Lucknow Super Giants defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 2 runs in thrilling IPL 2022 match . Quinton de Kock scored 140** and KL Rahul 52* in thrilling IPL 2022 match .
Navi Mumbai (Maharashtra) India, May 18: In a tumultuous IPL 2022 match against Kolkata Knight Riders by 2 runs at the Dr DY Patil Stadium here on Wednesday, Lucknow Super Giants defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 2 runs in a thrilling IPL 2022 match.After all 14 league matches, KKR is out of IPL 2022 playoff contention.Lucknow rose to second position with 18 points after victory in a high-scoring match that had viewers on the edge of their seats.The opening pair of the Lucknow Super Giants smashed many records while remaining unbeaten at the end of 20 overs with 210 runs on board.Quinton de Kock continued to keep up his form with a swashbuckling 140.KKR showed a lot of determination and determination in their chase, winning 208 runs after the 20 overs, just 3 runs behind the target.Shreyas Iyer struck 50, while Nitish Rana and Rinku Singh struck quick knocks of 42 and 40, respectively.Moshin Khan and Marcus Stoinis both scored three wickets for LSG, giving them a solid start as they continued their attack aggressively to finish 60 runs off the powerplay, losing two wickets.Venton De Kock took a rare blinder in the 3rd over, and this time the target was KKR's other opener, Abhijeet Tomar.With Nitish gone, KKR put an end to the tense partnership between the two as Kolkata put an end to the KKR duo's blistering partnership, with Shreyas Iyer hitting his fifty in the 14th over before being dismissed on the fourth ball of the series. As Moshin beat Andre Russell in the 17th over, they kept falling for KKR.Sunil Narine and Rinku Singh smoked 18 runs on the 18th, bringing the total to 38 from 12 balls for KKR.Rinku changed the direction of the game dramatically as he smashed 16 runs from the first three balls with two sixes and a four in the penultimate over.On the second-last ball of the match, Evin Lewis took a great catch and two runs came from the fourth ball before Marcus Stoinis dismissed dangerous-looking Rinku. In the 13th over, the team reached the 100-run mark.Rahuls half-century came up in 44 balls.LSG was 122-0 at the end of the 15th over, with de Kock (69*) and KL Rahul (52*) on the crease.In the 18th over of the innings, De Kock put on a magnificent century in 60 deliveries.At the end of 20 overs, de Kock was unbeaten at 140*, while Rahul was unbeaten at 68 (Shreyas Iyer 50, Nitish Rana 42; Mohsin Khan 3-20).