Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Road to Unwanted Record in IPL Finals

In the Indian Premier League 2024 final held in Chennai on May 26, Kolkata Knight Riders bowled Sunrisers Hyderabad out for just 113 runs thanks to an outstanding bowling show. Having chosen to bat first, Pat Cummins’ team saw an embarrassing collapse and gave up the most undesirable record in IPL finals history.

Pat Cummins and company registered the lowest ever first innings score in an IPL final. Sunrisers Hyderabad who were often regarded as the trend setters of the 17th season failed completely with the bat in the finals against KKR.

The record was previously being held by Mumbai Indians who scored 129/8 in the IPL final against Rising Pune Supergiants. However the five time champions went on to win the clash restricting the opposition to just 125 in 2017 finals.

Lowest Totals in IPL Finals:

113 – by Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2024

129 – by Mumbai Indians vs Rising Pune Supergiant in IPL 2017

130 – by Rajasthan Royals vs Gujarat Titans in IPL 2022

143 – by Deccan Chargers vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru in 2009

148 – by Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2013

In the meantime, team captain Pat Cummins led the way with 24 runs off of 19 balls, propelling them beyond the 100-mark. The leading wicketkeeper Heinrich Klaasen scored 16 runs off 17 balls, while in-form openers Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma could only muster single-figure scores.

In the opening over, Mitchell Starc, who is back to full strength, removed the dangerous Abhishek from the game and made a big wicket of Rahul Tripathi for the Knight Riders to put pressure on the SRH. With the ball, KKR dominated as Andre Russell, a fast all-rounder from the Caribbean, took three wickets for 19 runs, while Harshit Rana, a young player in form, took two.

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