Updated May 27th, 2024 at 00:53 IST

HISTORIC! KKR lift their third IPL title after dominating win against SRH in final

KKR gave SRH a taste of their own medicine as they put on an explosive batting display in the final of the tournament.

KKR win IPL 2024 final | Image:BCCI
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Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 8 wickets to win the IPL 2024 final on Sunday. KKR lifted their third IPL trophy after they chased down a 114-run target in less than 10 overs. KKR gave SRH a taste of their own medicine as they put on an explosive batting display in the final of the tournament.  

Earlier, Kolkata Knight Riders produced a clinical effort with the ball to dismiss Sunrisers Hyderabad for 113 in the Indian Premier League final on Sunday.

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This is the lowest ever total in an IPL final.

Mitchell Starc (2/14), Andre Russell (3/19) and Harshit Rana (2/24) were the most successful bowlers for the Knight Riders, as SRH simply failed to turn up for the big game.

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Opting to bat first, SRH were off to a disastrous start as they lost their top guns Abhishek Sharma and Travis Head with just six runs on the board, with the latter getting dismissed for a first-ball duck to a beautiful outswinger.

Before that, Abhishek was bowled by Mitchell Starc on the fifth ball of the first over, a peach of a delivery opening up the left-hander before hitting the top of the off stump.

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SRH were in all sorts of trouble as Starc accounted for the wicket of Rahul Tripathi to leave them reeling at 21/3 in the fifth over, the swing doing the trick for KKR bowlers early on.

First-change bowler Harshit Rana continued the good work and got rid of Nitish Reddy (13). Andre Russell dismissed Aiden Markram in his first over as SRH slipped to 62/5 in the 11th over.

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SRH could not recover from there.

Brief scores: Sunrisers Hyderabad: 113 all out in 18.3 overs (Pat Cummins 24; Mitchell Starc 2/14, Andre Russell 3/19, Harshit Rana 2/24).

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(With PTI inputs)

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Published May 26th, 2024 at 22:26 IST