IPL 2024: SRH captain Pat Cummins reveals the reason of defeat against KKR in Qualifier 1

May 22, 2024

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On Tuesday, May 21st, at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) secured a place in the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 by defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) convincingly with 8 wickets in hand. Following the defeat, SRH captain Pat Cummins disclosed the reason behind their loss.

Pat Cummins shares his thoughts on the defeat

Cummins highlighted the strength of KKR’s bowling lineup and noted that despite SRH playing good cricket, they were unable to clinch the victory. He also commented on the pitch, mentioning that there was some early assistance for bowlers, although the surface improved later. He expressed the team’s anticipation for the upcoming match at a new venue.

“Thought KKR bowled really well, there was a little bit in it early on and the surface got better. We all have played enough cricket, and going to a new venue (Chennai) helps us as well, so we gotta keep this behind and move on. I think it’s easy to move on, going to a new venue helps. You start again. We have a good body of work too,” Cummins said after the match.

Also READ: IPL 2024: Fans mercilessly roast Abdul Samad after Rahul Tripathi’s unfortunate run-out during KKR vs SRH Qualifier 1 clash

Kolkata Knight Riders reach in the final

batting first, SRH suffered early setbacks, finding themselves at 39/4 after just 5 overs. Despite this, they rallied to post a respectable total of 159, thanks to Rahul Tripathi‘s quickfire 55 off 35 balls, with crucial contributions from Heinrich Klaasen (32) and Cummins (30) providing the finishing touches. Mitchell Starc stood out with exceptional bowling, conceding only 34 runs and claiming 3 wickets in his allotted 4 overs.

In reply, KKR comfortably chased down the target of 160, losing only 2 wickets, with Venkatesh Iyer smashing 51 off 28 balls and Shreyas Iyer contributing a blistering 58 off just 24 balls.

Also READ: Twitter erupts as Mitchell Starc’s relentless bowling leads KKR to IPL 2024 final with victory over SRH in Qualifier 1

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