Currently, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are facing the Mumbai Indians (MI) at the iconic Eden Gardens in Delhi in the 47th match of the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). After winning the toss, the MI skipper, Rohit Sharm asked the hosts to bat first and his decision cost him a lot as the Kolkata lost no wicket in the powerplay.
During the toss, the KKR skipper, Dinesh Karthik revealed that they have made as many as three changes in the squad as Prithvi Raj, Carlos Brathwaite, Prasidh Krishna made way for Robin Uthappa, Sandeep Warrier, and Harry Gurney. On the other hand, MI made just one change as Anukul Roy has been replaced by Barinder Sran.
The KKR openers, Shubman Gill and Chris Lynn started all guns blazing for the hosts as they amassed as many as 96 runs for the opening wicket under the first 10 overs itself, before the latter getting dismissed by Rahul Chahar after scoring a fifty. Sran, who was playing his first match of IPL 2019 opened the bowling for Mumbai and he was welcomed with a couple of fours and a six in the first over itself by the young Gill.
Gill started the over by the smashing first two balls for quick-fire boundaries. The first one was the half volley and he clipped nicely through midwicket, however, the second one was a length ball outside off, and Gill punched it off the backfoot past point for four. After facing a dot ball, Gill clobbered a huge six on a short ball over deep square-leg as the ball went flat into the stands.
Here is the video of the same:
gill welcomes Sran…!!https://t.co/0VHHy3bFuv
— Vidshots (@Vidshots1) April 28, 2019