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SRH vs KKR Live score, IPL 2021: Rana 80, Tripathi 53 set Sunrisers 188 target in Chennai

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SRH vs KKR Live score, IPL 2021: Rana 80, Tripathi 53 set Sunrisers 188 target in ChennaiKKR vs SRH, IPL 2021 Match 3 Live Score: Get the live cricket score updates from today’s IPL match between Knight Riders and Sunrisers at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium.Bhuvneshwar Kumar finishing on an expensive note with Karthik getting stuck into him. The keeper-batsman collects 16 off Bhuvi including a six and a four. Kolkata finish on an imposing 187/6. Bhuvi got a wicket off the last ball, Shakib holing out. Bhuvi conceded 45 in his four. SRH need 188 to win. We will be back with the chase shortly.

 

KKR 171/5 after 19 Overs: It was proving to be an excellent 19th over from Natarajan until Karthik hit one straight over the bowler’s head for four. Still a good over. Only nine from it. Nattu was nailing the yorkers this over and it took some smart thinking from Karthik – he went deep in the crease and used the bottom hand – to turn the tide,

 

KKR 162/5 after 18 Overs: Nabi gets Rana and Morgan off successive deliveries. Dinesh Karthik and Shakib Al Hasan at the crease for KKR. This has been a good fightback from SRH.

 

KKR 159/3 after 17 Overs: Rashid Khan, you beauty. Russell holes out thanks to a sharp diving catch by Manish Pandey at long on. Eoin Morgan comes to the crease. Just seven off that over. Rashid Khan tonight – 4-0-24-2.

 

KKR 152/2 after 16 Overs: Natarajan gets the breakthrough! Tripathi is undone by the off-cutter. He holes out to Wriddhiman Saha for 53. That brings Andre Russell to the crease. He brings up KKR’s 150 with a boundary to fine leg. 7 runs and a wicket from that over.

 

KKR 145/1 after 15 Overs: Bhuvneshwar is back and Rana welcomes him by stepping away to smack him past point for a boundary. It’s Tripathi’s turn! In the slot and he carts the ball over the deep mid-wicket boundary for a huge six! He follows it up by opening the face of the bat late to guide the ball behind for a four. He ends the over with another four behind square. That’s his fifty off 28 balls. 19 off the over.

 

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KKR 126/1 after 14 Overs: Sandeep Sharma returns into the attack. Rana is in imperious touch. He sweeps a low full toss over deep square for six. 12 runs off the over. Rana batting on 72. Tripathi on 39. Partnership is 73.

 

KKR 114/1 after 13 Overs: Now Rashid’s bearing the brunt as well. Tripathi hits one straight down the ground for four. This has been a brilliant innings from the Maharashtra batsman. Nine off the over.

 

KKR 105/1 after 12 Overs: Mohammad Nabi [2.0-0-16-0] comes back and concedes a boundary straightaway. Tripathi collects a four through backward square leg. Rana then brings up the 50 partnership with a maximum. KKR have breezed past 100. Ominous signs for SRH.

 

KKR 92/1 after 11 Overs: T Natarajan [1.0-0-12-0] comes back for a new spell. He was right on the money until Rana clobbered one over fine leg and ruined his numbers. It was a short of a length ball from Nattu and Rana swivelled that hook shot over fine leg for his second maximum of the match.

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KKR 83/1 after 10 Overs: Vijay Shankar comes into the attack after the first time out. He bowls a half tracker and Tripathi just helps it to the backward square leg fence for four. Rana then gets to his 50 with a six. Just swivelled the pull over deep backward square for six. Top innings. 14 off the over.

 

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KKR 69/1 after 9 Overs: Nitish Rana is given out lbw off Rashid. He reviews immediately. Replays show an inside edge and Rana survives. That was crashing into the middle stump. Meanwhile, Vijay Shankar saves a certain boundary with a full length dive at long on. Keeps the batsmen down to two.

 

KKR 64/1 after 8 Overs: Nabi continues. Tripathi drills one over long-off for four. Easy as you like. Important to keep the momentum going. 11 off the over.

 

KKR 53/1 after 7 Overs: Rashid Khan, right-arm leg break, clean bowls Shubman Gill. Warner brings him on to get a breakthrough and he does just that. Deceived Gill with flight and dip. Rahul Tripathi joins Rana. Three runs and a wicket!

 

KKR 50/0 after 6 Overs: Nabi comes into the attack. Fourth bowler in the Powerplay. Rana puts one away to the fine leg for four. Rana, Gill bring up the 50 partnership. Powerplay is out of the way.

 

KKR 45/0 after 5 Overs: Whoa. Gill, you beauty. He welcomes Natarajan into the attack with a powerful punch over long-on for six. What a shot. Rana then uses his strong bottom hand to send one past mid on for four. 12 off the over.

 

KKR 33/0 after 4 Overs: Sandeep tries the knuckle ball and Rana has launched that over extra cover. He scythes the next delivery between point and cover for four. Make that three in three – a premeditated boundary to backward square leg. Rana getting a move on. An expensive over for SRH. 14 off it.

 

KKR 19/0 after 3 Overs: SHOT! Gill showing his class with a well-timed drive through wide long-on for four. A ball later, an inside edge off Rana’s bat falls short of the fielder at mid-on. Six from that over.

 

KKR 13/0 after 2 Overs: Sandeep Sharma sharing the new ball. He starts off with a dot. Gill’s off the mark with a quick single. Rana has a wild slog and the inside edge races away to fine leg for four. He follows it up with an imperious drive through covers.

 

KKR 4/0 after 1 Over: Nitish Rana opens his account with a glorious cover drive for four. Bhuvneshwar makes a good comeback after the boundary ball. The odd one is like to skid on low here. A four and five dots.

 

We are all set for action to begin at Chepauk. Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana will open the batting for KKR. Bhuvneshwar Kumar with the new ball!

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