LSG vs KKR Update: The Kolkata Knight Riders defeat by the Lucknow Super Giants. By two runs, the team qualified for the IPL 2022 playoffs.
Thrilling Last Over Match between LSG and KKR
In a last-ball IPL drama in Navi Mumbai on Wednesday, Lucknow Super Giants defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by two runs. Quinton de Kock also scored a magnificent century and had a record opening stand with skipper K L Rahul. De Kock smashed an unbeaten 140 off 70 balls to lead LSG to 210 for no loss, the best opening stand in IPL history, with Rahul (68 not out off 51). Nitish Rana (42) and captain Shreyas Iyer (50) kept KKR in the game, but it was too much for the bottom order to overcome. They reduce to 208 for eight in 20 overs.
Rinku Singh’s dazzling 40-run innings in 15 balls
Just as it appeared that KKR were out, Sunil Narine (21 not out off 15 balls) and Rinku Singh (40 off 15 balls) began pounding the LSG bowlers over the wicket.
KKR required 38 runs from the last two overs, which they reduced to 21 in the penultimate over.
LSG vs KKR Update: Even Lewis’ Catch Changed the Game
Rinku struck two sixes and a four in the last three balls to get LSG back into the game, but he was caught by Evin Lewis with a sensational one-handed grab.
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Lewis’ stunning catch was the star of the show. After being smashed for two sixes and one four in the first four balls of the 20th over, Stoinis delivers a full and wide delivery. Rinku attempted a drive, but the ball went beyond the fence. Lewis sprinted down the field over 30 yards and grabbed the ball with his left hand splayed wide.
Marcus Stoinis struck out Umesh Yadav with a yorker to help his team win a humdinger with three outs on the penultimate pitch.
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