IPL 2023: Brook’s Blazing Century Guides Sunrisers Hyderabad To Victory Against Kolkata Knight Riders In Clash at Eden Gardens

KKR vs SRH Match Report

On Friday at Eden Gardens, Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Kolkata Knight Riders to make it two wins in a row. The home team lost in the Tata IPL 2023 match for the third time in a row. 

Earlier this week, on Wednesday at Chepauk, Rajasthan Royals defeated Chennai Super Kings, and on Thursday, Gujarat Titans defeated Punjab Kings at Mohali. SRH defeated KKR in match 19 on Friday, continuing the trend. SRH has moved up to seventh place in the points standings with this victory. After the Eden loss, KKR is ranked fourth.

After winning the toss, KKR decided to bowl first, and then Sunrisers Hyderabad put on a display. Harry Brook, the team’s star player, scored an unblemished 100 off 55 balls. The young English talent, purchased at the 2023 auction for an astounding Rs 13.25 crore, at Eden, finally cracked the T20 code. Brook made it clear right on that he was here to stay. In the first three overs of the innings, he hit two sixes and four boundaries.

Aiden Markram, the skipper, played a magnificent captain’s knock as he scored a scorching fifty, boosting the Sunrisers’ momentum, while other batters like Mayank Agarwal and Rahul Tripathi had no luck. Aiden Markram scored 50 in 26 balls and Abhishek Sharma hammered 32 off 17 balls to take the lead. 

Heinrich Klaasen contributed as well, scoring an unblemished 16 from six balls. Andre Russell led KKR in wickets for them with three, but he needed assistance leaving the ground after bowling the opening ball of the third over. With a target of 229 to reach, KKR’s pursuit has gotten off to a poor start, and Venkatesh Iyer is attempting to remedy the problem. 

When KKR began the grand chase, their opener Gubaz was gone in the first over. Venkatesh Iyer left last. Sunil Narine was promptly fired. The Jamaican all-rounder Andre Russell, who earlier in the evening managed to take three wickets despite cramping up in Kolkata’s heat but had cramps, didn’t contribute much with the bat.

Then KKR captain Nitish Rana arrived. KKR was still in the game when he arrived at the crease. Out of 41 balls, he made 75. Rinku Singh, the star of KKR’s most recent miraculous victory, performed a win. 

Despite making 58 out of 31, it wasn’t enough. Singh blasted four fours and four sixes, and the crowd at Eden chanted “Rinku, Rinku” each time he struck a ball. However, in the face of the enormous score, these heroics fell short, and SRH defeated KKR by 23 runs to win the match.

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