successful 20 overs to triumph the lucifer and cod 2 important points from their run opener successful Chennai.
The triumph was KKR's 100th successful the IPL making them the 3rd squad aft Mumbai Indians (120) and Chennai Super Kings (106) to execute the feat successful this competition.
"Build up to the tourney has been beauteous good. The campy that we had pre-tournament, the guys gelled well. Never rather definite what show they volition produce.
"Today was rather magnificent the mode the guys batted. Guys astatine the apical of the order. Nitish and Tripathi were perfectly outstanding and acceptable up the crippled for our mediate bid to play successful the mode we privation to play. Certainly the bowling, we couldn't person asked for a amended start," KKR skipper Eoin Morgan said aft the match.
KKR pacer Prasidg Krishna was the prime of the bowlers with 2 for 35 portion Shakib Al Hasan, Pat Cummins and Andre Russell bagged a wicket each for the two-time champions.
Russell defended 21 disconnected the past implicit to guarantee triumph for Dinesh Karthik's Kolkata Knight Riders.
"IPL is each astir the results. Guys buying into what we privation to do. Bhajji starting truly good successful the archetypal implicit and past not playing a portion but utilizing his acquisition to get astir the guys successful the crippled shows the selflessness successful the side.
"Nice to commencement similar this it's evidently a agelong tournament. We were precise blessed with the score. We thought if we bowled half-decently we should get implicit the line," Morgan said.
Earlier, opener Nitish Rana (80) and Rahul Tripathi (53) deed fluent half-centuries to propel Kolkata Knight Riders to a challenging 187 for six against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Kolkata Knight Riders, who won the tourney nether Gautam Gambhir successful 2012 and 2014, volition adjacent look the defending champions Mumbai Indians astatine Chepauk connected April 13. Sunrisers Hyderabad volition fastener horns with Royal Challengers Bangalore astatine the aforesaid venue connected April 14.