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MI vs KKR - 3 May 2024 - Kolkata Knight Riders Won By 24 Runs at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

IPL 2024: MI vs KKR – Kolkata Knight Riders Won By 24 Runs

In the heart of Mumbai, the iconic Wankhede Stadium set the stage for the 51st match of the IPL 2024 season, where Mumbai Indians faced off against Kolkata Knight Riders (MI vs KKR).

The clash was not just a game but a spectacle of cricketing prowess.

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

MI vs KKR: Head-To-Head in IPL

32 matches played between the MI vs KKR. Mumbai Indians has won 23 matches while Kolkata Knight Riders has won 9 matches.

Toss Moment

MI vs KKR - 3 May 2024 - Hardik Pandya and Shreyas Iyer at Toss Moment.
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MI won the toss and chose to field first, a decision that seemed strategic given the pitch conditions.

“We’ve chosen to bowl first, playing for our pride. It’s great to be back home and ready for an exciting match. The pitch is fresh, and we haven’t had the opportunity to play on it this season, so we feel bowling first might be advantageous. We have one change: Naman Dhir replaces Nabi in the lineup.”

Hardik Pandya, MI Skipper

“It’s all about focusing on the details and doing the small things right. Despite the dew factor, we need to stay focused and believe in our abilities. The message to the team is crystal clear; everyone knows their role, and we’re eager for a great game. We’ve decided to bat first and stick with the same lineup.”

Shreyas Iyer, KKR Skipper

MI vs KKR: First Innings

Kolkata Knight Riders Batting

MI vs KKR - 3 May 2024 - Venkatesh Iyer scored 70 (52) with six 4s and three 6s.
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KKR’s innings was a display of controlled aggression.
Venkatesh Iyer stood out with a stellar 70 off 52 balls, hitting six 4s and three 6s. Manish Pandey supported well with a quick 42 off 31 deliveries.

The rest of the batting lineup chipped in, but none could convert starts into significant scores.

KKR set a target of 170 after being bowled out for 169 in 19.5 overs.

Mumbai Indians Bowling

MI vs KKR - 3 May 2024 - Hardik Pandya 2/44 (4). He took Sunil Narine and Manish Pandey's wicket.
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MI’s bowlers put up a commendable effort to restrict KKR. Jasprit Bumrah’s precision yielded 3 wickets for just 18 runs.

Nuwan Thushara and Hardik Pandya also made valuable contributions, taking 3 and 2 wickets respectively.
Piyush Chawla’s economical spell included a crucial wicket.

MI vs KKR: Second Innings

Mumbai Indians Batting

MI vs KKR - 3 May 2024 - Suryakumar Yadav scored 56 (35) with six 4s and two 6s.
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In response, MI’s Suryakumar Yadav fought valiantly, scoring a brisk 56 off 35 balls.
However, the rest of the batsmen struggled against a disciplined KKR bowling attack.

The team was eventually bundled out for 145 in 18.5 overs.

Kolkata Knight Riders Bowling

MI vs KKR - 3 May 2024 - Mitchell Starc 4/33 (3.5). He took Ishan Kishan, Tim David, Gerald Coetzee and Piyush Chawla's wicket.
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Mitchell Starc was the pick of the bowlers for KKR, claiming 4 wickets for 33 runs.

Sunil Narine and Varun Chakaravarthy took 2 wickets each, and Andre Russell’s double strike further dented MI’s hopes.

KKR’s comprehensive performance with both bat and ball ensured a victory by 24 runs over MI.

Man of the Match

Venkatesh Iyer’s match-winning innings earned him the ‘Man of the Match’ title, as his contribution was pivotal in setting up KKR’s win.

MI vs KKR - 3 May 2024 - Venkatesh Iyer is the Man of the Match.
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“Being adaptable is key in professional cricket, so I wanted to play a flexible role. Since I was hitting the ball well, I decided to anchor the innings, and it worked out nicely. This was the 4th or 5th time Manish was padded up, and finally, he got to bat today, all thanks to the impact player rule. It was beneficial to send someone like Manish to anchor the innings before Russell and Ramandeep.
Throughout the innings, Manish guided me, offering insights on which bowlers to take on and which situations to handle. He’s an experienced campaigner, and his mentorship was invaluable. Being a smarter cricketer allows you to make better decisions. While I could have taken on Piyush Chawla or any other seamer, I chose to play according to the situation. I’m a huge fan of Dada so I sought his advice on my stance and position, which worked out well for me. It was a fruitful conversation with him.”

Venkatesh Iyer, KKR

KKR’s Day at Wankhede The match concluded with KKR celebrating a well-deserved win.

Their all-round performance outshone MI’s efforts, and the victory margin of 24 runs reflected their dominance in the game.

KKR vs DC - 29 APR 2024 - KKR won by 7 wickets against DC at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

IPL 2024: KKR vs DC – Kolkata Knight Riders Won By 7 Wickets

In the heart of Kolkata, the iconic Eden Gardens set the stage for the 47th match of the IPL 2024 season, featuring a riveting clash between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals (KKR vs DC).

The evening of April 29 saw a spectacular display of cricket, with KKR emerging victorious by 7 wickets.

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

KKR vs DC: Head-To-Head in IPL

32 matches played between the KKR vs DC. Kolkata Knight Riders has won 17 matches while Delhi Capitals has won 15 matches.

Toss Moment

KKR vs DC - 29 APR 2024 - Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer at Toss Moment.
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Winning the toss, DC elected to bat, setting the scene for an exciting first innings.

“We’ll bat first. We Would like to put a total on the board. The wicket seems to be on the slower side. Prithvi Shaw comes back, and Kumar Kushagra misses out. Rasikh Dar starts in place of Mukesh I guess. We always talk about taking one game at a time.”

Rishabh Pant, DC Skipper

“We were looking to field first. Were having a chat and Rishabh he said ‘We’re looking to bat’ and I said we’re looking to field. We’re trying to keep things as simple as possible.
When you lose a game like that, scoring 260, it’s easy for people to go away from each other and backbite. The idea is to keep everyone together. Mitchell Starc and Vaibhav Arora are back.”

Shreyas Iyer, KKR Skipper

KKR vs DC: First Innings

Delhi Capitals Batting

KKR vs DC - 29 APR 2024 - Kuldeep Yadav scored 35* (26) with five 4s and one 6s.
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Kuldeep Yadav leading the charge, remaining unbeaten at 35 runs off 26 balls, including five 4s and a 6.
Rishabh Pant contributed a quick 27 runs, while Abishek Porel and Axar Patel added 18 and 15 runs, respectively.

Prithvi Shaw and Jake Fraser-Mcgurk also made brief but impactful contributions.

Kolkata Knight Riders Bowling

KKR vs DC - 29 APR 2024 - Varun Chakaravarthy 3/16 (4). He took Rishabh Pant, Tristan Stubbs and Kumar Kushagra's wickets.
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KKR’s bowlers, however, had other plans. Varun Chakaravarthy’s exceptional spell of 3/16 in 4 overs dismantled DC’s top order, earning him the Man of the Match title.

Harshit Rana and Vaibhav Arora supported well, taking two wickets each and maintaining pressure throughout.

Sunil Narine and Mitchell Starc also chipped in with crucial wickets, restricting DC to 153 runs in 20 overs.

KKR vs DC: Second Innings

Kolkata Knight Riders Batting

KKR vs DC - 29 APR 2024 - Phil Salt scored 68 (33) with seven 4s and five 6s.
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The second innings saw KKR’s batsmen rise to the occasion, with Phil Salt’s explosive 68 off 33 balls setting the pace for the chase.

Shreyas Iyer and Venkatesh Iyer played anchor roles, scoring 33* and 26* runs, respectively.

Sunil Narine’s quick 15 and Rinku Singh’s 11 further propelled KKR towards the target.

Delhi Capitals Bowling

KKR vs DC - 29 APR 2024 - Lizaad Williams 1/38 (3). He took Rinku Singh's wicket.
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DC’s bowlers, particularly Axar Patel, who took 2/25 in 4 overs, tried to stem the flow of runs, but KKR’s batting prowess proved too strong.

Lizaad Williams managed to claim a wicket, but KKR comfortably reached the target of 154 runs in just 16.3 overs.

Man of the Match

Varun Chakaravarthy’s exceptional spell of 3/16 in 4 overs dismantled DC’s top order, earning him the Man of the Match title.

KKR vs DC - 29 APR 2024 - Varun Chakaravarthy is the Man of the Match.
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“Yes the wicket was holding up a little and it did turn a lot more in the second innings. I feel the ball where the catch was dropped was a better delivery, the ball that got me the wicket can be a six on any other ground. That has been the feature of this year’s IPL, it has become a game of very small margins for the bowler. I personally enjoyed the wicket of Stubbs more. The support staff has played a huge role in my development as a player.”

Varun Chakaravarthy, Kolkata Knight Riders

KKR’s win was a testament to their balanced performance in both batting and bowling departments.
Varun Chakaravarthy’s pivotal role in dismantling DC’s batting lineup, coupled with Phil Salt’s aggressive batting, were the highlights of the match.

This victory not only showcased KKR’s strategic prowess but also solidified their position as formidable contenders in the tournament.

KKR vs PBKS - 26 APR 2024 - PBKS won by 6 wickets against KKR at Eden Garden, Kolkata.

KKR vs PBKS: IPL 2024 – Punjab Kings Won By 8 Wickets

In the heart of Kolkata, the Eden Gardens witnessed a high-octane 42nd match of the IPL 2024 season, featuring Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings (KKR vs PBKS).

The match unfolded on the 26th of April, with PBKS emerging victorious by 8 wickets.

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

KKR vs PBKS: Head-To-Head in IPL

32 matches played between the KKR vs PBKS. Kolkata Knight Riders has won 21 matches while Punjab Kings has won 11 matches.

Toss Moment

KKR vs PBKS - 26 APR 2024 - Shreyas Iyer and Sam Curran at Toss Moment.
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The game commenced with PBKS winning the toss and opting to field, setting the stage for KKR’s batting spectacle.

“We will have a bowl. We had four games at home, but unfortunately lost all the matches, The guys are ready for the away games though. We know what we need to do from here, just go out and express ourselves. Liam Livingstone misses out while Jonny Bairstow is back in the side.”

Sam Curran, PBKS Skipper

” We’ve had different players stepping up at different times, that’s a pleasing thing this season. Starc got a cut on his finger in the last game so he misses out and Dushmantha Chameera replaces him. Hoping to continue the same form and momentum.”

Shreyas Iyer, KKR Skipper

KKR vs PBKS: First Innings

Kolkata Knight Riders Batting

KKR vs PBKS - 26 APR 2024 - Phil Salt scored 75 (37) and Sunil Narine scored 71 (32).
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KKR’s innings was a display of fireworks, with Phil Salt leading the charge with a blistering 75 off 37 balls, including six boundaries and an equal number of sixes.

Sunil Narine complemented Salt’s aggression with a rapid 71 off 32 balls, hitting nine fours and four sixes.

Contributions from Venkatesh Iyer (39 off 23), Shreyas Iyer (28 off 10), and Andre Russell (24 off 12) propelled KKR to a formidable total of 261/6 in their allotted 20 overs.

Punjab Kings Bowling

KKR vs PBKS - 26 APR 2024 - Arshdeep Singh 2/45 (4). He took Andre Russell and Shreyas Iyer's wickets.
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PBKS’s bowlers had their moments despite the onslaught. Arshdeep Singh was the pick of the bowlers with 2/45, claiming the crucial wickets of Andre Russell and Shreyas Iyer.

Rahul Chahar, Harshal Patel, and Sam Curran each took a wicket, but they couldn’t stem the flow of runs.

KKR vs PBKS: Second Innings

Punjab Kings Batting

KKR vs PBKS - 26 APR 2024 - Jonny Bairstow scored 108* (48) with eight 4s and nine 6s.
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Chasing a mammoth target of 262, PBKS’s response was nothing short of spectacular.
Jonny Bairstow anchored the innings with an unbeaten 108 off 48 balls, smashing eight fours and nine sixes.

Shashank Singh played a stellar supporting role, scoring 68 off 28 balls*, while Prabhsimran Singh contributed a quickfire 54 off 20 balls.

The chase was completed in just 18.4 overs, with PBKS losing only two wickets in the process.

Kolkata Knight Riders Bowling

KKR vs PBKS - 26 APR 2024 - Sunil Narine 1/24 (4). He took Rilee Rossouw's wicket.
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KKR’s bowling unit, led by Sunil Narine (1/24), tried to defend their total but found themselves outplayed by the sheer batting prowess of PBKS.

Narine’s dismissal of Rilee Rossouw and a run-out were the only blemishes in an otherwise flawless chase by PBKS.

Man of the Match

The victory was a testament to PBKS’s batting depth and their ability to chase down a challenging score.

Jonny Bairstow was rightly adjudged the Man of the Match for his match-winning century, which was pivotal in PBKS’s triumph.

KKR vs PBKS - 26 APR 2024 - Jonny Bairstow is the Man of the Match.
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“We got off to a good start. That was the key. They got off to a good start as well. You have to take risks in such matches. Sometimes luck will go your way. Some days it won’t be your day. I tried to whack it as far as possible. If it is in your area, you have to go.  Shashank Singh is a special player with some serious hitting abilities.”

Jonny Bairstow, Punjab Kings

The match will be remembered for its magic moments:

The high-scoring drama, Phil Salt’s and Sunil Narine’s explosive innings for KKR, and Jonny Bairstow’s and Shashank Singh’s match-winning knocks for PBKS.

The clash between KKR and PBKS was a true exhibition of T20 cricket at its best.

PBKS showcasing their batting might to chase down one of the highest targets in the IPL history. And marking a memorable win at the iconic Eden Gardens.

kkr vs rcb - 21 april 2024 - KKR Won By 1 Run against RCB at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

IPL 2024: KKR vs RCB – Kolkata Knight Riders Won By 1 Run

In an electrifying encounter at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata, the 36th match of the IPL 2024 season unfolded between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bengaluru (KKR vs RCB).

The match was a nail-biting affair that concluded with KKR clinching victory by the slimmest margin of one run.

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

Venue: Eden Gardens

33 matches played between the KKR vs RCB at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Kolkata Knight Riders has won 19 matches while Royal Challengers Bengaluru has won 14 matches.

Toss Moment

kkr vs rcb - 21 april 2024 - Shreyas Iyer and Faf du Plessis at toss moment.
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Royal Challengers Bengaluru, having won the toss, opted to field first, setting the stage for KKR’s batsmen to showcase their prowess.

“We’ve decided to chase. Eden Gardens has a history of favoring the chasing side, and we’ll stick to that strategy today. We observed the conditions yesterday, and it did get cooler after a while, so we’ll look to adapt accordingly.
T20 cricket has evolved, and even conceding runs in the powerplay doesn’t necessarily mean poor bowling. The key is to take wickets consistently, even if the opposition is scoring, and capitalize on the latter part of their innings.”

Faf du Plessis, RCB Skipper

“Last time around, we played an afternoon game here, so we’ve got a good sense of how the pitch behaves. We’d have preferred to bowl first given the conditions, but now that we’re batting, we’ll focus on tiring them out in this sweltering heat.
Our batsmen are in fine touch, so we’ll aim to keep it simple and stick to the basics. No changes in our lineup. It’s crucial to adapt quickly to the conditions, execute our plans, and play each ball on its merit. Let’s stay focused on the present and adjust our target accordingly if the pitch conditions change.”

Shreyas Iyer, KKR Skipper

First Innings

KKR Batting

kkr vs rcb - 21 april 2024 - Shreyas Iyer scored 50 (36) with seven 4s and one 6s.
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The first innings was a display of sheer batting brilliance from KKR.

Shreyas Iyer, the captain, led from the front with a well-crafted 50 off 36 balls, including seven boundaries and a six.

Phil Salt provided a rapid start with 48 runs off just 14 balls, his innings peppered with seven fours and three sixes.

The power-hitting continued with Andre Russell smashing an unbeaten 27 off 20 balls. Both Rinku Singh and Ramandeep Singh contributing valuable runs to the total.

KKR set a formidable target of 222 runs for the loss of six wickets.

RCB Bowling

kkr vs rcb - 21 april 2024 - Cameron Green 2/35 (4). He took Venkatesh Iyer and Shreyas Iyer's wickets.
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RCB’s bowlers had moments of success amidst the onslaught.

Cameron Green was the pick of the bowlers with 2/35, claiming the crucial wickets of Venkatesh Iyer and Shreyas Iyer.

Yash Dayal also bagged two wickets, while Mohammed Siraj and Lockie Ferguson chipped in with a wicket each.

Second Innings

RCB Batting

kkr vs rcb - 21 april 2024 - Will Jacks scored 55 (32) with four 4s and five 6s.
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The chase by RCB was equally thrilling. Will Jacks and Rajat Patidar were the standout performers with the bat, scoring 55 and 52 runs respectively.

Their efforts, along with contributions from Dinesh Karthik and Suyash S Prabhudessai, brought RCB tantalizingly close to the target.

However, they finished at 221 runs, just one run short of KKR’s total.

KKR Bowling

kkr vs rcb - 21 april 2024 - Andre Russell 3/25 (3). He took Will Jacks, Rajat Patidar and Dinesh Karthik's wicket.
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KKR’s bowlers rose to the occasion in the second innings.

Andre Russell was the hero with the ball as well, taking 3 wickets for 25 runs.

Harshit Rana and Sunil Narine each took two wickets, and Varun Chakaravarthy and Mitchell Starc contributed with a wicket apiece.

Man of the Match

The match reached its climax in the final over, with RCB needing just a few runs to win.

However, KKR’s disciplined bowling and sharp fielding ensured they defended their total, winning by just one run.

Andre Russell’s all-round performance earned him the Man of the Match award, as he contributed significantly with both bat and ball.

kkr vs rcb - 21 april 2024 - Andre Russell is the Man of the Match.
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“Thanks to the almighty. I always back my bowling as I said earlier. Getting the ball at a crucial time, I knew that I had to come good and thankfully it happened today. Happy for the two points. When I was batting earlier, change of pace was difficult to hit. As a bowler that’s what I wanted to do. The slower balls were gripping and holding.
Was happy to get the two set batters out and I think that’s what changed the game. Those two wickets from Narine were also very important and that’s what started the slide for RCB. When I look at the bowling equation, I had two left and I conditioned myself to bowl that (19th) over. Tried to give Starc as many runs as I could. DK wasn’t getting off strike so I looked at bowling 6 deliveries to him and mix it up, thankfully it worked.”

Andre Russell, Kolkata Knight Riders

The KKR vs RCB match was a testament to the unpredictable and thrilling nature of cricket.

KKR’s narrow victory by one run was a result of exceptional teamwork and individual brilliance, particularly from Andre Russell, whose all-round capabilities swung the match in KKR’s favor.

This match will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the most exciting fixtures of the IPL 2024 season.

KKR vs RR - 16 April 2024 - RR Won By 2 Wickets against KKR at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

IPL 2024: KKR vs RR – Rajasthan Royals Won By 2 Wickets

In the heart of Kolkata at the iconic Eden Gardens, the 31 match of the IPL 2024 season unfolded as a classic encounter between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals (KKR vs RR).

The Royals, after winning the toss, opted to field first, setting the stage for an enthralling contest.

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

Venue: Eden Gardens

27 matches played between the KKR vs RR at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Kolkata Knight Riders has won 14 matches while Rajasthan Royals has won 13 matches.

Toss Moment

KKR vs RR - 16 April 2024 - Shreyas Iyer and Sanju Samson at Toss Moment
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Royal Challengers Bengaluru won the toss and opted to field first, setting the stage for SRH to bat.

“We’ve chosen to bowl first. The pitch looks good and seems like it will improve for batting as the match goes on. I’m thrilled to be back at Eden Gardens; it’s always been a positive place for us. We’re excited to have Jos and Ash bhai back in the lineup for tonight’s game.”

Sanju Samson, RR Skipper

“It was not just a kiss; it was a flying kiss to the coin before the toss. I also wanted to bowl first, especially after noticing some seam movement on the last ball in the previous game, suggesting the pitch has a lot to offer the bowlers. Sunil Narine is a crucial part of our bowling lineup. He’s difficult to read, always keeps a poker face, and we rely on him greatly. We’re fielding the same team today, hoping for strong performance

Shreyas Iyer, KKR Skipper

First Innings

KKR Batting

KKR vs RR - 16 April 2024 - Sunil Narine scored 109 (56) with thirteen 4s and six 6s.
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KKR’s innings was a spectacle of power-hitting, headlined by Sunil Narine’s explosive 109 off 56 balls, which included thirteen 4s and six towering 6s.

Young talent Angkrish Raghuvanshi contributed a quickfire 30 from 18 deliveries, while Rinku Singh remained unbeaten with a brisk 20* off 9 balls.

KKR posted a formidable total of 223 runs for the loss of 6 wickets.

RR Bowling

KKR vs RR - 16 April 2024 - Avesh Khan 2/35 (4). He took Phil Salt and Andre Russell's wicket.
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RR’s bowlers had a challenging day, but Kuldeep Sen managed to claim 2 wickets for 46 runs, dismissing both Raghuvanshi and Venkatesh Iyer.

Avesh Khan was economical with 2 for 35, taking the wickets of Phil Salt and Andre Russell.

Trent Boult and Yuzvendra Chahal each took a wicket, contributing to keeping KKR’s scoring in check.

Second Innings

RR Batting

KKR vs RR - 16 April 2024 - Jos Buttler scored 107* (60) with nine 4s and six 6s.
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The Royals’ chase was nothing short of dramatic. Jos Buttler anchored the innings with a masterful 107* off 60 balls, hitting nine 4s and six 6s.

Riyan Parag and Rovman Powell played pivotal cameos, scoring 34 and 26 respectively.

Their combined efforts saw RR reach the target score of 224 runs, winning the match by 2 wickets in a nail-biting finish.

KKR Bowling

KKR vs RR - 16 April 2024 - Sunil Narine 2/30 (4). He took a wickets of Dhruv Jurel and Rovman Powell.
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KKR’s bowlers fought valiantly with Sunil Narine taking 2/30 and Varun Chakaravarthy also claiming 2 wickets for 36 runs.

Harshit Rana added to the tally with 2/45, and Vaibhav Arora took a crucial wicket.

Man of the Match

The match reached its climax in the final over, with RR needing just a few runs to win.

Buttler, who had been the backbone of the chase, ensured victory with his unbeaten century, rightfully earning him the Man of the Match title.

KKR vs RR - 16 April 2024 - Jos Buttler is the  Man of the Match.
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“Maintaining belief was key today, especially when I struggled for rhythm. Whenever doubts crept in, I focused on positivity. Staying calm is crucial, as unexpected outcomes are common in the IPL. Sangakkara’s advice to stay patient and wait for the momentum to shift has been invaluable. This innings, staying not out and clinching the win, is one of my most satisfying.”

Jos Buttler, Rajasthan Royals

The KKR vs RR match was a testament to the unpredictable and exhilarating nature of T20 cricket.

It was a game that had fans on the edge of their seats until the very last ball, with Rajasthan Royals emerging victorious in a memorable chase.

KKR vs LSG - 14 April 2024 - KKR Won By 8 Wickets against LSG at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

IPL 2024: KKR vs LSG – Kolkata Knight Riders Won By 8 Wickets

In the heart of Kolkata, the iconic Eden Gardens set the stage for the 28th match of the IPL 2024 season, featuring Kolkata Knight Riders and Lucknow Super Giants (KKR vs LSG). The match promised excitement and did not disappoint.

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

Venue: Eden Gardens

3 matches played between the KKR vs LSG at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Kolkata Knight Riders has won 0 matches while Lucknow Super Giants has won all 3 matches.

Toss Moment

KKR vs LSG - 14 April 2024 - KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer at Toss Moment
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KKR won the toss and opted to field first, a decision that seemed to be in their favor as the game unfolded.

“We opt to bowl first. The crowd is electrifying and this was what we missed. Great feeling to be back. I’ve no idea about the conditions, the last game was a belter, but we’re professionals and will have to adapt. Rinku goes out and Harshit Rana comes in.”

Shreyas Iyer, KKR Skipper

“We would have bowled first as well. This looks like a good pitch. It was important to recover on a short turnover. Wanted to make sure everyone is rested and recovered well. We have a few changes as Padikkal and Naveen-ul-Haq goes out as Shamar Joseph and Deepak Hooda replaces them. Mohsin Khan is back as well.”

KL Rahul, LSG Skipper

First Innings

LSG Batting

KKR vs LSG - 14 April 2024 - Nicholas Pooran scored 45 (32).
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LSG’s innings was a display of skillful batting, particularly from Nicholas Pooran, who scored a quickfire 45 off 32 balls, including two 4s and four 6s.

KL Rahul supported well with a steady 39 from 27 deliveries, hitting three 4s and two 6s. Ayush Badoni also contributed a valuable 29 runs.

LSG set a competitive target of 161 runs for the loss of 7 wickets.

KKR Bowling

KKR vs LSG - 14 April 2024 - Mitchell Starc took 3/28 (4).
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KKR’s bowlers rose to the occasion, with Mitchell Starc leading the attack and claiming 3 wickets for 28 runs.

Sunil Narine, Varun Chakaravarthy, Vaibhav Arora, and Andre Russell each took a wicket, restricting LSG to a chaseable total.

Second Innings

KKR Batting

KKR vs LSG - 14 April 2024 - Phil Salt scored 89 runs in 47 ball.
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The chase was dominated by Phil Salt’s masterful unbeaten 89 from 47 balls, an innings decorated with fourteen 4s and three 6s.

Shreyas Iyer played a captain’s knock, scoring 38* runs. KKR reached the target in just 15.4 overs, losing only 2 wickets in the process.

LSG Bowling

KKR vs LSG - 14 April 2024 - Mohsin Khan took 2/29 (4).
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LSG’s bowlers struggled to contain KKR’s batsmen, with Mohsin Khan being the only bowler to make an impact, taking 2 wickets for 29 runs.

Man of the Match

KKR vs LSG - 14 April 2024 - Phil Salt - Man of the Match
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KKR’s victory by 8 wickets was a result of their strategic fielding decision, effective bowling, and aggressive batting, particularly by Phil Salt, whose performance earned him the Man of the Match title.

Phil Salt was named Man of the Match for his explosive batting that not only anchored KKR’s chase but also provided the entertainment that the crowd yearned for.

” Good to get another win home. Before the lights came on, it was a bit slower. After the lights came on, there was some moisture and it quickened up. I’ve loved it.”

Phil Salt, Kolkata Knight Riders

In conclusion, KKR’s comprehensive win over LSG was a testament to their balanced team performance and strategic acumen. The victory at Eden Gardens was a memorable one for the team and its supporters.

This match will be remembered for its high-energy performances and KKR’s assertive approach to chasing a challenging total.

Phil Salt’s innings, in particular, will be talked about for days to come as an example of exceptional T20 batting.

CSK vs KKR - 8 April 2024. CSK won by 7 wickets against KKR at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.

IPL 2024: CSK vs KKR – Chennai Super Kings Won By 7 Wickets

On April 8, 2024, the Chennai Super Kings faced the Kolkata Knight Riders (CSK vs KKR) in a gripping match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. CSK won the toss and elected to field, setting the stage for an intense battle.

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

Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium

29 games played between the CSK vs KKR at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.

Chennai Super Kings has won 18 games while Kolkata Knight Riders has won 10 games. 1 match ended without a result.

Toss Moment

CSK vs KKR - 8 April 2024 Toss Moment. CSK won the toss and decided to Bowl first.
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Chennai Super Kings won the toss and decided to Bowl first.

“Good toss to win, looks quite humid, We will field first. We have confidence within the camp. We have lost by a few runs margin but it hasn’t dented our confidence at all. We have had some forced changes so far. KKR are playing good brand of cricket but we would like to focus on ourselves, do simple things right and concentrate on the process. Pathirana is not available while Deepak has a niggle. So we have Shardul Thakur back and Mustafizur is back as well.”

Ruturaj Gaikwad, CSK Skipper

“We would’ve bowled first as well. The approach and attitude of the team have impressed me. The way we have adapted and played fearless cricket is awesome to see. Past is past and whatever has happened is history. That was completely different. The team has also changed. Now our character will decide how we play here. If we complicate, we will struggle. Our focus is on being in the present. We are going in with the Same team.”

Shreyas Iyer, KKR Skipper

First Innings

Kolkata Knight Riders Batting

CSK vs KKR - 8 April 2024 KKR's Batting - Shreyash Iyer leading the charge with 34 runs off 32 balls.
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KKR’s innings saw Shreyas Iyer leading the charge with 34 runs off 32 balls, while Sunil Narine added a quick 27 off 20 balls.

Angkrish Raghuvanshi contributed a brisk 24 off 18 balls.

Despite their efforts, KKR managed to put up a total of 137 runs for 9 wickets in their 20 overs.

Chennai Super Kings Bowling

CSK vs KKR - 8 April 2024. CSK Bowling - Ravindra Jadeja taking 3 wickets for just 18 runs in his 4 overs.
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CSK’s bowlers were on target, with Ravindra Jadeja taking 3 wickets for just 18 runs in his 4 overs, including the key wickets of Sunil Narine and Angkrish Raghuvanshi.

Tushar Deshpande also claiming 3 wickets for 33 runs. Mustafizur Rahman supported well with 2 wickets for 22 runs.

Maheesh Theekshana’s 1 for 28 rounded off a strong bowling display.

Second Innings

Chennai Super Kings Batting

CSK vs KKR - 8 April 2024. CSK Batting - Ruturaj Gaikwad scored 67 (58) and Shivam Dube scored 28 (18).
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In the second innings, CSK’s batsmen rose to the occasion. Ruturaj Gaikwad remained unbeaten at 67 runs off 58 balls, steering the team towards victory.

Shivam Dube’s explosive 28 off 18 balls and Daryl Mitchell’s steady 25 off 19 balls propelled CSK towards the target.

Rachin Ravindra’s quick 15 off 8 balls ensured a swift conclusion to the innings as CSK reached 141 for 3 in just 17.4 overs.

Kolkata Knight Riders Bowling

CSK vs KKR - 8 April 2024. Vaibhav Arora taking 2 wickets for 28 run.
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KKR’s bowlers struggled to contain CSK’s batsmen, with Vaibhav Arora taking 2 wickets for 28 runs and Sunil Narine claiming 1 for 30.

However, their efforts were not enough to prevent CSK from winning by 7 wickets.

Man of the Match

CSK’s win by 7 wickets was a result of a well-rounded team performance, with Ravindra Jadeja’s exceptional bowling earning him the ‘Man of the Match’ title

His economical spell and crucial wickets were instrumental in restricting KKR’s total and setting up the win.

CSK vs KKR - 8 April 2024. Ravindra Jadeja's exceptional bowling earning him the 'Man of the Match' title.
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” I always enjoy my time here, and love to bowl. My plan was just to bowl in good areas. I have practiced a lot here and if you bowl in good areas it will definitely assist you. Takes time for visiting teams to settle down and plan something in such conditions. It proved to be difficult for them to come here and assess the surface.”

Ravindra Jadeja, CSK

In conclusion, CSK’s strategic decision to bowl first, combined with a strong bowling performance and a solid batting display, led to a comfortable victory over KKR.

This win adds valuable points to their tally and positions them strongly in the tournament.