LSG vs KKR Match Highlights: Quinton de Kock’s Heroics Power LSG Into Playoffs

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LSG vs KKR Match Highlights: Lucknow ultimately played as a team against the Kolkata Knight Riders in one of the most exciting matches in IPL heritage. The 66th clash between the KKR and the LSG featured each scenario that had spectators feel much more exciting with fingers crossed till the conclusion. The thrilling night of the game witnessed LSG win the nail-biting battle by 2 runs to secure a playoff berth in their debut season. Here we can have the full details of LSG vs KKR Match Highlights.

Despite winning the toss, Lucknow Super Giants opt to bat first, which proved to be a brilliant move by skipper KL Rahul. LSG has made a fantastic start to their innings to post an ambitious goal. With no wickets dropped, the opening pair Quinton de Kock and captain KL Rahul cleared the final corner. Former South Africa captain de Kock seemed aggressive with his bat, leaving no space for the KKR bowlers.

With his angled bat, de Kock smashed undefeated 140 runs off 70 balls, including 10 fours and 10 sixes with a strike rate of 200. On the other side, his companion Rahul was exceptional as well, scoring 68 off 51 balls with three fours and four sixes with a strike rate of 133.33.

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The KKR bowlers have had a miserable night, going wicketless. Tim Southee gave up 57 runs in four overs, while Russell gave up 45 runs in three overs, proving to be far more expensive for the side. LSG openers post 211 runs as a target for KKR after 20 overs.

The KKR innings got off to a sluggish start since they lost the opening batsman, who has had a poor season. Venkatesh Iyer failed to contribute and went out for a golden duck to Mohsin Khan. Following Mohsin’s over, KKR’s second opener, Abhijeet Tomar, was dismissed for 4 runs.

Meanwhile, Nitish Rana and skipper Shreyas Iyer stood firm for the team and forged a key wicket partnership to enhance the score. The pair struck the ball hard to score a 56-run wicket partnership. However, Krishnappa Gowtham made significant progress for LSG as he dismissed Nitish Rana 42 (22).

Shreyas and Sam Billings teamed up next to handle the game. The two put up another vital partnership of 66 runs until Skipper was removed by Marcus Stoinis, who had struck 50 off 29 balls. Following in the skipper’s footsteps, Sam Billings fell at 36(24) to Ravi Bishnoi.

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Furthermore, Andre Russell failed to make a significant contribution to the scoreboard. He gifted Mohsin Khan the wicket for 5 runs. Rinku Singh came up with a confident knock of 40 runs off just 15 balls, hitting four sixes and two fours. Sunil Narine also added his fastest 21 runs off 7 balls to help KKR to reach the massive goal but all efforts went in vain.

Mohsin Khan and Marcus Stoinis each took three-haul. With one wicket apiece, K Gowtham and Ravi Bishnoi provided key and frequent breakthroughs for LSG. However, LSG’s openers were terrific and fruitful with the bat, posting a tall goal, and bowlers defending the KKR assisted to win by a thin margin of 2-runs to secure second place in the standings and advance to the playoffs.

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