Aeon Morgan scored 149 for 9 against Kolkata Knight Riders in the 46th match of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in the United Arab Emirates on Monday. 26. Read more | IPL 2020, KKR vs KXIP: Kings XI Punjab captain KL Rahul wins toss and opts to bowl first against Kolkata in Sharjah
Form bowlers Glenn Maxwell, Mohammad Shami and Arshdeep Singh returned to the game with the same energy and had no time to attack the opening batsmen. Maxwell flagged off the campaign for today’s unit and easily removed Nitish Rana with the second delivery of the match.
Shami also did what was most famous for him. Going down the field to deliver his first allotted over, Tripathi struck out 7 (4) and Karthik 0 (2) one after the other in the second over of the 1st innings. But then in his overs, he faced a encounter with Schupman, who forced Shami to leak several lengths.
Morgan’s squad struggled in its batting line-up this evening, but then the game dragged on with a solid partnership between captain and opener Gill. From many ranges and highs, the game was very smooth from here. When Morgan gave up 40 off 25 balls, Gill hit his fifty this evening. This definitely turned out to be the turning point for Unit Kolkata, which initially fell short due to the fall of the key three wickets in the match!
It is yet to be seen who will walk out victorious this evening and who will be an inch closer to the qualifying players. Meanwhile, KL Rahul and Chris Gayle are expected to put up a great performance for the fans in the batting innings. KKR’s mystery spinner Varun Chakraborty is also expected to show his confidence again and strangle his opponents with his attack.