In Match 53 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) crushed Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in a one-sided contest at Pune’s Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Saturday.
Put to bat first, Lucknow batters had decent partnerships to reach a competitive total of 176/7 in their allotted 20 overs. Opener Quinton de Kock shined with the bat, smashing a crucial half-century.
The left-handed batter scored 50 off 29 balls with the help of seven boundaries, including three sixes. Apart from De Kock, Deepak Hooda (41), Krunal Pandya (25), and Marcus Stoinis (25) chipped in with valuable contributions to push LSG beyond the mark of 170.
In response, the Knight Riders had a terrible day at the office as the Shreyas Iyer-led side got bundled out for a mere 101 to lose the game by a massive margin of 75 runs. Only Andre Russell, with 45 off 19, could able to stand tall against a top-quality bowling attack of Lucknow.
The likes of Avesh Khan and Jason Holder dominated the proceedings with sensational bowling display. Avesh picked up a three-wicket haul for 19 runs in his three overs, including a maiden. Similarly, Holder also bagged three scalps while conceding 31 runs in 2.3 overs.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
WHAT A WIN this for the @LucknowIPL. They win by 75 runs and now sit atop the #TATAIPL Points Table.
Scorecard – https://t.co/54QZZOwt2m #LSGvKKR #TATAIPL pic.twitter.com/NYbP1S2xIt
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 7, 2022
Lucknow bowled with pace,bounce and accuracy. Impressive bowling.
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) May 7, 2022
Khan and Khan in #LSGvsKKR !#CricketTwitter #RPSwing
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) May 7, 2022
IPL says “Yatra Pratibha Avsara Prapnotihi” which means “where talent meets opportunity” and it is proving absolutely correct about the likes of Ayush Badoni, Tilak Varma, Sai Sudarshan, Umran Malik, Mohsin Khan, Jitesh Sharma and many more. This tournament keeps giving.#TATAIPL
— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) May 7, 2022
MI and CSK fans to KKR fans 😜 #LSGvKKR #IPL2022 pic.twitter.com/8Xdro1g5Ss
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) May 7, 2022
LSG won. pic.twitter.com/eKWN2KHqEY
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 7, 2022
#IPL2022 #LSGvKKR pic.twitter.com/3aU1xmpYam
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) May 7, 2022
Enjoyed watching Mohsin Khan & Avesh Khan bowling tonight. Good to see such young talented Indian pacers doing well. @LucknowIPL are close to sealing a spot in the playoffs. Could finish in the Top 2
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) May 7, 2022
Brilliant night for @LucknowIPL. They will now finish most probably in the top two. Could well be the strongest in the Playoffs #LSGvsKKR #IPL
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) May 7, 2022
Avesh Khan won the player of the match award for his terrific bowling performance, he is making a comeback into the team.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 7, 2022
#Twitter #erupts #LSG #blows #KKR #onesided #contest #IPL