Young Shubham Gill from Kolkata Knight Riders scored an unbeaten 62 runs off 70 balls in the match. Gill and Eoin Morgan together helped KKR to score 42 not out in 29 balls.
The 21-year-old batsman came on the field to open the match and was able to stay on the crease till the last ball.
He helped his team cross the finishing line very easily. He also won the ‘Man of the Match’ award in the game.
Kelvin Pietersen praised the batsman for his calm and composed innings. He further said that the batsman should be made the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders.
Shubham Gill had also proven his worth in the under 19 world cup led by Prithvi Shaw. His performance was noticed by Kolkata Knight Riders who then made him a part of the team.
He scored 563 runs in 29 matches. His average speed was 35.18. He also scored 5 centuries in the match.
Kolkata Knight Riders had their first victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad in dream 11 IPL 2020. It helped them move to the fifth position in the points table.
Gill further said that it was his duty to perform well as an opener in the match. The cricketer further said that his practice of power-hitting for the past couple of years paid off in the match.
The match started with David Warner from Sunrisers Hyderabad winning the toss and opting to bat.
From Sunrisers Hyderabad Manish Pandey played a good match. He scored a 15th IPL half-century in the match.
Kolkata Knight Riders will now face Rajasthan Royals on the 30th of September in Dubai.
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