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Kolkata Knight Riders Clinch Thrilling Victory Against SunRisers Hyderabad

Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) kicked off their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 campaign with a win against SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH), edging past their opponents by a mere four runs in a thrilling encounter at the Eden Gardens.

In a roller-coaster match marked by numerous twists and turns, KKR posted a formidable total of 208 runs, setting a challenging target for SunRisers Hyderabad. KKR faced a nerve-wracking chase as SunRisers Hyderabad mounted a spirited response in pursuit of victory.

Andre Russell’s explosive knock of 64 runs, complemented by Phil Salt’s composed 54 and Ramandeep Singh’s valuable contribution of 35, propelled KKR to a commanding total. T

KKR’s bowling spearhead T Natarajan shone with the ball, scalping three crucial wickets to dent SunRisers Hyderabad’s batting lineup and keep the opposition under pressure throughout the innings.

However, the drama unfolded in the final overs of the match as SunRisers Hyderabad’s Heinrich Klaasen nearly engineered a remarkable comeback, threatening to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. With tension mounting and the outcome hanging in the balance, the 22-year-old Harshit Rana showcased nerves of steel, successfully defending 12 runs off the final over to secure a dramatic win for Kolkata Knight Riders.

The electrifying atmosphere at Eden Gardens witnessed a thrilling climax as fans were treated to a nail-biting finish, epitomizing the excitement and unpredictability that defines the IPL.

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