Video: KKR Mentor Gautam Gambhir Pumped Up As Mitchell Starc Triggers SRH's Batting Collapse During IPL 2024 Qualifier 1 In Ahmedabad

Video: KKR Mentor Gautam Gambhir Pumped Up As Mitchell Starc Triggers SRH's Batting Collapse During IPL 2024 Qualifier 1 In Ahmedabad

After opting to bat first by skipper Pat Cummins, Sunrisers Hyderabad suffered an early collapse as Mitchell Starc ran through their batting line-up.

Hrishikesh DamodarUpdated: Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 03:08 AM IST
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Gautam Gambhir's aggressive celebration to the wicket by KKR pacer Mitchell Starc | Credits: Twitter

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) mentor Gautam Gambhir was spotted celebrating aggresively as pacer Mitchell Starc rattled Sunrisers Hyderabad's batting line-up during IPL 2024 Qualifier 1 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

After opting to bat first by skipper Pat Cummins, Sunrisers Hyderabad suffered an early collapse as Mitchell Starc ran through their batting line-up by dismissing opener Travis Head for a two-ball duck, followed up with a wicket of Abhishek Sharma for 3 at 13/2.

Sunrisers Hyderabad were left reeling at 39/4 after Starc bowled out Shahbaz Ahmed for a golden duck. With KKR dominating SRH in the first five overs of the first innings, Gautam Gambhir was completely pumped.

In a video went viral on social media, Gambhir was seen aggressively celebrating one of the wickets with KKR assistant coach Abhishek Nayar in the dug out. It is one of the rare occurrences where Gautam Gambhir vented out his emotions during the match.

After Shahbaz Ahmed's dismissal, Rahul Tripathi and Heinrich Klassen formed a crucial 62-run partnership for the fifth wicket until the latter was dismissed for 32 at 101/5. Tripathi carried on his innings and he scored his first fifty of the IPL season in just 28 balls.

Rahul Tripathi's stay at the crease came to an end after he was involved in a mix-up with Adbul Samad, leading to his run out by Andre Russell at 121/6 He played a valiant innings of 55 off 35 balls. Thereafter, SRH suffered a batting collapse as they lost Sanvir Singh (0), Abdul Samad (16) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (0) in just three runs and they were reduced to 126/9.

Skipper Pat Cummins played an innings 30 off 24 balls to take SRH past 150-run mark. Eventually, Sunrisers Hyderabad were bundled out for 159 after Cummins' dismissal. 28

KKR qualify for IPL 2024 Final after defeating SRH

Kolkata Knight Riders finally sealed their spot for the IPL 2024 Final with a convincing 8-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in Qualfier 1.

With a target of 160,  Kolkata Knight Riders chased it down in just 13.4 over, courtesy to brilliant half-centuries by skipper Shreyas Iyer and Venkatesh Iyer. The pair formed an unbeaten 97-run partnership to help the team chase down the target.

In the 14th over, Shreyas smashed smashed 22 runs, including three sixes and a four on four consecutive balls off Travis Head to power KKR to dominant victory over SRH. Skipper played a brilliant innings of 58 off 24 balls while Venkatesh contributed with a knock of 51 off 28 balls.

Apart from Shreyas and Venkatesh, the openers Sunil Narine (21) and Rahmanullah Gurbaz (23) too contributed to KKR's run-chase by providing a great start to their innings.

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