LSG vs KKR Live Score: The DY Patil Stadium got lightened up with fiery sixes & fours as LSG’s openers Quinton De Kock (140*) & KL Rahul (68*) displayed a spectacular show with the bat to guide their side to a zealous 210 runs total with no loss of wickets in the first innings. Later capitalizing on a good batting show, Mohsin Khan & Marcus Stoinis scalped three wickets each registering a nerve-triggering win over KKR in Match 66 of the IPL 2022 at the DY Patil on Wednesday.
With this stunning win, LSG are officially qualified for the Playoffs Stage with 18 Points in their kitty while the loss has disqualified KKR from the Playoffs stage as they are reeling at the sixth spot on the Points Table with 12 Points in their kitty.
Fast & furious LSG registered a Gutsy 2-run win
The match unfolded with LSG winning the toss & opting to bat first. With Quinton de Kock & KL Rahul on the crease, the unexpected happened as the duo came out all blazing guns & guided LSG to 210-0 in teh allotted 20 overs. De Kock was looking belligerent right from the beginning of his innings. He smashed LSG bowlers all across the park amassing an unbeaten 140 off 70 balls smashing 10 boundaries & 10 sixes. Skip KL Rahul on the other end was no less, as he provided great support to his compatriot by scoring an unbeaten 68 off 51 balls with three boundaries and four sixes.
The duo got the better of LSG bowlers by smashing them all across the park & kept on scoring runs through brilliant strokeplay. The duo stitched a record 210 stand for the opening wicket making it the highest opening stand in the history of the IPL & the second-highest in T20 cricket.
KKR batters did their best but couldn’t reap success in the end
In reply, KKR got off to a disastrous start as they lost two wickets with just 9 runs on board. However, Shreyas Iyer & Nitish Rana on the crease led the recovery process for KKR by stitching a 56-run stand for the third wicket. Nitish Rana looked in sublime form by amassing 42 runs off 22 balls while Shreyas Iyer scored a blistering half-century in just 29 balls. However, their blooming stand was broken by Krishnappa Gowtham who dismissed Nitish Rana in the 8th over.
Rana’s dismissal didn’t affect Shreyas Iyer on the other end who kept scoring runs by hitting boundaries & maximums at regular intervals. Shreyas Iyer joined hands with Sam Billings & the duo anchored KKR’s innings by stitching a 66-run stand for the fourth wicket. Soon dangerous-looking Shreyas was sent back to the hut in the 14th over after scoring his half-century in the same over. Soon after Shreyas Iyer’s dismissal Ravi Bishnoi struck in the 16th over to remove Sam Billings who went back after scoring 36 runs off 24 balls.
KKR saw a bit of a collapse as wickets kept falling at regular intervals. KKR’s star all-rounder Andre Russell too couldn’t create an impression & was sent packing in the 17th over off Mohsin Khan’s delivery. KKR was in desperate need of a stable stand & Rinku Singh & Sunil Narine on the crease exactly did the same by stitching a stellar 58-run stand to bring KKR close to the target.
Rinku’s dismissal proves the final nail in the coffin for KKR
Sunil Narine smashed 3 huge sixes during his 7-ball 21 runs unbeaten knock while Rinku Singh scored 40 runs in 15 balls. The duo took the game in the last over with the equation reading 21 runs off six balls. With Rinku Singh & Narine adopting a blitzkrieg approach, victory almost looked in KKR’s hands. But what happened next gave the spectators goose-bumps! Set batter Rinku Singh after smashing two sixes & a four got dismissed on the second last ball of the final over.
With three runs needed in the last ball, Umesh Yadav too got dismissed on the final ball off Marcus Stoinis’s delivery handing LSG a nervy two runs wins.
For Lucknow Mohsin Khan (3-20) & Marcus Stoinis (3-23) starred with the ball by scalping three wickets each. Mohsin laid the foundation of LSG’s win by scalping two wickets in the powerplay overs itself while Marcus Stoinis snatched victory from KKR’s hands by dismissing Rinku Singh in the penultimate ball of the 20th over.
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