Kolkata Knight Riders crowned IPL 2024 Champions

May 26, 2024
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Kolkata Knight Riders won their third title by crushing the SunRisers in the tournament’s most one-sided final ever.

Kolkata Knight Riders crowned IPL 2024 Champions

Venkatesh Iyer’s fifty and all-round bowling performance helped KKR beat SRH in the final in Chennai on Sunday, May 26.

In a one-sided final, KKR chased down 114 with 57 balls and 8 wickets remaining. Shreyas Iyer emulated Gautam Gambhir as KKR won their third IPL title. Pat Cummins’ SRH were totally outplayed in the grand final in Chennai.

On Sunday, May 26, the Knight Riders won the Indian Premier League for the third time in their existence. KKR dominated SunRisers in the most one-sided IPL final, knocking them out for 113 and chasing down the mark with 57 balls and 8 wickets to spare at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium. KKR’s all-round dominance also resulted in the IPL 2024 final being the shortest title match played in the event, with 29 overs bowled.

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Shreyas Iyer, who succeeded Gautam Gambhir (2012 and 2014), became just the second captain of KKR to win an IPL trophy. Gambhir was a proud coach on Sunday as he watched from the sideline.

In fact, Iyer is only the sixth Indian skipper to lead his team to an IPL final victory. He is currently the 6th captain (after MS Dhoni, Gambhir, Rohit Sharma, and Hardik Pandya).

KKR cemented their reputation as one of the most successful IPL teams. The Knight Riders now have three titles, trailing only CSK and Mumbai, who each have five.

Pat Cummins, on the other hand, experienced his first loss in a major competition final in more than a year, having led Australia to the World Test Championship and World Cup finals.

In one of the most one-sided finals in IPL history, Kolkata extended their lead over SunRisers, defeating the Pat Cummins-led team for the third time in the 2024 season. The Knight Riders put on an all-around performance, while SRH imploded at the worst time.

Mitchell Starc demonstrated why he is the man for the big occasion as he guided KKR to a wipe of SRH’s top order. On the other hand. Andre Russell, in his maiden final for KKR, topped the bowling charts with three wickets.

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