IPL 2022: The match turned in the last 2 balls… the thrill of the 20th over was breath-taking

New Delhi: Kolkata Knight Riders were knocked out of IPL 2022 in a tough match and high scoring match on Wednesday night. Batting first, Lucknow Super Giants won the toss and put 210 runs on the scoreboard. Chasing the target, KKR scored 208 runs for the loss of eight wickets in 20 overs and lost the match by two runs. At the same time, with this win, Lucknow has reached the second position in the IPL points table with 18 points. They became the second team after Gujarat Titans to qualify for the playoffs.

Such was the thrill of the last over

  • First ball – Rinku Singh – Four
  • 2nd ball – Rinku Singh – six
  • Third ball – Rinku Singh – six
  • 4th ball – Rinku Singh – 2 runs
  • Fifth ball – Rinku Singh – caught out
  • 6th ball – Umesh Yadav – clean bowled

understand in detail
Stoinis bowled the 20th over. Rinku Singh (40 runs in 15 balls) was present on the strike and the team needed 21 runs from 6 balls. Rinku took fours on the first ball, sixes in the second and third balls and two runs in the fourth ball. With Singh’s 18, the target was now reduced to just four runs in two balls, but he was caught out while hitting the ball on the fifth ball. Evin Lewis took a superb catch in a pressurized occasion. After him Umesh Yadav came to the crease and now the team needed three runs off the last ball to win. Stoinis put the victory in Lucknow’s bag by spreading the bails on the full length ball. Narine remained unbeaten on 21 off seven balls. Stoinis and Mohsin Khan took 3 wickets each.

Dekock-Rahul had a record partnership
Earlier, Lucknow had scored 210 for no wicket in 20 overs, with Quinton de Kock (140 not out) and captain KL Rahul (68 not out) sharing a record opening partnership of 210 runs in 121 balls. De Kock was adjudged ‘Player of the Match’ for his brilliant batting. Mohsin Khan (3/20) and Stoinis (3/23) bowled brilliantly for Lucknow.