Kolkata Knight Riders got their run disconnected to a winning commencement connected Sunday arsenic they bushed Sunrisers Hyderabad by 10 runs successful Match 3 of the Indian Premier League 2021 astatine the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
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.
Manish Pandey, Jonny Bairstow and Abdul Samad played valiant knocks but the people proved excessively acold of their scope arsenic dew besides played a large origin successful the match.
Pandey remained unbeaten connected 61 disconnected 44 balls with 2 fours, 3 sixes portion Bairstow scored 55 and Samad made 19 not out.
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.
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.
"I didn't deliberation determination were that galore runs connected this wicket. They adapted truly well, had a bully partnership. We misexecuted the archetypal shot of astir overs and past conceded a batch astatine the end. We mislaid aboriginal wickets, and Jonny and Manish got america successful a bully position, truthful we had our chances. The dew made a difference.
"If the bowlers overpitched, it was casual to deed it, and with the tallness successful their team, and with the cross-seam, it stopped a small spot connected us. We would similar to person won the archetypal game, but we person 4 much games astatine this venue and hopefully we volition get utilized to the quadrate and the dimensions of this ground," SRH skipper David Warner said aft the match.
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.
SRH's Rashid Khan (2/24) was yet again astatine his best, asking pugnacious questions to the batsmen but astir of his bowling colleagues proved ineffective connected a batting-friendly wicket.
Dinesh Karthik (22 not retired disconnected 9 balls) provided a precocious flourish to KKR innings but they could stitchery lone 42 runs successful the past 5 overs.