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LSG vs KKR: Kolkata thrash KL Rahul & Co. by 98 runs in last home game

LSG vs KKR: Kolkata thrash KL Rahul & Co. by 98 runs in last home game

Kolkata Knight Riders are at the top of the points table now, and Lucknow Super Giants have moved down to the 5th spot.

LSG vs KKR, Match 54: Kolkata Knight Riders thrashed LSG by 98 runs and have moved to the top spot on the IPL 2024 points table. The hosts failed miserably with the bat, with most players having no answers to KKR’s bowling. Chasing a mammoth total, LSG batters never looked comfortable in the run-chase with their top-order failing to fire. Varun Chakravarthy was the star of the night with the ball for KKR, picking up three wickets in the game.

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KKR win!

Yudhvir Singh departs

LSG are one wicket away from being bowled out.

LSG are 137/9 in 16 overs and need 99 runs in 24 balls.

Harshit Rana strikes

Wickets continue to tumble for LSG as they lose their 8th wicket.

LSG are 129/8 in 14.4 overs and need 107 runs in 32 balls.

And another one..

Now Chakravarthy has a wicket here. It looks like Turner is gone for 16, and LSG in further trouble.

LSG are 125/7 in 14 overs and need 111 runs in 36 balls.

Two more wickets

Pooran and Badoni depart in quick succession now. What a performance by KKR here.

LSG are 125/6 in 13.5 overs and need 111 runs in 37 balls.

Stoinis departs

Marcus Stoinis mistimes a big hit and is caught out. LSG have lost their 4th wicket, with their chances of winning the game looking bleak at the moment.

LSG are 85/4 in 9.1 overs and need 151 runs in 65 balls.

Another wicket falls

Deepak Hooda gets trapped for a LBW by Varun Chakravarthy, LSG lose their third wicket.

LSG are 77/3 in 8.2 overs and need 159 runs in 70 balls.

KL Rahul departs

KL Rahul departs after scoring 25 runs.

LSG are 70/2 in 7.3 overs and need 166 runs in 75 balls.

LSG get off to strong start

KL Rahul, Marcus Stoinis steady the ship for LSG after losing Arshin Kulkarni early on in the run-chase.

LSG are 43/1 in 4 overs and need 193 runs to win.

Vaibhav Arora comes in as KKR’s impact player

LSG commence run-chase

KL Rahul and Arshin Kulkarni begin the proceedings for LSG.

KKR finish on high note!

Ramandeep Singh finishes off in style with a six as KKR finish their first innings with 235 runs on board.

KL Rahul takes a stunner

KL Rahul takes a brilliant catch behind the stumps to get rid of KL Rahul.

KKR are 224/6 in 19.3 overs

Gowtham gets thumbs-up from Jonty Rhodes

Rinku departs for 16

Rinku Singh perishes as he looks to up the rate. He scores 16 off 11 balls as he continues to struggle.

KKR: 200/5 in 18 overs.

Yudhvir strikes

Yudhvir strikes to get rid of Angkrish Raghuvanshi.

KKR are 171/4 in 15.1 overs.

Russell departs

Mohsin Khan takes a brilliant catch to get rid of Andre Russell.

KKR are 167/3 in 14.3 overs.

Narine departs

Sunil Narine is dismissed for 82 runs. He is now on the third position for leading run-getters in IPL 2024.

Narine is the name

Narine has yet another fifty in his kitty. He slams 53 in 27 deliveries as KKR moves to 104/1.

KKR going strong

Kolkata is still going strong at the moment. The run-rate is still over 10. It is 85/1 after 10 overs.

Powerplay done

It is 70/1 after 6 overs.

Out

Naveen comes up with a slower one and Salt edges it. The ball starts to dip before KL Rahul, but he completes a good catch. It is 61/1 in 4.2 overs.

And it starts

And as we said, that Narine is struggling, he gets into the act and the 50 partnership comes up for KKR. What a player. It is 50/0 in 3.4 overs.

Narine struggles

The pitches have gotten slow, and visibly Narine is not able to connect well. It is 18/0 in 2 overs.

Stoinis starts

There we go. The match starts and Stoinis is hit for two fours in the first over. It is 10/0 in 1 over.

Rahul says

We will bowl first. I’m not a best reader of a wicket, we just like chasing. The good thing is we have been able to adapt really well and quickly to the conditions, there have been quite a few brilliant individual performances as well. There’s been a lot of talk about strike-rate, and T20 cricket has changed a lot in the last couple of years. He was injured in the last game, Yash Thakur comes in for Mayank Yadav.

Impact Subs

Kolkata Knight Riders:  Anukul Roy, Manish Pandey, Srikar Bharat, Sherfane Rutherford, Vaibhav Arora.

Lucknow Super Giants: Arshin Kulkarni, Manimaran Siddharth, Krishnappa Gowtham, Yudhvir Singh, Devdutt Padikkal.

Playing XIs

Kolkata Knight Riders: Philip Salt (wk), Sunil Narine, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Shreyas Iyer (c), Venkatesh Iyer, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Varun Chakaravarthy, Harshit Rana.

Lucknow Super Giants: KL Rahul (c & wk), Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Ashton Turner, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Ravi Bishnoi, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mohsin Khan, Yash Thakur.

Same team for KKR: Shreyas Iyer

“We would have bowled as well. Defending that total with five bowlers in the last game gives us a lot of confidence. There’s a lot of self-belief in the team. We are going with the same team. Hopefully, we will continue with the same form. He has been optimistic from game one, just that he wasn’t able to execute.”

One change for LSG, says KL Rahul

“We will bowl first. I’m not the best reader of a wicket; we just like chasing. The good thing is we have been able to adapt really well and quickly to the conditions, and there have been quite a few brilliant individual performances as well. There’s been a lot of talk about strike rate, and T20 cricket has changed a lot in the last couple of years. He was injured in the last game; Yash Thakur comes in for Mayank Yadav.”

Lucknow Super Giants win the toss and elect to bowl first

Squads

Kolkata Knight Riders: Philip Salt (wk), Sunil Narine, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Shreyas Iyer (c), Venkatesh Iyer, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakaravarthy, Anukul Roy, Manish Pandey, Srikar Bharat, Sherfane Rutherford, Chetan Sakariya, Dushmantha Chameera, Nitish Rana, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Harshit Rana, Sakib Hussain, Suyash Sharma, Allah Ghazanfar.

Lucknow Super Giants: KL Rahul (c & wk), Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Ashton Turner, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Ravi Bishnoi, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mohsin Khan, Arshad Khan, Arshin Kulkarni, Krishnappa Gowtham, Manimaran Siddharth, Yudhvir Singh Charak, Prerak Mankad, Mayank Yadav, Amit Mishra, Kyle Mayers, Quinton de Kock, Matt Henry, Yash Thakur, Devdutt Padikkal, Shamar Joseph.

Welcome to live coverage of the 54th match of the IPL 2024 between the Lucknow Super Giants and Kolkata Knight Riders.

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