IPL 2024 final Updates: Here's how KKR chased down SRH's 113 at Chepauk to lift third title

KKR chased down lowest IPL final total ever with 57 balls to spare

Kolkata Knight Riders batter Venkatesh Iyer celebrates scoring fifty in the final of IPL 2024 Kolkata Knight Riders batter Venkatesh Iyer celebrates scoring fifty in the final of IPL 2024 | AP

IPL 2024 final: Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Pat Cummins won the toss at Chennai's MA Chidambaram Stadium and decided to bat first against Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday. It was not exactly how SRH wanted the batting powerplay to pan out as both the openers were dismissed cheaply. 

SRH openers Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma, arguably the most destructive opening pair of this edition of the tournament, was up against Mitchell Starc and Vaibhav Arora.  The in-form Nitish Reddy and Rahul Tripathi too, were sent back within the first ten overs as KKR bowlers produced an outstanding performance. 

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Starc (2/14),  Andre Russell (3/19) and Harshit Rana (2/24) were the most successful bowlers for the Knight Riders, as SRH simply failed to turn up for the big game. Pat Cummins, who made 24 runs from 19 balls was the side's topscorer.

Here is how Shreyas Iyer-led KKR bat in what is the lowest chase ever in the history of IPL finals.

Over 1:

Sunil Narine and Rahmanullah Gurbaz opened for KKR while Bhuvneshwar Kumar stepped up to bowl the first over for SRH.

FIRST RUN/BOUNDARY! After a dot ball, Rahmanullah Gurbaz found a boundary off the second ball of the innings.

With no reason to take risks, Gurbaz patiently sees off the over that also produced an extra. 


Over 2:

SIX! Pat Cummins steps up and is immediately dispatched for a six by Narine

WICKET! Narine tries to go big again but fails to clear the boundary. Shahbaz Ahmed completes the catch without any trouble. KKR 11/1 in 1.2 overs.

Venkatesh Iyer walks in.

Despite the wicket, Cummis was punished for 12 runs.


Over 3:

Venkatesh finds a boundary of Bhuvi's first ball of the over before charging down the track to hit a six. Ten runs come from the first two balls of the over.

4,6,6... Iyer takes the experienced swing bowler head-on.

Kumar leaks 20 runs in six balls.


Over 4:

T Natarajan is introduced into the attack and starts off with a wide.

Nine runs come off the left-handed seamer's over.


Over 5:

KKR brings up fifty runs with a boundary in the first ball of the over.

Cummins finishes strong by giving just two more singles.


Over 6:

Iyer starts the final over of the powerplay with back-to-back boundaries.

The third ball was dispatched for a six by the left-hander.

A lucky edge gave away four more in the next ball, making Natarajan's over the joint-costliest of the entire final.


The umpire signals strategic timeout.

Over 7:

Cummins hands the ball to spinner Shahbaz Ahmed.

After four-byes, Gurbaz sweeps one to find six runs.

12 runs come off the first over after Powerplay 1.



Over 8:

Jaydev Unadkat gets his first over.

Gurbaz finds a boundary of the last ball of the over to bring down the target to 21 from 72 balls.


Over 9:

Shahbaz Ahmed's first ball yields two runs to Iyer who moves to 46 from 18.

Gurbaz hits a six off the fourth ball of the over before being trapped LBW by a fuller delivery. KKR reviews the umpire's decision.

OUT! The Afghan opener departs for 39 off 32. 

KKR captain Shreyas Iyer walks in with just 12 runs needed off 67 balls.

Iyer was off the mark right away with a reverse sweep. Four runs!

SCORE: KKR 106/2

Over 10:

Aiden Markram is the new bowler.

After three dot balls, Venky finds a single to hand his captain the strike. 

Shreyas takes a single to hand his partner, batting on 49, the strike.

Venkatesh brings up his fifty in the last ball of the over with another single.

SCORE: KKR 111/2

Over 11:

Three consecutive singles seal the game and title for KKR. Kolkata Knight Riders are IPL 2024 champions! They beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by eight wickets.

Venkatesh Iyer: 52* off 26 balls

Shreyas Iyer: 6* off 3 balls.

IPL 2024 final: KKR Playing XI: Shreyas Iyer (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (w), Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Vaibhav Arora, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakaravarthy.

IPL 2024 final: SRH Playing XI: Pat Cummins (c), Travis Head, Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nitish Reddy, Heinrich Klaasen (w), Shahbaz Ahmed, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat, T Natarajan.

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