Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujrat Titans Highlights:
Gujarat Titans beat Kolkata Knight Riders by seven wickets in their Indian Premier League match, here on Saturday. Invited to bat, young Afghanistan keeper-batter Rahmanullah Gurbaz slammed 81 off 39 balls but KKR managed a below-par score of 179 for 7.
Gurbaz hit seven sixes and five fours in his scintillating knock while ‘birthday boy’ Andre Russell (34 off 19 balls) also used long handle to good effect towards the end.
GT chased down the target with 13 balls to spare, reaching 180 for 3 in 17.5 overs. Vijay Shankar remained not out on 51 while Shubman Gill and David Miller contributed 49 and 32 not out respectively.
It promised to be a close game for a long period of time until that Syuash Sharma over where Miller all of a sudden opened the floodgates with a couple of sixes. It went only in one direction from there on. Vijay
Shankar smacked the bowlers all over the park. This is his second 50 against the KKR this season. Nitish Rana will be looking back at the game and thinking about where has it all gone wrong for his side in this game. It is hard to pin-point one moment apart from that catch from Syuash. With the loss, it seems like curtains for the KKR for the playoff chances and the defending champions seems to be on their way once again to qualify for the top four.