Shubman Gill (R)
Shubman Gill (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.

Meanwhile, Faf du Plessis and Kagiso Rabada still hold the Orange Cap for most runs and Purple Cap for most wickets in the tournament so far.

Here are the top 5 players with most runs (Orange Cap):

1. Faf du Plessis - 173

2. KL Rahul - 153

3. Mayank Agarwal - 115

4. Rohit Sharma - 92

5. AB de Villiers - 79

Here are the top 5 players with most wickets (Purple Cap):

1. Kagiso Rabada - 5

2. Sam Curran - 5

3. Mohammad Shami - 4

4. Yuzvendra Chahal - 4

5. Sheldon Cottrell - 4

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