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IPL 2024 Match 3: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 4 runs in thriller at Eden Gardens

Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 4 runs in thriller at Eden Gardens today, in Match 3 of the IPL 2024.

Match Summary

Kolkata Knight Riders 208/7 (20 ov)

Sunrisers Hyderabad 204/7 (20 ov)

Result - Kolkata Knight Riders won by 4 runs


Match Highlights

In the 3rd match of the Indian Premier League at Eden Gardens, Kolkata Knight Riders chose to bat first after losing the toss to Sunrisers Hyderabad.

KKR put up a total of 208 runs, with Andre Russell and Phil Salt leading the charge. Russell's explosive 62 off 22 balls at the death was crucial. Sunrisers' T Natarajan shone with 3 wickets, but KKR capitalized on opportunities, especially scoring 26 runs in the 19th over bowled by Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

In the second innings, Sunrisers Hyderabad started well with 65 runs in the powerplay, thanks to Mayank Agarwal and Abhishek Sharma. Heinrich Klaasen's 63 and Agarwal's 32 kept the chase strong.

The key partnerships were between Agarwal and Sharma, and Shahbaz Ahmed and Klaasen.

The game saw momentum swings, with Sunrisers hitting 11 boundaries in the 16th to 20th over, but KKR clawed back with Harshit Rana's 3 wickets and 2 quick dismissals in the final over. In the end, KKR clinched victory by a narrow margin of 4 runs.

Match Stats

Kolkata Knight Riders Fall of wickets: 1-23 (Sunil Narine - 1.6 ov), 2-32 (Venkatesh Iyer - 3.3 ov), 3-32 (Shreyas Iyer - 3.5 ov), 4-51 (Nitish Rana - 7.3 ov), 5-105 (Ramandeep Singh - 12.1 ov), 6-119 (Philip Salt - 13.5 ov), 7-200 (Rinku Singh - 19.1 ov)

Sunrisers Hyderabad Fall of wickets: 1-60 (Mayank Agarwal - 5.3 ov), 2-71 (Abhishek Sharma - 7.2 ov), 3-107 (Aiden Markram - 11.4 ov), 4-111 (Rahul Tripathi - 12.5 ov), 5-145 (Abdul Samad - 16.5 ov), 6-203 (Shahbaz Ahmed - 19.3 ov), 7-204 (Heinrich Klaasen - 19.5 ov)



Playing XI

Kolkata Knight Riders 

Sunrisers Hyderabad 


Match Details:

Date: Saturday, March 23, 2024 14:00

Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Toss: Sunrisers Hyderabad elected to bowl

Officials Umpires: Rohan Pandit(India) Yeshwant Barde(India) Bruce Oxenford(AustraliaTV)

Match Referee: Manu Nayar(India)

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