Uncapped India batsman Nitish Rana was elated aft starring successful Kolkata Knight Riders' grounds 100th Indian Premier League triumph arsenic the Eoin Morgan-led KKR rode connected Rana's heroic 80 to registry a 10-run triumph implicit Sunrisers Hyderabad and statesman their IPL 2021 run with a triumph astatine the MA Chidambaram Stadium successful Chennai connected Sunday.
Rana was named the ‘Man of the Match for his heroic show successful the 3rd lucifer of the IPL 2021 play and reflected connected his match-winning sound vs SRH. Rana, who was playing his archetypal competitory lucifer aft recovering from Covid-19, said that helium backed himself and was looking to deed the balls if it was successful his slot. Rana dominated SRH bowlers and shared a 93-run concern for the 2nd wicket with Rahul Tripathi.
"I thought the shot was successful my slot (first ball, disconnected Bhuvneshwar) and luckily I got a four. My crippled program is ever that if the shot is successful my slot I'll effort to deed it. I was backing myself and looking to deed balls. I've been playing rotation since childhood, truthful successful a way, it's successful my blood," Nitish Rana said successful the post-match presumption ceremony.
Kolkata notched up an casual triumph against SRH, riding connected opener Nitish Rana (80) and Rahul Tripathi's (53) fluent half-centuries aft being asked to bat. SRH could people conscionable 177 for 5 portion chasing 188. This 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.
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.