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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants, Match 66 Commentary, Live Updates

KKR vs LSG, 2022 - T20 Live Commentary

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants Scorecard
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Match Ended   
208/8 (20.0/20)
210/0 (20.0/20)
Lucknow Super Giants beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 2 runs
Right then, that is all we have from this thriller. The race for the playoffs only gets more heated from here on. On Thursday, the 19th of May, Bangalore take on Gujarat at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai as Faf and his men look to bolster their chances of a playoffs berth. That match will begin at 7.30 pm IST (2 pm GMT) but our build-up will begin much sooner. Do join us then, goodbye and take care!
Quinton de Kock is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his sensational knock of 140* off just 70 balls. De Kock is first asked about the catch he took early in the chase and says that he just tried to get back on the field and get on with his job and the catch just stuck. Mentions that it was just a bit of frustration that came out tonight and the last few games didn't go his way, he tried to keep it in but he let go in the end. Adds that he thought Kolkata would struggle to get near the target but they came out and played great cricket and got very close. About the last over, he says that it got nervy after the first few deliveries. Shares that he was losing hope but then came the catch from Evin Lewis and catches win matches.
KL Rahul, the winning captain of Lucknow, says that they have missed games like these this season and he is happy to be on the other side. Adds that they could have been so easily on the other side of the result. Tells that it's a good way to finish their last league game. Credits both the teams for making such a brilliant game of cricket. Mentions that those last two balls, Stoinis executed the plan and that was brilliant. Feels that they played really well and is delighted with the batting effort. Further says that they knew Kolkata will come hard and he credits them for hitting the big shots. Calls it good learning for them and feels that this win will bring the team together. Opines that such close games remind you that the game is not over till the last ball. Smiles and says that he was a spectator today in the last 3 overs while batting, as Quinton de Kock took charge and it was an incredible knock. Adds that de Kock has been batting so well this season. Feels that this was lacking in their game as the guys who are in good touch were not winning them the games. Praises Mohsin Khan and calls him exceptional, who has got great skills and uses his variations very cleverly. Tells that he has no doubt that Mohsin Khan will be donning the India jersey soon.
Marcus Stoinis comes up for a chat. The Aussie talks about his feeling to bowl the last over and chuckles that he should have bowled through the middle. On his plans in the last over, Stoinis replies that at the start of the over, you play a bit to the conditions and a bit to what the batter wants to do. Mentions that when things don't go to the plan, you want to bowl your best delivery. Calls it learning for himself. Shares that he feels more comfortable going for the straighter yorker as he just has to eye the feet of the batters and while bowling wide yorkers you sometimes lose sight of the tramline. On that catch by Evin Lewis, Stoinis smiles and says that it just stuck and he can't believe it. Laughs and says that they will give him the Man of the Match for that catch. Lastly, he adds that you got to bowl what you believe is your best ball.
Shreyas Iyer, the captain of Kolkata, says that he is not feeling sad at all as it was one of the best games he has played. Adds that the way they showed their character in this game was amazing. Praises Rinku Singh for his knock and he is very happy for him. Further says that he would have loved him to finish the game and Rinku was very sad after the loss. Tells that the wicket was dry and he didn't think it will play this way. Mentions that he felt there will be something for the spinners and calls the target par on this surface. States that they wanted to go all-out and put Lucknow under pressure despite losing two early wickets. Feels that it was a volatile season for them and thinks that they did too much chopping and changing, due to the niggles. Adds that there is a lot of learning and counts Rinku as a find for them. Shares that the vibe was positive in the dressing room and he calls up and down as a part and parcel of the game. Also shares that he built a good relationship with Brendon McCullum, who is calm and composed even when there is pressure. Iyer talks about McCullum's aura and says that he treats every player equally.
Stay tuned for a few interviews...
Earlier in the game, we witnessed one of the finest individual displays with the bat from Quinton de Kock as he smacked 140 runs off just 70 balls. He was well-supported by the skipper KL Rahul and both of them remained unbeaten to get Lucknow to a mammoth total of 210. Sunil Narine and Umesh Yadav did keep the scoring rate in check but every other bowler was just ripped apart. With a daunting task ahead of them, Kolkata's middle order stepped up and its their best but Mohsin Khan and Marcus Stoinis helped Lucknow get the win and they become the second team to qualify for the playoffs.
Well, Lucknow will be a much-relieved side after that humdinger. They had the runs on the board and the early wickets as well but Avesh Khan and Jason Holder just had an outing to forget. Especially Avesh, who went for 60 runs and neither of them picked up wickets. It was once again Mohsin Khan who was not just economical but got key wickets as well. Ravi Bishnoi got an important wicket too but what about Marcus Stoinis! He's hardly had a chance to bat up the order and was handed the ball in a pressure situation and three deliveries into the final over, everyone must have thought he's done but he just kept his head down and got the job done for his side.
With 211 runs needed to win to stay alive in the competition, it looked like an impossible task for Kolkata. It got even more difficult when both openers went cheaply. After that though, Shreyas Iyer and Nitish Rana launched a counter-attack to get their side back into the game. Sam Billings too came in and got into the groove straightaway. Kolkata even had the required rate well under 12 at one point but those three overs in the middle where they could conjure up just 9 runs and lost wickets as well ended up being the difference. A round of applause should go to Rinku Singh who gave it his all and even Sunil Narine who played an important cameo but unfortunately for them, it just wasn't enough.
ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED? One of the most epic finishes to a game of cricket and on one side there's absolute elation while on the other side there's heartbreak! Marcus Stoinis has held his nerve in the end and Kolkata, after a stunning display of heart, have fallen just short. They are now knocked out. Lucknow though cement their place in the top four and almost make a strong claim for a top-two spot as well.
End Of The Over 20 : 208/8
18 Runs
  • 419.1
  • 619.2
  • 619.3
  • 219.4
  • W19.5
  • W19.6
U. Yadav
0 (1)
S. Narine
21 (7)
M. Stoinis
2-0-23-3
19.6
W
Marcus Stoinis To Umesh Yadav OUT!
OUT! OFF STUMP OBLITERATED! Absolute scenes out there. Even someone as silent as Gambhir is all pumped up! He is screaming in joy. The Lucknow dugout is ecstatic. Agony in the camp of Kolkata, their season is over. Phew, what a match! Marcus Stoinis nails his yorker when it mattered the most. It's too good for Umesh Yadav who swings his bat at it but misses. The off stump is floored. LUCKNOW WIN BY 2 RUNS!
With 3 runs needed off the final ball and the possibility of a Super Over on the cards, Umesh Yadav walks out to face the final delivery. Can he get his side over the line?
19.5
W
Marcus Stoinis To Rinku Singh OUT!
OUT! STUNNER BY EVIN LEWIS! That's unbelievable. One for the highlight reels. Wow, under pressure, full speed and Lewis has grabbed a ripper. We have seen everything tonight. Fullish and outside off, pace off, Rinku Singh lofts it over extra cover. Not much power or timing behind it. Evin Lewis rushes forward from the deep, puts in a bit of slide and sticks his left hand out. Voila! It sticks and the Lucknow dugout goes bonkers. 3 needed off 1 ball. Super Over?
Drama, more drama. With the game turned on its head, the umpires now check for a short run. The replay shows that Rinku Singh lost his bat but managed to get his foot inside the crease as he turned around for the second. All good to go.
19.4
2
Marcus Stoinis To Rinku Singh
Fuller in length, around off, Singh whips it to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 3 needed off 2 balls.
19.3
6
Marcus Stoinis To Rinku Singh
SIX! RINKU SINGH, YOU GEM! The local talent of India is taking on one of the established all-rounders in international cricket. 5 needed off 3 balls. Fuller in length, wide outside off, Rinku Singh rifles it over long off for a maximum.
19.2
6
Marcus Stoinis To Rinku Singh
SIX! OUT OF HERE! Rinku Singh, you beauty boy! Short in length, around off, Singh holds his balance inside the crease, generates immense power behind his shot and pummels it over wide long on. 11 needed off 4 balls.
19.1
4
Marcus Stoinis To Rinku Singh
FOUR! Cracking shot! Too full in length and wide outside off, Rinku drills his drive and finds the gap at extra cover for a boundary. 17 needed off 5 balls.
Marcus Stoinis to bowl the final over. Can he defend 20 runs and send Kolkata packing?
End Of The Over 19 : 190/6
17 Runs
  • 618.1
  • 118.2
  • 618.3
  • 118.4
  • 118.5
  • 1 WD18.6
  • 1 LB18.6
R. Singh
22 (10)
S. Narine
21 (7)
J. Holder
4-0-45-0
18.6
lb
Jason Holder To Rinku Singh
Well bowled! A yorker around leg, Singh swings his bat at it but fails to connect properly. It rolls to square leg and they cross. 21 needed off the final over.
18.6
wd
Jason Holder To Rinku Singh
Wide! Too full and down the leg side, Rinku holds his ground and allows it through.
18.5
1
Jason Holder To Sunil Narine
Keeps his length very full, around leg, Narine clears his front leg and whips it to deep mid-wicket. Only a single again.
18.4
1
Jason Holder To Rinku Singh
Holder follows the batter down the leg side with a low full toss, Rinku flicks it to deep mid-wicket, only a run. Single is a win for Lucknow.
18.3
6
Jason Holder To Rinku Singh
SIX! Rinku Singh flexing his muscles! Short again from Holder, on the slower side, Rinku Singh runs down the track and smacks it over wide long on. 25 needed off 9 balls.
18.2
1
Jason Holder To Sunil Narine
Holder goes short and on middle, Narine takes his eyes off and pulls it through square leg for one.
18.1
6
Jason Holder To Sunil Narine
SIX! Up and over! Narine is the man for Kolkata. Fuller and around middle, angling in, Narine stays deep inside the crease and lifts it over the leaping long on fielder for a biggie. 32 needed off 11 balls.
End Of The Over 18 : 173/6
17 Runs
  • 217.1
  • 617.2
  • 1 WD17.3
  • 117.3
  • 617.4
  • 117.5
  • 017.6
R. Singh
15 (7)
S. Narine
13 (4)
A. Khan
4-0-60-0
17.6
0
Avesh Khan To Rinku Singh
Can't get it away and it will be a dot ball. Avesh Khan ends the night giving away 60 runs off his 4 fours. This is full and at the stumps, Singh shuffles but he cannot get it past the man at backward square leg. 38 needed now off 12 balls.
17.5
1
Avesh Khan To Sunil Narine
Does get it right this time Avesh Khan. Very full and outside off, driven through extra cover for just a single.
17.4
6
Avesh Khan To Sunil Narine
SIX! Poor from Avesh Khan and he is having a night to forget out there. Avesh misses the blockhole and ends up serving a juicy full toss outside off. Sunil Narine hangs deep and muscles it over the wide long off fence for a biggie. 39 needed now off 14 balls.
17.3
1
Avesh Khan To Rinku Singh
Better from Avesh, full and on off. Singh works it through mid-wicket and picks up a single.
17.3
wd
Avesh Khan To Rinku Singh
WIDE! Full and wide, a bit too wide though. Wide called.
17.2
6
Avesh Khan To Rinku Singh
SIX! A much-needed maximum for Kolkata. Slower delivery, shorter in length and around leg. Rinku Singh picks up the length early and smokes it over the square leg fence for a biggie.
17.1
2
Avesh Khan To Rinku Singh
Full and at the stumps, Rinku Singh shuffles across the off stump and laps it behind square on the leg side for a couple of runs.
Avesh Khan (3-0-43-1) to finish his spell here.
End Of The Over 17 : 156/6
12 Runs
  • 116.1
  • 416.2
  • 116.3
  • W16.4
  • 016.5
  • 616.6
S. Narine
6 (2)
R. Singh
6 (3)
M. Khan
4-0-20-3
16.6
6
Mohsin Khan To Sunil Narine
SIX! A touch short in length, around off, Sunil Narine turns inside the crease and powers it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum. 4-0-20-3, what an effort from Mohsin Khan!
16.5
0
Mohsin Khan To Sunil Narine
This is a slower short ball, around off. Narine looks to pull it across but gets a bottom edge back onto the deck.
Sunil Narine is in next. Mohsin Khan is seen clutching his hamstring. Let's hope he is doing fine.
16.4
W
Mohsin Khan To Andre Russell OUT!
OUT! DRE RUSS HOLES OUT! A body blow to Kolkata. Mohsin Khan has been magical this evening. Dishes out a slower one, at 123.3 clicks, full and outside off, Andre Russell winds up for a big shot down the ground but gets more height than distance. Deepak Hooda catches the ball at the edge of the fence at long off. Well done, Hooda. Well done, Mohsin. And well done, Krishnappa Gowtham, his fielding effort on the last ball kept Andre Russell on strike. All these things matter.
16.3
1
Mohsin Khan To Rinku Singh
Great fielding by Krishnappa Gowtham. Short and around off, Rinku pulls it behind square leg and takes a run. Krishnappa Gowtham makes a diving stop and releases the ball immediately despite being off-balance, denying the batters the second run.
16.2
4
Mohsin Khan To Rinku Singh
FOUR! Wrong line from Mohsin Khan. Delivers it full and on the pads, Rinku Singh nudges it neatly off his pads to fine leg for a boundary.
16.1
1
Mohsin Khan To Andre Russell
AERIAL BUT SAFE! Mohsin Khan bowls a slower one, full and way wide outside off, Dre Russ reaches out and tries to power it over covers. But it takes the toe end and flies behind cover-point. It drops safely and the batters cross.
Will Avesh Khan bowl out here? Or will Rahul keep him for the last couple of overs? No, it's Mohsin Khan who will bowl out. He has figures of, 3-0-8-2 so far.
End Of The Over 16 : 144/5
10 Runs
  • 115.1
  • 115.2
  • 615.3
  • W15.4
  • 115.5
  • 115.6
A. Russell
4 (9)
R. Singh
1 (1)
R. Bishnoi
4-0-34-1
15.6
1
Ravi Bishnoi To Andre Russell
Bishnoi goes short around off, from 'round the wicket, Russell mistimes his pull to deep mid-wicket. Only a run.
15.5
1
Ravi Bishnoi To Rinku Singh
Short and wide outside off, Singh cuts it to deep point for a run.
Rinku Singh comes in at number 7 for Kolkata. Can he conjure up some magic here?
15.4
W
Ravi Bishnoi To Sam Billings OUT!
OUT! STUMPED! Ravi Bishnoi shows the courage to toss it up despite going for a maximum. It's a googly, landing outside off, Sam Billings skips down the track and tries to heave it over the leg side but misses. Quinton de Kock does the rest neatly. A fine knock from the Englishman but Kolkata needed more from their set batter. 69 needed off 26 balls.
15.3
6
Ravi Bishnoi To Sam Billings
SIX! Boom! Billings gets one away! Loopy and full, around leg, Sam Billings sits down on knee and muscles it over fine leg for a maximum.
15.2
1
Ravi Bishnoi To Andre Russell
Shortish around leg, Russell gets back and forces it to long on for a run.
15.1
1
Ravi Bishnoi To Sam Billings
Flighted and full, around off, Billings drags his attempted slog-sweep to deep mid-wicket for a run.
Strategic break. With 9 runs off the last 3 overs, this game has tilted massively in favour of Lucknow now. 77 needed off the last 30 balls. Sam Billings and Andre Russell are the batters in the Kolkata ranks on whom you can bank to do it. Lucknow hammered 88 in the last 5 overs. Can Kolkata also go bonkers at the death?
End Of The Over 15 : 134/4
2 Runs
  • 114.1
  • 114.2
  • 014.3
  • 014.4
  • 014.5
  • 014.6
A. Russell
2 (7)
S. Billings
29 (21)
A. Khan
3-0-43-0
14.6
0
Avesh Khan To Andre Russell
Terrific over fom Avesh Khan and Lucknow have now bowled three overs on the go where they have conceded less than a run-a-ball. Avesh grunts and steams in only to bowl a slower delivery, full and outside off. Russell tries to cream it through covers but gets an inside edge towards the keeper.
14.5
0
Avesh Khan To Andre Russell
Peach of a delivery from Avesh and what a comeback over this is proving to be! Avesh goes quick and full and nails the yorker on leg. Russell can do nothing other than just jam it out.
14.4
0
Avesh Khan To Andre Russell
Pace on this time from Avesh. On a shorter length and outside off. Russell takes a swing at it but misses. Two dots in a row now.
14.3
0
Avesh Khan To Andre Russell
Another dot ball and the required rate just keeps on soaring high. Slower bumper, bowled well outside off. Russell tries to reach it but can only manage to toe-end it towards cover-point.
14.2
1
Avesh Khan To Sam Billings
Back of a length, outside off. Billings fetches it and pulls it in front of square on the leg side for one.
14.1
1
Avesh Khan To Andre Russell
DROPPED! Or was it? Length from Avesh, around off. Andre Russell pummels it flat towards Jason Holder at long on who seems to have dropped the catch but the replay shows that it fell just short. Single taken.
Will KL Rahul take the punt and bowl out Mohsin Khan? Nopes. He wants to keep Mohsin's last over in the locker. Here comes Avesh Khan. Has gone for 41 runs in his two overs so far. Can he redeem himself?
End Of The Over 14 : 132/4
5 Runs
  • 113.1
  • 113.2
  • 213.3
  • W13.4
  • 013.5
  • 113.6
A. Russell
1 (2)
S. Billings
28 (20)
M. Stoinis
1-0-5-1
13.6
1
Marcus Stoinis To Andre Russell
In the air but safe! Short of a length, around off. Andre Russell looks to muscle it over the mid-wicket fence but gets it high off the bat. The ball falls short of Deepak Hooda who comes racing in from the deep. Single taken. Just 5 runs and a wicket off it and the pressure is back on Kolkata.
13.5
0
Marcus Stoinis To Andre Russell
Good bumper from Stoinis. This is banged in around off, Russell lets it be.
Andre Russell arrives. The crowd is getting vocal. 80 needed off 38 balls and the West Indian powerhouse is capable of doing that.
13.4
W
Marcus Stoinis To Shreyas Iyer OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Just before the over began it felt like something's got to give and Shreyas Iyer departs while looking to up the ante. Sometimes all you need is one good over and the momentum shifts immediately. Stoinis serves it a bit fuller and on off, taking the pace off the delivery. Shreyas Iyer is into the lofted shot way too early and ends up skying it towards deep mid-wicket. Deepak Hooda misjudges it a bit at first but takes it eventually. 80 needed now off 38 balls.
13.3
2
Marcus Stoinis To Shreyas Iyer
Good running. Slower delivery, around the hips. Iyer nudges it behind square on the leg side and races back for the second. Brings up his fifty but he knows that the job is far from done.
13.2
1
Marcus Stoinis To Sam Billings
Lucknow won't mind the singles at this stage. Stoinis gets it into the blockhole. Billings digs it out to long on for a run.
13.1
1
Marcus Stoinis To Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer will feel he missed out there. Marcus Stoinis starts off with a floaty full toss on off, Iyer heaves it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
One tidy over and the required rate shoots to 12. That's what happens in a big chase. You need to keep hitting and finding the boundaries. Something's got to give in the next over and it's to be bowled by Marcus Stoinis.
End Of The Over 13 : 127/3
2 Runs
  • 012.1
  • 112.2
  • 012.3
  • 012.4
  • 112.5
  • 012.6
S. Billings
27 (19)
S. Iyer
47 (26)
M. Khan
3-0-8-2
12.6
0
Mohsin Khan To Sam Billings
Mohsin knows Billings is looking to swing across the line and hence bowls it full and pushes it wide of the off stump. Billings tries to get low and slog it away but is undone by the lack of pace here. Just 2 runs came off it.
12.5
1
Mohsin Khan To Shreyas Iyer
Slower again, on a good length and close to the off pole. Iyer dabs it down towards gully and picks up a single.
12.4
0
Mohsin Khan To Shreyas Iyer
Mohsin sees Iyer backing away and goes full and wide this time. Iyer can't reach it and this is turning out to be the over Lucknow were looking for.
12.3
0
Mohsin Khan To Shreyas Iyer
Excellent from Mohsin Khan. On a good length, it is the slower delivery and it's the cutter. Iyer is surprised by the slowness of the delivery as he almost gets a leading edge back to the bowler.
12.2
1
Mohsin Khan To Sam Billings
Short of a length, on off. This is pulled away towards deep mid-wicket for one.
12.1
0
Mohsin Khan To Sam Billings
Mohsin starts off with a slower one, angled well across the right-hander. Billings flails his bat at it but doesn't connect.
Change. Mohsin Khan (2-0-6-2) is brought back into the attack to get the breakthrough.
End Of The Over 12 : 125/3
10 Runs
  • 011.1
  • 1 WD11.2
  • 1 LB11.2
  • 011.3
  • 611.4
  • 111.5
  • 111.6
S. Billings
26 (16)
S. Iyer
46 (23)
J. Holder
3-0-29-0
11.6
1
Jason Holder To Sam Billings
Slower again, bowled into the pitch. Billings pulls it behind square on the leg side and picks up a single.
11.5
1
Jason Holder To Shreyas Iyer
Quick single this time. Full and wide, squeezed towards cover-point for one.
11.4
6
Jason Holder To Shreyas Iyer
SIX! Just when Lucknow were looking to get in a quiet over, Shreyas Iyer picks up a boundary. Short and over leg stump, Iyer swivel-pulls it over the fine leg fence for a biggie.
11.3
0
Jason Holder To Shreyas Iyer
Length ball, Holder takes the pace off it and angles it into middle and leg. Iyer blocks it out.
11.2
lb
Jason Holder To Sam Billings
Leg bye! Slower again, full and angling onto the pads. Billings misses the clip and the ball goes off the pads towards leg slip. The keeper collects the ball but the batters scamper through for a leg bye.
11.2
wd
Jason Holder To Sam Billings
WIDE! Attempted slower delivery, spilled well down the leg side. No shot offered from Billings.
11.1
0
Jason Holder To Sam Billings
Nicely bowled. Holder sees Billings shuffling past the leg stump and follows him with a slower delivery. Billings swings across the line but is well beaten.
After a bit of a lull, 36 runs have come in the last two overs and Kolkata are trying to find their feet again in this chase. Avesh Khan has been removed from the attack and in comes Jason Holder.
End Of The Over 11 : 115/3
16 Runs
  • 410.1
  • 110.2
  • 010.3
  • 610.4
  • 110.5
  • 410.6
S. Iyer
39 (20)
S. Billings
25 (13)
R. Bishnoi
3-0-24-0
10.6
4
Ravi Bishnoi To Shreyas Iyer
FOUR! 16 off the over and Kolkata are in charge at the moment. This is speared into middle and Iyer just pummels it back past the bowler for yet another boundary. 96 needed now off 54 balls.
10.5
1
Ravi Bishnoi To Sam Billings
Shorter in length, on middle. Billings turns it off the back foot onto the leg side for a run.
10.4
6
Ravi Bishnoi To Sam Billings
SIX! Great use of the feet from Sam Billings and he is playing a gem of an innings here. Tossed up, on middle and leg, Billings dances down the track to meet it on the half-volley and lifts it over the wide long on fence for a biggie.
10.3
0
Ravi Bishnoi To Sam Billings
Swing and a miss! Bishnoi just gives it a bit more air and floats it up outside off. Billings looks to slog-sweep but the ball turns in and Billings gets beaten past the inside edge.
10.2
1
Ravi Bishnoi To Shreyas Iyer
Quicker one, fuller and outside off. Iyer hammers it down to long off and picks up a single.
10.1
4
Ravi Bishnoi To Shreyas Iyer
FOUR! Just wide! This is tossed up outside off from Bishnoi. Shreyas Iyer just throws his hands at it and muscles it to the left of Deepak Hooda at wide long off. Hooda with a valiant dive but can't get to it, the ball goes into the fence.
End Of The Over 10 : 99/3
20 Runs
  • 19.1
  • 19.2
  • 7 NB9.3
  • 49.3
  • 1 WD9.4
  • 49.4
  • 19.5
  • 19.6
S. Iyer
30 (17)
S. Billings
18 (10)
A. Khan
2-0-41-0
9.6
1
Avesh Khan To Shreyas Iyer
A low full toss on middle, Shreyas nudges it to deep mid-wicket for a run. At the halfway mark, Kolkata need 112 runs off 60 balls.
9.5
1
Avesh Khan To Sam Billings
On a length and around off, Billings again steps back and steers it through point for one.
9.4
4
Avesh Khan To Sam Billings
FOUR! Superb shot! Short in length and around off, Sam rocks on the back foot and hammer-pulls it well in front of square on the leg side. The fielder in the deep reacts to his left but has no chance. Avesh is leaking too many runs this evening.
9.4
wd
Avesh Khan To Sam Billings
Wide called for height! Khan bangs it in short and it goes way over the head of the batter. Reload.
9.3
4
Avesh Khan To Sam Billings
FOUR! Shot! Too full in length and around off, Sam Billings stays deep inside the crease and fires his drive through extra cover.
9.3
nb
Avesh Khan To Sam Billings
SIX! There you go and this has gone the distance. A low full toss around off, Sam Billings walks across the stumps and spoons it all the way over fine leg for a maximum. The siren goes off and it's a no ball for overstepping. Free Hit loading...
9.2
1
Avesh Khan To Shreyas Iyer
Bowls it short and on off, Shreyas goes back and slaps it to deep cover for a run. Singles won't do it for Kolkata. They need to find boundaries.
9.1
1
Avesh Khan To Sam Billings
Back of a length, close to off, Billings plays late and guides it down to third man for a run.
End Of The Over 9 : 79/3
4 Runs
  • 18.1
  • 08.2
  • 08.3
  • 1 LB8.4
  • 18.5
  • 18.6
S. Billings
2 (5)
S. Iyer
28 (15)
R. Bishnoi
2-0-8-0
8.6
1
Ravi Bishnoi To Sam Billings
Flighted and outside off, Sam goes back and strokes it to deep cover for a run. Another tidy over from the leggie.
8.5
1
Ravi Bishnoi To Shreyas Iyer
Flatter and on middle, worked to deep mid-wicket for a run.
8.4
lb
Ravi Bishnoi To Sam Billings
APPEAL FOR AN LBW! Floated delivery, full and around off, Billings dances down the track and tries to flick it on the leg side but misses. He is pinged on the front leg, they appeal but the finger stays down. KL Rahul reviews the decision. The UltraEdge finds no bat and the Ball Trackings shows that it's clipping the leg stump. Umpire's call. A leg bye has been added to the total.
8.3
0
Ravi Bishnoi To Sam Billings
Loopy and full, around off, Sam advances down the track and drives it back to the bowler. Ravi Bishnoi collects the ball and has a shy at the striker's end but misses.
8.2
0
Ravi Bishnoi To Sam Billings
Googly, landing full and outside off, Billings tries driving but it takes the inner edge and rolls back to the bowler. Bishnoi dives to stop the ball to his right.
8.1
1
Ravi Bishnoi To Shreyas Iyer
Flighted and full, around off, Iyer lifts it from the bottom half of his bat. It goes to long off, only for a run.
End Of The Over 8 : 75/3
10 Runs
  • W7.1
  • 17.2
  • 07.3
  • 67.4
  • 27.5
  • 17.6
S. Iyer
26 (13)
S. Billings
1 (1)
K. Gowtham
2-0-23-1
7.6
1
Krishnappa Gowtham To Shreyas Iyer
Another delivery on the pads, this has been worked through square leg again but only for a run this time.
7.5
2
Krishnappa Gowtham To Shreyas Iyer
Fires it flat, around leg, Shreyas tucks it through square leg for two.
7.4
6
Krishnappa Gowtham To Shreyas Iyer
SIX! Dismissive! Too full on this occasion, outside off, Shreyas Iyer gets the chance to align himself and launches it over long off.
7.3
0
Krishnappa Gowtham To Shreyas Iyer
Flatter and on leg, defended back to the bowler.
7.2
1
Krishnappa Gowtham To Sam Billings
Krishnappa Gowtham pushes it quicker through the air, around leg, Sam gets back and helps it through square leg for one.
Sam Billings is the new man in.
7.1
W
Krishnappa Gowtham To Nitish Rana OUT!
OUT! Rana holes out! The pressure was building and the last over has played a big role in this wicket. Tossed up, outside off and a bit on the shorter side. Nitish Rana tries to hammer it over extra cover to release the pressure but ends up mistiming it aerially towards long off. Marcus Stoinis makes no mistake and this is a big blow to Kolkata. 146 needed off 77 balls.
End Of The Over 7 : 65/2
5 Runs
  • 16.1
  • 16.2
  • 16.3
  • 16.4
  • 16.5
  • 06.6
S. Iyer
17 (9)
N. Rana
42 (21)
R. Bishnoi
1-0-5-0
6.6
0
Ravi Bishnoi To Shreyas Iyer
Another poor delivery goes unpunished. A half-tracker, outside off, Shreyas cuts but finds backward point. Only 5 from the over.
6.5
1
Ravi Bishnoi To Nitish Rana
Fuller and around leg, swept through backward square leg for a single.
6.4
1
Ravi Bishnoi To Shreyas Iyer
Attempts a googly but it slips from his hand and reaches the batter on the full, Shreyas strikes it to deep cover and gets only a run. Needs to put away the bad deliveries.
6.3
1
Ravi Bishnoi To Nitish Rana
Drags his length short and delivers it close to off, Rana goes back and pulls it to long on. Another single.
6.2
1
Ravi Bishnoi To Shreyas Iyer
Flighted delivery, very full again and on middle, Iyer forces it down to long on for a run.
6.1
1
Ravi Bishnoi To Nitish Rana
Very full and around leg, Rana clips it in front of square leg and runs the first run hard. That's all he will get.
Strategic break! Kolkata got off to a disastrous start losing both their openers early on. However, Nitish Rana and Shreyas Iyer have done well to get them back into the contest. Wickets are key here. Also, Ravi Bishnoi to have a bowl now.
End Of The Over 6 : 60/2
13 Runs
  • 45.1
  • 05.2
  • 45.3
  • 45.4
  • 05.5
  • 15.6
N. Rana
39 (18)
S. Iyer
15 (6)
K. Gowtham
1-0-13-0
5.6
1
Krishnappa Gowtham To Nitish Rana
Skidding down the leg side, Rana goes down to sweep but doesn't middle the shot properly. It runs wide of short fine leg and they cross. 13 from the over, Kolkata have raced away to 60/2 at the end of the Powerplay.
5.5
0
Krishnappa Gowtham To Nitish Rana
Quicker one, short and on off, Rana cuts but finds backward point.
5.4
4
Krishnappa Gowtham To Nitish Rana
FOUR! Fine shot! Fuller and around off, this time a reverse-batted shot is employed by Rana as he sends it whistling past short third man. The 50-run stand comes up.
5.3
4
Krishnappa Gowtham To Nitish Rana
FOUR! Nailed! Too full and around leg, Nitish Rana kneels down and nails his sweep shot in front of square on the leg side for a cracking boundary.
5.2
0
Krishnappa Gowtham To Nitish Rana
Just short! Tossed up, full and on off, Rana again aims for an inside-out shot but this time it goes off the outside edge to short third man. Doesn't carry to the fielder.
5.1
4
Krishnappa Gowtham To Nitish Rana
FOUR! Kolkata are maximizing the Powerplay overs. Flatter and quicker, around off, Rana hammers it inside-out over cover-point for a boundary.
Krishnappa Gowtham to bowl the final over of the Powerplay.
End Of The Over 5 : 47/2
16 Runs
  • 44.1
  • 64.2
  • 44.3
  • 14.4
  • 04.5
  • 14.6
N. Rana
26 (12)
S. Iyer
15 (6)
J. Holder
2-0-20-0
4.6
1
Jason Holder To Nitish Rana
Angling in from around off, Nitish pushes it gently to covers and pinches a single. Three good balls to round off the over.
4.5
0
Jason Holder To Nitish Rana
Short around off, angling away, Rana tries to be cute with his dab but finds short third man. Shreyas looks for a run but is sent back. Dot.
4.4
1
Jason Holder To Shreyas Iyer
Sanity prevails now. A yorker around middle, Shreyas Iyer digs it out to mid off and scoots to the other end for a single.
4.3
4
Jason Holder To Shreyas Iyer
FOUR! This is carnage! Lucknow are bleeding boundaries. Short again from Holder, around middle and leg, Shreyas gets across the stumps and pulls it off the top edge to fine leg for a boundary.
4.2
6
Jason Holder To Shreyas Iyer
SIX! Now add a biggie to the list! Holder pitches it up this time, around off, Shreyas goes downtown and towers it over long off for a maximum.
4.1
4
Jason Holder To Shreyas Iyer
FOUR! Smacked! Shortish delivery, around off, Shreyas Iyer stays back inside the crease and slams it over extra cover. Four boundaries in a row now.
Change in bowling.  Jason Holder returns...
End Of The Over 4 : 31/2
21 Runs
  • 1 WD3.1
  • 43.1
  • 43.2
  • 03.3
  • 43.4
  • 43.5
  • 43.6
N. Rana
25 (10)
S. Iyer
0 (2)
A. Khan
1-0-21-0
3.6
4
Avesh Khan To Nitish Rana
FOUR! The fifth boundary of the over and Rana is dragging Kolkata back into the contest. Full and wide, Rana goes over extra cover and makes it 21 runs off the over.
3.5
4
Avesh Khan To Nitish Rana
FOUR! Nitish Rana is ripping Avesh Khan apart at the moment. This is angled in full and on middle and leg, Rana is able to free his arms and whacks it over mid on for yet another boundary.
3.4
4
Avesh Khan To Nitish Rana
FOUR! Avesh with another length ball outside off, Rana makes use of the width and goes inside-out over extra cover for a boundary.
3.3
0
Avesh Khan To Nitish Rana
Slower bumper, on middle. Rana looks to pull but is a bit early into the shot, ends up mistiming it towards mid-wicket.
3.2
4
Avesh Khan To Nitish Rana
FOUR! Back of a length, around off. Nitish Rana frees his arms and flat-bats it over the bowler's head for a boundary.
3.1
4
Avesh Khan To Nitish Rana
FOUR! This is short and around leg, Rana looks to pull but gets hurried on. The ball goes off the top edge over short third man and into the fence.
3.1
wd
Avesh Khan To Nitish Rana
WIDE! Loosener to start with from Avesh. This is full and well outside off, wide called.
Avesh Khan comes into the attack.
End Of The Over 3 : 10/2
2 Runs
  • 02.1
  • 12.2
  • 02.3
  • W2.4
  • 1 WD2.5
  • 02.5
  • 02.6
S. Iyer
0 (2)
N. Rana
5 (4)
M. Khan
2-0-6-2
2.6
0
Mohsin Khan To Shreyas Iyer
Pitched up, on off. This is pushed towards mid off. Another outstanding over from Mohsin.
2.5
0
Mohsin Khan To Shreyas Iyer
Back of a length, around off. Shreyas Iyer punches it off the back foot towards cover-point.
2.5
wd
Mohsin Khan To Shreyas Iyer
WIDE! Attempted bouncer, down the leg side. Wide called.
Will Sunil Narine get a promotion? Nopes. Out comes Shreyas Iyer.
2.4
W
Mohsin Khan To Abhijeet Tomar OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! What a revelation Mohsin Khan has proved to be for Lucknow! Mohsin serves it on a length, slower in pace and around leg. Abhijeet Tomar looks to up the ante and flicks it across the line. The ball goes off the toe end of the willow towards the mid-wicket region. The skipper KL Rahul settles under it and takes a simple catch. Kolkata are in a spot of bother at the moment.
2.3
0
Mohsin Khan To Abhijeet Tomar
This is on a hard length, slanting across the right-hander. Tomar has a poke at it but gets beaten for pace.
2.2
1
Mohsin Khan To Nitish Rana
Sliding onto the pads, flicked away towards fine leg for a single.
2.1
0
Mohsin Khan To Nitish Rana
Mohsin keeps it close to the off pole and Rana can only tap it towards cover-point.
End Of The Over 2 : 8/1
4 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 41.3
  • 01.4
  • 01.5
  • 01.6
A. Tomar
4 (6)
N. Rana
4 (2)
J. Holder
1-0-4-0
1.6
0
Jason Holder To Abhijeet Tomar
Slower delivery, outside off. Tomar waits for it and just nudges it to the left of short third man but the fielder makes a good stop. Just the boundary off the over.
1.5
0
Jason Holder To Abhijeet Tomar
Length again from Holder, around off. Tomar can't get it away through covers.
1.4
0
Jason Holder To Abhijeet Tomar
Around the top of off, Tomar defends it out with soft hands.
1.3
4
Jason Holder To Abhijeet Tomar
FOUR! Abhijeet Tomar is off the mark with a boundary. Holder offers a bit of width and Tomar latches onto it as he cuts it past the diving short third man fielder for a boundary.
1.2
0
Jason Holder To Abhijeet Tomar
Back of a length, around off. Tomar hangs back and dabs it down towards backward point.
1.1
0
Jason Holder To Abhijeet Tomar
Full and wide, Tomar lets it through to the keeper.
Jason Holder to operate from the opposite end.
End Of The Over 1 : 4/1
4 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 00.3
  • W0.4
  • 40.5
  • 00.6
N. Rana
4 (2)
A. Tomar
0 (0)
M. Khan
1-0-4-1
0.6
0
Mohsin Khan To Nitish Rana
Top over from Mohsin Khan to start off proceedings. This is banged in short over middle, Rana ducks under it.
0.5
4
Mohsin Khan To Nitish Rana
FOUR! Nicely timed! Full and straight, Nitish Rana gets a bit low and works it in front of square on the leg side to pick up a boundary. Kolkata are up and running.
Who will bat at number 3? It's Nitish Rana.
0.4
W
Mohsin Khan To Venkatesh Iyer OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Early breakthrough for Lucknow and you just can't keep Quinton de Kock out of the game at the moment. This is angled in from over the stumps and on middle, shaping in, Venkatesh Iyer looks to play straight but gets an inside edge that flies to the right of de Kock. De Kock springs to his right and takes a one-handed stunner. Mohsin Khan is elated.
0.3
0
Mohsin Khan To Venkatesh Iyer
A comedy of errors! What just happened here? This is a good-length ball, outside off. Venkatesh Iyer tries to lift it over cover-point but ends up slicing it just in front of the man at point. Marcus Stoinis picks up the ball and has an eternity to hit the stumps at the bowler's end as Abhijeet Tomar is left stranded midway. Stoinis misses and Tomar survives.
0.2
0
Mohsin Khan To Venkatesh Iyer
This one is angled into the middle stump, Iyer watchfully nudges it out on the leg side.
0.1
0
Mohsin Khan To Venkatesh Iyer
Mohsin starts off with a length ball, right around the top of off. Venkatesh Iyer hangs back and punches it towards mid off.
Match Info
  • Venue Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Lucknow Super Giantswon the toss and elected to bat
  • Result Lucknow Super Giants beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 2 runs
  • Player of the Match Quinton de Kock
  • Umpire Yeshwant Barde (IND), Nitin Pandit (IND) and Bruce Oxenford (AUS)
  • Referee Manu Nayyar (IND)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Lucknow 210/0 in 20.0 overs
  • Q de Kock dropped on 127 by N Rana in 19.3 overs
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 200 off 104 balls between Q de Kock (140) and K Rahul (68)
  • Lucknow 200/0 in 19.3 overs
  • Q de Kock T20 hundred : 100 runs in 59 balls (6x4) (7x6)
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 150 off 104 balls between Q de Kock (89) and K Rahul (60)
  • Lucknow 150/0 in 17.2 overs
  • K Rahul T20 Fifty: 50 runs in 41 balls (2x4) (3x6)
  • Strategic Time-out: Lucknow 105/0 in 13.0 overs
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 100 off 77 balls between Q de Kock (57) and K Rahul (47)
  • Lucknow 100/0 in 12.4 overs
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 50 off 44 balls between Q de Kock (28) and K Rahul (24)
  • Lucknow 50/0 in 7.2 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Lucknow 48/0 in 7.0 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Lucknow 44/0
  • Q de Kock dropped on 11 by A Tomar in 2.2 overs
  • Kolkata 200/6 in 19.2 overs
  • Kolkata 150/5 in 16.3 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Kolkata 134/4 in 15.0 overs
  • S Iyer T20 Fifty: 50 runs in 24 balls (4x4) (3x6)
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 50 off 24 balls betweenS Iyer (22) and S Billings (25)
  • Kolkata 103/3 in 10.1 overs
  • Referral 1 (8.4 ovs): LKN against S Billings (LBW) Unsuccessful (KOL: 2, LKN: 1)
  • Strategic Time-out: Kolkata 60/2 in 6.0 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 50 off 18 balls between N Rana (33) and S Iyer (15)
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Kolkata 60/2
  • Kolkata 50/1 in 5.1 overs
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Jos Buttler RR86454.00
KL Rahul LSG61651.33
Quinton de Kock LSG50836.28
Hardik Pandya GT48744.27
Shubman Gill GT48334.50
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Yuzvendra Chahal RR277.75
Wanindu Hasaranga RCB267.54
Kagiso Rabada PBKS238.45
Umran Malik SRH229.03
Kuldeep Yadav DC218.43
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