KKR vs SRH - IPL 2024 Qualifier 1 - Kolkata Knight Riders Won By 8 Wickets

IPL 2024 Qualifier 1: KKR vs SRH – KKR Won By 8 Wickets

The Qualifier 1 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad (KKR vs SRH) took place at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on May 21, 2024. This high-stakes encounter determined which team would secure a spot in the IPL final.

Let check out KKR vs SRH head to head in the IPL.

KKR vs SRH: Head-To-Head in IPL

26 matches played between the KKR vs SRH. Kolkata Knight Riders has won 17 matches while Sunrisers Hyderabad has won 9 matches.

KKR vs SRH: Toss Moment

KKR vs SRH - IPL 2024 Qualifier 1 - Shreyas Iyer and Pat Cummins at toss moment.
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Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and elected to bat first.

“We are going to bat first. The surface looks good, with the grass holding it firmly. Let’s see how it behaves.Absolutely. We haven’t played in the finals for a couple of years.
The guys are excited, and hopefully, we’ll play well tonight.Not too bad. Yesterday was a travel day, and we had a 10-day break before the last game.”

Pat Cummins, SRH Skipper

“I would have loved to bowl first. In an intense game like this, it’s beneficial to know what the pitch does and what score we are chasing. The curator mentioned it’s mixed soil. Let’s see what it offers and how it plays.
It’s not about past achievements, it’s about performance on the day. Finishing on top is great, but the tournament isn’t over. We’re proud of what we’ve done, but we have a big game ahead. We’re taking it one game at a time and staying positive.”

Shreyas Iyer, KKR Skipper

KKR vs SRH: First Innings

Sunrisers Hyderabad Batting

KKR vs SRH - IPL 2024 Qualifier 1 - Rahul Tripathi scored 55 (35) with seven 4s and one 6s.
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Rahul Tripathi played a crucial innings. He scoring 55 runs off 35 balls, including seven boundaries and one six.

Heinrich Klaasen contributed with 32 runs off 21 balls, hitting three fours and one six. Pat Cummins played aggressively, scoring 30 runs off 24 balls with two fours and two sixes.

Other SRH batsmen made smaller contributions: Abhishek Sharma 3(4), Nitish Kumar Reddy 9(10), Abdul Samad 16(12), Vijayakanth Viyaskanth 7(5).

Travis Head, Shahbaz Ahmed, Sanvir Singh, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar were dismissed without scoring.

Kolkata Knight Riders Bowling

KKR vs SRH - IPL 2024 Qualifier 1 - Mitchell Starc 3/34 (4). He took Travis Head, Nitish Kumar Reddy and Shahbaz Ahmed's wickets.
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Mitchell Starc was the star performer for KKR, taking 3 wickets for 34 runs in 4 overs. He dismissed Travis Head, Nitish Kumar Reddy, and Shahbaz Ahmed.

Varun Chakaravarthy claimed 2 wickets for 26 runs in 4 overs, removing Heinrich Klaasen and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Vaibhav Arora contributed with 1 wicket for 17 runs in 2 overs, dismissing Abhishek Sharma.
Harshit Rana, Sunil Narine, and Andre Russell also chipped in with one wicket each.

Sunrisers Hyderabad managed to score 159 runs for 10 wickets in 19.3 overs.

KKR vs SRH: Second Innings

Kolkata Knight Riders Batting

KKR vs SRH - IPL 2024 Qualifier 1 - Shreyas Iyer scored 31* (18) with three 4s and one 6s.
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Rahmanullah Gurbaz played aggressively, scoring 23 runs off 14 balls with two fours and two sixes. Sunil Narine contributed 21 runs off 16 balls, hitting four fours.

Venkatesh Iyer anchored the innings with an unbeaten 44 runs off 25 balls, including five fours and three sixes.

Shreyas Iyer provided support, scoring 31 not out off 18 balls with three 4s and one 6s.
Rachin Ravindra scored a quick 1 run off 2 balls.

Sunrisers Hyderabad Bowling

KKR vs SRH - IPL 2024 Qualifier 1 - SRH's Bowling.
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Pat Cummins took 1 wicket for 38 runs in 3 overs, dismissing Sunil Narine. T Natarajan claimed 1 wicket for 22 runs in 3 overs, removing Rahmanullah Gurbaz.

Kolkata Knight Riders chased down the target comfortably, scoring 164 runs for 2 wickets in 13.4 overs.

Man of the Match

KKR vs SRH - IPL 2024 Qualifier 1 - Mitchell Starc is Man of the Match.
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Mitchell Starc was named the Man of the Match for his outstanding bowling performance.

“We know how important the powerplay is. Taking early wickets against a team like Hyderabad disrupts their middle order. Travis and Abhishek have been playing well, liking the width to free their arms. Swinging the ball and keeping it in line with the stumps, as we did in the powerplay, was key. Our spinners and the whole bowling unit performed great tonight. (On Head’s wicket) Got lucky, I guess (chuckles).
It was nice to get Trav out early, but he’ll probably come out swinging in the next game. They’re exciting to watch and hugely talented.Our attack is young and raw, with skillful players ready to step in if needed. Guys like Harshit have been phenomenal. Our whole bowling attack has been great, and it’s wonderful to see them firsthand. No doubt, they have many wickets in them in the IPL.”

Mitchell Starc, KKR

In a thrilling encounter, Kolkata Knight Riders secured an 8-wicket victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Their disciplined bowling and aggressive batting ensured their place in the IPL final.

Mitchell Starc’s brilliant spell played a pivotal role in KKR’s triumph. The stage is now set for an exciting final showdown!