KKR vs SRH: Watch - Rahul Tripathi's 'collision' blunder denies Heinrich Klaasen an excellent catch and costs SRH Shreyas Iyer's wicket

Updated - 22 May 2024, 12:00 AM

Heinrich Klaasen, Shreyas Iyer, Rahul Tripathi
Heinrich Klaasen, Shreyas Iyer, Rahul Tripathi {PC:X}

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) keeper-batter Heinrich Klaasen gave his best behind the stumps in Qualifier 1 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). The match between the two teams took place at the Narendra Modi International Stadium in Ahmedabad. 

Heinrich Klaasen looked decent behind the stumps however, nothing went his way as such was the day for Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Narendra Modi International Stadium in Ahmedabad. The keeper-batter also involved in a nasty collision with Rahul Tripathi and it not only hurt him but also cost them a wicket. 

During the 1st ball of the 10th over, V Viyaskanth bowled a delivery to which Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Shreyas Iyer tried to play the scoop and it came right off the face. The ball hit Heinrich Klaasen and lobbed up towards the on-side. 

Heinrich Klaasen came up with the brilliant effort moved to his left and grabbed the ball while diving. But from the other side Rahul Tripathi was charging towards the ball and the duo collided as the ball popped out of the hands to give Shreyas Iyer life. 

The drop went to cost Sunrisers Hyderabad as Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Shreyas Iyer played a magnificent innings and took his team to the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. The batter oozed his class with the bat and slammed a vital half-century. 

Along with him Venkatesh Iyer (51*) also hit a brutal half-century as Kolkata Knight Riders thrashed Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets. They chased the target inside 14 overs and booked their berth for the final, which will be played on Sunday at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. 

Earlier, they bundled out Sunrisers Hyderabad for just 159 runs. Mitchell Starc picked three wickets, Varun Chakravarthy bagged two scalps whereas other bowlers picked one wicket each as they helped their team to wrap up the opposition under 160.

More than the confidence I was really wanted to go out and bat - Venkatesh Iyer 

Venkatesh Iyer, who played a match-winning innings for his team, stated that he just wanted to bat and the entire was eager to play, having not played the last two games due to rain. He added that ending the league stage as table toppers gave them a lot of confidence. Speaking to broadcasters, he explained: 

"More than the confidence I was really wanting to go out and bat, we last played a game on the 11th, so we all were eager to go out and showcase our talent. The wicket was really good, credit goes to our bowlers for bowling them out for 160-odd. In a tournament like this, momentum is really important, we have seen that with RCB winning their matches continuously and gaining the momentum even if we wanted that momentum. 

"So we wanted to go out and wanted the rain to stop but it was disappointing. But, we were the table toppers and we have got a lot of support from the management, credit to the owners, SRK and Jay sir were also there tonight to support us," he concluded.

KKR vs SRH: Watch: Heinrich Klaasen and Rahul Tripathi's nasty collision costs Sunrisers Hyderabad wicket of Shreyas Iyer