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KKR won in a close match, Heinrich Klaasen's stormy innings did not work for SRH theinsiderinsight


KKR vs SRH: In IPL 2024, the match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) was played at Eden Gardens on 23 March. All limits of excitement were crossed in this match. After playing first in this match, KKR had scored 208 runs thanks to the stormy innings of Andre Russell. In reply, Sunrisers Hyderabad's score at one time was only 133 runs in 16 overs. In the last four overs, Hyderabad had to score runs at an average of around 20 to win. Still, Heinrich Klaasen did not give up and single-handedly turned the entire match around. Hyderabad had to score only seven runs in the last five balls, but Shahbaz and Klaasen were out. Klaasen played an innings of 63 runs in 29 balls with the help of 8 sixes. However, he could not lead his team to victory.

SRH captain Pat Cummins chose to bowl after winning the toss and initially his team's bowlers troubled the Kolkata batsmen. But due to Andre Russell's storm, Kolkata team was able to score 208 runs. Sunrisers Hyderabad got a good start while chasing the target, but under the pressure of achieving a big score, the team kept losing wickets continuously. In the end, Heinrich Klaasen's innings had given hope to SRH, but in the end they had to face a close defeat by 4 runs.

Andre Russell's stormy innings for KKR

Philip Salt and Sunil Narayan started the innings for Kolkata Knight Riders, but Narayan returned to the pavilion after scoring only 2 runs. After that, within 28 runs, Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana and Venkatesh Iyer also went to the pavilion. The team's score was 4 wickets for 51 runs. Ramandeep Singh also impressed by scoring 35 runs in 17 balls, but his innings paled in front of Andre Russell's whirlwind. Russell had completed his half-century in just 20 balls. He played a stormy inning of 64 runs hitting 3 fours and 7 sixes in his 25-ball innings. Meanwhile, Rinku Singh also contributed 23 runs in 15 balls.

Klaasen's hard work went in vain for SRH

Mayank Agarwal and Abhishek Sharma came to open for Sunrisers Hyderabad. This pair had taken the team's score to 60 even before the end of the sixth over, but after the dismissal of Mayank Agarwal, the team started faltering. Mayank scored 32 runs in 21 balls and Abhishek scored 32 runs in 19 balls. Rahul Tripathi and Aiden Markram also played innings of 20 and 18 runs respectively, but no player was able to play a big inning while handling the responsibility. The team kept losing wickets at intervals of 20-30 runs. Heinrich Klaasen definitely tried to hit big shots in the end, but the run rate was very high. Klaasen played an excellent inning of 63 runs in 29 balls, but in the end SRH had to face defeat by 4 runs.

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