IPL 2024 SRH vs KKR: Kolkata thrashes Hyderabad in final, wins their third title

IPL 2024: In the highly anticipated IPL final KKR won by 8 wickets on Sunday.  

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IPL 2024: Venkatesh Iyer has led KKR to clinch their title in the Indian Premier League. In the highly anticipated IPL final KKR won by 8 wickets on Sunday. In the grand finale of the IPL, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bowlers showcased an exceptional performance, limiting the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) to a meager total of 113 runs. Winning the toss, SRH chose to bat first, but it proved to be a decision that backfired dramatically.

Mitchell Starc emerged as the hero for KKR, setting the tone with a sensational spell of 2 wickets for 14 runs in just 3 overs. His precision and pace troubled the SRH batsmen right from the outset. The wicket of Abhishek Sharma in the very first over set the stage for a remarkable bowling display by the KKR bowlers.

Early wickets set tone

With key wickets falling early on, SRH found themselves in a precarious position at 23/3 within the powerplay overs. Vaibhav Arora and Harshit Rana joined Starc in dismantling the SRH top order, leaving them struggling to recover.

SRH struggles continue

Despite brief moments of resistance from the SRH batsmen, KKR maintained their stranglehold throughout the innings. Aiden Markram's dismissal by Andre Russell and subsequent wickets further dented SRH's hopes of posting a competitive total.

KKR's clinical batting display

Chasing a modest target of 114 runs, KKR approached the run chase with confidence. Venkatesh Iyer's aggressive batting set the tone for KKR's innings, with a blazing half-century off just 24 balls. Supported by Rahmanullah Gurbaz, KKR cruised to victory with 8 wickets in hand and 9 overs to spare. With a clinical bowling performance followed by an emphatic batting display, KKR clinched their third IPL title in impressive fashion, asserting their dominance in the tournament.

Final scorecard

  • Sunrisers Hyderabad: 113 all out in 18.3 overs
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: 114/2 in 10.3 overs