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Aft er centuries in the World Test Championship 2023 final and the ODI World Cup 2023 final, Travis Head got out after a surprising golden duck in the final of the IPL 2024. Playing against Kolkata Knight Riders, Sunrisers Hyderabad elected to bat first and instantly regretted their decision. Facing Mitchell Starc in the final, Abhishek Sharma took strike and struggled from the word go against the swinging ball.

Then on the fifth delivery of the first over, Starc produced a magical outswinger which castled the youngster. In the second over, Rahul Tripathi played the majority of the deliveries before taking a single in the penultimate ball to take a single. 

Head gets out on golden duck in IPL Final after 100s in WTC and ODI WC finals

Playing his first ball in the IPL 2024 final, Head was presented with an away swinging ball by Vaibhav Arora, which took a faint outside edge and went straight to the KKR keeper. This ended Head's poor run of form towards the end of the season as he scored only 34 runs over the four matches which included three ducks.

As big players, we all stood up tonight: Andre Russell

After losing their openers, Sunrisers Hyderbad's struggles continued as they were bundled out 113-10 in 18.3 overs. For Kolkata, Andre Russell was the pick of the bowlers as picked up 3-23 in 2.3 overs. Speaking about his performance in the final.  Russell said, "Very happy, very happy, especially getting three wickets in this game. We all know how important this game is." 

As big players, we all stood up tonight. Very happy with how I am bowling and very happy with how everyone's bowling. Just being disciplined, bowling to the plans and trying to bowl less bad balls. My fitness is a big part of that but mentally I am in a better space. I was mentally down for the last few years, going through a lot," he continued.