Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 5 runs in the IPL 2023 game on May 4. Former Indian wicketkeeper Deep Dasgupta reckons that SRH skipper Aiden Markram got out at the wrong time which proved to be the game-changing moment in the KKR vs SRH clash.

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Sunrisers Hyderabad were cruising towards the target set by Kolkata Knight Riders courtesy of a brilliant partnership between Markram and Heinrich Klassen. However, the orange army completely lost their momentum as they lost a few wickets in a quick succession.

Sunrisers Hyderabad allowed the game to slip: Deep Dasgupta

“It seemed alright actually, and then you suddenly realize they’ve allowed the game to [slip]. I think it boils down to Markram. The way he got out and the time when he got out,” Deep Dasgupta pointed while speaking to ESPN Cricinfo.

“It would have been a really good innings if he had finished the game. But because he hasn’t, you look back at that innings and think not a good strike rate and he got out at the wrong time. He has got to take a bit of that blame,” the former Indian wicketkeeper further discussed about Markram’s innings in the KKR vs SRH game.

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Sunrisers Hyderabad were chasing a target of 172 runs but none of their top 3 batters scored enough runs and hence the middle order was under immense pressure. Mayank Agarwal and Rahul Tripathi did get set on the Hyderabad wicket but couldn’t convert their starts into a big score.

Mayank Agarwal was departed after scoring 18 runs while Rahul Tripathi scored just 20 runs. Aiden Markram came in to bat at the number 4 position while wickets kept trembling from the other end. Harry Brook who had scored a hundred in the previous game against the KKR side departed this time for a duck.

After Harry Brook’s dismissal, Heinrich Klassen came in to support the SRH skipper as the two batters made a crucial partnership to take their side close to the target of 172 runs. However, after the dismissal of Klassen, SRH innings lost the momentum and their skipper lost his wicket in the 17th over after scoring only 41 runs off 40 deliveries allowing KKR to win the game by 5 runs.

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