IPL 2020 Live: T Natarajan Strikes To Remove Andre Russell

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    IPL 2020 Live: T Natarajan Strikes To Remove Andre Russell

    SRH vs KKR IPL 2020 Match Live Updates: T Natarajan Strikes To Remove Andre Russell

    SRH vs KKR IPL 2020 Score: SRH bowlers picked two wickets in quick succession to put their side on top.© BCCI/IPL

    Kolkata Knight Riders openers Shubman Gill and Rahul Tripathi gave their side a solid start against after SunRisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner won the toss and opted to bowl in Match No. 35 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. T Natarajan cleaned up Rahul Tripathi on the last ball of the Powerplay to give SRH their first breakthrough. Nitish Rana took charge against SRH strike bowler Rashid Khan smashed him for a couple of boundaries. The Afghan star came back strongly and sent Gill packing  in his next over, thanks to a sensational catch by Priyam Garg in the deep. Vijay Shankar got rid of Rana in the next over to push KKR on the backfoot. (LIVE SCORECARD)

    IPL 2020 Match 35 Live Updates Between SunRisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders, Straight From Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi





    • 16: 54 (IST)

      All eyes on Karthik-Morgan!

      The onus of getting KKR to a fighting total is on former skipper and current skipper Dinesh Karthik and Eoin Morgan.

    • 16: 51 (IST)

      WICKET! Andre Russell c Shankar b T Natarajan 9 (11)!

      A half-tracker from Andre Russell and you expect a player like him to put it away but not when he is struggling to score runs. The shot came off the toe end of the bat and went straight into the hand of Vijay Shankar guarding the fence. Russell’s struggle with the bat in IPL 2020 continues. 

    • 16: 46 (IST)

      FOUR!

      T Natarajan bowls a no ball and Eoin Morgan makes the most of the free-hit and smashed a a boundary straight over bowler’s head. 

    • 16: 41 (IST)

      FOUR!

      Vijay Shankar bowls full and wide and Andre Russell leans forward and smashes it powerfully through covers to open his account with a boundary.

    • 16: 39 (IST)

      WICKET! Nitish Rana c Priyam Garg b Shankar 29(20)!

      Vijay Shankar ends Nitish Rana’s short stay at crease as he tried to go clear the vacant midwicket fence. Priyam Garg covered a lot of ground and kept his eyes on the ball all this while and grabbed it with both hands to send his packing.

      — IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 18, 2020

    • 16: 33 (IST)

      WICKET! Shubman Gill c Priyam Garg b Rashid Khan 36(37)!

      Shubman Gill once again fails to convert his start into a big score. He went for a big shot but a young Priyam Garg pulled off a sensational catch in the deep to send him packing.

    • 16: 31 (IST)

      SIX! Rana smashes Rashid for a maximum!

      Rashid Khan bowls right in the slot and Nitish Rana clears the long-on fence for a six.

    • 16: 28 (IST)

      Brilliant bowling from Vijay Shankar!

      A brilliant over form Vijay Shankar as he bowled four dot balls to Shubman Gill and gave just three runs. The last ball was struck hard by Nitish Rana and but a brilliant fielding effort at backward point by Kane Williamson helped save three runs.

    • 16: 25 (IST)

      FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries!

      Rashid Khan bowls a rare full toss and Nitish Rana goes down on his knees and sweeps it it towards the midwicket region and collects consecutive boundary.

    • 16: 23 (IST)

      FOUR!

      Rashid Khan gives his ball some air and Nitish Rana hits it straight down the ground and collects a solid boundary. 

    • 16: 22 (IST)

      Spinner in to the attack!

      David Warner has brought in his strike bowler Rashid Khan, expecting him to provide a breakthrough or two. 

    • 16: 15 (IST)

      FOUR!

      Nitish Rana comes down the track and opens up the off side field with an inside out shot and lofts the ball towards extra-cover region. First boundary for Rana.

    • 16: 09 (IST)

      FOUR! 50 up for KKR!

      A miscued shot from Shubman Gill falls in front of the short third-man fielder. The fielder was caught in two minds whether to go for the catch or stop the ball and in the end could do neither of the two and ball rolled over the fence.

    • 16: 05 (IST)

      WICKET! Natarajan cleans up Rahul Tripathi!

      Rahul Tripathi misses his pull shot and T Natarajan’s short-of-a-length delivery take the top of middle stump, giving SRH first breakthrough. He departs for 23 off 16 balls.

      — IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 18, 2020

    • 15: 59 (IST)

      FOUR!

      A short-of-a-length delivery from T Natarajan and Shubman Gill pulls it towards deep midwicket for another boundary.

    • 15: 56 (IST)

      FOUR!

      Basil Thampi persists with his short ball and Shubman Gill anticipates that early and backs away to make some room and pierces the gap between cover and point for a cracking boundary.

    • 15: 52 (IST)

      Back to back boundaries!

      Shubman Gill changes gears after a slow start and collects two consecutive boundaries off Basil Thampi.  The first boundary was a result of a thick top edge that flew over keeper’s head while the second shot was a powerful pull shot towards midwicket, which came off the middle of the bat.

    • 15: 51 (IST)

      FOUR!

      T Natarajan bowls on the leg stump and Rahul Tripathi plays it towards backward square leg fence to finish the over with a boundary. Expensive start this from Natarajan as he gave away 13 runs in his first over.

    • 15: 47 (IST)

      SIX!

      T Natarajan bowls a overpitch delivery and Rahul Tripathi lofts it over mid-off for first six of the match. Tripathi didn’t try to hit it too hard but just timed it to perfection.

    • 15: 44 (IST)

      Slow start for KKR!

      A slow start this from Kolkata Knight Riders openers and it could have been worse had Rashid Khan held on to that catch.

    • 15: 39 (IST)

      Dropped! Shubman Gill gets life!

      Basil Thampi bowls on the middle and leg and Shubman Gill flicks it but it goes to Rashid Khan and he made a complete mess of it. It came in at a good height and he got to the ball in time but let it slip between his hands after gong down on his knees. 

      WATCH – Rashid drops Gill early.

      It was curtains for Shubman Gill early in the innings. Rashid at deep square leg dropped a regulation catch. A life for Gill.https://t.co/jL1RxWLZBu #Dream11IPL

      — IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 18, 2020

    • 15: 36 (IST)

      Thampi comes in to bowl!

      Basil Thampi, playing his first game this season, comes in to the attack from the other end.

    • 15: 34 (IST)

      FOUR!

      Sandeep Sharma bowls it way outside off stump, Rahul Tripathi leans forward and reaches out for the delivery and steers it away behind square for a boundary.

    • 15: 32 (IST)

      First runs for KKR!

      Shubman Gill gets off the mark with a single. Sandeep Sharma bowled it on the pads allowing Gill to steer it on the leg side hands

    • 15: 30 (IST)

      Here we go!

      Shubman Gill and Rahul Tripathi are walking out in the middle to open the innings for KKR, while Sandeep Sharma will start the proceedings for SRH.

    • 15: 18 (IST)

      Sunil Narine sits out for KKR!

      Sunil Narine, who was cleared by IPL suspect bowling action committee earlier today, sits out of this game as KKR skipper Eoin Morgan saying he is shaping up well but they didn’t want to rush him in for today’s game. 

    • 15: 10 (IST)

      Here’s how both the Playing XIs looks like!

      Both teams have made two changes to their playing XI from last game. 

      KKR: Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Eoin Morgan (capt), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy

      SRH: David Warner (capt), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Basil Thampi

      A look at the Playing XI for #SRHvKKR #Dream11IPL pic.twitter.com/iTpkfTe47T

      — IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 18, 2020

    • 14: 59 (IST)

      Warner gearing up for clash!

      SunRiser Hyderabad skipper David Warner is gearing up for the big clash. He will be eager to get his side back to winning ways.

      — IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 18, 2020

    • 14: 51 (IST)

      KKR have edge in head to head!

      KKR have a upper hand in the head to head stats, winning 11 IPL matches in IPL out of 18, including one earlier this season.

    • 14: 49 (IST)

      David Warner vs Eoin Morgan!

      David Warner will be up against England’s World Cup winning captain Eoin Morgan who took charge of the side in their last game and face defeat. He will be eager to register first win as a KKR skipper. When these two sides met last, Morgan impressed with the bat and will be lookin g to carry it forward in this game as well.

      — IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 18, 2020

    • 14: 46 (IST)

      Crucial game for both sides!

      With the tournament coming towards its business end, it’s a crucial game for both the sides. A win will help SRH break into the top 4, while KKR will hope to bridge the gap between them and top three.

    • 14: 10 (IST)

      Hello and welcome!

      Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Match 35 between SunRisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders from Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. KKR are placed 4th, while SRH are below them on the fifth spot. 

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