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KKR Clinch Thrilling 1-Run Victory Over RCB

KKR Clinch Thrilling 1-Run Victory Over RCB

In a nail-biting showdown, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) pulled off a remarkable one-run win against Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) in IPL 2024. With just 21 runs needed in the final over, tensions were high. Dinesh Karthik’s dismissal by Andre Russell in the 19th over increased the pressure on RCB. However, Karn Sharma’s brilliant batting, including three sixes off Mitchell Starc, revived RCB’s hopes momentarily.

But Starc’s crucial wicket of Karn Sharma tilted the scales in KKR’s favour. Despite needing only 3 runs off the last ball, RCB’s hopes were dashed when Lockie Ferguson was run out, securing KKR’s narrow victory.

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Here’s a breakdown of the dramatic final over:

• Starc’s first delivery was dispatched for a massive six by Karn Sharma.
•  Karn survived a scare on the second ball as he got an inside edge, narrowly avoiding dismissal.
• Sharma continued his onslaught, hitting another six over deep extra cover.
• With 9 runs needed off 3 balls, Karn Sharma smashed yet another six.
• Starc struck back, catching Sharma’s shot and dismissing him.
• With 3 runs needed off the final ball, Ferguson and Siraj attempted a risky run but fell short as Ferguson was run out by a quick throw from Ramandeep Singh, securing KKR’s thrilling win.

The stadium erupted into a deafening roar as the bails were dislodged, sealing KKR’s breathtaking victory in the most dramatic fashion possible. As the dust settled and the euphoria subsided, both teams were left to ponder the twists and turns of a match that will be etched in the annals of cricketing history.

For KKR, it was a triumph of courage and resilience, a testament to their unwavering spirit in adversity. For RCB, it was a bitter pill to swallow, yet a reminder of the fine margins that separate victory from defeat in the game of cricket.

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