The Knight Riders registered their second lowest total of 101 all out in IPL matches in India
Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) were humiliated by new franchise Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) as they lost the Match no.53 of IPL 2022 by a huge margin of 75 runs at the MCA Stadium in Pune. Quinton de Kock and Deepak Hooda were the star performers with the bat for LSG as they scored 50 and 41 runs respectively to set the platform for a total of 176 for their side. The seamers particularly Avesh Khan and Jason Holder bowled brilliantly to bundle out KKR for just 101 runs.
Talking about how the match unfolded, Shreyas Iyer won the toss as his side opted to field first. They made one change with injured Umesh Yadav making way for Harshit Rana. LSG also made a change of replacing K Gowtham with pacer Avesh Khan. Wicketkeeper batter Quinton de Kock scored 50 runs off just 29 deliveries with four fours and three maximums. Skipper Rahul bagged a diamond duck as he got run-out without facing a ball.
Krunal Pandya made 25 runs while big-hitter Marcus Stoinis hammered 28 runs off just 14 deliveries with four and three sixes. Shivam Mavi was the culprit for his team as the seamer leaked 30 runs which included five sixes in the 19th over to see the opposition’s score reaching above 170 runs. Caribbean all-rounder Andre Russell took 2/22 in his three-overs spell.
Chasing 177 to win, Baba Indrajith scored a duck off six deliveries while Aaron Finch struggled yet again as he could manage a run-a-ball 14 runs. Captain Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, and Rinku Singh all fell cheaply for below ten runs as KKR’s middle order suffered miserably. Russell kept his side in the hunt for a while as he hammered 45 runs off just 19 balls which included three fours and five towering sixes.
But Avesh and Holder then dismissed the lower order and the tail to seal the deal for the Giants. LSG joined Gujarat Titans as both the sides have now identical numbers of 16 points with eight victories and three losses each. KKR is placed in the eighth position with just eight points in 11 games. Holder took 3/31 in 2.3 overs but Avesh Khan for his spell of 3/19 in three overs was declared Player of the Match.
Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers from Match 53 between Lucknow Super Giants and Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League 2022:
30 – LSG registered the most runs (30) off an over against KKR in the IPL. The previous best of 29 runs was scored by Delhi Capitals (DC) in the year 2018. Shivam Mavi was the bowler on that occasion too.
66/1 – LSG also recorded their highest powerplay score of 66/1 this season. Their previous best was a joint score of 57/1 against DC and Mumbai Indians (MI).
50 – Deepak Hooda reached the landmark of 50 sixes in the IPL.
2513 – Hooda also completed 2500 runs in the T20 matches.
5.22 – Sunil Narine has the best economy rate of 5.22 by any bowler this IPL campaign. He has conceded 230 runs in the 44 overs that he has bowled.
23 – KKR has now lost 23 wickets in the powerplay in IPL 2022 which is the most by any team. Royal Challengers Bangalore are second in the list for losing 17 wickets.
2 – KKR also scripted their second-lowest total of 101 in IPL matches in India. Their lowest score of 67 all out came in the inaugural 2008 season against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium.
150 – Nitish Rana appeared in his 150th T20 match.
2 – KKR recorded the second-lowest powerplay score of 25/3 by a team in the powerplay this season. Sunrisers Hyderabad is on top for scoring 14/3 against Rajasthan Royals.
1003 – Narine also reached the milestone of 1000 runs in the IPL.
3 – Narine became only the third player after Dwayne Bravo and Ravindra Jadeja to score 1000 plus runs and take over 100 wickets in the league.