Mumbai. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have made a great start in the do or die match. In the 66th match of IPL 2022, Lucknow Super Giants has set a huge target of 211 runs in front of KKR. In the match (KKR vs LSG), winning the toss and playing first, Lucknow scored a big score of 210 runs without a wicket. Quinton de Kock scored an unbeaten 140. Captain KL Rahul also scored an unbeaten half-century. In reply, KKR scored 60 runs for 2 wickets in the powerplay of 6 overs. If the team of Lucknow wins this match, then it will reach the playoff. The team of Gujarat Titans has already reached the knockout rounds.
Chasing the target, the start of KKR was not good. Venkatesh Iyer was dismissed without scoring in the first over. His wicket was taken by left arm fast bowler Mohsin Khan. Then Abhijit Tomar, who was making his IPL debut, also could not play a big innings. He became the second victim of Mohsin by scoring 4 runs in 8 balls. After 3 overs, the team’s score was 10 runs for 2 wickets.
Rana showed his attitude
Nitish Rana took an aggressive approach in the fourth over of the innings. He hit 5 fours in the over of fast bowler Avesh Khan. A total of 21 runs were scored in the over. Then in the 5th over, Iyer scored 16 runs in Jason Holder’s over with the help of one six and two fours. The sixth over was bowled by off-spinner Krishnappa Gautam. Rana also hit 3 fours in this over and scored a total of 13 runs. In this way, both scored 50 runs in 3 overs and made a great comeback for the team.
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Nitish Rana is playing 39 off 18 balls and Shreyas Iyer is playing 15 runs off 6 balls. KKR have won only 6 out of 13 matches till this match. In such a situation, it is necessary for him to win this match to reach 14 points. The team has made Shreyas Iyer its new captain in the current season. In the last season, Eoin Morgan had the command of the team and he also led the team to the finals.
Tags: IPL, IPL 2022, Kolkata Knight Riders, Lucknow Super Giants, Nitish rana, Shreyas iyer
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 18, 2022, 22:18 IST