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LSG vs KKR Ball by Ball Commentary

Results
Match 54, Lucknow, May 05, 2024, Indian Premier League, 2024
Kolkata Knight Riders beat Lucknow Super Giants by 98 runs

Commentary

6:15 PM IST Right then, this is it from an entertaining double-header where Kolkata convincingly defeated the home side Lucknow and climbed to the top of the table with 16 points and a superior net run rate. And earlier, it was Chennai who got back to the winning ways by defeating Punjab. Next up in the Indian T20 League is an exciting clash between the team clad in orange and black, and in-form Hyderabad taking on Mumbai who will be playing for their pride at the iconic Wankhede Stadium. The match will be played on Monday, 6th May and the first ball will be bowled at 7.30 pm IST (2 pm GMT). But as always, you can definitely join us for the pre-match build-up. Till then, cheers, and take care!
6:12 PM IST Sunil Narine is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his stellar all-round performance. He starts by saying that the most important thing is starting well and you cannot ask for more when you have the backing of the support staff. Shares that it is important to pick your strengths on the day and he is enjoying batting. Mentions that the partnership with Varun Chakaravarthy is going well and Varun picking wickets is making his job easier. Adds that Varun is a hard worker and it is good to see him do well. Tells that the boys in the group have been eager to play and are up for the challenge no matter what the situation is.
6:11 PM IST Shreyas Iyer, the skipper of Kolkata says that there's been havoc in the dressing room since the last six matches and also says they don't assess the pitch in the first six. And says that after having a chat with Sunil Narine at the break, he informed that it looked like a 200-plus track and anything beyond that would be a big bonus. Further adds that they are flexible in terms of right and left-handers. On being asked about the performances of the uncapped youngsters, he says there's absolutely no pressure on them and the mindset is simply to go out and enjoy which is working pretty well for them. Appreciates the openers and says that they have been fabulous so far and the kind of starts they have provided, he hopes they keep with the same kind of approach.
5:59 PM IST Stay tuned for the presentation ceremony...
5:59 PM IST Harshit Rana is up for a flash interview for his brilliant bowling figures of (3.1-0-24-3). He says that his focus was to hit the deck hard and he's happy to execute his plans well. Adds he has worked really hard on his bowling. Appreciates Andre Russell and says that he brings the right balance to the bowling unit. Further adds that it becomes easy for the rest of the bowlers as well.
5:58 PM IST The captain of Lucknow, KL Rahul says that they had too many runs to be scored in the second innings. Adds that while chasing such totals, you try to go hard and you end up losing wickets. Feels that they were poor overall with the bat, ball and in the field. Tells that the young bowler could not handle the pressure against the likes of Phil Salt and Sunil Narine. States that it was a really true wicket and Kolkata got a total which was 25-30 runs above par. Reckons that the execution went wrong and they will try to move on and get better. Ends by saying that they are on the road for the last three games and winning all of them is crucial and that will give them the freedom to express themselves.
5:54 PM IST Earlier in the game, Lucknow's decision to put Kolkata into bat didn't quite go as planned. The opening duo of Phil Salt and Sunil Narine came out all guns blazing, smashing boundaries and sixes with ease. Narine was particularly unstoppable, blazing his way to a remarkable 81 runs off just 39 balls, featuring 7 towering sixes and 6 boundaries. Angkrish Raghuvanshi also played a steady innings, adding 32 runs to the total, while Ramandeep Singh's late cameo boosted Kolkata to a hefty total of 235 runs, marking the first 200-plus score at this venue in T20 cricket. However, Lucknow's chase didn't quite live up to expectations. Despite a solid partnership between KL Rahul and Marcus Stoinis, they faltered under pressure and kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Harshit Rana and Varun Chakaravarthy were the chief tormentors, picking up three wickets each, while Andre Russell took two and Sunil Narine had a solitary wicket to his name. This collective bowling effort ensured Lucknow couldn't keep up with the required run rate, leading to their downfall in the chase.
5:50 PM IST On the flip side, Kolkata got off to a promising start after setting Lucknow the daunting task of chasing a massive total. Mitchell Starc carried on his good form from the previous game and made an immediate impact, grabbing a wicket in his very first over, thanks to a stunning catch by Ramandeep Singh. However, Kolkata couldn't capitalize on this early breakthrough and struggled to contain the boundaries. Just when it seemed Lucknow might be gaining some momentum, Harshit Rana stepped up with a crucial wicket, dismissing KL Rahul and bringing Kolkata on the top with an excellent 3-fer later. Varun Chakravarthy joined the action and made an instant impact by taking a wicket as well. Andre Russell then built on this momentum by getting rid of the dangerous Marcus Stoinis, swinging the game back in Kolkata's favor. Russell's dismissal of Nicholas Pooran further strengthened Kolkata's position, while Varun Chakaravarthy chipped in with two more wickets after that, ensuring Lucknow couldn't stage a comeback and defeated them by a staggering 98-run margin. Overall, Kolkata's team looked like a well-oiled machine and ticked all the boxes.
5:47 PM IST KOLKATA WIN BY A HUGE MARGIN OF 98 RUNS AND TOTALLY OUTCLASSED THE HOME SIDE LUCKNOW TO HOP ONTO THE TOP OF THE POINTS TABLE! Lucknow were tasked to chase a daunting target of 236, and they started off in a decent way as KL Rahul found some early boundaries. Unfortunately, Arshin Kulkarni's time at the crease was short-lived. Then, Marcus Stoinis stepped in and flexed his muscles with some powerful shots, getting Lucknow back on track. Stoinis took charge while KL Rahul played the anchor role, steering the innings steadily. Stoinis kept the boundaries coming, making the most of anything wide of off-stump, and Lucknow had a solid Powerplay. Just when KL Rahul attempted to up the ante, he perished on 25 and Deepak Hooda too, got dismissed cheaply. Things just got bad to worse for the home side as the well-set Marcus Stoinis too went back to the dugout sooner, which caused a quick collapse even before halfway. Nicholas Pooran too, had a brief stay and couldn't wreak much damage and after that, Lucknow collapsed badly like a house of cards and just couldn't really recover back.
End of over 16.10 run
LSG: 137/10CRR: 8.47RRR: 25.82
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16.1

Harshit Rana to Ravi Bishnoi, no run

OUT! PLUMB IN FRONT! A confident appeal and up goes the finger! Harshit Rana bowls the off-cutter from over the wicket, full and straight, at the stumps, Ravi Bishnoi fails to pick the change of pace and presses forward to clip it away off his pads. He gets undone by the lack of pace and gets beaten on the inside edge. The ball goes through to rap him on the crouched back leg right in front of the stumps. It looked dead straight at first glance and this looks like a review more in hope than anything else by Ravi Bishnoi. There is nothing on UltraEdge and the Ball Tracking shows the ball to be clipping the leg stump and it is umpire's call. The on-field decision will stand and it is all over for Lucknow. All smiles in the Kolkata camp as they win by a handsome margin of 98 runs.

5:41 PM IST Strategic Break! Well, Kolkata is just one wicket away from getting a convincing victory which will not only inflate its net run rate but also help to climb to the top of the Points Table. It has been absolutely one-way traffic since the fall of KL Rahul and Marcus Stoinis as Lucknow just couldn't strike a comeback into this game, losing wickets at regular intervals.
End of over 167 runs
LSG: 137/9CRR: 8.56RRR: 24.75
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15.6

Varun Chakaravarthy to Yudhvir Singh, no run

OUT! TAKEN! Varun Chakaravarthy gets his reward for floating it up there! Chakaravarthy offers flight from over the wicket, full and around off, Yudhvir Singh gets down for the slog sweep. He swings with all his might but only manages to get a top edge that goes high in the air but only as far as cover where Andre Russell settles under the skier and makes no mistake. Third wicket of the night for Chakaravarthy and Lucknow are crumbling towards a heavy defeat.

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15.5

Varun Chakaravarthy to Yudhvir Singh, no run

Drags the length back and bowls it on off, Yudhvir Singh goes on the back foot and pushes it to cover.

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15.4

Varun Chakaravarthy to Yudhvir Singh, 6 runs

SIX! Yudhvir Singh finally connects! Tosses it up, full and on off, Yudhvir Singh accepts the invitation and hits it cleanly over wide long on for a maximum.

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15.3

Varun Chakaravarthy to Yudhvir Singh, no run

Flatter and quicker, on off, Yudhvir Singh hangs back to keep it out but gets rushed and gets beaten on the inside edge.

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15.2

Varun Chakaravarthy to Yudhvir Singh, no run

How did that miss the stumps? Loops it up nicely, full and around off, turning in, Yudhvir Singh gets down for a big heave across the line but misses as the ball sneaks just past the off stump.

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15.1

Varun Chakaravarthy to Ravi Bishnoi, 1 run

Goes full and on off, Ravi Bishnoi knocks it down to long on for a single.

End of over 155 runs
LSG: 130/8CRR: 8.67RRR: 21.20
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14.6

Harshit Rana to Yudhvir Singh, no run

Bangs it into the deck, over middle, Yudhvir Singh swings for the pull but fails to connect.

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14.5

Harshit Rana to Ravi Bishnoi, 1 run

Fullish delivery, on off, Ravi Bishnoi goes for the drive away from his body. Gets an inside edge that sneaks past the stumps and rolls down to fine leg for one.

5:35 PM IST Ravi Bishnoi is in at number 10 for Lucknow.
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14.4

Harshit Rana to Krunal Pandya, no run

OUT! EDGED AND GONE! Phil Salt does not drop those! Bangs it into the deck, on off, Krunal Pandya arches back and shapes up to play the upper cut over the keeper. The ball comes on quicker than he anticipated and gets big on him. Pandya gets a feather on it and Salt does the rest by leaping and completes it with ease.

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14.3

Harshit Rana to Krunal Pandya, 2 runs

DROPPED! Shreyas Iyer does all the hard work of getting there but puts it down! Takes pace off and serves it on a length, on off, Krunal Pandya looks to go over mid off but skies it high in the air. Shreyas Iyer turns around and does get to the ball in time. Attempts to reverse cup it near his chest but it bursts through his hands. Two runs taken.

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14.2

Harshit Rana to Yudhvir Singh, 1 run

Bowls it on a back of a length, on off, Yudhvir Singh gets on his toes and dabs it to the left of backward point for a single.

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14.1

Harshit Rana to Krunal Pandya, 1 run

Length ball, shade outside the off stump, Krunal Pandya tries to get underneath it but fails to time the lofted shot and gets an inside half of the bat to the leg side for a single.

5:32 PM IST The concussion substitute for Mohsin Khan, Yudhvir Singh comes out to bat now. Also, Harshit Rana (2-0-19-1) returns to the attack.
End of over 1414 runs
LSG: 125/7CRR: 8.93RRR: 18.50
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13.6

Varun Chakaravarthy to Ashton Turner, no run

OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Now, that's an unlucky way to get out! Full in length, drifting around off, Turner goes for a big heave and is down on one knee for an expansive shot but he gets a thickish inside edge onto his left boot and the ball deflects straight into the hands of Varun Chakravarthy who takes a simply dolly of a catch coming forward. The TV Umpire checks and confirms that the ball has clearly deflected off the boot and didn't bump off the ground.

5:29 PM IST Has that come off the boot? The third umpire is called into action to check for a bump catch. The replays indicate that it has clearly come off the boot without any contact with the ground. OUT flashes on the big screen.
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13.5

Varun Chakaravarthy to Ashton Turner, 6 runs

SIX! He's having some fun here! Punished! Varun Chakravarthy drops a googly right into the hitting arc around off, Ashton Turner sits down again and thumps it over cow corner for another maximum.

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13.4

Varun Chakaravarthy to Krunal Pandya, 1 run

Drops it short around off, Krunal Pandya punches it through covers for one.

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13.3

Varun Chakaravarthy to Krunal Pandya, no run

Around the wicket now, on the dragged length, outside off, Krunal Pandya drags it to short mid-wicket.

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13.2

Varun Chakaravarthy to Ashton Turner, 1 run

A googly to follow-up, around off, Ashton Turner backs away and drops it to backward point for a single.

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13.1

Varun Chakaravarthy to Ashton Turner, 6 runs

SIX! Shot! Offers a nice juicy half-volley at the stumps, Ashton Turner gets down on one knee and slogs it over the deep mid-wicket for a maximum.

End of over 134 runs
LSG: 111/6CRR: 8.54RRR: 17.85
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12.6

Sunil Narine to Ashton Turner, 1 run

On a length around off stump. Ashton Turner stays away and punches it in front of square for a run.

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12.5

Sunil Narine to Ashton Turner, no run

Back of a length and angling at the stumps, Ashton Turner hangs back and punches it to extra cover.

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12.4

Sunil Narine to Krunal Pandya, 1 run

Back of a length, on off, Krunal Pandya looks to cut, but is cramped for room, and mistimes it towards backward point for a single.

5:24 PM IST Krunal Pandya makes his way out to the centre.
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12.3

Sunil Narine to Ayush Badoni, no run

OUT! IN THE AIR AND TAKEN! Sunil Narine gets a wicket now and Lucknow is falling apart here. Sunil Narine bowls it on a slightly pulled-back length around off, Ayush Badoni gets his dancing shoes on and charges ahead to go downtown but fails to generate enough power on the shot as the bat twists in his hand a bit and hence, it slices up in the night sky for a fair bit of time and sails over mid off. Mitchell Starc from long off comes forward and takes a comfortable catch.

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12.2

Sunil Narine to Ashton Turner, 1 run

Shade fuller in length, angling on the pads, Ashton Turner nudges it with soft hands towards square leg for a single.

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12.1

Sunil Narine to Ayush Badoni, 1 run

Fuller and on the off stump, Ayush Badoni leans onto the ball and drives it along the ground for a single to long on.

End of over 127 runs
LSG: 107/5CRR: 8.92RRR: 16.12
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11.6

Andre Russell to Ayush Badoni, 1 run

Short in length, around off, Ayush Badoni lifts his front leg and tucks it towards deep mid-wicket for a single. Another successful over for Kolkata.

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11.5

Andre Russell to Ashton Turner, 1 run

Leg bye! Fuller and slower, on middle and leg, Ashton Turner has a swipe across the line but gets beaten on the inside edge. The ball rolls off his pads to the leg side for a leg bye.

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11.5

Andre Russell to Ashton Turner, 1 run

WIDE! Digs it in short, around off, Ashton Turner sways away from the line of the ball and lets it go as the ball sails over his head for a wide. Shreyas Iyer challenges the wide call but it is clearly going over the head. Kolkata lose their review.

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11.5

Andre Russell to Ashton Turner, 1 run

WIDE! Bangs in a bumper, outside off, Ashton Turner watches it go over his head. Wide given.

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11.4

Andre Russell to Ayush Badoni, 1 run

Takes pace off and it is on a back of a length, over middle, Ayush Badoni waits on it and works it to deep mid-wicket for one.

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11.3

Andre Russell to Ashton Turner, 1 run

Slips in a full delivery, sliding onto the pads, Ashton Turner clips it in front of square on the leg side and gets off the mark with a single.

5:16 PM IST Ashton Turner is the new man in.
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11.2

Andre Russell to Nicholas Pooran, no run

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Dre Russ strikes again and is over the moon with this crucial wicket! Short ball on the middle, getting the bounce right, over middle, Nicholas Pooran goes for a pull shot but gets a feather on it that carries straight to Phil Salt behind the wickets who takes an alert catch. The dangerous Pooran goes back now and Lucknow is in all sorts of trouble. Andre Russell, with this scalp, gets the better of his fellow countryman for the fifth time in the T20s now.

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11.1

Andre Russell to Ayush Badoni, 1 run

IN THE AIR...DROPPED! Bangs it short in length, on the chest level of Badoni. He swivels to pull but the ball is quick at him as he is late and the ball takes off the leading edge and hangs up in the night sky for an eternity. Sunil Narine stationed at deep third runs forward but does not commit to the catch and the ball deflects off his boots and rolls towards the converging fielder from deep fine leg. They cross for a single.

End of over 114 runs
LSG: 100/4CRR: 9.09RRR: 15.11
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10.6

Sunil Narine to Ayush Badoni, 1 run

Short in length, around the middle and off, Ayush Badoni steers it off the back foot towards deep mid-wicket for an easy single. A very, very tidy over from Narine. Just four from it.

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10.5

Sunil Narine to Ayush Badoni, no run

Flatter and quicker on off, Ayush Badoni brings his bat in time and pushes it back to Narine.

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10.4

Sunil Narine to Ayush Badoni, no run

Slower, turning on the pads on a length, Ayush Badoni nudges it straight to short fine.

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10.3

Sunil Narine to Nicholas Pooran, 1 run

Drifts it further away from off on a fullish length, Nicholas Pooran reaches out and drives it well through covers for a single.

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10.2

Sunil Narine to Ayush Badoni, 1 run

Slower through the air, on a length, on middle, Ayush Badoni tucks it along the ground to long on for one more run.

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10.1

Sunil Narine to Nicholas Pooran, 1 run

Lands this on off and on a length, Nicholas Pooran pushes it towards long off for a single.

5:11 PM IST Sunil Narine (2-0-14-0) is back.
End of over 1011 runs
LSG: 96/4CRR: 9.60RRR: 14
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9.6

Andre Russell to Ayush Badoni, 2 runs

On a fullish length, on middle, Ayush Badoni clips it in the vacant mid-wicket region and comes charging back for the second run. At the halfway mark, Lucknow are 96/4, needing 140 runs from 60 balls.

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9.5

Andre Russell to Nicholas Pooran, 1 run

A direct hit and Ayush Badoni was a goner! Tucks the batter up for room as this is bowled on a back of a length, over middle, Nicholas Pooran dabs it wide of backward point and sets off for the run. Ramandeep Singh gets to the ball quickly but the ball sticks in his hand and even though, he manages to release the throw, it is well away from the stumps at the batting end.

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9.4

Andre Russell to Nicholas Pooran, no run

Play and a miss! Angling across the batter, on a good length, Nicholas Pooran frees his arms to force it through the off side but gets beaten on the outside edge.

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9.3

Andre Russell to Ayush Badoni, 1 run

Angling in, on a back of a length, on middle, Ayush Badoni turns it through mid-wicket and gets to the other end.

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9.2

Andre Russell to Ayush Badoni, 6 runs

SIX! Ayush Badoni takes on the short ball and it comes off. Russell digs it in short, over middle, Ayush Badoni hangs back and rides the bounce well. Nails the pull over deep square leg for a maximum.

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9.2

Andre Russell to Ayush Badoni, 1 run

WIDE! Digs it in short but it sails over the batter's head. Wide given.

5:06 PM IST Ayush Badoni is in at number 6 for Lucknow.
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9.1

Andre Russell to Marcus Stoinis, no run

OUT! IN THE AIR AND GONE! Andre Russell strikes gold for Kolkata with his first delivery. A body blow to Lucknow as the in-form Marcus Stoinis departs. 5th time in T20 cricket that Russell has dismissed Stoinis and the match-up has worked for the visitors. Bowls it from over the wicket, on a good length, on off, Marcus Stoinis stays put and has a swipe across the line. The ball comes in a touch and catches the top edge of the bat. It goes high in the night sky towards point where Harshit Rana runs a few steps in and opts to take it low near his knees.

5:05 PM IST Andre Russell is into the attack now. He replaces Harshit Rana.
End of over 99 runs
LSG: 85/3CRR: 9.44RRR: 13.72
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8.6

Varun Chakaravarthy to Nicholas Pooran, no run

Almost chopped it back onto the stumps! Angling away and away from the reach of the batter, full and on off, Nicholas Pooran reaches out and throws his hands at it. Gets an inside edge that deflects back onto the left pad of the keeper, Phil Salt.

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8.5

Varun Chakaravarthy to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run

Tosses it up, full and aimed at the stumps, Marcus Stoinis gets down and sweeps it to the right of deep mid-wicket for another run.

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8.4

Varun Chakaravarthy to Nicholas Pooran, 1 run

Drops it short and it is outside off, Nicholas Pooran shapes up to force it through the off side. Miscues his shot down to long on for one.

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8.3

Varun Chakaravarthy to Nicholas Pooran, 6 runs

SIX! BANG! Nicholas Pooran is away! Varun Chakaravarthy comes from around the wicket and gets the ball to turn in, on a length, on off, Nicholas Pooran gets down on one knee and leaves nothing in the tank. Smokes it over long on for a biggie to open his account.

4:58 PM IST Strategic Break! Time for a breather here and a much-needed one for Lucknow as they have just lost their third wicket in the form of Deepak Hooda. KL Rahul and Marcus Stoinis steered the innings well for Lucknow after an early loss of wicket and also had a decent Powerplay with the latter muscling the ball to the fence from the get-go. However, just when KL Rahul decided to up the ante from his end, he lost his wicket which must have dearly cost Lucknow especially in such a gigantic run chase. Kolkata has rotated the bowlers well and would be aiming to compound on this opening created by the bowlers. Let's see how the next man in Nicholas Pooran negotiates with the pressure conditions. Will he and Stoinis be able to bail Lucknow out of this mess? Let's find out...
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8.2

Varun Chakaravarthy to Deepak Hooda, no run

OUT! LBW! A big shout and up goes the finger. It looks dead straight but Deepak Hooda has taken the review. Did he get some bat on it? Or does he feel that it is going over the stumps? Varun Chakaravarthy slips it on a full length, on middle and leg, Deepak Hooda strides ahead to defend but fails to smother the spin. The ball turns in sharply, sneaks past the inside edge, and pings Hooda on the flap of the front pad. There is nothing on UltraEdge and it is umpire's call on Ball Tracking with the ball clipping the top of the leg stump. Hooda feels hard done by the decision but he will have to keep walking. Lucknow keep their review but lose Hooda.

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8.1

Varun Chakaravarthy to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run

Starts off on a short length, a bit of extra bounce, on middle, Marcus Stoinis goes on the back foot and whips it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

4:56 PM IST Varun Chakaravarthy comes into the attack now. He replaces Sunil Narine.
End of over 811 runs
LSG: 76/2CRR: 9.50RRR: 13.33
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7.6

Harshit Rana to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run

Pitches it right up, on off, Marcus Stoinis drives it to long off and retains the strike with a single.

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7.5

Harshit Rana to Deepak Hooda, 1 run

Did that carry? Yes, it just about carried but it would be too harsh to call it a drop. Length delivery, angling in, on off and middle, Deepak Hooda looks to push it down the ground. The bat twists a bit in his hand and it comes off the inside half of the bat. Harshit gets low to his right near his shoelaces and only manages to get his fingertips to it. They cross.

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7.4

Harshit Rana to Deepak Hooda, 4 runs

FOUR! Nicely done and Deepak Hooda is away! Goes full and straight does Rana, at the stumps, Deepak Hooda picks up the length early and flicks it up and over mid-wicket. It almost went the distance for a maximum.

4:52 PM IST Deepak Hooda is in at number 4.
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7.3

Harshit Rana to KL Rahul, no run

OUT! TAKEN! Harshit Rana gets rid of the Lucknow skipper! KL Rahul could not have picked the man in the deep any better. Lands it on a good length and the width is there for the batter to pounce on, KL Rahul's eyes light up as he throws his hands at it. He has no intention of keeping the ball along the ground. Hits it flat and it is straight down the throat of deep cover where Ramandeep Singh takes it near his face.

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7.2

Harshit Rana to KL Rahul, 4 runs

FOUR! Heaved away and it goes in the gap! On a good length, just outside off, KL Rahul drags the sway from outside off and manages to pick the gap as he hits it to the left of deep square leg for a much-needed boundary. 50-run stand comes up between these two batters.

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7.1

Harshit Rana to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run

Bowls it on a back of a length, on off and middle, Marcus Stoinis backs away and hurriedly slaps it down to long on for one.

End of over 710 runs
LSG: 65/1CRR: 9.29RRR: 13.15
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Sunil Narine:2-0-14-0
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6.6

Sunil Narine to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run

Drags the length back and gets the ball to turn into the pads, Marcus Stoinis works it in front of square on the leg side. They push hard but the fielder in the deep is quick to get to the ball and keeps it down to one. 10 runs off Narine's over, Lucknow will take it any day of the week.

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6.5

Sunil Narine to Marcus Stoinis, 4 runs

FOUR! Width offered and Marcus Stoinis cashes in! Tosses it up does Narine and ends up offering width on off, full in length, Marcus Stoinis creams the drive to the right of cover and beats long off to his left for a boundary.

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6.4

Sunil Narine to KL Rahul, 1 run

Pushes it through, fuller and on off, KL Rahul shuffles across a bit and gets down to sweep. It comes off the inner half of the bat and the batters cross as the ball rolls in front of short fine leg.

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6.3

Sunil Narine to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run

Angling into the pads, on a nagging length, Marcus Stoinis turns it through square leg for one more run.

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6.2

Sunil Narine to Marcus Stoinis, 2 runs

Good running! Turning away fractionally, short and around off, Marcus Stoinis punches it with a straight bat to the left of long on. It is placed well and that allows Stoinis to come back for the second run.

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6.1

Sunil Narine to KL Rahul, 1 run

It goes straight from over the wicket, full and on middle and leg, KL Rahul knocks it down the ground to long on and rotates the strike.

End of over 68 runs
LSG: 55/1CRR: 9.17RRR: 12.92
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  • 1(1WD)
  • 0
  • 0
KL Rahul:19 (17)
Harshit Rana:1-0-8-0
0
5.6

Harshit Rana to Marcus Stoinis, no run

Hits the deck hard again, over the off-stump line, Marcus Stoinis rides the bounce well and stabs it down the deck. Good comeback by Rana after being hit for a six.

0
5.5

Harshit Rana to Marcus Stoinis, no run

Absolute beauty! Bowls it with an upright seam, on off, Marcus Stoinis hangs back in his crease and presents a straight bat to keep it out. The ball nips away off the deck and zips past the bat. A nod of approval from Stoinis.

1
5.5

Harshit Rana to Marcus Stoinis, 1 run

WIDE! Attempts the slower delivery but gets the line wrong. Full and down leg, Marcus Stoinis misses the tickle. Wide given.

0
5.4

Harshit Rana to Marcus Stoinis, no run

Hurls it on a hard length, on off, at 141.6 kph, Marcus Stoinis gets on top of the bounce nicely and punches it to cover-point.

6
5.3

Harshit Rana to Marcus Stoinis, 6 runs

SIX! Picked up beautifully! Harshit bangs it into the deck, around the middle and leg stump line, Marcus Stoinis swivels and gets inside the line. Helps the pull shot away over the fine leg fence for a maximum.

0
5.2

Harshit Rana to Marcus Stoinis, no run

Takes pace off and it is much fuller, on off and middle, Marcus Stoinis reads it well and pushes it with a straight bat back to the bowler.

1
5.1

Harshit Rana to KL Rahul, 1 run

Starts off on a length, on off, KL Rahul tries to drill it down the ground but scuffs his shot off the inner half of the bat to the right of mid on for a single.

4:40 PM IST Harshit Rana replaces Mitchell Starc.
End of over 54 runs
LSG: 47/1CRR: 9.40RRR: 12.60
Ball
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  • 1(1WD)
  • 2
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
KL Rahul:18 (16)
Sunil Narine:1-0-4-0
1
4.6

Sunil Narine to KL Rahul, 1 run

Slightly on a dragged length, turning on the middle and leg, KL Rahul tucks it to square leg for a single and retains his strike.

0
4.5

Sunil Narine to KL Rahul, no run

Follows the batter does Narine as KL Rahul shuffles down the leg stump, and lands it on the leg stump line, KL Rahul punches it to covers.

0
4.4

Sunil Narine to KL Rahul, no run

Aims the off stump on a slightly fuller length, KL Rahul rocks back deep in the crease and cuts it but finds the fielder at cover.

2
4.3

Sunil Narine to KL Rahul, 2 runs

Quicker and flatter on the middle, KL Rahul reads the ball well and cuts it sharply through the cover-point region for a couple of runs.

1
4.3

Sunil Narine to KL Rahul, 1 run

WIDE! Turns it down leg on a fuller length, KL Rahul goes for a sweep and misses. Wide given.

0
4.2

Sunil Narine to KL Rahul, no run

Drags his length a bit, drifts it on the middle and leg, KL Rahul dances down the track to flick it away but gets the ball pinged on the pad and the ball rolls towards the left of the bowler.

0
4.1

Sunil Narine to KL Rahul, no run

Over the wicket, pitches on off and full, KL Rahul nudges it with soft hands to short mid-wicket.

4:35 PM IST Time for spin as Sunil Narine comes on to bowl now.
End of over 413 runs
LSG: 43/1CRR: 10.75RRR: 12.06
Ball
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  • 4
  • 0
  • 4
  • 4
  • 0
KL Rahul:15 (10)
0
3.6

Mitchell Starc to Marcus Stoinis, no run

Around the wicket, angling in from off on a hard length, Marcus Stoinis punches it firmly to the point fielder to end the over. 13 runs from it.

4
3.5

Mitchell Starc to Marcus Stoinis, 4 runs

FOUR! Width and punished! Starc offers some width outside off, on a length, Marcus Stoinis cuts it powerfully through cover-point for a cracking boundary. He is giving it a whack at the moment.

4
3.4

Mitchell Starc to Marcus Stoinis, 4 runs

FOUR! Sheer power on this one! Overpitched on the off stump line, Marcus Stoinis clears his front leg, makes some room and spanks it over mid off for a boundary.

0
3.3

Mitchell Starc to Marcus Stoinis, no run

Full, outside off, Marcus Stoinis goes to drive but misses on the outside edge.

4
3.2

Mitchell Starc to Marcus Stoinis, 4 runs

FOUR! Oh, that's hammered away! Slants it across off, on a length, Marcus Stoinis slashes it with sheer muscle-power through cover-point for a boundary.

1
3.1

Mitchell Starc to KL Rahul, 1 run

Over the wicket, fuller in length at 142.8 kph, slanting across and outside off, KL Rahul goes for the drive, but gets an inside-edge and the ball rolls towards the left of the keeper. They cross for a single.

End of over 310 runs
LSG: 30/1CRR: 10.00RRR: 12.11
Ball
  • 0
  • 2
  • 1(1WD)
  • 0
  • 1
  • 6
  • 0
0
2.6

Vaibhav Arora to Marcus Stoinis, no run

A head-height bumper, Marcus Stoinis ducks underneath it.

6
2.5

Vaibhav Arora to Marcus Stoinis, 6 runs

SIX! That's some way to get off the mark! Short and wide of off, Marcus Stoinis upper cuts it over short third and gets a maximum off his very first delivery. The ball boy runs around to his right and takes it cleanly near his thighs. After completing the catch, he raises the ball with his right hand and the fielding coach of Lucknow, Jonty Rhodes is impressed with the technique of taking the catch. Certainly, a moment to remember for the ball boy.

1
2.4

Vaibhav Arora to KL Rahul, 1 run

Good length again, swinging in on middle, KL Rahul nudges it to short mid-wicket for a sharp single.

0
2.3

Vaibhav Arora to KL Rahul, no run

Back of a length, shaping in around off, KL Rahul cuts it straight to backward point.

1
2.3

Vaibhav Arora to KL Rahul, 1 run

WIDE! Full and swinging in down the leg side, KL Rahul misses the flick to the keeper. Wided.

2
2.2

Vaibhav Arora to KL Rahul, 2 runs

Good length shaping into the stumps, KL Rahul flicks it to deep backward square leg for a brace.

0
2.1

Vaibhav Arora to KL Rahul, no run

Given caught behind but oh, wait, KL Rahul has sent it upstairs and challenged the decision as he believes that the ball hasn't nicked off his bat. Vaibhav Arora angles it on the pads on the back of a length, KL Rahul goes for a flick but misses and Phil Salt collects the ball by diving to his left just a few centimeters above the ground. The UltraEdge comes up and confirms that the ball has indeed brushed off his pads and hence, the on-field decision has been overturned. KL Rahul survives a scare.

4:22 PM IST Marcus Stoinis comes in at number 3.
End of over 29 runs
LSG: 20/1CRR: 10.00RRR: 12
Ball
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • 0
  • 0
  • W
W
1.6

Mitchell Starc to Arshin Kulkarni, no run

OUT! IN THE AIR AND TAKEN! OH, MY WORD! THIS IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE BEST CATCHES OF THIS SEASON! Ramandeep Singh, you beauty! Starc angles the ball into the batter on a shade fuller length, on the middle and leg, Arshin Kulkarni looks to flick it over the leg side but he closes the bat's face way too early and as a result, the ball flies up in the night sky catching a thick leading edge over the cover region. The ball flies up for an eternity and Ramandeep Singh from covers sprints backwards and keeps his eyes on the ball before taking an absolute blinder of a catch diving forward. He stopped a bit for a second before picking up pace and then dived to his left to grab it with the ball swirling away from him.

0
1.5

Mitchell Starc to Arshin Kulkarni, no run

At 139 kph, on the hard length, on off, Arshin Kulkarni gets ahead and pushes it straight to the fielder at short cover.

0
1.4

Mitchell Starc to Arshin Kulkarni, no run

Across off on a hard length, whispering the off stump, Arshin Kulkarni covers his off-pole and decides to not poke at it.

4
1.3

Mitchell Starc to Arshin Kulkarni, 4 runs

FOUR! Chipped in the air but in the gap and for four more! At 144 kph, into the batter on a fuller length, Arshin Kulkarni chips it into the air between mid on and mid-wicket for a boundary.

1
1.2

Mitchell Starc to KL Rahul, 1 run

Inswinging on a fuller length, KL Rahul plays the flick shot toward widish mid on and gets to the other end with a single.

4
1.1

Mitchell Starc to KL Rahul, 4 runs

FOUR! KLass written all over it! Across off on a fuller length, KL Rahul prods ahead and drives it crisply through cover-point for a boundary.

4:16 PM IST It will be Mitchell Starc to steam in from the other end.
End of over 111 runs
LSG: 11/0CRR: 11.00RRR: 11.84
Ball
  • 4
  • 1
  • 0
  • 1
  • 1
  • 4
4
0.6

Vaibhav Arora to Arshin Kulkarni, 4 runs

FOUR! Picture this says Kulkarni! Vaibhav Arora bowls full and gets to swing into the batter from off, Arshin Kulkarni walks a couple of steps ahead and presents full face of the willow with a solid timing, straight down the ground for a cracking boundary. 11 runs off the first over of this mammoth chase.

1
0.5

Vaibhav Arora to KL Rahul, 1 run

Another one with an inward movement, on a length, around leg, KL Rahul tucks it with soft hands towards widish fine leg for a single.

1
0.4

Vaibhav Arora to Arshin Kulkarni, 1 run

Gets off the mark with a single. Swinging in on a fuller length, on middle and leg, Arshin Kulkarni flicks it towards deep backward square leg for a single.

0
0.3

Vaibhav Arora to Arshin Kulkarni, no run

Fuller and on off, Arshin Kulkarni reads the ball coming into him well and presents a solid front foot defence.

1
0.2

Vaibhav Arora to KL Rahul, 1 run

Full, angling in from off, KL Rahul pushes it to mid off for a quick single.

4
0.1

Vaibhav Arora to KL Rahul, 4 runs

FOUR! KL Rahul commences this mammoth run chase with a boundary! Vaibhav Arora begins with a shortish delivery, around off, KL Rahul covers his off stump, watches the ball alertly and closely, deftly touches it and guides it through the gap between short third and point for a boundary.

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