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KKR vs SRH: Houdini escape from KKR, SRH lose by 4 runs despite Klaasen’s miraculous knock

KKR vs SRH: Houdini escape from KKR, SRH lose by 4 runs despite Klaasen’s miraculous knock

What a start to their campaign! The Kolkata Knight Riders have made a winning start at home, winning by a sliver against Sunrisers Hyderabad. 

Shreyas Iyer had a point to prove in the KKR vs SRH match. Andre Russell’s incredible batting display and twin strikes have handed the Kolkata Knight Riders their first win of the season. At one point, it seemed like the Sunrisers Hyderabad were going to lose comfortably.

But Heinrich Klaasen’s entry changed everything. With 91 required off 30 balls, he scored a breathtaking 63 off just 29 balls to take the equation to 7 off 6. His dismissal on the third last ball of the match changed everything, and SRH eventually lost by 4 runs.

KKR vs SRH Match Updates

Heartbreak for Heinrich Klaasen!

Despite scoring 63 off just 29 balls, Klaasen failed to take his side home, losing the match on the last ball of the match by just 4 runs.

Heinrich Klaasen Gone! SRH needs 5 off 1 to win

Shahbaz Ahmad gone! SRH needs 6 off 3 to win

Klaasen gives class to Chakravarthy

Shahbaz Ahmed and Heinrich Klaasen give class to Varun Chakravarthy, SRH now needs 39 off 12 to win.

One hit, two hit & gone

Abdul Samad goes for 15, KKR in full control. SRH now needs 64 off 19.

Tripathi departs, SRH in dire straits

Rahul Tripathi, gone for a scratchy 20, walks back; SRH now needs 98 off 43 to win.

Markram gone, SRH in trouble

Aiden Markram has gone back for 18; SRH now need 102 off 50 to win.

Umpire down

Rahul Tripathi has injured umpire Rohan Pandit. The batter hit a cracking stroke down the ground that hit Suyash Sharma on the hand and then umpire Pandit on the leg.

Tripathi gets lucky

Rahul Tripathi gets a reprieve as Varun Chakravarthy drops him on 5 at short fine leg.

Suyash comes in as an impact substitute

Leg spinner Suyash Sharma has come in for Ramandeep Singh as an impact substitute. 

It’s Andre Russell’s day

After his smashing 50, Russell strikes in his very first over. Getting Abhishek Sharma caught at fine leg.

Mayank Agarwal departs for 32

SRH loses its first wicket. Harshit Rana is pumped and gives a flying kiss to Agarwal while he walks back. 

Mayank dropped by Ramandeep

After being dropped by Ramandeep Singh at deep square leg, Mayank Agarwal smashes a big six over point.

Missed Chance

Abhishek edges one from Starc, and Phil Salt misses a simple catch. What’s more, the ball goes for a four. But still match heavily in favour of KKR for now. Mayank ends the over with a four. SRH 27/0 after 3 overs.

Harshit Rana from the other end

This guys has been impressive in the domestic matches. A fast-bowling all-rounder, let’s see what Rana can produce. He’s been hit for a four here by Agarwal. And just a ball after that he has a wicket. But he’s saved with a review. KKR 17/0 after 2 overs.

Most expensive Starc starts

After two dots, Mitchell Starc comes up with a vicious bounces that takes off, and results in five wides. Otherwise Agarwal struggles to get off the mark. And a single comes his way finally. Add a four to his total as well. SRH 12/0 after 1 over.

Tall order for SRH

Although there is individual brilliance in the SRH camp, they lack a strong Indian batsman in the side who is established in the shortest format. Anyways it’s time now to find out if they can or can’t. Just moments away from the start of the next innings.

Does SRH have the batting

208 looks like more than enough here at the Eden Gardens, just for the fact that SRH doesn’t have that strong a batting line up.

SRH need 209 to win

Andre Russell’s magnificent 64 has taken the Kolkata Knight Riders to 208 after being 119/6 in 13.5 overs.

Russell lights up Eden Gardens

Andre Russell has scored the quickest 50 of the IPL 2024 season. With 6 sixes and 2 fours to his name, it only took 20 balls for the all-rounder to reach the mark.

An expensive 17th over from Bhuvi

After two clinical overs, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been taken to the cleaner by Rinku Singh and Andre Russell, smashing 18 runs off his 3rd over.

Russell has brought KKR back into the game

Andre Russell has done it once again! The beast unleashed in the 16th over and smashed Mayank Markande for three mammoth sixes.

Salt: 50 & out

Phil Salt has stood up for KKR when it matters the most. The opener makes his maiden 50 for the franchise in 38 balls but departs soon after for a well-made 54.

Markande sends Ramandeep back with a screamer

Ramandeep’s incredible inning has been cut short by Mayank Markande’s screamer at short cover.

Ramandeep continues to smash SRH bowlers

Ramandeep is turning it on at the Eden Gardens. He’s scored 33 off 13 balls so far.

Ramandeep breaks the flow

Ramandeep Singh has made his presence felt, hitting Pat Cummins for a 6 on his 5th ball.

Another one bites the dust

Nitish Rana joins his teammates in the pavilion.

End of the Powerplay

SRH on top after the powerplay. KKR: 43/3, with Phil Salt and Nitish Rana in the middle.

Shreyas Iyer gone!

Pat Cummins completes an easy catch mid-off to send his counterpart Shreyas Iyer back.

Mix up! Narine departs

KKR lose their first wicket as Sunil Narine is run out, thanks to Shahbaz Ahmad’s rocket throw from point.

Salt starts assault

Phil Salt has started his assault, smashing Marco Jansen all over the park.

Narine & Salt to open for KKR

Instead of Venkatesh Iyer, it’s Sunil Narine and Phil Salt who’ll open the inning.

Two debutants for SRH

Pat Cummins and Shahbaz Ahmad will make their SRH debuts today.

KKR & SRH Impact Substitutes

KKR: Suyash Sharma, Manish Pandey, Vaibhav Arora, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Rahmanullah Gurbaz.

 SRH: Nitish reddy, Washington Sundar, Umran Malik, Glenn Phillips, Abhishek Sharma.

KKR & SRH Playing XI

KKR: Philip Salt (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakaravarthy.

 SRH: Mayank Agarwal, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Abdul Samad, Shahbaz Ahmed, Marco Jansen, Pat Cummins (c), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mayank Markande, T Natarajan.

SRH win the toss & elect to bowl first

Sunrisers skipper Pat Cummins has won the toss and elected to bat first. He’ll confirm the other three overseas batters, Heinrich Klaasen, Marco Jansen, and Aiden Markram. Meanwhile, Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Shreyas Iyer has named Phil Salt, Mitchell Starc, Andre Russell, and Sunil Narine as their four overseas picks.

Who’ll be the 4 overseas players for SRH?

Skipper Pat Cummins selects himself, but who’ll be the over-three from: Travis Head, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, Glenn Phillips, Fazalhaq Farooqi, and Marco Jansen?

Salt or Gurbaz?

Shreyas Iyer has a conundrum on his hand: whether to select Phil Salt or Rahmanullah Gurbaz as their opener. 

Pat Cummin’s SRH is making its way to the Eden Gardens

KKR leaves for the Eden Gardens

SRH Probable Playing XI

Travis Head, Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, Abdul Samad, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pat Cummins, Mayank Markande, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan.

Impact Player: Washington Sundar, Jaydev Unadkat, Umran Malik, Anmolpreet Singh, Mayank Agarwal.

Meanwhile, in Chandigarh, Rishabh Pant’s Delhi Capitals are going against Shikhar Dhawan’s Punjab Kings. Follow that match, live here.

KKR Probable Playing XI

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Micthell Starc, Suyash Sharma, Varun Chakaravarthy, Harshit Rana.

Impact Player: Manish Pandey/ Chetan Sakaraiya/Phil Salt

Welcome to the coverage of Match 3 of the IPL 2024 season

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