Mumbai. Under the captaincy of KL Rahul, Lucknow Super Giants won the most exciting match of IPL 2022. The team defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 2 runs in the 66th match of the T20 league. This is the team’s 9th win in 14 matches. With this, they have also become the second team to reach the playoffs. Gujarat Titans has already confirmed its place in the knockout rounds. Playing first of the match, Lucknow scored a huge score of 210 runs without a wicket. In such a situation, it seemed that he would get an easy victory, but under the leadership of Shreyas Iyer, KKR fought till the last ball. But the team could only score 208 runs for 8 wickets. This is KKR’s 8th loss in 14 matches and they were knocked out of the tournament. In the last season, the team reached the finals.
Kolkata Knight Riders had to score 21 runs in the last over. Rinku Singh and Sunil Narine were at the crease. Both are known for their aggressive batting. Rahul gave the responsibility of bowling to Marcus Stoinis. Earlier, he had bowled only one over and took the big wicket of captain Shreyas Iyer. But after 16 runs in the first 3 balls, it seemed that Rahul had made a big mistake. Rinku Singh hit a four on the first ball. He hit a six off the next 2 balls.
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2 wickets in last 2 balls
Rinku Singh took 2 runs in the fourth ball. Now 3 runs were to be scored off 2 balls. On the 5th ball, he was caught out for playing a big shot. Stoinis bowled Umesh Yadav in the last ball and gave the team a thrilling victory. After taking this wicket, he also made a celebration with fellow players on the field. He took 3 wickets for 23 runs in 2 overs. After the win, captain KL Rahul said that Steinis finished the game as planned in the final.
Rahul said that we are happy to win the last match of the league. KKR put up a strong fight till the end, but had a happy ending. On Quinton de Kock’s 140-run century, he said that he performed well throughout the season. Good to see that he batted till the end. He also praised left-arm fast bowler Mohsin Khan. This bowler took 3 wickets for just 20 runs in 4 overs.
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 19, 2022, 05:30 IST