Stoinis also saluted Lewis
When Marcus Stoinis Last Over of Australia was given to bowl the 20th over of the innings, then perhaps even Stoinis would not have thought that the end of the match would be so exciting. Stoinis was hit for a four and two sixes in the first three balls. 4 runs were needed from the last three balls that only then the defeat of something on the field went in favor of Lucknow. Rinku Singh again shot on the fifth ball, but this time West Indies’ Evin Lewis took a one-handed catch and turned the whole match towards Lucknow Super Giants. On this brilliant catch, even the bowler Stoinis himself could not live without the salute. Stoinis said that we will give him the Player of the Match award for this brilliant catch by Lewis.
what was the surat-e-haal of the match
In the 66th match of IPL 2022 played at DY Patil Sports Academy on Wednesday, Lucknow Super Giants scored 210 runs without loss in 20 overs, in which Quinton de Kock (140 not out) and captain KL. Rahul (68 not out) had a record opening partnership of 210 runs in 121 balls. Chasing the target of 211, KKR started the team with Venkatesh Iyer and Abhijit Tomar, where Iyer was caught by De Kock on the fourth ball of the over from bowler Mohsin Khan.
After him, Nitish Rana came to the crease and extended the innings with Tomar. However, Khan gave Lucknow a second breakthrough in his third over. During this, Tomar was caught by KL Rahul and could only score four runs in eight balls. After him captain Shreyas Iyer came to the crease. At the same time, in the fourth over, batsman Nitish Rana, opening his wrists, hit five fours in the over of bowler Avesh Khan. Not only did the batsmen stop, Shreyas Iyer, who was at the other end, was also seen showing the power of his batting. He hit two fours and a six in bowler Jason Holder’s fifth over, where the batsmen scored 16 runs in the over and bowler Gotham’s 13 in the sixth over, in which Rana once again hit three fours. During the powerplay, the team scored 60 runs for the loss of two wickets.
KKR lost Rana’s wicket on the 8th over, where the batsmen were playing 42 off 22 balls. Rana was caught by K Gowtham at the hands of Stoinis. After him, wicketkeeper Sam Billings came to the crease and carried the innings with Iyer. During this, there was a partnership of 66 runs between the two batsmen and Iyer completed his half-century in 28 balls. Iyer hit three sixes and four fours during this period. Bowler Sam Billings got his first breakthrough in the form of Iyer. After him, Andre Russell came to the crease. After Iyer’s dismissal, Ravi Bishnoi sent Billings back to the pavilion. During this, Billings scored 36 runs in 24 balls with the help of three sixes and two fours. Mohsin Khan got his third breakthrough, he dismissed Russell for five. After him, now both the batsmen were new at the crease.
Thrill in the last over
KKR hoped to win on the strength of Rinku Singh and Sunil Narine. Both the batsmen scored 46 runs in three overs. In three overs, Narine hit three sixes and Singh hit two sixes. At the same time, there was a partnership of 50 runs between the two batsmen in 18 balls, which included six sixes and two fours. Stoinis bowled the 20th over. Rinku Singh was present on the strike and the team needed 21 runs in 6 balls. Singh took four off the first ball, six in the second and third ball and two runs in the fourth ball. Singh scored 18 runs, but was caught by Lewis while hitting the ball on the fifth ball. He played a quick innings and took the team to the target. The batsman scored 40 runs in 15 balls, which included four sixes and two fours. After that Umesh Yadav came to the crease and now the team needed three runs in 1 ball to win and Yadav was present on the strike.
In a tough match, Stoinis clean bowled Yadav on the last ball and put this victory in Lucknow’s bag. Narine remained unbeaten on 21 off seven balls. Stoinis and Mohsin Khan took 3 wickets each. Between a tight match and a high scoring match, KKR chased down the target and scored just 208 runs in 20 overs for the loss of eight wickets and lost the match by two runs. With this win, Lucknow has moved up to the second position in the IPL points table with 18 points. At the same time, both Gujarat Titans and Lucknow have qualified for the playoffs.