Saturday, May 25th, 2024

KKR created turmoil in the points table with a thumping win, captured the top


Sunil Narayan scored 81 runs on 39 balls KL Rahul was out after scoring 33 runs.

New Delhi. After Sunil Narayan’s blazing half-century, Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Lucknow Super Giants by 98 runs on the basis of sharp bowling by the bowlers. This is KKR’s 8th win in 11 matches and the team captained by Shreyas Iyer has reached first place in the points table with 16 points. This is Lucknow’s fifth defeat in 11 matches. With this victory, it is almost certain that KKR will reach the playoffs. Rajasthan Royals also have the same number of points but on the basis of netrun rate, KKR is on top. This is LSG’s biggest defeat in terms of runs. Lucknow team slipped to fifth position.

Lucknow Super Giants, chasing the target of 235 runs set by Kolkata Knight Riders, collapsed for 137 runs in 16.1 overs. (LSG vs KKR) had a bad start. LSG lost its top 4 wickets at the score of 85. Opener Arshin Kulkarni was out after scoring 9 runs. Captain KL Rahul walked out after scoring 25 runs in 21 balls. Deepak Hooda contributed 5 runs while Marcus Stoinis returned to the pavilion after scoring 36 runs. Nicholas Puran scored 10 runs while Ayush Badoni was out after scoring 15 runs. Ashton Turner contributed 16 runs. Krunal Pandya returned to the pavilion after scoring 5 runs. Harshit Rana and Varun Chakraborty took three wickets each for KKR.

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Sunil Narayan played an inning of 81 runs
Earlier, in-form Sunil Narine continued his explosive performance by scoring 81 runs in 38 balls to help Kolkata Knight Riders post a challenging score of 235 runs for 6 wickets against the hosts Lucknow Super Giants here on Sunday. . Again showcasing his ability with the bat, this West Indies player hit seven sixes and six fours during his innings.

Sunil Narayan took advantage of life donation
Narayan got life twice due to missed catches in the span of two balls. After this, he set the tone of KKR’s innings by hitting five fours in five balls. First, he hit consecutive fours on Naveen Ul Haq on the last two balls of the third over. After this, he hit three consecutive fours off the ball of Mohsin Khan in the fourth over. Narayan and Phil Salt (32 runs) gave the two-time champion team an explosive start as expected. Together they quickly made a partnership of 61 runs. But Naveen Ul Haq broke this partnership by sending Salt to the pavilion.

Yash Thakur gave only 2 runs in the last over of powerplay.
Medium pace bowler Yash Thakur controlled the run rate and gave only two runs in the last over of the powerplay. Due to this, KKR’s score in six overs was 70 runs for one wicket. Narayan continued to score runs rapidly in his familiar style and completed his half-century in 27 balls. He hit three fours on Marcus Stoinis in the 11th over. But Ravi Bishnoi finally succeeded in ending the innings of Narayan in the third attempt, on whose balls the all-rounder had missed catches twice earlier.

Ramandeep Singh scored unbeaten 25 runs in 6 balls.
The bowlers of Lucknow Super Giants kept KKR’s batsmen in check by taking wickets continuously. Naveen Ul Haq dismissed Andre Russell (12 runs). Yudhveer Singh, who came as ‘concussion sub’ for Mohsin Khan, took the wicket of young Angkrish Raghuvanshi (32 runs) in the next over. Then Afghanistan’s fast bowler Naveen Ul Haq ended the innings of Rinku Singh (16 runs). Whereas Thakur dismissed KKR captain Shreyas Iyer (23 runs). But Ramandeep Singh scored unbeaten 25 runs in six balls and took KKR beyond 230 runs.

tag: KL Rahul, Kolkata Knight Riders, Lucknow Super Giants, Shreyas Iyer, Sunil Narayan

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