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IPL 2024: KKR Beat SRH To Secure Spot In The Final

IPL 2024: KKR Beat SRH To Secure Spot In The Final

On May 21, 2024, in the IPL 2024 Qualifier 1, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) secured a resounding victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). The match began with SRH batting first, but they struggled from the outset. Mitchell Starc, opening the bowling for KKR, dismissed Travis Head for a duck with a brilliant inswinging delivery that shattered the stumps.

Abhishek Sharma followed soon after, caught by Russell off Vaibhav Arora, leaving SRH at 13/2 in 2 overs. Despite some resistance from Rahul Tripathi and Heinrich Klaasen, SRH’s innings continued to falter. Starc struck again, removing Nitish Kumar Reddy and Shahbaz Ahmed in quick succession, both for single digits. Varun Chakravarthy then trapped Klaasen with a precise yorker.

Sunil Narine added to SRH’s woes by bowling Sanvir Singh for a duck. The SRH innings finally ended at 159 all out, with Pat Cummins and tail-ender Viyaskanth adding some late runs but failing to reach a competitive total. KKR’s chase started strongly, with openers Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Sunil Narine providing a solid foundation.

Venkatesh and Shreyas Iyer Lead KKR’s Charge Despite Early Loss of Gurbaz

Despite losing Gurbaz for 23 to Natarajan, KKR continued their march towards the target. Venkatesh Iyer and captain Shreyas Iyer led the charge, with Venkatesh hitting a series of boundaries and a massive six off Vijayakanth Viyaskanth. Shreyas was dropped twice, first by Travis Head and then by Klaasen, but he capitalized on these chances, smashing several boundaries and reaching his fifty in just 23 balls.

Shreyas Iyer’s Heroics Seal KKR’s Win, Fans Celebrate on Social Media

The climax came swiftly as KKR needed just a few runs to win. Shreyas Iyer sealed the victory in style, hitting consecutive sixes off Travis Head to bring up his fifty and end the match. KKR finished at 164/2 in 13.4 overs, clinching a spot in the IPL 2024 final. The fans’ reaction to KKR’s victory was euphoric.

Social media was abuzz with praise for the team’s dominant performance, particularly highlighting Starc’s exceptional bowling and Shreyas Iyer’s explosive batting. Fans at the stadium erupted in cheers, waving KKR flags and chanting in support of their team.

The atmosphere was electric as KKR’s players celebrated on the field, acknowledging the crowd’s support. The victory not only secured their place in the final but also boosted the morale of the team and its supporters, promising an exciting conclusion to the IPL season.


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