Watch: KKR Needed 3 Off 2 Balls To Win. LSG Star Then Did This. Rinku Singh almost propelled KKR to victory, but was denied by an even more spectacular catch by Evin Lewis.
Kolkata Knight Riders were boosted by some brilliant hitting from Rinku Singh on Wednesday as they chased a target of 211 against the Lucknow Super Giants. He hit 40 off 14 balls (4x6s, 2x4s), with KKR needing just three runs off the final two balls of the innings. Evin Lewis’ sensational catch off Marcus Stoinis’ bowling turned the match around. KKR eventually lost by two runs as LSG became the second team to qualify for the play-offs.
Lewis stole the show with his brilliant catch. Stoinis bowled a full and wide delivery after being hit for two sixes and one four in the first four balls of the 20th over. Rinku attempted a drive but failed as the ball flew towards cover. Lewis ran down nearly 30 yards from the point and stretched his left hand to keep the ball in play.
IPL 2022: KKR vs LSG Take a look at Evin Lewis’s game-changing catch.
“It was the game’s biggest turning point,” centurion Quinton de Kock said afterward.
There was also a lot of praise on social media.
Riyan Parag of the Rajasthan Royals took to Twitter to share the age-old adage, “Catches win matches.”
Former India batter Aakash Chopra tweeted, “Evin Lewis….what the what is going on?”
“Catch of the tournament,” wrote another.
De Kock hit a stunning century and shared a record IPL opening stand with skipper KL Rahul. De Kock delivered a batting masterclass on his way to an unbeaten 140 off 70 balls as he and Rahul (68 not out off 51 balls) powered LSG to 210 for no loss, the highest opening stand in IPL history.
The chase was steep, but KKR stayed in the game thanks to Nitish Rana (42) and captain Shreyas Iyer (50), but it was too much for the lower-order. In 20 overs, they were 208 for eight. KKR are no longer in contention for the play-offs.