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Who is Harshit Rana? The bowler who won the match for KKR against SRH

By Kaif - March 24, 2024 - Last updated on Mar 24, 2024 10:14 AM
Who is Harshit Rana? The bowler who won the match for KKR against SRH

Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 4 runs in a thrilling match. Batting first, KKR team scored 208 runs, in response to which Hyderabad team was all out for 204 runs. The match could have gone either way in the last two overs. But Harshit Rana turned the match towards KKR in the last over. So let's know Who is Harshit Rana? The bowler who won the match for KKR against SRH (KKR vs SRH)

Harshit Rana's last over

  • Klaasen hit a six on the first ball of the 20th over.
  • Klaasen took a run on the second ball.
  • On the third ball, Harshit got Shahbaz (16) caught out by Shreyas Iyer.
  • New batsman Yansen took one run on the fourth ball.
  • On the fifth ball, Harshit got Klaasen caught by Suyyash. Klaasen played an inning of 63 runs in 29 balls with the help of eight sixes.
  • Five runs were needed on the last ball and Cummins was on strike. However, Cummins missed the shot on the slower one and Kolkata won by four runs.

Who is Harshit Rana?

Born on December 22, 2001, in New Delhi, Harshit Rana showed passion for cricket from an early age. He started playing for Delhi's age group teams and quickly impressed with his pace and accuracy. His performance was so impressive that Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) scouts took notice of him, even before he could make his debut for the senior Delhi team.

Who is Harshit Rana?

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Harshit Rana's IPL career

In February 2022, Harshit Rana? Was bought by DC in the IPL mega auction as a replacement for Rasikh Salaam due to injury. This proved to be a turning point in his career. He made his IPL debut against Delhi Capitals in April 2022 and impressed by taking 1 wicket for 24 runs in his debut match.

Although his first season was limited to limited matches, Rana showed glimpses of his talent. He continued to play for KKR in the next season (2023), and after impressive performances in the domestic season, he was retained in the team.

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Harshit Rana's future prospects

Harshit Rana is still young and his career is still in its initial stages. However, his talent and potential are obvious. He has already made his mark in the IPL and is likely to get more opportunities in domestic cricket in the coming years. If he continues to improve his game and show maturity, he could soon become a contender for a place in the Indian national team.

The path will not be easy for Rana. The Indian cricket team is full of fast bowlers, and they will have to work hard to make their place. However, considering his talent and determination, he will have to work hard to make his mark.

Highlights of Harshit Rana's last over against SRH

  • Harshit Rana did not lose courage after being hit for a six on the first ball. He decided to bowl the entire over as per his ability and enthusiasm.
  • Rana moved forward with the ball and bowled the second ball of the over at a slow pace outside the off stump. Klaasen took a single by playing a shot towards point.
  • On the third ball, Rana sent Shahbaz Ahmed to long on and was caught by captain Shreyas Iyer. Fans rejoiced in Eden Gardens. This wicket changed the atmosphere of the stadium. Shahbaz Ahmed was out after scoring 16 runs in 4 balls with the help of one four and two sixes. SRH's sixth wicket fell. Marco Jansen comes to the crease. Hyderabad now needs 6 runs in 3 balls to win.
  • Harshit Rana bowled a slow length ball outside the off stump, which Yansen sent towards midwicket and took a single. Heinrich Klaasen gets a strike. There was silence on the field. Now SRH needs 5 runs from the last two balls.
  • On the fifth ball, Rana ended Heinrich Klaasen's stormy innings by getting him caught out by Suyyash Sharma. Heinrich Klaasen scored 63 runs in 29 balls with the help of 8 sixes. Rana got the third wicket.
  • Pat Cummins takes a strike on the last ball. Cummins swung his bat at Harshit Rana's length ball but missed the shot. KKR heaved a sigh of relief. There was tremendous enthusiasm among the fans to register a thrilling victory. KKR won by 4 runs. Fans will remember these 6 balls of Harshit Rana for a long time.

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