Fourth consecutive win for Lucknow Super Giants, defeating KKR by 75 runs

Pune, May 7 (PTI) Lucknow Super Giants posted a scintillating performance by bowlers after wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock (50 runs) posted a 75-run huge over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Saturday. Won.

Their second wicket partnership of 71 runs with De Kock and Deepak Hooda (41 runs) followed by 30 runs in the 19th over helped Lucknow Super Giants post 176 for six.

Chasing this target, Kolkata Knight Riders were reduced to 101 runs in 14.3 overs as Lucknow Super Giants registered their fourth consecutive win and grabbed two crucial points. Due to this, she reached the first position with 16 points due to better net run rate. Gujarat Titans also have the same number of points which slipped to the second position.

For KKR, only two batsmen could reach double figures apart from 45 runs by Andre Russell (three fours and five sixes in 19 balls). Sunil Narine scored 22 and Aaron Finch made 14.

For Lucknow Super Giants, Avesh Khan took three wickets for 19 runs from a maiden in three overs. Jason Holder took 3 wickets for 31 runs in 2.3 overs.

Mohsin Khan, Dushmanta Chamira and Ravi Bishnoi got a wicket each.

Earlier, apart from De Kock and Hooda for Lucknow Super Giants, who lost the wicket of in-form captain Lokesh Rahul in the opening over, Marcus Stoinis scored 28 runs in 14 balls and Krunal Pandya hit three consecutive sixes and a four at the end of the innings. Contributed 25 runs.

For KKR, Russell took two wickets for 22 runs in three overs. Narayan and Tim Southee took one wicket.

Shivam Mavi was expensive, who took one wicket for 50 runs in four overs. In his final and 19th over of the innings, 30 runs were added with five sixes, which enabled Lucknow Super Giants to make this score.

KKR captain Shreyas Iyer won the toss and elected to bowl and presented a beautiful fielding performance by running out the rival team captain Rahul with a straight throw to get a big wicket, who failed to play a single ball.

Rahul, who played a key role in the seven victories of Lucknow Super Giants, reached the pavilion in the very first over due to the mistake of taking a run.

De Kock (4 fours, three sixes in 29 balls) and Hooda (27 balls, four fours and two sixes) sent at number three laid a good foundation with a responsible 71-run stand.

Hooda hit two fours at cover point and extra cover on Mavi in ​​the second over, while De Kock hit two fours on Southee and a six on the leg-side in the next over.

Hooda then sent the ball outside the off-stump to Narine (one for 20) for a six at long on.

In the final over of the powerplay, de Kock hit Harshit Rana at mid-wicket and deep square leg, hitting two high-rise sixes and a four, leaving the team 66 for one after six overs. Rana conceded 17 runs in the first over.

In the next over, Mavi missed an opportunity to get Hooda out. De Kock also completed his fifty in the same seventh over.

But this partnership was broken in the eighth over when a good length ball from Narine was played in the air by de Kock and this time Mavi did not make any mistake.

After that the run-rate slowed down a bit and in the 13th over, KKR got the third breakthrough in the form of Hooda. Iyer put Russell on the bowling and the frozen batsman Hooda could not time his ball properly and the KKR captain took the catch.

Russell then made Krunal Pandya the second victim in his second over.

Stoinis took some time to settle down and hit Shivam Mavi for three consecutive sixes in the first three balls of the 19th over but was caught by Iyer on the fourth ball. Jason Holder (13 runs) hit two sixes as soon as he came, which led to the fall of one wicket in this over and 30 runs were made with five sixes.

Tim Southee scored only three runs in the last over in which Holder was caught out and Dushmanta Chamira was run out. Ayush Badoni remained unbeaten on 15 runs.

KKR’s opening pair did not work again and in the very first over Baba Aparajit (zero) was caught by Badoni after touching the bat on the delivery of Mohsin Khan.

Captain Iyer (06) had opened his hand in the fourth over with a four on Dushmanta Chamira that he was caught by Badoni at square leg off his short ball.

Finch (14 runs) also fell victim to the short ball. Holder’s ball touched the edge of his bat and went upwards and wicketkeeper de Kock ended his innings by taking a catch. Due to this the team’s score in the powerplay was 25 runs for three wickets.

Nitish Rana got bowled on Avesh Khan’s yorker in the very next over.

Russell took seven balls to settle down and then created a ruckus by scoring attractive shots. He added 25 runs in the ninth over with three sixes and one six on Holder.

KKR’s score after 10 overs was 64 for four.

The team lost the fifth wicket in the form of Rinku Singh (06) who played a good innings in the previous match. In the 12th over, Sunil Narine hit Ravi Bishnoi for a six and then a four at deep midwicket.

In the next over, Russell hit a skyscraper six over deep midwicket off Avesh Khan’s first ball and was caught at third man on the next ball. Two balls later, Anukul Roy was also in the pavilion and the team’s score was 85 runs for seven wickets.

KKR lost three wickets in the first three balls of the 15th over.