KKR ended up winning a low scoring thriller against SRH to ensure they go a step ahead to reach the playoffs. SRH posted one of their lowest total (115/8) while batting first. None of the Hyderabad batters got going as they struggled to deal with the Kolkata spin trio of Shakib Al Hasan, Varun Chakarvarthy and Sunil Narine. Southee and Mavi also got 2 wickets to their name.
KKR were expected to chase down this target quickly but they also batted slowly and took the game till 20th over. Shubman Gill’s classy half-century and Dinesh Karthik’s cool cameo ensured they crossed the winning line with 6 wickets in hand. Debutant Umran Malik bowled at a good pace and ended up being talk of the town yesterday.
Numbers and Stats from KKR vs SRH game:
1 – SRH for the first time will end up at last position in IPL points table.
1 – Bhuvneshwar Kumar became 1st player to play 100 matches for SRH in IPL.
2 – SRH recorded their 2nd lowest total in IPL while batting first.
Lowest total for SRH in IPL (While batting 1st):
113 vs MI in Hyderabad, 2015
115/8 vs KKR in Dubai, 2021
118/8 vs RPS in Hyderabad, 2016
118 vs MI in Mumbai, 2018
119/8 vs PWI in Pune, 2013
3 – Shubman Gill won MoM award for the 3rd time in IPL. He has smashed 232 runs in 9 inns vs SRH at batting average of 38.66.
Instances of Shubman Gill winning MoM award in IPL:
65*(49) vs PBKS, 2019
70*(62) vs SRH, 2020
57(51) vs SRH, 2021
3 – KKR have defeated SRH in all the 3 games that they played in UAE.
151.03 – Umran Malik bowled the fastest delivery by an Indian Player in IPL 2021 at 151.03 kmph.