Quinton de Kock’s smashing century and KL Rahul’s aggressive half-century helped LSG beat KKR in the nerve-racking. IPL 2022 A 2-run match at the Dr. DY Patil Stadium here on Wednesday.
“I should probably pay more for games like this. We missed games like this this season. There aren’t a lot of games that went to the last ball, maybe there were some that went to the last over. I’m happy about that. On the other hand, the losing side could easily have stayed and returned home thinking that we have lost due to some weak cricket. A good way to finish the last game of the league season. We held our nerves better because it was a matter of three runs, “KL Rahul said in a post-match presentation.
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“It was great for Stoinis to implement those plans to give us the win in the last two balls. We batted well, got off to a good start with the bat. We knew KKR would come down hard on us, because they kept playing good shots. The only thing left to do was to back off your best ball. The minute we got off the plan it became easier for the batsmen. A good education for us, “he added.
LSG’s opening pair broke many records as they were unbeaten on 210 at the end of 20 overs. Both made the most opening stand in IPL history. Quinton de Kock was unbeaten on 140.
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“He (De Kok) was striking the ball very sharply and cleanly. What we lacked in some games was that the players who were having good days could not win the games for us.” We had it in the 80’s and 90’s, and he did it. Everyone is cool, starting with Lewis, the catch was great. He has been struggling with stomach problems for the last few weeks, inside and outside the team, “said Rahul.
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KKR showed a lot of heart and courage to chase them as they scored 208 runs after 20 overs, which was just 3 runs short of the target. Shreyas Iyer scored 50 while Nitish Rana and Rinku Singh played quick innings of 42 and 40 respectively. For LSG, Moshin Khan and Marcus Stoinis were quick for three wickets each.
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With this defeat, KKR has been knocked out of the IPL 2022 playoffs with 12 points against their name after playing all 14 league matches. Lucknow came in second with 18 points and the spectators were on the edge of their seats with their victory in the high-scoring match.