IPL Final: KKR record biggest win in shortest-ever IPL final

Monday, 27 May, 2024
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Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) clinched the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 title with a dominating all-round performance against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the final at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. At the same ground in 2012, KKR had clinched their maiden title, and on May 26, 2024, they scripted an encore to lift their third trophy. The KKR bowlers did extremely well to restrict the dangerous SRH batting line-up to 113 – which was chased down in only 10.3 overs with eight wickets in hand.  

While Sunrisers  Hyderabad rewrote many record books during the league phase of the 17th season of the Indian Premier League, they were at the receiving end in the final of the IPL 2024, in which KKR beat SRH by eight wickets to win their third title.  

After bundling SRH for just 113 runs, the lowest in an IPL final, KKR batters chased the target in just 10.3 overs to romp home with their third IPL title.  

KKR’s win was the fastest-ever run chase in an IPL final, in terms of balls to spare.  

The KKR innings had 57 deliveries remaining, which broke the previous record of 11 balls remaining, held by Gujarat Titans, who chased 131 against Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2022 edition.  

The win was also the second-biggest victory margin for KKR and their biggest against SRH.  

The IPL 2024 final lasted only 29 overs, making it the shortest-ever IPL playoff game without weather interruptions. The previous shortest game was between Royal Challengers Bengaluru (then Royal Challengers Bangalore) and the now-defunct Deccan Chargers in 2010.