KKR Storm into Final, SRH Get Second Chance

Kolkata Knight Riders celebrate their eight-wicket victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2024 Qualifier 1 at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, securing a spot in the final.

The 17th season of the Indian Premier League (2024) featured the first qualifier, when Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) emerged victorious over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and qualified for their fourth consecutive final. Against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kolkata Knight Riders scored 160 runs in 13.4 overs to meet their goal. With an eight-wicket victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kolkata Knight Riders advanced to the championship match. KKR became the first team to qualify for the IPL 2024 final with this victory.

Shreyas made an amazing record

As a result of Captain Shreyas’ half-century in this game, David Warner, Rohit Sharma, and Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s record list now includes KKR’s Iyer. In actuality, this is Shreyas Iyer’s second IPL playoff half-century while serving as captain. Iyer has now added his name to the list of captains who have led their teams to 50 or more points throughout the playoffs. In the playoffs, Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, and David Warner have each scored two half-centuries. The third-wicket partnership for Kolkata in the playoffs, which Venkatesh and Shreyas Iyer shared at 97 runs, is the second-highest for the team. Let us inform you that Kolkata has advanced to the IPL final four times, and that the team has advanced to the final once since 2021.

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Qualifier 1, 2024:

 KKR vs SRH, straight from Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad


 Kolkata wins in Qualifier-1

The two-time champion Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Sunrisers Hyderabad squared off in yesterday’s game. The venue for this game was Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium. With great performance in the Qualifier-1 match, Kolkata’s squad overcame Hyderabad by eight wickets to earn a proud trip to the final. Under the direction of fast bowler Mitchell Starc, the KKR bowlers bowled wonderfully. The team won after this thanks to half-centuries from Venkatesh Iyer and captain Shreyas Iyer, who both earned undefeated scores. Let us inform you that Kolkata’s team has participated in Qualifier-1 three times and has been victorious each time. Additionally, KKR kept their perfect record against Hyderabad in Qualifier 1.

KKR vs SRH Qualifier 1, Live Score IPL 2024 

Kolkata Knight Riders, chasing a total of 160 runs, reached the mark in 13.4 overs thanks to half-centuries from Shreyas and Venkatesh Iyer. With the aid of five fours and four sixes, Shreyas Iyer amassed an undefeated 58 runs in 24 balls, and Venkatesh Iyer amassed an undefeated 51 runs in 28 balls. Apart from these two, Sunil Narine hit 21 runs and Gurbaz scored 23. For Hyderabad, Pat Cummins and T Natarajan each claimed one wicket.

Early risers Hyderabad took the toss, elected to bat first, and amassed 159 runs. In this pivotal game, the team’s batting struggled. In this game, Hyderabad was unable to even complete 20 overs. Rahul Tripathi, for Hyderabad, amassed 55 runs in 35 balls with seven fours and a six. Rahul scored the most runs for Hyderabad. Pat Cummins finished with a crucial thirty runs, and Heinrich Klaasen contributed an innings of 32 runs. Mitchell Starc claimed three wickets for Kolkata, while Varun Chakraborty claimed two.


Let us tell you that Hyderabad’s adventure is not yet finished and that if they win Qualifier-2, they will have an opportunity to compete for the crown. Hyderabad will now play Qualifier-2 on Friday against the victor of the Eliminator between Rajasthan Royals and RCB, which is scheduled for this Wednesday. In the title match, which will take place on Sunday at Chennai’s Chepauk Stadium, the victor of Qualifier-2 will take on KKR.


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