KKR Vs SRH, IPL 2024 Final: Sunrisers Dismissed For Lowest-Ever Total In Title Clashes

Sunrisers Hyderabad have registered the ignominious record of the lowest-ever total recorded in Indian Premier League finals history. The Mitchell Starc-led Kolkata Knight Riders bowling attack demolished their batting order for just 113 runs in the IPL 2024 final in Chennai on Sunday

SRH vs KKR, IPL 2024 final, BCCI photo
Kolkata Knight Riders celebrate a Sunrisers Hyderabad wicket in the IPL 2024 final in Chennai. Photo: BCCI/IPL

The battle between Kolkata Knight Riders' bowlers and Sunrisers Hyderabad's batters in the IPL 2024 final saw an outright winner on Sunday (May 26). The Mitchell Starc-led KKR bowling attack dismantled the otherwise rampaging SRH batting unit, bowling them out for a paltry total of 113 runs in Chennai. (Match Blog | Full Coverage)

This has earned SRH the ignominious record of the lowest-ever total recorded in IPL finals history. The 113-run score eclipses the previous mark held by Chennai Super Kings, who ended up with 125 runs for nine wickets against Mumbai Indians in the 2013 edition. CSK lost the match by 24 runs as MI clinched their first-ever IPL title.

Speaking of the lowest first-innings scores in IPL finals, the record was earlier held by Mumbai Indians, who could only manage 129 for eight in the 2017 summit clash against the now defunct Rising Pune Super Giants. But Rohit Sharma’s men succeeded in defending the paltry total, as RPSG fell one run short of the target. SRH's 113-run total has displaced that mark too.

Earlier, SRH won the toss and opted to bat first against Shreyas Iyer's KKR. Hyderabad skipper Pat Cummins said he was not expecting dew and that is why he decided to bat first. Iyer, on the other hand, said he was looking to bowl first anyway.

Playing XIs

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Travis Head, Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nitish Reddy, Heinrich Klaasen(w), Shahbaz Ahmed, Pat Cummins(c), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat, T Natarajan

Impact Subs: Umran Malik, Glenn Phillips, Mayank Markande, Abdul Samad, Washington Sundar

Kolkata Knight Riders: Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Vaibhav Arora, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakaravarthy

Impact Subs: Anukul Roy, Manish Pandey, Nitish Rana, KS Bharat, Sherfaine Rutherford

The last time the two teams met was in Qualifier 1, where KKR had easily defeated SRH to book their tickets to the final. Earlier in the season, KKR had beaten SRH by four runs in the only league-stage encounter between the two teams.

KKR finished the league stage on top of the table and booked a spot in the final at the first time of asking.