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LSG Vs KKR, IPL 2024: Kolkata Knight Riders Thrash Lucknow Super Giants By 98 Runs - As It Happened

Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Lucknow Super Giants by a big margin of 98 runs in Lucknow's Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium on Sunday. They batted first and mounted a big total of 235 runs thanks to Sunil Narine's yet another dashing knock. His 81 off 39 set the tone for batting and Ramandeep Singh's cameo of 25 runs off just six balls in the end helped them set the highest total at this venue. In response, LSG lost the early wicket of Arshin Kulkarni but Marcus Stoinis and KL Rahul kept the hopes alive with sensible batting. Harshit Rana broke the partnership in the eighth over and after that, LSG kept losing wickets at regular intervals. They were eventually bundled out for 137 runs in 16.1 overs. Catch the highlights of the LSG vs KKR match in the IPL 2024, here

Kolkata Knight Riders' Andre Russel, second left, celebrates the wicket of Lucknow Super Giants' Marcus Stoinis with his teammates during the Indian Premier League cricket match between Lucknow Super Giants and Kolkata Knight Riders in Lucknow. AP Photo/Pankaj Nangia
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LSG Vs KKR, IPL 2024, Highlights

Here are the highlights of match 54 in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 played between Lucknow Super Giants and Kolkata Knight Riders at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Sunday. They batted first and mounted a big total of 235 runs thanks to Sunil Narine's yet another dashing knock. His 81 off 39 set the tone for batting and Ramandeep Singh's cameo of 25 runs off just six balls in the end helped them set the highest total at this venue. In response, LSG lost the early wicket of Arshin Kulkarni but Marcus Stoinis and KL Rahul kept the hopes alive with sensible batting. Harshit Rana broke the partnership in the eighth over and after that, LSG kept losing wickets at regular intervals. They were eventually bundled out for 137 runs in 16.1 overs. Catch the highlights of the LSG vs KKR match in the IPL 2024, here. (Scorecard | Streaming)

LSG Vs KKR, Full Squads:

Kolkata Knight Riders: Philip Salt(w), Sunil Narine, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Shreyas Iyer(c), Venkatesh Iyer, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakaravarthy, Anukul Roy, Manish Pandey, Srikar Bharat, Sherfane Rutherford, Chetan Sakariya, Dushmantha Chameera, Nitish Rana, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Harshit Rana, Sakib Hussain, Suyash Sharma, Allah Ghazanfar

Lucknow Super Giants: KL Rahul(w/c), Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Ashton Turner, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Ravi Bishnoi, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mohsin Khan, Arshad Khan, Arshin Kulkarni, Krishnappa Gowtham, Manimaran Siddharth, Yudhvir Singh Charak, Prerak Mankad, Mayank Yadav, Amit Mishra, Kyle Mayers, Quinton de Kock, Matt Henry, Yash Thakur, Devdutt Padikkal, Shamar Joseph

Pitch Report:

The pitch has some green grass and a few bare red patches. The wicket may slow down a bit as the game progresses. The square boundaries are 68 and 61, respectively, with the straight boundary at 76 metres. 190-200 may be a good total while batting field on this ground.

Toss Update:

Lucknow Super Giants have won the toss and have opted to field

Playing XIs:

Kolkata Knight Riders: Philip Salt(w), Sunil Narine, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Shreyas Iyer(c), Venkatesh Iyer, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Varun Chakaravarthy, Harshit Rana

Lucknow Super Giants: KL Rahul(w/c), Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Ashton Turner, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Ravi Bishnoi, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mohsin Khan, Yash Thakur

Impact Substitutes:

Lucknow Super Giants: Arshin Kulkarni, Manimaran Siddharth, Krishnappa Gowtham, Yudhvir Singh, Devdutt Padikkal

Kolkata Knight Riders: Anukul Roy, Manish Pandey, Srikar Bharat, Sherfane Rutherford, Vaibhav Arora

KKR Start Batting

Phil Salt and Sunil Narine opened the batting for Kolkata Knight Riders and Marcus Stoinis started with the first over. Salt welcomed him with a couple of boundaries in the first three deliveries. He conceded 10 runs from the over.

KKR - 10/0 (1)

Two Runs From 6th Over

Yash Thakur was introduced into the attack in the sixth over and he conceded just two runs in that over. Earlier, Naveen-Ul-Haq dismissed Phil Salt who was looking dangerous. Sunil Narine and Angkrish Raghuvanshi are still there at the crease.

KKR - 70/1 (6)

Narine Completes 50

After a brilliant and economical over from Ravi Bishnoi, he was brought back into the attack in the 10th over and Sunil Narine smashed him for a four to complete his yet another half-century of the season in just 27 balls. He hit Marcus Stoinis for three sixes in the next over.

KKR - 129/1 (11)

Charak Gets Raghuvanshi

Yudhvir Singh Charak, who came in as a concussion substitute for Mohsin Khan, dismissed Angkrish Raghuvanshi with the first ball. He leaked just seven runs from his first over. Rinku Singh and Shreyas Iyer are at the crease.

KKR - 179/4 (16)

Ramandeep Goes Berserk

Ramandeep Singh was sent before Venkatesh Iyer and he showed again why he can be trusted in the death overs. He faced just six deliveries and made 25 runs with three sixes and one four. His quick inning gave a push to KKR's innings and they finished on 235/6 after 20 overs.

KKR - 235/6 (20)

Innings Break!

Brief Score: KKR - 235/6 (20)

Sunil Narine - 81 (39), Phil Salt - 32 (14) | Naveen-ul-Haq: (4-0-49-3)

Highest Team Totals In Lucknow

235/6 - KKR vs LSG, today*
199/8 - LSG vs PBKS, 2024
199/3 - RR vs LSG, 2024 (successful chase)
196/5 - LSG vs RR, 2024
193/6 - LSG vs DC, 2023

LSG Start Batting

KL Rahul and Arshin Kulkarni opened the batting for Lucknow Super Giants and Vaibhav Arora started with the first over for KKR. Rahul started the over with a boundary and Kulkarni ended the over with another one to collect 11 runs from the over.

LSG - 11/0 (1)

10 Runs From 7th Over

Sunil Narine continued his attack from the other end after the powerplay ended. He conceded 10 runs in his second over including a boundary by Marcus Stoinis.

LSG - 65/1 (7)

Russell Gets Pooran!

Lucknow Super Giants are in big trouble now. They are five wickets down. Andre Russell was brought back into the attack and he got rid of the destructive batter Nicholas Pooran on the second delivery of his second over. Ayush Badoni and Ashton Turner are at the crease.

LSG - 107/5 (12)

KKR Nine Wickets Down!

Sunil Narine got Ayush Badoni's wicket but Ashton Turner slammed a couple of sixes in the next over of Varun Chakaravarthy before losing his wicket on the last ball. Harshit Rana dismissed Krunal Pandya in the next over to make LSG eight wickets down. Yudhvir Singh Charak tried to make things easier for LSG with a six off Chakaravarthy but lost his wicket on the last delivery of the over.

LSG - 137/9 (16)

KKR Win By 98 Runs!

With just one wicket needed for the victory, Harshit Rana came to bowl the 17th over and found Ravi Bishnoi in front of the wickets. He took a review but it was all red and KKR won by 98 runs. This is their only second win against the LSG and both wins have come this year.

LSG - 137/10 (16.1)

KL Rahul | LSG Captain

It was a lot of runs to be scored in the second innings. When you are chasing a big total, you are trying to go too hard and you end up losing wickets. Just a poor performance overall. We didn't (hit our lengths on a consistent basis), just been a poor performance overall with bat, ball and in the field. Sunil Narine and Phil Salt, in the powerplay, we've seen how they bat and they do put a lot of pressure on the opposition. Our young bowlers couldn't handle that kind of pressure and he hit some really good shots. That's how IPL is, you come up against really good players and that's when your character is tested. We weren't up to the mark.

Biggest Defeat Margin For LSG

98 vs KKR, Lucknow, 2024*
81 vs MI, Chennai, 2023
62 vs GT, Pune, 2022
62 vs GT, Ahmedabad, 2023

Shreyas Iyer | KKR Captain

The last 6 matches in the dressing room there has been havoc, teammates are coming in and asking skip what's happening, we are losing tosses, but we are winning games that's what matters. We had a great start in the powerplay. A lefty-righty combination makes thing difficult for the opposition. It's all about the freedom, to go out and express themselves. We want to go out and be positive whatever the situation is, sometimes it doesn't work out but sometimes it does. They have been splending for us, the way they are playing their shots is pure bliss. They are setting us up and giving is momentum and no matter what the situation is, we are playing with a positive mindset.

Sunil Narine | KKR (POTM)

The most important thing is starting well and it's good to have the backing of the support staff. I think you have to pick your strengths and pick your spots, sometimes it works out. It's going very well, Varun is picking up wickets, and it's making my job easier to keep things tight. He is a hard worker and it's good to see him do well. The boys are anxious and eager to play, so no matter what the situation is they are up for the challenge and they are contributing for us.

That's All From Our Side

This win has helped KKR to reach the top of the points table and LSG slipped to the fifth position in the table. We will be taking your leave now. Goodnight!

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