Nitish Rana went blazing guns successful Kolkata Knight Rider’s opening lucifer against Sunrisers Hyderabad connected Sunday, April 11. The KKR batsman opened for his squad with Shubman Gill and gave a superb commencement to the Kolkata-based franchise.
Shubman Gill, bowled by a Rashid Khan googly, departed for 15 disconnected 13 with KKR connected 53/1 aft 7 overs. But Rana, who was connected 38 disconnected 29 then, kept his fantastic sound going by sending the shot each astir the parkland and bringing up his 12th IPL 50 disconnected conscionable 37 balls to springiness KKR the cleanable propulsion successful their IPL 2021 opener.
His quickfire concern of 93 runs disconnected conscionable 50 balls with Rahul Tripathi (53 disconnected 29) took KKR to 146/2 aft conscionable 15.2 overs. Rana astir came adjacent to a KKR grounds of being the archetypal centurion for the Kolkata-based squad since Brendon McCullum’s 158 not retired against RCB successful the 2008 IPL opener.
However, Rana departed aft scoring a superb 80 disconnected 56 connected Sunday aft Mohammad Nabi’s magnitude transportation tricked him into sending an casual drawback to long-off. However, helium near down a large full for KKR to capitalise connected the Chennai wicket.