IPL 2022, LSG vs KKR: LSG pull off last-ball win to eliminate KKR and qualify for playoffs | Cricket News

In a high-scoring match, Lucknow Super Giants managed to maintain their nerve to beat Kolkata Knight Riders by simply two runs on the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday. The win ensured that Lucknow grew to become the second facet after Gujarat Titans to make the playoffs with 18 factors.
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Chasing 211 runs for victory, KKR put up a courageous battle ending up with 208/8, ending their marketing campaign with 12 factors.
KKR went in for a sixth opening pair this season, however misplaced each debutant Abhijeet Tomar, coming in for the injured Ajinkya Rahane, and Venkatesh Iyer to Mohsin Khan cheaply.

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However, skipper Shreyas Iyer and Sam Billings did give the cost however the former perished after making a 29-ball 50 as Marcus Stoinis, who had a fantastic recreation with the ball, broke a harmful 40-ball 66-run fourth-wicket stand.
After Andre Russell failed to fireplace, Rinku Singh introduced the facet shut to an unlikely win with a 15-ball 40 however finally failed to spoil the night time, which positively belonged to Quinton de Kock.

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Shreyas will need to have thought they had been heading in the right direction as LSG made a gradual begin, getting simply 44 runs within the Powerplay. But each Rahul and his opening companion De Kock paced the innings properly, elevating the tempo to gather 88 runs within the final 5 overs to stroll into the file books, ending up with 210 for no loss, the highest-ever opening wicket stand within the IPL.
De Kock additionally sounded a warning to the Indian facet weeks earlier than the South African facet’s scheduled go to to the nation for a T20I collection by hitting his second IPL ton and remaining undefeated on 140 off 70 balls.

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He did put on his luck on the sleeves when Tomar dropped a mistimed skier at third man off Umesh Yadav when the opener was on 12 solely.
Billings too dropped a pointy likelihood off Sunil Narine when De Kock was on 68, however all these may by no means distract the South African who threw his arms at something that was bowled quick. De Kock opened up absolutely after getting his back-to-back half-century towards KKR, this time off 36 balls.

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He spoiled Varun Chakravarthy’s figures hitting him for two sixes and one 4 in his final over after discovering a six reverse sweeping Narine within the earlier over. The left-hander pulled Andre Russell for a six and then reduce him for a 4 to get his second IPL century in simply 59 balls, the final 50 coming off simply 23 balls. He completed with a flourish by taking Tim Southee to the cleaners hitting him for three consecutive sixes.


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