IPL 2020 live score KKR 111-4: Sandeep comes back into the attack for his third over and it is a decent one that goes for just 6. Time-out is taken now.
IPL 2020 live score KKR 105-4: OUT! Russell goes for the big shot off Natarajan but finds Shankar in the deep. The all-rounder looks devastated. KKR are in trouble.
IPL 2020 live score KKR 96-3: Rashid finishes his spell with a good over that goes for just 3. The key now will be how the pacers deal with the remaining 6 overs against two players who like pace.
IPL 2020 live score KKR 93-3: FOUR! Russell stretches to smack one that is outside off by Shankar and manages to get off the mark with a boundary. KKR will expect a lot from him and Morgan now.
IPL 2020 live score KKR 88-3: OUT! Shankar gets Rana to spoon one up off the toe end of the bat and Garg again runs in and takes a brilliant catch. Exactly what SRH needed.
IPL 2020 live score KKR 87-2: SIX, OUT! Rana gets a massive six over long-on and then takes a single. Gill looks for a big shot over long-off but picks out Priyam Garg, who takes an excellent diving catch.
IPL 2020 live score KKR 80-1: Shankar’s third over is another inexpensive one, going for just the three runs. KKR are in a strong position but will need to get going now.
IPL 2020 live score KKR 77-1: FOUR, FOUR! Unusually expensive over from Rashid, who first tosses one up full to Rana who obliges by smacking him down the ground. He then throws up a full toss that is pulled by Rana for another four.
IPL 2020 live score KKR 64-1: New man Nitish Rana gets a boundary off Shankar, going for a lofted shot over the cover region and finding the ropes. 7 runs came off the over.
IPL 2020 live score KKR 57-1: Rashid Khan comes into the attack now and his first over is a decent one, going for just the 4 runs. Seeing him out early on is a sensible strategy, although SRH would want another wicket soon.
IPL 2020 KKR 53-1: FOUR! Vijay Shankar starts with 4 dot balls then gets Gill to edge one. Sandeep at short third man went for the ball but missed it and it ran away for four.
IPL 2020 live score KKR 48-1: FOUR, OUT! Gill gets another boundary but Tripathi is dismissed on the final ball of the over, going for a big shot off Natarajan but getting castled.
IPL 2020 live score KKR 42-0: THREE FOURS! Gill finds his groove at last. Starts with a mishit that flies past the ‘keeper and towards the third man boundary. He then follows that with a lofted shot over long-on and then backs up outside leg stump and cuts through the point region. 14 runs come off the over.
IPL 2020 live score KKR 28-0: SIX, FOUR! Tripathi takes on new bowler T Natarajan, playing a lofted straight drive for the first maximum of the match. He then ends the over with a pull shot to the backward square leg boundary.
IPL 2020 live score KKR 15-0: Sandeep Sharma continues in the attack and his second over is a good one, going for just the three runs. KKR need more boundaries early on.
IPL 2020 live score KKR 12-0: Dropped! Gill goes for a lofted flick off the pads and picks out Rashid Khan at deep square leg but the leggie inexplicably drops a sitter! Another 6 runs come off this over.
IPL 2020 live score KKR 6-0: FOUR! The over starts with a dot and a single before Tripathi starts the proceedings with a four on the off side! Decent start to the match for KKR.
IPL 2020 live score: Right, so we are about to get underway here at Abu Dhabi. Rahul Tripathi and Shubman Gill will open the batting for KKR, Sandeep Sharma will open the bowling for SRH. Here we go!
IPL 2020 live score: KKR’s main concern has been the inconsistency of its batsmen. KKR boasts of promising players like Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Eoin Morgan and Andre Russell. Despite the fact they all have failed to keep the momentum going.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): David Warner(c), Jonny Bairstow(w), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Basil Thampi
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w), Eoin Morgan(c), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy
Still no Sunil Narine in this match. Perhaps will be back in the next match.
TOSS: And here’s the news from the middle, SRH have won the toss and opted to field.
Former India opener Virender Sehwag feels Kolkata Knight Riders’ young opener, Shubman Gill, need to be a bit more aggressive in the powerplay overs, or else the management needs to drop him down the order. KKR have been patch throughout the IPL and they are currently on a two-match losing streak. Apart from non-performances from their big guns Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthi, what has ailed KKR has been their poor start at the top of the order. Even though young Gill has scored 275 runs in eight matches, a big innings from the youngster has not yet materialised. His strike-rate too has been lowest in the three seasons he has played so far at 116.52.
“The Committee also noted that Mr. Narine should reproduce the same action going forward in the IPL 2020 matches as presented to the Committee in the video footage. Mr Narine has now been removed from the IPL Suspect Action Warning List.” SRH will clash with KKR in match 35 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, 18th October. SRH, with 5 losses from 8 matches, are at number 5 on the points table while KKR are at number 4 with 4 wins and as many losses from the same number of matches.
“The Committee carefully reviewed all the deliveries of action footage sent of Mr Narine with the naked eye and has come to the conclusion that the elbow-bend appears to be within the range of permissible limits.
“Sunil Narine, the Kolkata Knight Riders player, has been cleared by the IPL’s Suspect Bowling Action Committee. Mr Narine was reported for bowling with a Suspected Illegal Bowling Action during his team’s Dream11 Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 match against Kings XI Punjab at Abu Dhabi on October 10. Following the report, Mr Narine was placed on the IPL Warning List. KKR requested for an Official Assessment of Mr Narine’s action from the IPL Suspect Bowling Action Committee, submitting action footage in slow motion with back and side angles,” said a statement from the league.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) all-rounder Sunil Narine, who was reported by umpires for a suspect bowling action after their IPL 2020 match against Kings XI Punjab, has now been removed from the IPL’s Suspect Action Warning List, the league announced on Friday. The announcement comes as a huge relief for KKR who had left the Trinidad and Tobago player out of their starting XI after his action was reported and have also suffered back to back losses since then. The timing of the announcement means he could likely be in contention for the side’s clash against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Sunday afternoon.
Hello and welcome to yet another match from IPL 2020, between KKR and SRH at Abu Dhabi. Both the teams are struggling at the moment and have lost three matches on the trot. A win here could change things around for both the teams.