KKR beat Hyderabad by 5 runs on the last ball
Varun Chakraborty bowled brilliantly in the last over
Spinner Varun Chakraborty was adjudged player of the match
New Delhi. Kolkata Knight Riders mystery spinner Varun Chakaravarthy, who played a key role in snatching victory from the jaws of Sunrisers Hyderabad, says that his heartbeat was touching 200 in the last over. Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Hyderabad by 5 runs in a thrilling match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. The culmination of the thrill in the match was at its peak. The decision was taken on the last ball. Along with this, KKR also settled the account of the previous defeat from Hyderabad.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH vs KKR) needed 9 runs from 6 balls in the last over to win. KKR captain Nitish Rana gave the last over to Varun Chakraborty. Abdul Samad was on strike. Samad took a single on the first ball and gave strike to Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Bhuvi ran a single off the leg bye on the second ball. Samad got out on the third ball. Mayank Markande could not take a run on the fourth ball. Now Hyderabad needed 7 runs off 2 balls. On the fifth ball, Markande took one run and gave the strike to Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Varun bowled the last ball at a speed of 107 kilometers per hour, on which Bhuvi could not run any runs and Hyderabad lost the match by 5 runs.
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‘Last year I was bowling at 85 kmph’
After the victory, Varun Chakraborty said, ‘My heartbeat was touching 200 in the last over. I wanted the batter to hit the long side of the field. The ball was slipping a lot. My best bet was on the long side and that was my only hope. I gave away 12 runs in my first over. Markram had hit 2 fours in that over of mine. Last year I used to bowl at 85 kmph. I tried many things. Then felt that I needed to work on my revolution and I worked on it.
KKR’s hopes of reaching the playoffs are alive
Varun Chakraborty took 1 wicket for 20 runs in 4 overs. He was chosen player of the match. With this win, KKR has kept alive its hopes of reaching the playoffs. This is KKR’s fourth win in 10 matches and is at number eight with 8 points while Hyderabad has 6 points from 9 matches and is at number nine.
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Tags: IPL 2023, SRH vs KKR, Varun Chakraborty
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 05, 2023, 07:17 PM