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KKR wins third IPL title

KKR third IPL title

The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) delivered an outstanding performance to clinch their third Indian Premier League (IPL) title, defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by eight wickets. Venkatesh Iyer sealed the victory by scoring the winning run in the 11th over, celebrating with captain Shreyas Iyer as the team rejoiced their triumph.

Starc’s Stellar Start

Mitchell Starc set the tone early, replicating his Qualifier 1 heroics by clean bowling Abhishek Sharma with a perfect delivery that angled in before swinging away to hit the stumps. Starc’s execution was flawless, as he also dismissed the dangerous Rahul Tripathi, putting SRH under pressure from the start.

Young Pacers Step Up

KKR’s young pacers, Vaibhav Arora and Harshit Rana, showcased their talent and composure. Arora bowled a perfect length, forcing Travis Head to edge one, while Rana’s aggressive bowling earned him two crucial wickets. By the time KKR’s spin duo was introduced, SRH was already struggling at 47 for 4.

Spinners and Russell Seal the Deal

KKR’s experienced spinners, Sunil Narine and Varun Chakaravarthy, along with Andre Russell, finished off SRH’s batting lineup, restricting them to just 113 runs. Russell, in particular, shone with 19 wickets in the tournament, marking a successful return to form.

Venkatesh Iyer’s Explosive Batting

KKR’s victory was not just about their bowlers. Venkatesh Iyer played a spectacular innings, hitting several boundaries and sixes, including a powerful assault on SRH’s top bowlers, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and T Natarajan.

A Day to Forget for SRH

For SRH, the final was a day when nothing went their way. Despite winning the toss and opting to bat, their batting lineup crumbled under KKR’s relentless bowling attack. Despite the disappointing finale, SRH can take pride in their overall performance throughout the season.

Conclusion

Kolkata Knight Riders’ comprehensive win in the IPL 2024 final highlighted their all-round strength, from disciplined bowling to explosive batting. This KKR third IPL title victory not only brought joy to their fans but also reaffirmed KKR’s position as one of the premier teams in the league.

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