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IPL 2024: Most runs, most wickets after Qualifier 1, KKR vs SRH

Published at :May 21, 2024 at 11:23 PM
Modified at :May 21, 2024 at 11:23 PM
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After defeating SRH by eight wickets, KKR reached the IPL 2024 final.

In the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 Qualifier 1, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bowlers bowled superbly as they restricted Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) to a below-par total of 159 at the Narendra Modi Stadium on May 21.

After opting to bat first, the Hyderabad batters failed miserably, as only four players could manage to reach double-digits. Rahul Tripathi scored a 35-ball 55 and was the top scorer for his side. Heinrich Klaasen (32), Abdul Samad (16), and skipper Pat Cummins (30) chipped in with the bat as Hyderabad reached a little above 150 runs.

For KKR, fast bowler Mitchell Starc, IPL’s costliest player ever, delivered with the ball as he bagged three wickets, including the wicket of Travis Head in the first over of the match. Varun Chakravarthy took two scalps.

While chasing 160, Kolkata openers Sunil Narie (21) and Rahmanullah Gurbaz (23) stitched a crucial partnership of 44 runs for the first wicket, before skipper Shreyas Iyer (58*) and Venkatesh Iyer (51*) formed a match-winning partnership of 97* runs in 44 balls as Kolkata won the contest by eight wickets and more than six overs to spare.

With this victory, Kolkata reached the IPL 2024 final directly. SRH will now play Qualifier 2 in Chennai against the winner of the Eliminator between Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bengaluru.

IPL 2024: Most Runs (Orange Cap)

IPL 2024 Orange Cap leaderboard after qualifier 1 match, KKR vs SRH
IPL 2024 Orange Cap leaderboard after qualifier 1 match, KKR vs SRH

After the end of the IPL 2024 Qualifier 1, there were no changes seen in the in the Orange Cap leaderboard.

Bengaluru star opener Virat Kohli continues to dominate the chart with 708 runs to his name. The 35-year-old Kohli is the first player to breach the 700-run mark this season.

Chennai skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad is ranked second with 583 runs. However, Gaikwad’s campaign has already ended in the ongoing tournament. Hyderabad opener Travis Head, who got out on a duck against KKR, remained at the third position with 533 runs.

Rajasthan’s Riyan Parag is ranked fourth with 531 runs. Parag will look to add more runs in the Eliminator against Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) on May 22. Gujarat’s young sensation Sai Sudharsan finished his campaign with 527 runs to his name. Sudharsan is at fifth spot.

IPL 2024: Most Wickets (Purple Cap)

IPL 2024 Purple Cap leaderboard after qualifier 1 match, KKR vs SRH
IPL 2024 Purple Cap leaderboard after qualifier 1 match, KKR vs SRH

After the end of the KKR vs SRH Qualifier 1, there were two changes in the Purple Cap leaderboard. KKR spinner Varun Chakravarthy, who took two wickets in the game, extended his tally to 20 scalps and finds himself at third position. He would need to take a five-wicket haul in the final to go past Harshal Patel’s tally of 24 wickets, who is now positioned at top of the chart.

SRH pacer T Natarajan, who took one wicket against KKR, jumped to fifth spot with 18 scalps. Mumbai Indians’ Jasprit Bumrah finished his campaign with 20 wickets and finds himself placed second on the table. Punjab Kings’ Arshdeep Singh, who finished his campaign with 19 wickets, finds himself placed fourth.

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