The third game of the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) took place between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and KKR registered a convincing win as well.
KKR lost the toss and they were put in to bat. After the allotted 20 overs, they scored 187 runs for 6 wickets. Nitish Rana top-scored with 80 whereas Rahul Tripathi too smashed a quickfire 53 runs in the game to provide the winning foundation for KKR.
For SRH, Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan claimed two wickets each and Bhuvneshwar Kumar just picked up one wicket. KKR too lost a few quick wickets in between that certainly put a brake on their scoring else they could have put a total near to 200 or even more than that as well.
On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad got off to a bizarre start as they lost two early wickets in the form of David Warner and Wriddhiman Saha. But Jonny Bairstow and Manish Pandey quickly pace up things and scored quickly too for the team as well. Meanwhile, Bairstow took the charge as he hit Russell for six and fours but Pat Cummins removed him in his next over. His dismissal slowed down the chase too.
Later Mohammed Nabi tried his best with a few big shots too. But he faced a big blow in his helmet while facing young KKR bowler Prasidh Krishna. On the third ball of 15th over from Krishna, which was a short ball hit Nabi’s neck as he failed to hit the ball. Soon everyone, including the Umpires and fielders especially Harbhajan Singh showed concern about Mohammad Nabi.
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— Sunny Singh (@SunnySi40932868) April 11, 2021
Mohammad Nabi got settled soon after as it was not serious and he hit the next ball for a boundary as well. But he failed to continue for a long time, as he got out on the last ball of the same over where Eoin Morgan took a catch on the boundary. He scored 14 runs from 11 balls with 2 fours as well.
— Kaivan Gala (@KaivanGala22) April 11, 2021
As you said why was he not sent ahead of Nabi. What a six was the next.
— Sai Subramaniam (@saisudar74259) April 11, 2021
Nabi hit krishna for a six nothing religious.
— Ironman (@Ironman31061323) April 11, 2021
— Shayarcaster (@shayarcaster) April 11, 2021