Kavya Maran excited, launches into wild celebrations after Bhuvneshwar Kumar scores one-run win for SRH against RR in IPL thriller


It was pure entertainment because Sunrisers Hyderabad sealed a narrow one-point victory against Rajasthan Royals Thursday, courtesy of Bhuvneshwar Kumar heroism in the chase finale. After 202 runs, RR were restricted to 200/7 in 20 overs, with the Indian pacer reigning supreme.

Kavya Maran was delighted with SRH's thrilling win against RR.

Defending 13 in the final, Bhuvneshwar faced R Aswin and Rovman Powell. Ashwin led off the game with a single to lead off Powell, who then hit a double. On the third delivery, Powell picked up Kumar for a four to fine leg, reducing the equation to six runs required in three balls.

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The West Indies star scored another double, with RR needing two runs from one ball. But the veteran pacer had other plans and sent a full kick for the final delivery. Powell failed to connect and was hit on the pads, with the referee giving weight, breaking the hearts of RR fans. Powell revised the decision but replays confirmed it hit leg stump as RR collapsed to 200/7.

Reacting to the thrilling win, SRH CEO Kavya Maran was elated with joy and was seen jumping in celebration. Here is the video:

Initially, half-centuries from Nitish Kumar Reddy (76*) and Travis Head (58) saw SRH post 201/3 in 20 overs. This victory allowed SRH to climb to the fourth position in the rankings initial loading 2024 points table with 12 points from 10 matches, leaving Maran extremely happy with the result.

Speaking after the match, Bhuvneshwar said: “I think it's my nature, I wasn't thinking much about the result in the last over. There was no discussion in the last over, I was just focused on the process. I was just thinking about bowling two good balls, anything could have happened. I wasn't thinking much, I was just focused on the process.

“The ball swung so much today, I can't really pinpoint it, I really enjoyed the bowling. Luckily I got some wickets today. When the season started, my thought process was different, but it changed when the hitters played that way My thought process completely changed to be honest (from the start of the season till now),” he added.

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