December 3, 2023

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IPL 2023: KKR pull off last-gasp win to maintain playoff hopes alive, beat SRH by 5 runs in thriller

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Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) pulled off a surprising five-run win within the Indian Premier League (IPL) in opposition to host Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) as they saved their playoff hopes alive. Requested to chase 172, SRH have been firmly within the sport earlier than they confronted a collapse within the dying moments of the competition handy two precious factors to KKR whereas denting their very own hopes of creating the final 4.

Chasing 172, Sunrisers Hyderabad was off to a stable begin. However Harshit Rana disrupted the chase by dismissing Mayank Agarwal for 18 off 11 balls. SRH was at 29/1 in 2.5 overs.

Abhishek Sharma was additionally dismissed for 9 runs by Shardul Thakur after he was caught by Andre Russell at deep backward sq.. SRH was at 37/2 in 3.5 overs.

SRH reached the 50-run mark in 5.2 overs.

Rahul Tripathi performed some aggressive pictures however his brief keep on the crease led to 9 balls after he was dismissed by Russell, with assist from Vaibhav Arora at fine-leg. SRH was at 53/3 in 5.3 overs.

Whereas SRH wanted 26 off 18 balls, Vaibhav dismissed Marco Jansen for simply 1. SRH was diminished to 152/7 in 18.2 overs. Gurbaz took a superb catch to dismiss Jansen.

A no-ball from Vaibhav and a complete of 12 runs conceded within the nineteenth over left SRH with 9 runs within the closing over to win.

After a single and a bye, Samad was caught close to the boundary for 21 off 18 balls. SRH was at 165/8 in 19.3 overs, needing seven in three balls.

SRH failed to finish the chase, ending at 166/8 in 20 overs. KKR received the match by 5 runs.

Shardul Thakur (2/23) and Vaibhav (2/32) impressed KKR with their bowling. Andre, Anukul, Varun and Harshit bought a wicket every.

What occurred in KKR innings?

Earlier, Nitish Rana’s 42 and Rinku Singh’s 46 helped Kolkata Knight Riders attain a decent complete of 171/9 whereas Nitish Rana scored 42 of 31 balls whereas Rinku Singh smashed 46 in 35 balls.

KKR are in eighth place with 4 wins and 6 losses. They’ve a complete of eight factors whereas SRH stay in ninth place with three wins and 6 losses and have a complete of six factors from a disappointing season.

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