Kolkata Knight Riders vs SunRisers Hyderabad, IPL 2020: Hello and welcome to our coverage of KKR vs SRH live IPL match from Abu Dhabi. After DK’s captaincy calls came under question in their season opener heavy loss against MI, the KKR skipper has managed to tick all the boxes as far as bowling calls are concerned. His decision to give the new ball to Patt Cummins and Sunil Narine was spot on as the duo gave no space to SRH openers to work on. Then came another conservative spell by spinner Varun Chakravarthy in the middle over, giving no momentum for SRH to work on despite a sturdy half-century from Manish Pandey. While SRH expected the middle-order batsman — who stitched a 63-run stand with Wriddhiman for the third wicket, to up his ante in the death overs — Karthik’s decision to introduce Andre Russell in the 17the over gave the deathly blow to the batting side. The burly Trinidadian removed Pandey and gave away just 18 runs in his last two overs to halt SRH innings at 142/5. Here you can follow all the updates from KKR vs SRH live IPL match. (Scorecard)
KKR beat SRH by 7 wickets
23.03 IST: Natarajan to Morgan, FOUR and KKR beat SRH by 7 wickets
23.01 IST: Natarajan to Morgan, SIX! In the slot and Morgan sends it over the rope.
20.53 IST: Abhishek to Gill, SIX! Gill reaches towards the ball and plays it straight down the ground for a maximum.
20.46 IST: Bhuvneshwar to Morgan, SIX! In the slot and Morgan launches over extra cover for a magnificent six.
20:37 IST: Natarajan to Shubman, FOUR! Short ball and the batsman elegantly cuts it through point for a four. Fifty for the youngster.
22:29 IST: Rashid to Shubman, FOUR! Sweeps down to through the midwicket area for a boundary.
22.19 IST: Rashid to Morgan, FOUR! INNOVATIVE! Reverse sweep and it's over fielder for a boundary.
22.09 IST: Rashid to DK, OUT! LBW! Poor review from DK, he was confused and lost a crucial review of his team.
22.06 IST: Khaleel to Gill, FOUR! There was class written all over it, little width and Gill cuts it into the gap for a boundary.
22.04 IST: Khaleel to Gill, FOUR! Short and slower one from Khaleel as Gill makes room for himself and powers it over off side for a boundary.
21.59 IST: Natarajan to Rana, OUT! Good bowl as it was moving away from the batsman as Rana edges it to the wicketkeeper.
21.53 IST: Khaleel to Rana, FOUR! HAT-TRICK of FOURS! Back of a length delivery and Rana gets enough room to hammers it for another boundary.
21.52 IST: Khaleel to Rana, FOUR! On the pads and Rana times it well for back to back boundaries.
21.52 IST: Khaleel to Rana, FOUR! Short ball and Rana gets a top edge over the keeper for a boundary.
21.46 IST: Bhuvneshwar to Rana, FOUR! This time through deep extra cover, Bhuvneshwar under pressure now.
21.45 IST: Bhuvneshwar to Rana, FOUR! That sweet sound of the willow, little bit of room and the southpaw just punches it through cover for a glorious boundary.
21.42 IST: Khaleel to Gill, SIX! The batsman charges down the ground and launches it over long-on for a maximum.
21.39 IST: Khaleel to Narine, OUT! Good bowling from the southpaw as he bowls slightly short and Narine gets a big edge and Warner takes an easy catch.
21.36 IST: Bhuvneshwar to Gill, FOUR! On the pads and Gill accepts the gift with open arms and flicks it through deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
21.33 IST: Bhuvneshwar to Gill, DOUBLE! Classy drive from the young man as he off to the mark on the first delivery.
* Shubman Gill and Sunil Narine back for the chase
21.19 IST: Russell to Nabi, BYES, SINGLE! Excellent bowling from KKR as SRH score 142/4 in 20 overs
21.16 IST: Russell to Nabi, RUN OUT! Miscommunication in running as Saha departs after a slow innings.
21.15 IST: Russell to Nabi, FOUR! Shot of the innings, Russell misses the yorker and Nabi just flicks it beautifully for a boundary.
21.10 IST: Mavi to Nabi, FOUR! Clears his front leg and muscles it through the off side for a boundary.
21.07 IST: Russell to Saha, EDGED AND FOUR! It was in the air for a long time and Nagarkoti misjudged it at the boundary rope.
21.04 IST: Russell to Pandey, OUT! A quick full toss and Pandey wasn't in control to play and Russell takes an easy catch.
20.57 IST: Cummins to Pandey, FOUR! The batsman was not in full control as the ball lands in the gap and races away for a boundary.
20.54 IST: Varun to Saha, SIX! A much needed six as the duo needs to accelerate for the big finish.
20.50 IST: Narine to Pandey, SINGLE! Excellent over from the mystery man only 6 runs from it. Pressure is mounting on Pandey to increase the run rate now.
20.42 IST: Nagarkoti to Pandey, FOUR! Overpitched and Pandey slams it over extra covers for a boundary.
20.33 IST: Varun to Pandey, FOUR! The batsman gets the bottom edge on the ball and it beats the keeper and races away for a boundary.
20.19 IST: Varun to Warner, OUT! SOFT DISMISSAL, Varun gets the big man, excellent bowl as Warner tries to defend it but gives an easy catch to bowler.
20.12 IST: Kuldeep to Pandey, SIX! The batsman dances down the ground and launches it over long-on for a biggie.
20.09 IST: Varun to Warner, DOT BALL! The batsman cuts it and the fielder was there to prevent runs. Only four runs from the over.
19.59 IST: Cummins to Warner, FOUR! Short ball and it was a good one, but Warner was pretty ready for it and pulls it into the gap for a boundary.
19.55 IST: Mavi to Pandey, SIX! Short and the former KKR player hammers it over mid-wicket for a biggie.
19.49 IST: Cummins to Bairstow, OUT! Brilliant from the million-dollar man, he was building pressure on the batsman with dot balls and this one nips in and Jonny had no idea about it.
19.42 IST: Narine to Warner, SIX! In the air and it clears the rope. fullish from Narine and Warner just lofts it over long-on for a maximum.
19.40 IST: Cummins to Bairstow, DOT BALL! Excellent from Cummins only two runs from it.
* Cummins vs Warner - A battle to look out for
* Cummins into the attack
19.34 IST: Narine to Bairstow, SIngle! Tight first over from the mystery man as only 6 runs come from it.
19.31 IST: Surprise! Surprise! Sunil Narine to start the proceedings with the new ball.
19.28 IST: David Warner and Jonny Bairstow to open the innings for SRH
19.15 IST: Big game for Kamlesh Nagarkoti.
19.08 IST: Playing XIs of both teams are out
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Chakravarthy, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi
Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): David Warner(c), Jonny Bairstow(w), Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Mohammad Nabi, Wriddhiman Saha, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, K Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan
19.03 IST: Mohammad Nabi comes in for Mitchell Marsh, who has been ruled out of the tournament.
19.01 IST: SunRisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner wins toss and opts to bat first against Kolkata Knight Riders
18.30 IST: It's Dinesh Karthik vs David Warner - Two T20 specialists
18.15 IST: The Orange Army trained hard ahead of the clash against Kolkata Knight Riders.
18.05 IST: Andre Russell looks ready for the big contest
17.58 IST: Hello and welcome to our live blog of Kolkata Knight Riders vs SunRisers Hyderabad live IPL match.