Sunil Narine (L), Khalil Ahmed (R)
Sunil Narine (L), Khalil Ahmed (R)

Young Shubman Gill drove, pulled and cut with authority in an unbeaten 62-ball 70 as Kolkata Knight Riders overwhelmed Sunrisers Hyderabad by seven wickets in the Indian Premier League here on Saturday.

Gill and Eoin Morgan (42 not out in 29 balls) complemented a disciplined bowling effort, helping the Knight Riders open their account with a convincing win.

The 21-year-old opener anchored the chase perfectly as Morgan counterattacked to seal the issue in KKR's favour with two overs to spare, after their opening game debacle.

Here is the Points Table:

1. Delhi Capitals - 4 (points), +1.100 (NRR)

2. Kings XI Punjab - 2 (points), +2.425 (NRR)

3. Mumbai Indians - 2 (points), +0.993 (NRR)

4. Rajasthan Royals - 2 (points), +0.800 (NRR)

5. Kolkata Knight Riders - 2 (points), -0.767 (NRR)

6. Chennai Super Kings - 2 (points), -0.840 (NRR)

7. Royal Challengers Bangalore - 2 (points), -2.175 (NRR)

8. Sunrisers Hyderabad - 0 (points), -0.730 (NRR)

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