KKR vs SRH IPL 2023: Who won today’s IPL Match? Check Man of the Match Award Winner

Published on: Apr 14, 2023 11:16 pm IST|Updated on: Apr 14, 2023 11:32 pm IST

KKR vs SRH IPL 2023

In another high-scoring encounter of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) season, the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) have piped the Kolkata Knight Riders by 23 runs at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. This is the second back-to-back victory for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in this ongoing T20 competition courtesy a superlative hundred from overseas batsman Harry Brook. With this win, the Sunrisers Hyderabad have surged to the seventh position on the points table in IPL 2023.

KKR vs SRH IPL 2023: Who won today’s IPL Match? Check Man of the Match Award Winner

For the Sunrisers Hyderabad, opening batsman Harry Brook IPL 2023 salary totally proved its worth as he composed a stunning century knock to power his team towards the biggest total of this ongoing tournament. Both Aiden Markram and Nitish Rana also scored blazing fifties each. However, Brook’s hundred was surely a class apart and thus, he was named the Man of the Match award winner in this KKR vs SRH IPL 2023 match.

KKR vs SRH: Brook’s Century and bowlers help SRH pip KKR in high-scoring encounter

Even after losing the wickets of opening batsman Mayank Agarwal and Rahul Tripathi quite early, the Sunrisers Hyderabad got off to a brilliant start as overseas batsman Harry Brook looked in a wonderful form. SRH captain Aiden Markram led his team from the front and stitched with a fine and steady partnership of 72 runs for the third wicket to increase the scoring rate in the middle-overs. Markram played a fantastic knock of 50 runs off just 26 balls that included 5 sixes and 2 fours. However, it was England’s Brook who scored the first-ever century of IPL 2023 season and contributed with a phenomenal unbeaten innings of 100 runs off only 55 deliveries that consisted of 12 fours and 3 sixes that helped Sunrisers Hyderabad finish with a massive score of 228 for 4 in their 20 overs.

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For the Kolkata Knight Riders, Andre Russell bowled really well and finished with three crucial wickets from 2.1 overs. During the big run-chase, KKR had a horrible start as they ended up losing as many as three wickets inside the first six overs of the powerplay. However, Kolkata Knight Riders captain Nitish Rana played a captain’s knock and kept his team’s hopes alive in the middle-overs stage. Rana contributed with a superb knock of 75 runs off only 41 balls that included 6 sixes and 5 fours.

Towards the end, left-handed Rinku Singh once again gave the opposition a slight scare with another amazing unbeaten innings of 58 runs off just 31 deliveries that consisted of 4 sixes and as many fours but he failed to take Kolkata Knight Riders over the finishing line as they were restricted to 205 for 7 in 20 overs. For Sunrisers Hyderabad, the duo of Marco Jansen and Mayank Markande picked up two wickets each.

IPL 2023 Point table

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied NR Pts NRR
Rajasthan Royals 4 3 1 0 0 6 +1.588
Lucknow Super Giants 4 3 1 0 0 6 +1.048
Gujarat Titans 4 3 1 0 0 6 +0.341
Kolkata Knight Riders 4 2 1 0 0 4 +0.701
Chennai Super Kings 4 2 2 0 0 4 +0.225
Punjab Kings 3 2 1 0 0 4 -0.235
Sunrisers Hyderabad 4 2 2 0 0 4 -0.822
Royal Challengers Bangalore 3 1 2 0 0 2 -0.800
Mumbai Indians 3 1 2 0 0 2 -0.879
Delhi Capitals 4 0 4 0 0 0 -1.576

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