IPL 2021: The records scripted as KKR gets off to winning start against SRH
This is the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League. Kolkata Knight Riders is a former champion, having won it on two occasions (2012 and 2014). Meanwhile, Sunrisers Hyderbad, too, won it in 2016. While KKR finished fifth last season, SRH finished third.
The 2021 Indian Premier League is already starting to get thrilling. In a clash of two former champions, Kolkata Knight Riders trumped Sunrisers Hyderabad by ten runs in Match 3 at the MA Chidambaram (Chepauk) Stadium in Chennai on Sunday. Meanwhile, we take a look at some of the records that were scripted.
Manish Pandey scripts a heart-breaking one
Pandey played a praiseworthy knock of an unbeaten 61 but ended up on the losing side. As a result, he has been involved in most unsuccessful IPL chases despite remaining not out while batting in the top five (4, along with David Miller).
KKR attains a landmark win
The win happened to be KKR's 100th win in the IPL. It is only the third team after Chennai Super Kings (106) and Mumbai Indians (120) to do so.
Winning the toss, SRH skipper David Warner invited KKR to bat first, as Nitish Rana and Rahul Tripathi nailed the bowlers to post a respectable total of 187/6. While the SRH batsmen, namely Pandey and Jonny Bairstow, did well, the KKR bowlers were too strong to give up, as SRH fell short by ten runs.
Brief scores: KKR 187/6 (Rana- 80, Tripathi- 53; Rashid- 2/24, Nabi- 2/32) beat SRH 177/5 (Pandey 61*, Bairstow- 55; Krishna- 2/35) by ten runs.