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SRH vs KKR, Qualifier 1 at Ahmedabad, IPL, May 21 2024 - Match Result

RESULT
Qualifier 1 (N), Ahmedabad, May 21, 2024, Indian Premier League
(13.4/20 ov, T:160) 164/2

KKR won by 8 wickets (with 38 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
3/34
mitchell-starc
Cricinfo's MVP
102.01 ptsImpact List
mitchell-starc
33

Pat Cummins and Viyaskanth's 33-run partnership is SRH's highest for the 10th wicket in IPL, breaking the record of 22 between Dale Steyn and Praveen Kumar

Match centre 
Scores: Chandan Duorah | Comms: Hemant and Ekanth
Scorecard summary
Sunrisers Hyderabad 159/10(19.3 overs)
Kolkata Knight Riders 164/2(13.4 overs)
58* (24)
1/22 (3)
1/38 (3)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
KKR102.01--03/344.64102.01
SRH73.7355(35)68.3373.73--0
KKR61.8458(24)58.2961.84--0
KKR56.75--02/261.9656.75
KKR53.0951(28)53.653.09--0

KKR will be one of the finalists in IPL 2024. Who will join them? SRH will have another chance to make it but it has to be a heck of a bounce-back. Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bengaluru are the other teams in contention, who will play in the Eliminator tomorrow. Join us then to find out which of them will join SRH, first, for Qualifier 2, and then the final. Thanks for joining.

Mitchell Starc, POTM: We know the importance of the powerplay. These two sides have done the best there and early wickets make a big impact. Trav and Abhishek like width, so if we swing, keep it tight with lines and bowl hard lengths, we'd get into the middle order. Good luck, I guess. Between Pat, Trav and I we've played a lot here. Liked to get Trav early, doesn't always happen. Bowlers are exciting to watch, raw attack. Lots of skillful players who haven't got a chance yet too. Been great to see them first-hand and have got a lot of wickets in the IPL, and will for India as well.

Shreyas Iyer, KKR captain: Elated. Everyone came and chipped in with responsibility. The rejuvenation was important. It's not easy when you keep travelling across states. We stayed in the present which was important. We maximised every opportunity we got. The way each and every bowler stood up to the occasion (was great). We struck even when the rate went up. Their attitude was great always. When you have variety and the way they have been bowling has been great. No one's taking things lightly, support staff and management are important too. Gurbaz came in and got an impactful start for us, Sunil took the momentum, which the middle-order batters carried on. The only difference between me and Venkatesh is I don't speak (but understand) Tamil. He speaks to me in Tamil. Hope to enjoy the moment and be in the zone for the final.

Shah Rukh Khan goes on a lap across the ground with his children, has some fun with the broadcasters too as we await the presentation.

Deepankar DM : "So, Starc is already in the final. Either it'll be Cummins-Head, Maxwell-Green...only RR don't have a real aussie beast in the XI but they still have Zampa. So either ways, Australia's world cup winners will lift the IPL trophy.. they don't know how to stop winning titles, do they?

Venkatesh Iyer has a bit of fun: I just wanted to go in and bat. We last played on 11th and I wanted to showcase my talent. I didn't imagine we'd get them all out for 160. Credit to our bowlers. In a tournament like this, momentum is important. We've seen that with RCB, we wanted that and have been playing good cricket. We didn't get to play the last game but were table-toppers, that gave us confidence. Owners have been great, SRK gave a pep talk. Were pumped to go out and put up a good show. (On the final) Always special, opportunity. It's a dreamy movement. Coming here first in front of an amazing crowd. Now we have a realistic chance of winning too. We were raring to go out. Touchwood, all bowlers have picked wickets. We wanted to field well, Rinku has been amazing in hotspots. To go out with excitement and do it for the franchise.

Pat Cummins, SRH captain: Try to put this day behind quickly, good thing we have another crack at it. We were off the pace. You have these days in T20 cricket, when it doesn't work out. We didn't get enough starts but didn't go on with bat. Not good with the ball. Sunny (Sanvir) played the last game, we were hoping not to use the batting sub to use Umran but felt the batting was important (due to the situation). (Was there an instinct this would go bad) No. Thought KKR bowled well and the wicket got better, it did a bit early. It happens. Think it's easy to move on, going to a new venue helps. You start again. We have a good body of work too. To sum it up, nothing went their way.

10:45pm: A knockout match between the top-two sides ended up almost as a non-event. This could've been top vs bottom. SRH won the toss and batted, that was the last thing they won tonight. KKR barraged them by attacking first with the ball at the powerplay and the death. The same happened in their batting powerplay, thanks to Gurbaz and Narine, and it continued in the middle overs which meant that it didn't even need to go to the death. Gurbaz and Narine's wickets were non-issues as the Iyers continued to press charge and finished the chase with checks notes almost 40 balls to spare. SRH's bowling was wayward at times but taken down at all times. Fielding was bad too.

Rajkumar Lingav: "Head usually scores 10 ball 32 runs. For a change he concedes that while bowling."

13.4
6
Head to Shreyas Iyer, SIX runs

KKR make the final of IPL 2024 imperiously They have shellacked SRH, something that they've done previously. The last ball was full and outside off and full and S Iyer launched it on a bent knee, got it sailing over long-on. A big hug between the batters, Shah Rukh Khan is blowing kisses in the stands, the smiles in the KKR dugout can't be bigger.

13.3
6
Head to Shreyas Iyer, SIX runs

S Iyer also gets to fifty in style. Raises his bat high as KKR's song goes loud and the fireworks off. Was a baby ball on leg that was slog swept

SS Iyer
Shreyas Iyer in IPL, 2024
INNS
13
RUNS
339
SR
144.25
AVE
37.66
HS
52*
13.2
4
Head to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR runs

Overpitched on middle, S Iyer whips it aerially. No one at midwicket and it's in the gap between long-on and deep-mid

13.1
6
Head to Shreyas Iyer, SIX runs

More punishment for Head. This was slot on leg and S Iyer slog swept it with the turn, sails over square leg

Around the wicket

end of over 1313 runs
KKR: 142/2CRR: 10.92 RRR: 2.57 • Need 18 from 42b
Venkatesh Iyer51 (28b 5x4 4x6)
Shreyas Iyer36 (20b 4x4 1x6)
Nitish Kumar Reddy 1-0-13-0
Travis Head 1-0-10-0
12.6
6
Nitish Kumar to Venkatesh Iyer, SIX runs

This is like Travis Head from the final. Stands tall and pulls it with disdain for a six over midwicket. Brings up his fifty too, he gives a thumbs up to the stands. This was a shortish ball that sat up

12.5
Nitish Kumar to Venkatesh Iyer, no run

Makes room, almost too much, as the slower one is full and on fourth. V Iyer reaches out and smooshes it back to the bowler

12.4
1
Nitish Kumar to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run

Length on middle, whipped to deep square leg

12.3
4
Nitish Kumar to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR runs

Bumper at 128ks is at the chest but S Iyer has ample time to swivel-pull it in the gap behind square

Karthik Rao: "Is there anything I can contribute to make SRH win today ?" Imagine, maybe

12.2
1
Nitish Kumar to Venkatesh Iyer, 1 run

Cuffed down the ground, not perfectly timed though. Long-off runs to the left and cuts it off. Was a length ball on the fuller side that Nitish tried muscling

Around

12.1
1
Nitish Kumar to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run

Back of a length just outside off, guided to deep third

Nitish now on. Harsha Bhogle mentions how SRH have had to resort to Head, and now Nitish, because of having to use Sanvir as the impact sub

end of over 1210 runs
KKR: 129/2CRR: 10.75 RRR: 3.87 • Need 31 from 48b
Venkatesh Iyer44 (25b 5x4 3x6)
Shreyas Iyer30 (17b 3x4 1x6)
Travis Head 1-0-10-0
T Natarajan 3-0-22-1

murali: "This is a complete rout!!"

11.6
Head to Venkatesh Iyer, no run

Full around off, pushed towards long-off

11.5
1
Head to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run

Turns it off the pads for a single around the corner

Vismay: "@Cummins and Head - what you're feeling now is what every Indian fan felt on that WC final night. Hopeless. "

Rama: "Travis doing it 6 months too late...the bad day at office"

11.4
4
Head to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR runs

Misfield at short fine leg. Was a full ball down leg that S Iyer swept with bent legs. Didn't have time to get on one knee but enough to get the ball rolling

11.3
1
Head to Venkatesh Iyer, 1 run

V Iyer continues trying to toy with Head but only lays glove on the ball with the attempted reverse sweep. He wanted to go square and far but got it nearby

11.2
Head to Venkatesh Iyer, no run

Tries to whoosh it away but can't use the width on this length ball. Beatn comprehensively

11.1
4
Head to Venkatesh Iyer, FOUR runs

Not that it'll change much. V Iyer goes back and powers a square drive in the gap.

Head brought on

end of over 1112 runs
KKR: 119/2CRR: 10.81 RRR: 4.55 • Need 41 from 54b
Shreyas Iyer25 (15b 2x4 1x6)
Venkatesh Iyer39 (21b 4x4 3x6)
T Natarajan 3-0-22-1
Vijayakanth Viyaskanth 2-0-22-0
10.6
4
Natarajan to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR runs

Edge off the ramp goes to the deep-third fence. Was a shortish ball angling in from around the wicket, going over fifth, and S Iyer tried to go right over the keeper. Got an inside edge, from what it looked like to me. Harshth, our scorer, says that was intentional though

10.5
1
Natarajan to Venkatesh Iyer, 1 run

Slower full ball at the stumps is worked towards mid-on for a quick single. Direct hit at the striker's end but the only thing of note there is Nattu having to duck to avoid the ball. Poor fellow got floored trying to stop it in the follow-through too. He manages to smile at the end of it all though

10.4
Natarajan to Venkatesh Iyer, no run

V Iyer tries to hoist it across the line but gets no room and is hurried, ends up working the length ball angling in, to midwicket

10.3
1
Natarajan to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run

Length around off, guided to deep third

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
SS Iyer
58 runs (24)
5 fours4 sixes
Productive shot
slog sweep
12 runs
0 four2 sixes
Control
88%
RA Tripathi
55 runs (35)
7 fours1 six
Productive shot
upper cut
10 runs
1 four1 six
Control
89%
Best performances - bowlers
MA Starc
O
4
M
0
R
34
W
3
ECO
8.5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
CV Varun
O
4
M
0
R
26
W
2
ECO
6.5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
Match details
Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
TossSunrisers Hyderabad, elected to bat first
Series
Season2024
Player Of The Match
Series resultKolkata Knight Riders advanced
Hours of play (local time)19.30 start, First Session 19.30-21.00, Interval 21.00-21.20, Second Session 21.20-22.50
Match days21 May 2024 - night (20-over match)
SRH Player Replacement
Impact player in out (1st innings, 13.2 ov)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
Language
English
Win Probability
KKR 100%
SRHKKR
100%50%100%SRH InningsKKR Innings

Over 14 • KKR 164/2

KKR won by 8 wickets (with 38 balls remaining)
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Indian Premier League

TEAMMWLPTNRR
KKR1493201.428
SRH1485170.414
RR1485170.273
RCB1477140.459
CSK1477140.392
DC147714-0.377
LSG147714-0.667
GT145712-1.063
PBKS145910-0.353
MI144108-0.318