IPL 2021, KKR vs SRH: Nitish Rana breaks a camera lens in the boundary with a pull shot.© BCCI/IPL
For Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Nitish Rana once again scored a brilliant 25 off 33 balls against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Dubai on Sunday. The 27-year-old’s innings against the target of 116 was crucial as KKR reached 119 for four in 19.4 overs in Match 49 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season. In the 18th over of KKR’s chase, Rana smashed the camera lens on the boundary with a powerful pull shot. Jason Holder sent a short on the fourth ball of the over, which Rana hit towards deep mid-wicket.
Afghan all-rounder Rashid Khan can be seen running to stop it, but falls short as he hits the camera lens.
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SRH captain Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to bat at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday. Hyderabad’s batting faltered once again as the New Zealand skipper top-scoring for his side with a 21-ball 26.
Varun Chakravarthy, Tim Southee and Shivam were in fine form for KKR’s bowling department, taking two wickets each.
SRH made 115 for eight in 20 overs and set a target of 116 runs.
KKR opener Shubman Gill scored 57 off 51 balls, helping his team post 119 for four in 19.4 overs.
The Eoin Morgan-led side, who are currently in fourth place, further cemented their position in the race for the playoffs with a six-wicket win. Meanwhile, SRH are already out of contention and are at the bottom of the league table.
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