DUBAI: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by seven wickets with two overs to spare at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Saturday.
Opener Shubman Gill (70 not out) and Eoin Morgan (42 not out) put up 92 runs for the fourth wicket to secure the victory.
Gill and Morgan helped KKR survive an early wobble in their chase of 143 after SRH dragged themselves to 142/4 wickets in 20 overs. KKR finished at 145/3 in 18 overs, IANS reported.
Earlier, SRH won the toss and chose to bat — the first time any team has done that this season. Manish Pandey top-scored with 51 off 38 balls as SRH scraped their way to 142/4 in 20 overs.
Brief scores: SRH 142/4 in 20 overs (Manish Pandey 51, David Warner 36; Andre Russell 1/16, Pat Cummins 1/19) lost to KKR 145/3 (Shubman Gill 70 not out, Eoin Morgan 42 not out; Rashid Khan 1/25, T Natarajan 1/27) by seven wickets.