Today, the first match of the doubleheader is being played between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). An inning of the match has ended, with Kolkata batting first, giving Hyderabad a target of 164 runs. Andre Russell once again proved to be a flop and scored 9 runs to become T Natarajan's second victim. Hyderabad's T Natarajan got 2 wickets while Rashid Khan, Vijay Shankar, and Basil Thampi got 1-1 wickets.
Kolkata scored 163 runs losing 5 wickets in 20 overs and Hyderabad got a target of 164 runs to win. Opener Shubman Gill scored the highest score of 36 while Captain Eoin Morgan, who was dismissed on the last ball, contributed 34 runs. Morgan and former captain Dinesh Karthik (29 *) shared a 58-run partnership for the 5th wicket. Karthik returned unbeaten on 14 balls with 2 fours, 2 sixes, while Morgan hit 3 fours and 1 six off 23 balls.
KKR got a good start by openers
Kolkata openers Shubman Gill and Rahul Tripathi gave KKR a good start. Both added 48 runs for the team in the power-play. On the last ball of the sixth over, Rahul Tripathi scored 23 runs and was dismissed by T Natarajan.
Gill and Rana failed to score big
KKR's Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana got off to a good start. Both could not convert this start into a big score. Gill scored 36 off 37 balls. He was dismissed by Rashid Khan. After this, Rana was also out on the ball of Vijay Shankar on a personal score of 29 runs.
Russell not good form continues
Andre Russell's poor form continued into the season. Russell scored just 9 runs off 11 balls. Russell has scored only 92 runs in 8 matches at an average of 11.50. His highest score has been 24, which he scored against Rajasthan Royals.