Sun fails to rise for Hyderabad as the Knights rule in Eden

Kolkata Knight Riders, Sunrisers Hyderabad

Kolkata: In the third match of IPL 2024, Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 4 runs. Andre Russell and Harshit Rana were the heroes of this victory of KKR. Russell played a brilliant unbeaten inning of 64 runs and took two wickets. Whereas fast bowler Harshit Rana took three important wickets and led the team to victory. Russell was named player of the match for his all-round performance.

In the match played at Eden Gardens ground in Kolkata on Saturday, Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Pat Cummins won the toss and decided to bowl first. Batting first after losing the toss, KKR scored 208 runs losing seven wickets in 20 overs. All-rounder Andre Russell played the highest unbeaten innings of 64 runs for KKR.

T Natarajan took maximum three wickets for Sunrisers Hyderabad. While chasing the target, Sunrisers Hyderabad team could score only 204 runs after losing seven wickets in 20 overs. In this close match, Hyderabad had to lose the match by four runs. Explosive batsman Heinrich Klaasen played the highest innings of 63 runs for Sunrisers Hyderabad.

IPL 2024- Playing XI of both the teams

Sunrisers Hyderabad Playing XI: Rahul Tripathi, Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Abdul Samad, Shahbaz Ahmed, Marco Johnson, Pat Cummins (c), Mayank Markandey, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan.

Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI: Shreyas Iyer (captain), Philip Salt (wicketkeeper), Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakraborty, Mitchell Starc.


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