Marcus Stoinis got two wickets in the final two balls to help Lucknow Super Giants beat Kolkata Knight Riders by two runs and qualify for IPL 2022 playoffs. Get highlights of KKR vs LSG.
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What a game of cricket on display at DY Patil Stadium. Quinton de Kock (140 not out) made most of his dropped chance to slam one of the finest hundreds of IPL and along with KL Rahul (68 not out) recorded the highest opening stand of IPL as Lucknow Super Giants finished their innings at 210/0 in 20 overs. In reply, Kolkata Knight Riders lost both openers cheaply before Shreyas Iyer and Nitish Rana staged a fight with a 56-run stand. With Rana dismissed, Sam Billings joined Iyer for another 50-plus stand but the two time-champions lost the plot with quick wickets. But the game wasn’t over yet. From 61 off 19 balls to 21 runs in the final over. Rinku Singh, with 40 off 15 balls, played a blinder of an innings but his dismissal in the final over gave LSG the upper hand and pocket two crucial points to book their place in IPL 2022 playoffs. Get highlights of Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants.
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A four from the first ball off Marcus Stoinis in the final over. Back-to-back sixes in the next two balls from Rinku Singh. Two runs in the next. Oh boy! Rinku Singh is caught in the next ball. What a brilliant one-handed catch by Evin Lewis. Rinku departs for 40 from 15. Stoinis clean bowled Umesh Yadav in the final ball to win the game for LSG by 2 runs in a thriller. KKR have been eliminated.
Two more sixes in the penultimate over from Jason Holder. Other than the two sixes, it has been brilliant over from Holder. 17 runs coming from it. KKR 190/6 (19)
Rinku Singh and Sunil Narine are trying their best to keep them in the game. Both hit a six each off Avesh Khan to keep their hopes alive. KKR 173/6 (18)
KKR are on a verge of elimination. They slide further as Andre Russell goes back for just five. Three wickets for Mohsin Khan. KKR 150/6 (16.4)
KKR are losing plot here at DY Patil Stadium here. After hitting Ravi Bishnoi for a six, Sam Billings is stumped by Quinton de Kock for 24-ball 36. KKR 144/5 (16)
Much-needed breakthrough for LSG and Marcus Stoinis. Shreyas Iyer, who was going strong, fells for 29-ball 50, thanks to a brilliant catch by Deepak Hooda at the boundary. KKR 132/4 (14)
Just two runs from a Mohsin Khan over. Brilliant comeback from the young pacer at this stage. KKR 127/3 (13)
Shreyas Iyer inches to another IPL fifty with a six off Jason Holder. 10 runs come from the over. KKR 125/3 (12)
Shreyas Iyer brings up the fifty runs partnership with Sam Billings with a four straight down the ground off Ravi Bishnoi. 16 runs come from the over that included another four and a six. KKR 115/3 (11)
Shreyas Iyer and Sam Billings keep KKR very much in the game. Englishman Billings takes a sixe and two fours off Avesh Khan to take 20 runs from the over. KKR 99/3 (10)
OUT! The partnership is finally broken. Nitish Rana tries to go over extra cover but ends up at the hands of Marcus Stoinis. Rana goes for 22-ball 42. KKR 75/3 (8)
Nitish Rana takes on Krishnappa Gowtham with three fours in first four balls. Magnificient batting from the duo. The fifty-run stand also comes up between the two. KKR 60/2 (6)
4, 6 and a 4 in the first three balls of the over from Jason Holder. Shreyas Iyer joins the party. KKR 47/2 (5)
Five fours from Nitish Rana off Avesh Khan in the fourth over. A much-needed relief for KKR after losing both the openers cheaply. 21 runs come from the over. KKR 31/2 (4)
A debut to forget for Abhijeet Tomar. Mohsin Khan gets his second wicket as Tomar holes out to KL Rahul for just 4. KKR 10/2 (3)
Mohsin Khan will open the attack for LSG. What a catch by QDK! Venkatesh Iyer gets an inside edge and QDK dives to his right to take a spectacular catch. Mohsin Khan gets a wicket. KKR 0/1
QDK is playing his best innings of his career. After reaching his century, QDK hits Tim Southee for three back-to-back sixes in the 19th over before dispatching Andre Russell for four back-to-back fours. LSG juggernaut finishes at 210/0 in 20 overs. This is also the highest-ever opening stand in IPL.
The current 170-run unbroken stand between QDK and KL Rahul is the highest partnership for any wicket against KKR in IPL. The previous best were unbroken 167-run second-wicket stand between Deccan Chargers' Rohit Sharma and Herschelle Gibbs in 2012 and the 139-run opening wicket partnership between David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan in 2017.
CENTURY from QDK. What an innings it has been from the left-hander. Quinton de Kock gets to his second IPL hundred with a six and a four off Andre Russell. LSG 164/0 (18)
Quinton de Kock is just dealing in sixes at DY Patil Stadium. The southpaw hit Varun Chakravarthy for two sixes and a four in the same over to move closer to the nineties. LSG 140/0 (16)
Fifty comes up for KL Rahul. This is also the first instance this season that both LSG openers have scored fifties in the same innings. LSG 111/0 (14)
Fifty for QDK as the South African gets to his mark with a single off Varun Chakravarthy. In the next over, he reverse sweeps Sunil Narine for a spectacular six. 100-run stand for LSG. LSG 105/0 (13)
KL Rahul joins Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan for most 500-plus runs in an IPL season. David Warner leads the chart with six 500-plus IPL seasons while Rahul, Kohli and Dhawan are locked at five.
KL Rahul brings up his 500 runs in the ongoing IPL 2022 with back-to-back sixes off Tim Southee. This is the fifth consecutive season Rahul has gone past 500 runs in IPL. LSG 83/0 (10)
What a SHOT from Quinton de Kock. The South African picks up the slower short ball from Andre Russell and smashes it over deep mid-wicket for a six. LSG 68/0 (9)
50 up for LSG in the eighth over with a boundary from KL Rahul off Varun Chakravarthy. Five more runs in the over. Meanwhile, KKR are still looking for the first breakthrough. LSG 57/0 (8)
Two singles and a four from the final over before powerplay from Varun Chakravarthy. LSG 44/0 (6).
First six for KL Rahul. The skipper swings his bat, timing the ball well and it sails over deep backward square leg. He gets another four, thanks to a horrible bit of fielding from Tim Southee at covers. LSG 38/0 (5)
DROPPED! Debutant Abhijeet Tomar puts down QDK off Umesh Yadav at fine-leg. Quinton goes for a pull, over deep mid-wicket, and gets a top edge. Tomar runs in from the boundary, and stretches in front only to see the ball bounce off his palm. Yadav is not happy. QDK finishes the over with a six. 22/0 (3)
A four and a single from QDK off Tim Southee as LSG take 6 runs from the over. LSG 14/0 (2)
KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock open the batting for LSG. Umesh Yadav with a ball in hand for KKR. Yadav bangs short and QDK pulls. the ball sails past 'keeper to the fine leg boundary. LSG 8/0 (1)
Shreyas Iyer (KKR): This is going to be our last opportunity for us to express ourselves. Let's do it for the coaches, management and fans. Abhijeet Tomar comes in for Rahane.
KL Rahul (LSG): Last few games, it's been tough chasing. We have to be positive, we've done really well in the tournament. Three changes for us. Krunal Pandya, Dushmantha Chameera and Ayush Badoni sit out for Manan Vohra, Evin Lewis and K Gowtham.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Venkatesh Iyer, Abhijeet Tomar, Shreyas Iyer(c), Nitish Rana, Sam Billings(w), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Varun Chakravarthy
Lucknow Super Giants: Quinton de Kock(w), KL Rahul(c), Evin Lewis, Deepak Hooda, Manan Vohra, Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder, Krishnappa Gowtham, Mohsin Khan, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi
KL Rahul has won the toss and Lucknow Super Giants will bat first.
Abhijeet Tomar gets his maiden KKR cap while Manan Vohra is making his LSG debut today.
The pitch is very flat and had a grass covering on it. Spinners will get help from this pitch. This is the last game at DY Patil Stadium in this IPL 2022 season.
Despite being in an advantageous position in the IPL points table, KL Rahul admitted that Lucknow were under pressure after they lost their last match against Rajasthan Royals. KKR are coming off a win against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
It's the last set of round-robin games for both Kolkata Knight Riders and Lucknow Super Giants. The first-round match between the team ended in a 75-run victory for IPL debutants, Lucknow. Quinton de Kock scored a fifty while Avesh Khan and Jason Holder took three wickets each.