IPL 2021 SRH vs KKR: Kolkata Knight Riders Beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 10 Runs in Their Opening Match | See Pics

Opener Nitish Rana (80) and Rahul Tripathi (53) hit fluent half-centuries to script Kolkata Knight Riders' comfortable 10-run win against Sunrisers Hyderabad in their Indian Premier League match on Sunday.

Asked to bat Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill put up a 53-run opening partnership off 42 balls before the latter fell to Rashid. However, Rana played an astonishing 80-run knock. (Credit: Twitter/@IPL)

After Gill’s departure, Rahul Tripathi then came in and scored a belligerent 53 off 29 balls, smashing five fours and two sixes. Tripathi put up 93 runs off just 50 balls for the second wicket with Rana. (Credit: Twitter/@IPL)

Bairstow scored 55 runs in 40 balls but Cummins dismissed him in the 13th over to turn the game in KKR’s favour. (Credit: Twitter/@IPL)

Dinesh Karthik then scored 22 runs off nine balls as KKR score 187/6 while Shakib fell to Bhuvneshwar Kumar off the last ball of the innings. (Credit: PTI)

Chasing the formidable target, SRH lost their openers David Warner (3) and Wriddhiman Saha (7) early. Prasiddh Krishna dismissed Warner, while Shakib al Hasan castled Saha. (Credit: PTI)

Pandey scored unbeaten 61 runs off 44 balls in which he hit two fours and three sixes. He fought for his team till the end. (Credit PTI)

KKR were propelled to 187/6 in 20 overs thanks to Nitish Rana (80) and Rahul Tripathi’s (53) knocks. In reply, SRH were restricted to 177/5 with Prasidh Krishna taking two wickets for 35 runs. KKR won by 10 runs. (Credit: PTI)

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