Rashid Khan was introduced in the attack immediately after the end of powerplay and the leg-spinner struck gold on the first delivery of the seventh over.
Khan gave the wrong un a bit of air and proceeded to deceive Shubman Gill with his flight and dip.
Gill, who was already on one knee for the attempted slog-sweep, was left to rue his decision to do the same as he heard the death rattle of the stumps.
Gill’s wicket came at a crucial time for SunRisers Hyderabad as he and Nitish Rana had given Kolkata Knight Riders a brilliant start in the powerplay.
Batting first, the duo of Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana took apart the SRH seam bowlers in Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, and T Natarajan.
While Nitish Rana took the liking to Sandeep Sharma, smoking him for five boundaries across two overs, Shubman Gill played some sumptuous strokes, none better than the lofted on-drive that he hit off T Natarajan for a six.
KKR had raced their way to 0/50 after six overs but with the introduction of spin and especially Rashid Khan, they have managed just 19 runs in the last 18 balls. But Nitish Rana, en-route to his half-century, has broken the shackles by taking Vijay Shankar for
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