KKR vs GT IPL 2023 match Highlights: With 29 runs wanted of the ultimate over, Kolkata Knight Riders’ Rinku Singh performed the knock of his life, hammering one 4 and as many as 5 sixes within the ultimate 5 deliveries to drag off a sensational three-wicket win for the two-time IPL winners KKR in opposition to defending champions Gujarat Titans in Indian Premier League (IPL) on Sunday (April 9). Rinku attained the last-ball win for Kolkata by hitting back-to-back sixes off left-arm GT pacer Yash Dayal on the trot.
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Rashid Khan was the choose of bowlers for Gujarat as he returned with spectacular figures of three for 37, whereas Alzarri Joseph (2/27) picked up two wickets, however all their efforts went in useless. There was a blistering knock from Venkatesh Iyer too as he performed a masterclass 40-balls 83 runs innings for Kolkata Knight Riders whereas newly-appointed captain Nitish Rana contributed with a fantastic 29-ball 45-run knock.
Earlier, electing to bat, GT rode on Sai Sudharsan and Vijay Shankar’s fifties to put up a mammoth 204 for 4. Hardik Pandya missed the sport as he’s unwell and in his place Rashid led GT.
Sudharsan made a 38-ball 53 whereas Shankar scored an unbeaten 63 off simply 24 balls. In addition to Sudharsan and Shankar, opener Shubman Gill made 39. For KKR, Sunil Narine picked up three wickets by freely giving 33 runs.
Gujarat Titans: 204 for 4 in 20 overs (Vijay Shankar 63 not out, Sai Sudharsan 53; Sunil Narine 3/33).
Kolkata Knight Riders: 207 for 4 in 20 overs (Venkatesh Iyer 83, Rinku Singh 48 not out, Nitish Rana 45; Rashid Khan 3/37, Alzarri Joseph 2/27).
(With PTI Inputs)