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IPL 2024, LSG vs KKR IPL Highlights: Sunil Narine stars as Kolkata Knight Riders register big win to move top of table

IPL 2024, LSG vs KKR Highlights Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders: Sunil Narine smashed 81 as Kolkata Knight Riders registered a massive 98-run win.
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Kolkata Knight Riders face a tough test as they take on the Lucknow Super Giants in an important clash for top-4 spots.

IPL 2024, LSG vs KKR IPL Live Score: Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders
IPL 2024, LSG vs KKR IPL Live Score: Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders

IPL 2024, LSG vs KKR IPL Highlights: Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders: Kolkata Knight Riders bowlers attacked in a pack to defend the mammoth 236-run target and won the match by 98 runs to move to the top of points table. It was a clinical bowling performance from KKR as Harshit Rana and Varun Chakaravarthy claimed three wickets each, while Andre Russell claimed a couple. Earlier, Sunil Narine continued his sublime form with the bat and smashed 81 runs to help Kolkata Knight Riders post a mammoth 235/6 in 20 overs - the highest score at Ekana. Ramandeep Singh also gave a perfect finishing touch to KKR's innings with his 25-run* knock off just 6 balls....Read More

As we gear up for the business end of IPL 2024, the clash between Lucknow Super Giants and Kolkata Knight Riders promises to be a pivotal encounter with both teams eyeing a berth in the playoffs. With KKR sitting comfortably in second place after a commanding victory over Mumbai Indians, the pressure is on KL Rahul's LSG to muster a performance that can challenge the dominance of Shreyas Iyer's formidable side. 

Placed just below KKR in third position with 12 points from 10 matches, LSG must fend off competition from the likes of Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings, who are hot on their heels in the race for a top-four finish.

LSG's recent performance against Mumbai Indians showcased both their strengths and vulnerabilities as they scraped through a modest 146-run chase to secure victory with just four deliveries remaining. While skipper KL Rahul and all-rounder Marcus Stoinis have been instrumental in LSG's campaign so far, questions linger over the team's finishing abilities, particularly in pressure situations.

The inconsistent form of key players like Nicholas Pooran and Ayush Badoni highlights the need for LSG to deliver a more cohesive batting performance against a formidable KKR bowling attack. Additionally, LSG's bowling unit, which has struggled to make a significant impact individually, faces a stern test against the likes of Sunil Narine, Phil Salt, Venkatesh Iyer, and Shreyas Iyer among others, who have been in fine form for KKR. Additionally, Mayank Yadav remains unavailable yet again for LSG after injuring himself against MI. 

For KKR, the recent partnership between Venkatesh Iyer and Manish Pandey exemplified KKR's ability to weather the storm and stage a remarkable comeback, showcasing their depth in batting. However, the team will be keen to address their batting frailties against spin, and aim for a more consistent performance to complement their potent bowling attack led by the likes of Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy, Harshit Rana, and Vaibhav Arora among others.

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IPL 2024, LSG vs KKR IPL Live Score, Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders: Quinton de Kock and Devdutt Padikkal have turned out to be big disappointments for Lucknow as the two left-handers were left out of the playing XI from the last match. Padikkal has failed to hit a half-century this season while De Kock only breached the mark once.

May 5, 2024 6:11 PM IST

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IPL 2024, LSG vs KKR IPL Live Score, Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders: LSG will look for a win to consolidate their position on the points table. They are in a tricky position in the playoffs race, where they need to win at least two wins in the remaining matches. However, KL Rahul needs to up his ante and perform consistently for his side.

May 5, 2024 5:58 PM IST

IPL 2024, LSG vs KKR IPL Live Score, Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders: KKR's IPL 2024 so far

IPL 2024, LSG vs KKR IPL Live Score, Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders: Having lost only three of their 11 matches so far, it has taken something out of the ordinary to stop KKR in their tracks. CSK used a spin-friendly surface to eke out a win in Chepauk, while RR’s all-round class helped them pip KKR in a high-scoring thriller. If anything, KKR’s bowling woes were exposed when Punjab Kings recorded IPL's highest chase ever against them, but Iyer's side has emerged strongly from that setback with two impressive wins.

May 5, 2024 5:44 PM IST

IPL 2024, LSG vs KKR IPL Live Score, Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders: Manish Pandey - The Impact Player

IPL 2024, LSG vs KKR IPL Live Score, Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders: Manish Pandey created a massive impact after KKR made a last-minute decision to play him as an Impact Player after they were 57 for five at one stage and ran the risk of being shot out for a paltry total. But Venkatesh Iyer (70) and Pandey (42) came to the rescue with a fine 83-run stand. It was a nostalgic moment for KKR fans to see Pandey back in purple and gold once again with a bat in his hand.

May 5, 2024 5:30 PM IST

IPL 2024, LSG vs KKR IPL Live Score, Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders: Starc preparing himself for T20 WC

IPL 2024, LSG vs KKR IPL Live Score, Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders: Mitchell Starc said IPL is serving as a perfect opportunity to prepare for the T20 World Cup but at the same time he is not thinking too far ahead and is focussed on helping KKR get close to their target of winning the tournament. “I haven’t really thought too much about it. It’s T20 cricket, it’s not as demanding as Test match cricket. Physically (it is) not a problem and (it is a) fantastic lead-in to play here in the best T20 league in the world,” he said. “You’re playing some high quality cricket leading into the World Cup, a lot of players at this tournament are going to be at the World Cup. In that regard, it’s a great thing to see and test your skills.

May 5, 2024 5:16 PM IST

IPL 2024, LSG vs KKR IPL Live Score, Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders: Will KKR dethrone RR from the top spot on points table?

IPL 2024, LSG vs KKR IPL Live Score, Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders: Kolkata Knight Riders will look to dethrone Rajasthan Royals from the top spot with a win over Lucknow Super Giants on Sunday. KKR have played dominant cricket this season but playing at Ekana might put them under a bit of pressure. Ekana's pitch is not a typical batting surface which will test KKR's batting line-up.

May 5, 2024 5:01 PM IST

IPL 2024, LSG vs KKR IPL Live Score, Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders: LSG lack finishing touch

IPL 2024, LSG vs KKR IPL Live Score, Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders: Nicholas Pooran has consistently notched up crucial scores but LSG’s overall finishing skills is under question following their struggles against Mumbai Indians. LSG seemed to have made heavy weather towards the end giving MI a real sniff by losing wickets in a flurry and completing their modest chase with some stutter. Ayush Badoni has had a subdued run in this IPL and the uncapped Indian player would be keen to shrug off the rustiness.

May 5, 2024 4:48 PM IST

IPL 2024, LSG vs KKR IPL Live Score, Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders: KKR bowlers in supreme form

IPL 2024, LSG vs KKR IPL Live Score, Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders: Kolkata Knight Riders bowlers turn up big against Mumbai Indians by defending a moderate 170-run target. Mitchell Starc returned to his best and claimed a four-wicket haul while the spinners Sunil Narine and Varun Chakaravarthy continued their sublime form.

May 5, 2024 4:36 PM IST

IPL 2024, LSG vs KKR IPL Live Score, Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders: LSG face litmus test

IPL 2024, LSG vs KKR IPL Live Score, Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders: With an all-round win by 24 runs over Mumbai Indians propelling the second-placed KKR to 14 points — one more step closer to qualification — the pressure will be on KL Rahul's LSG to find a way past the threat that Shreyas Iyer's side poses.

May 5, 2024 4:23 PM IST

IPL 2024, LSG vs KKR IPL Live Score, Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders: LSG Under Pressure

IPL 2024, LSG vs KKR IPL Live Score, Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders: Lucknow Super Giants are placed just one rung below KKR at number three with 12 points from 10 matches with six wins and four defeats. With a rampant Sunrisers Hyderabad (12 points) hot on their heels at fourth, followed by the dangerous Chennai Super Kings (10 points) and Delhi Capitals (10 points) on the points table, LSG will be under pressure to avoid getting into a mid-table battle as the race for the final-four has intensified.

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