Mumbai. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) team is out of IPL 2022. In the 66th match of the T20 league, Lucknow Super Giants defeated the team by 2 runs in a thrilling match. This is KKR’s 8th defeat in 14 matches. At the same time, Lucknow has 9th victory in 14 matches. Playing first in the match, Lucknow scored a huge score of 210 runs without a wicket. Wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock scored 140 not out. In reply, KKR’s team could only score 208 runs for 8 wickets. The teams of Lucknow and Gujarat Titans have reached the playoffs. The other 2 teams are yet to be decided.
Chasing the target, Kolkata Knight Riders did not have a good start. The team lost the wickets of both the opener batsmen on the score of 9 runs. Venkatesh Iyer became the victim of Mohsin Khan by scoring zero and Abhijit Tomar 4 runs. After 3 overs, the team’s score was 10 runs for 2 wickets. After this Nitish Rana and captain Shreyas Iyer took an aggressive approach and scored 50 runs in the next 3 overs. After 6 overs the score was 60 for 2 wickets.
Gautam got the wicket of Rana
Nitish Rana was dismissed in the 8th over by off-spinner Krishnappa Gautam. He scored 42 runs off 22 balls. Hit 9 fours. He added 55 runs with Iyer. After this, Shreyas Iyer and Sam Billings kept the team’s hopes alive by adding 66 runs for the fourth wicket. Iyer was dismissed by Marcus Stoinis after scoring 50 runs. He faced 29 balls. Hit 4 fours and 3 sixes.
Bishnoi gave a big blow
KKR had to score 77 runs in the last 5 overs. The 16th over was bowled by leg spinner Ravi Bishnoi. Sam Billings hit a six off the third ball. But he got bowled on the next ball. He scored 36 runs in 24 balls. Hit 2 fours and 3 sixes. Andre Russell became the third victim of Mohsin Khan by scoring 5 runs in the 17th over. The team had to score 38 runs in the last 2 overs. 17 runs were scored in the 19th over. Rinku Singh and Naren hit a six each on the holder. 21 runs were to be scored in the last over.
Stoinis bowls the last over
Marcus Stoinis bowled the last over. Rinku hits a four off the first ball. Hits a six off the second ball. Hit six again on the third ball. 2 runs off the fourth ball. Rinku was out on the 5th ball. He scored 40 runs in 15 balls. Hit 2 fours and 4 sixes. Now KKR had to score 3 runs in a ball to win. Umesh Yadav got bowled on the last ball and Lucknow got a thrilling win. Narine remained unbeaten on 21 off 7 balls. Hit 3 sixes.
De Kock scored 100 runs with fours and sixes
Earlier, with the help of Quinton de Kock’s century and his big partnership for the first wicket with captain KL Rahul, Lucknow Super Giants made a mammoth score of 210 runs without any loss. De Kock scored an unbeaten 140 off 70 balls after getting three lives, which is the highest score of his T20 career. This South African wicket-keeper batsman scored runs at a strike rate of 200. Hit 10 sixes and 10 fours. That is, he completed 100 runs with fours and sixes. Rahul played an unbeaten 68 off 51 balls with the help of 3 fours and 4 sixes.
Highest partnership for the first wicket
This is the first time in IPL that a team batting first has not lost any wicket in the entire 20 overs. De Kock and Rahul made the highest partnership for the first wicket in IPL and the third highest overall. De Kock completed his fifty off 36 balls and hit a six on Sunil Narine to take the team’s score to triple digits in the 13th over.
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De Kock now kept Russell on target and hit him for a six and then a four to complete his second century in the IPL, for which he played 59 balls. After hitting three consecutive sixes on Saudi, he hit 4 consecutive fours on Russell.
Tags: IPL, IPL 2022, KL Rahul, Kolkata Knight Riders, Lucknow Super Giants, Shreyas iyer
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 18, 2022, 23:23 IST