LSG Wins Thriller Against KKR With 18 Runs And 2 Wickets In Dramatic Last Over. Rinku Singh hit Marcus Stoinis for 4,6,6,2 off the first four deliveries with KKR needing 21 off the last over. However, the Australian all-rounder struck twice in as many deliveries to help LSG qualify for the playoffs.
There was plenty of entertainment and drama in Match 66 of the Indian Premier League. As Lucknow Super Giants defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by two runs. As LSG posted a total of 210 without losing a wicket, openers Quinton de Kock and KL Rahul stitched the highest first-wicket partnership in IPL history. In response, KKR lost a few early wickets before their batters put up an incredible fight that no one predicted. Rinku Singh hit Marcus Stoinis for 4,6,6,2 off the first four deliveries with KKR needing 21 off the last over.
However, the Australian all-rounder struck twice in as many deliveries to help LSG qualify for the playoffs.
Watch: LSG Wins Thriller Against KKR In Dramatic Last Over
Rinku Singh, who appear to be KKR’s hero, caught thanks to a sensational one-handed effort by Evin Lewis, before Stoinis castled Umesh Yadav with a yorker to end a thrilling contest that Shreyas Iyer dubbed “one of the best cricket matches he has played.”
After opting to bat, LSG scored 210 without losing a wicket thanks to de Kock’s 70-ball 140 and Rahul’s 51-ball 68.
During his time at the crease, De Kock received three lifelines. Abhijit Tomar, the third man, dropped him on 12.
When the South African wicketkeeper-batter was batting on 68, Sam Billings missed a regulation stumping.
Finally, while de Kock was batting on 127, Nitish Rana took an easy catch on the boundary at square leg.
KKR were reduce to four for two in the first three overs while chasing a target of 211, as Mohsin Khan struck twice.
Shreyas Iyer (50) and Nitish Rana (42) added 56 for the next wicket before the former and Sam Billing (36) added 66 to keep KKR in the hunt.
Finally, Rinku (40) and Sunil Narine (21 not out) added 58 runs in 18 balls before Stoinis took two wickets off the final two deliveries.
The loss also ended KKR’s chances of making the playoffs.