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KKR vs LSG Highlights: Salt guides Knight Riders to 8-wicket win

KKR vs LSG Highlights: Salt guides Knight Riders to 8-wicket win

KKR vs LSG Live updates: Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Lucknow Super Giants in match no. 28 of IPL 2024 at Eden Gardens in Kolkata

Kolkata Knight Riders registered an emphatic eight-wicket victory over the Lucknow Super Giants to cement their spot on the 2nd position in IPL 2024 points table. Philip Salt smashed his second fifty of this season as he stayed unbeaten on 89* to steer KKR to victory. Earlier, Nicholas Pooran’s heroics guided LSG to a face-saving 161-run total after the top-order suffered a collapse at the hands of KKR bowlers.

Who won today’s KKR vs LSG IPL match?

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) won match number 28 against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) by 8 wickets at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

KKR vs LSG Live updates

Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants at the Eden Gardens. Catch all the latest updates, both on and off the field, here

Shamar Joseph handed IPL debut

West Indies pace sensation Shamar Joseph was handed his maiden IPL cap and will be making his debut for Lucknow Super Giants. Shamar will be the right one to fill in the shoes of Mayank Yadav, who is out of a side strain

Toss

Shreyas Iyer has won the toss and opted to bowl. This is going to be a big match for both the teams. Rinku goes out, Harshit Rana is in.

Team XIs

Philip Salt(w), Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer(c), Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Andre Russell, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Harshit Rana, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakaravarthy.

Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul(w/c), Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Krunal Pandya, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohsin Khan, Shamar Joseph, Yash Thakur

Gabba’s hero is here

Starc starts

What an excellent start for Quinton de Kock here. He slams two fours here. Starc needs to be at his best today. It is 10/0 after 1 over.

QDK departs!

Vaibhav Arora strikes to provide KKR first breakthrough, gets rid of LSG opener Quinton de Knock

Deepak departs

Deepak Hooda departs as Ramandeep Singh takes a stunning catch. LSG are 39/2.

Powerplay over

It has been a slowish start for LSG so far. They need KL Rahul to fire. But it looks more like 170-180 pitch. Anything beyond that would be a bonus. It is 50/2.

Rahul out

It looks like LSG are getting in control. But out of nowhere, Rahul is out. He goes for a pull, off Russell, and is caught in the deep by Ramandeep. It is 78/3.

Stoinis out

Stoinis comes and hits a couple of boundaris. But his stay is showrt-lived as he caught out by Salt. It is 95/4 in 11.4 overs.

LSG in touble

This is not looking good for LSG. There is an LBW appeal against Badoni, but it has been turned down. It is 109/4 in 14 overs.

Another one perishes

Now Badoni takes the aerial route, and this time he can’t survive. He is caught out for 29 as LSG are now 111/5. in 14.4 overs.

Flying Salt

LSG 118/5 in 16 overs

150 on cards?

Krunal Pandya has 5 from 6, and Pooran has 21 from 21. Where can LSG end? The score has moved to 127/5 in 17 overs.

Pooran gone

In the last over of the innings, Pooran is now out for 45 from 32 balls as the score moves to 155/6 in 19.1 overs.

Starc ends with 3/23

The last over sees Mitchell Starc get three wickets in the IPL for the first time in this year’s IPL. What an excellent performance by KKR to finish LSG innings at 161/7.

Shamar Joseph begins proceedings for LSG

IPL debutant Shamar Joseph kick starts the proceedings with the ball for LSG as Salt and Narine open for KKR

Mohsin Khan strikes!

Sunil Narine fails to fire against LSG as Mohsin Khan strikes to get the first breakthrough. KKR are 22/1

Mohsin Khan strikes once again!

Mohsin Khan struck for the second time, getting rid of Raghuvanshi. KKR are 43/2

KKR dominate powerplay

The Knight Riders have started off strongly despite losing two wickets. At the end of powerplay, KKR are 58/2 and need 104 runs to win the game

Salt survives!

Fifty-run partnership comes up for Iyer-Salt

Iyer, Salt continue to trouble LSG bowlers, bring up their 50 run-partnership

Salt smashes 2nd fifty in IPL 2024

KKR opener Philip Salt smashes his second fifty of IPL 2024 as KKR cruise towards victory. Knight Riders need 61 runs in 60 balls.

Iyer, Salt march towards win

Iyer, Salt get involved in a mix-up, survive run-out chance. KKR are inching towards victory, needing less than a run a ball

Salt looking to finish things quick

Philip Salt wants to end things quickly. He’s now moved on to 72 from 40 balls, striking at 180. KKR now needs just 19 runs to win their fourth game of the season.

Salt finishes off in style!

Salt wraps up the game for KKR as the home side win by 8 wickets, maintain at 2nd position on points table

KKR vs LSG: Eden Garden pitch report

Although it’s a high-scoring surface, but we can anticipate that spinners will also receive some assistance. As we saw in the past, the pitch typically slows down, providing significant assistance to spinners especially during the middle overs. In the last 87 IPL encounters, teams batting first won 36 times, while teams batting second won 51 times.

KKR vs LSG Probable Playing XI

Kolkata and Lucknow will step onto the field with changes to their side from previous games.

LSG Playing 11 probables: Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Ravi Bishnoi, Yash Thakur, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mohsin Khan

[Impact Sub: Manimaran Siddharth]

KKR Playing 11 probables: Philip Salt (wk), Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakaravarthy

[Impact Sub – Suyash Sharma]

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