Evin Lewis Catch Rinku Singh: KL Rahul-led Lucknow Super Giants beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 2 runs in a thrilling encounter on Wednesday night. With this win, LSG became the second team to qualify for the playoffs. Rinku Singh Roda remained in this victory of Lucknow, but Evin Lewis showed him the way to the pavilion through his brilliant fielding and snatched the match from the mouth of Kolkata Knight Riders. Batting first, Lucknow Super Giants had set a target of 211 runs in front of KKR, Kolkata could only score 208 runs in the stipulated 20 overs.
The catch of Evin Lewis won
Kolkata Knight Riders needed 21 runs in the last over. During this, the ball was in the hands of Marcus Stoinis, while Rinku Singh was batting on the strike. Rinku hit a four on the first ball of Steynins as well as hit two back to back sixes in the next two balls. After seeing this stormy batting of Rinku, the fans of Lucknow stopped for a while.
After collecting 16 runs in the first three balls, Kolkata needed 5 runs in the last 3 balls. On the fourth ball, Rinku Singh ran for two runs. Now KKR needed 3 runs from 2 balls and it seemed that KKR would complete the biggest run chase of this season. But fate probably had something else in mind. On the fifth ball, Rinku Singh wanted to shoot from over the extra cover, but he hit the ball in the air. Lewis, stationed in the direction of backward point, quickly ran towards the ball and took the catch with the opposite hand. Everyone was surprised after seeing this catch of Lewis and it became the turning point of the match.
After this powerful catch of Lewis, Kolkata Knight Riders needed three runs off the last ball. Had the four been hit, KKR would have won the match, while there had been two runs, then the first Super Over of IPL 2022 would have been played. But Stoinis bowled Umesh Yadav on a yorker on the last ball to give a bang for Lucknow Super Giants.