The power-packed Sunrisers Hyderabad line-up failed to get going in the final of the 2024 Indian Premier League and were all out for 113 in the first innings after skipper Pat Cummins opted to bat first, making it the lowest total in any IPL final.

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KKR finished No.1 in the league stages and became the first team to make the final after defeating second-placed SRH in the first Qualifier. It was a rematch of the clash on Sunday (May 26) after Hyderabad advanced to the final by defeating Rajasthan Royals in Qualifier 2.

Cummins won the toss and opted to bat first against Kolkata in Chennai on Sunday, but the decision did not work out for them with Mitchell Starc sending back dangerous opener Abhishek Sharma with a contender for the “ball of the season”. They could not recover thereafter, being reduced to 21-3, which later became 77-7. Hyderabad were all out for 113 in the end, the lowest score batting first in any of the previous 17 IPL finals. It was also the first time any side was all out in an IPL final.

Skipper Cummins top-scored for the side, making a 19-ball 24 batting at No.9 with two fours and a six. SRH could have been dismissed for even fewer runs if Starc had held on to an easy catch of Cummins in the 16th over.

Each of KKR’s six bowlers picked up at least one wicket.

SRH, who have the record of the top two highest totals in the IPL, both of which they posted this year, left viewers disappointed with their batting performance in the final. They had also historically chased down Lucknow Super Giants’ 165 in just 58 balls this season.

It was also Hyderabad’s joint-lowest total while batting first in any IPL season.