KKR vs LSG, IPL 2023 Highlights: Rinku classic in vain as Lucknow qualify
KKR vs LSG, IPL 2023 Highlights: Rinku Singh almost pulled off an improbable win for Kolkata but Lucknow held their nerve.
IPL 2023 KKR vs LSG Highlights: Kolkata Knight Riders captain Nitish Rana won the toss and chose to bowl first. Lucknow Super Giants ended up getting off to a sluggish start, losing a wicket in the third over. However, Prerak Mankad helped them accelerate in the last two overs of the powerplay before falling in the seventh himself. Vaibhav Arora took the wicket and he ended up getting the big wicket of Marcus Stoinis in the same over as well. LSG were soon in furthet trouble after captain Krunal Pandya and Quinton de Kock fell as well. However, Nicholas Pooran has come out swinging and his big hits helped set up a partnership of over 50 runs with Ayush Badoni. LSG eventually scored 176/8 in 20 overs with Pooran scoring 58 runs in 30 balls. KKR got off to a flier with Venkatesh Iyer and Jason Roy smashing 61 runs in the first 5.5 overs. However, LSG put a break on the proceedings with their spinners taking the wickets of Roy, Iyer and captain Rana. Andre Russell could not make a big impact but Rinku Singh kept KKR alive. He ended up scoring an unbeaten 67 off 33 balls and brought KKR within one run of the target. LSG have thus just about qualified for the playoffs while KKR's race has been run in this year's tournament.
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- May 20, 2023 11:26 PM IST
KKR vs LSG Live Cricket Score: LSG win by 1 run, qualify for the playoffs!
Rinku hits a six off the last ball, ends the game unbeaten on 67 off 33 but LSG have confirmed qualification to the playoffs. What a game, what a finish. KKR's race has been run this season. Making it to the top four is pretty much an impossibility now but Rinku Singh has certainly put in one of the great performances in the history of the IPL this year.
- May 20, 2023 11:25 PM IST
KKR vs LSG Live Score, IPL 2023: FOUR! But that might be it for KKR
Full and wide, Rinku can only hit it along the ground to long-off. Now KKR need 8 to win off the last ball. Yash just needs to hold his nerve now.
- May 20, 2023 11:24 PM IST
IPL 2023 Live score: SIX! IS RINKU GOING TO DO THIS?
Last three balls, 18 needed, three sixes needed and Rinku proceeds to hit one of them. How about that. They needed 19 off 3 originally, then Yash sends in a wide ball. The follow up is full on the stumps, Rinku sends it over the leg side. Now KKR need 12 off 2!
- May 20, 2023 11:21 PM IST
KKR vs LSG Live Cricket Score: RINKU ON STRIKE!
Arora backs away early and gets the ball far enough away for a safe single. Rinky has five legal balls to face and 20 runs to score.
- May 20, 2023 11:20 PM IST
KKR vs LSG Live Score, IPL 2023: KKR need 21 to win in the last over
Vaibhav Arora is the man on strike. Rinku was kept at the crease rather chaotically off the last ball of that over. Naveen looks a bit shell-shocked, now it is Yash Thakur bowling the last over.
- May 20, 2023 11:18 PM IST
IPL 2023 Live score: SIX! 50 FOR RINKU!
Oh a giant hit and Rinku has reached 51 in 27! Pulls the fifth ball from Naveen and sends it sailing into the crowd. 20 runs off the over so far with one left.
- May 20, 2023 11:15 PM IST
KKR vs LSG Live Cricket Score: HAT-TRICK OF FOURS!
Short and slow from Naveen, Rinku waits and reaches up, sends it to deep third man. KKR need 29 from 9, can Rinku do this?
- May 20, 2023 11:14 PM IST
KKR vs LSG Live Score, IPL 2023: FOUR AGAIN!
This time it is bang off the middle of the bat. Naveen goes full outside off, Rinku drills it to deep extra cover.
- May 20, 2023 11:13 PM IST
IPL 2023 Live score: FOUR! Lucky edge for Rinku
KKR need 37 to win off 11 balls. He goes for a big pull off the first ball of the 19th bowled by Naveen, it goes behind off an outside edge.
- May 20, 2023 11:10 PM IST
KKR vs LSG Live Cricket Score: OUT! Thakur gets Thakur!
Shardul Thakur hits the fourth ball of the 18th straight to deep backward square. Longer boundary which he fails to clear, Mankad makes no mistake with the catch.
Shardul Thakur c Mankad b Yash Thakur 3 (7), 134/6 in 17.4 overs
- May 20, 2023 11:06 PM IST
KKR vs LSG Live Score, IPL 2023: SIX! RINKU!
Second ball of the 18th, Rinku pulls the short ball from Yash Thakur over the leg side boundary. KKR need 44 off 16.
- May 20, 2023 10:52 PM IST
IPL 2023 Live score: OUT! RUSSELL GOES!
SIX AND OUT! Russell gives everything to a big hoick over the leg side boundary. Misses it entirely and the off stump goes.
- May 20, 2023 10:50 PM IST
KKR vs LSG Live Cricket Score: KKR 114/4 in 15 overs
A four off the last ball of that over by Rinku Singh. He is on 21 off 17 and Andre Russell is on 1 off five. KKR need to get a move on now, their required rate has gone past 12.50.
- May 20, 2023 10:40 PM IST
KKR vs LSG Live Score, IPL 2023: OUT! Bishnoi juggles and holds on!
Gurbaz skies an attempted big hit off the fourth ball of the 14th bowled by Yash Thakur. The ball flew up, Bishnoi was there but he needed three attempts to hold on at last.
Gurbaz c Ravi Bishnoi b Yash Thakur 10 (15), KKR 108/4 (13.4 overs)
- May 20, 2023 10:39 PM IST
IPL 2023 Live score: DROPPED! KKR 103/3 in 13 overs
- May 20, 2023 10:22 PM IST
KKR vs LSG Live Cricket Score: OUT! Now Roy falls!
Krunal Pandya strikes. He gets the last ball of the 11th to stay low, Roy looked to clip it but misses it completely. It hits the stumps and he misses out on a well deserved half century.
Roy b Pandya 45 (28), KKR 82/3 in 10 overs
- May 20, 2023 10:16 PM IST
KKR vs LSG Live Score, IPL 2023: OUT! Captain Rana falls
Rana sends the ball into the hands of extra cover and Bishnoi gets one. 100 T20 wickets for Bishnoi.
Rana c Pandya b Ravi Bishnoi 8 (10), KKR 78/2 in 8.3 overs
- May 20, 2023 10:05 PM IST
IPL 2023 Live score: OUT! Venkatesh falls
That is the end of that blistering opening partnership. Venkatesh chips Gowtham to extra cover.
Iyer c Ravi Bishnoi b Gowtham 24 (15), KKR 61/1 in 5.5 overs
- May 20, 2023 10:00 PM IST
KKR vs LSG Live Cricket Score: KKR 59/0 in five overs
Remember that thing about LSG having to ensure KKR are all out for 75 runs to cement a spot in the top two? Well Roy and Venkatesh have all but ensured that it won't happen in this powerplay.
- May 20, 2023 09:58 PM IST
KKR vs LSG Live Score, IPL 2023: HAT-TRICK OF FOURS!
KKR have absolutely blasted past the 50-run mark, what a start they have here. Roy slaps the second ball between cover and point and then sends the third past deep third man.
- May 20, 2023 09:56 PM IST
IPL 2023 Live score: FOUR!
Jason Roy with a reverse sweep off the first ball of the fifth. Gets it past point.
- May 20, 2023 09:50 PM IST
KKR vs LSG Live Cricket Score: KKR 36/0 in 3 overs
Roy on 21 off 12, Iyer on 15 off 6. Just a four off the first ball of that over bowled by Krunal Pandya.
- May 20, 2023 09:44 PM IST
IPL 2023 Live score: FOUR!
Well let's say this now, KKR need to chase this target down in 8.5 overs to actually skip above the rest of the sides on 14 points on NRR. They are now 29/0 in 1.4 overs.
- May 20, 2023 09:43 PM IST
KKR vs LSG Live Cricket Score: SIX! Roy on fire!
KKR playing like a team who have nothing to lose. Roy skips down the track again off the next ball and this time sends Naveen downtown for six.
- May 20, 2023 09:41 PM IST
KKR vs LSG Live Score, IPL 2023: FOUR! Roy puts one away
Naveen bowling the second over, Roy skips down the track for for the second and pulls him along the ground downtown.
- May 20, 2023 09:40 PM IST
IPL 2023 Live score: FOUR! KKR 15/0 in the 1st over
Venkates clips the last ball behind the wicket for a four. That is a bumber first over, Venkatesh races to 14 off four while Roy has scored 1 off 2.
- May 20, 2023 09:39 PM IST
KKR vs LSG Live Cricket Score: SIX! Great 1st over for KKR
Venkatesh skips down the pitch and pulls Mohsin's fifth ball for a six. It goes flying over deep square leg.
- May 20, 2023 09:36 PM IST
KKR vs LSG Live Score, IPL 2023: The players are back
Jason Roy and Venkatesh Iyer open for KKR, Mohsin Khan bowls the first over for LSG.
- May 20, 2023 09:29 PM IST
IPL 2023 Live score: What LSG need to take 2nd spot
LSG must bowl KKR out for 79 or under to finish in the top two. KKR need a miracle to stay in the playoff race, LSG need a miracle to finish in the top two. There is a possibility that neither of these two miracles happen but then hey, it's always nice to know what to hope for right?
- May 20, 2023 09:19 PM IST
KKR vs LSG Live Cricket Score: LSG 176/8 in 20 overs
Krishnappa Gowtham has ended the last over with a six and a four! That takes LSG past 170 and so it has been a good fightback from them, it did look at one point that they may struggle to reach even 10.
- May 20, 2023 09:15 PM IST
KKR vs LSG Live Score, IPL 2023: LSG 163/8 in 19 overs
Andre Russell bowling the last over. The crowd was chanting "Kohli! Kohli!" as Naveen-ul-Haq came out to bat. He is on strike with Gowtham at the other end and so it is twpo new batters out there.
- May 20, 2023 09:10 PM IST
IPL 2023 Live score: OUT! This time Pooran falls
Six, six and out. This time Pooran is caught at deep backward point. An excellent innings comes to an end and this could very well be the difference between LSG making it to the playoffs or finishing outside the top four.
Pooran c Iyer b Thakur 58 (30), 159/7 in 18.3 overs
- May 20, 2023 09:10 PM IST
KKR vs LSG Live Cricket Score: SIX AGAIN!
Full and wide from Thakur, Pooran lifts it over deep backward point for another six.
- May 20, 2023 09:08 PM IST
KKR vs LSG Live Score, IPL 2023: SIX! Fifty for Pooran!
- May 20, 2023 09:06 PM IST
IPL 2023 Live score: OUT! Badoni falls!
Four, six and out. That is how Badoni's innings ends. He is caught in the deep after he hits Narine for a four and a six off the fourth and fifth balls of the over.
Badoni c Thakur b Narine 25 (21), LSG 147/6 in 18 overs
- May 20, 2023 09:04 PM IST
KKR vs LSG Live Cricket Score: LSG are 133/5 in 17 overs
Pooran on 44 off 25 balls, Badoni is on 14 off 17. 11 runs came off that over despite the fact there was just one four in it. Three wides as well may have helped.
- May 20, 2023 08:54 PM IST
KKR vs LSG Live Score, IPL 2023: Into the last 4 overs
LSG are 122/5. Pooran on 38 off 21 and Badoni on 12 off 15. The partnership between these two is on 49 off 35. They have pretty much given LSG a reason to hope for a total north of 170. This is their period as well and so KKR desperately need a wicket.
- May 20, 2023 08:46 PM IST
IPL 2023 Live score: SIX! Pooran welcomes the impact player in style
Suyash Rana had been brought in for Harshit Rana as an impact player at the end of the 11th over. He comes in to bowl the 15th and the first ball disappears over deep midwicket.
- May 20, 2023 08:39 PM IST
KKR vs LSG Live Cricket Score: LSG 100/5 in 13 overs
Nicholas Pooran on 24 off 12 balls and Ayush Badoni on four off six. Pooran has provided a real impetus to this LSG innings but he does need to play another blinder here.
- May 20, 2023 08:36 PM IST
KKR vs LSG Live Score, IPL 2023: SIX! Pooran continues
Chakravarthy cops another from Pooran. First ball of the 13th, full on the stumps and Pooran smashes him straight over his own head for another six.
- May 20, 2023 08:32 PM IST
IPL 2023 Live score: SIX! Pooran blasts off
4, 4, 6 is how the three balls after the wicket has gone. Chakravarthy tosses it up and Pooran goes for a six down the ground one-handed.
- May 20, 2023 08:29 PM IST
KKR vs LSG Live Cricket Score: BACK TO BACK FOURS!
The two deliveries right after the wicket go for fours. The first one is streaky, an edge that goes past diving first slip to the boundary. Then Pooran cuts the next delivery behind point for four.
- May 20, 2023 08:26 PM IST
KKR vs LSG Live Score, IPL 2023: OUT! And now de Kock goes!
Full around off from Chakravarthy for the first ball of the 11th. De Kock goes for a slog sweep and holes out to Russel at deep midwicket.
de Kock c Russell b Varun 28 (27), 73/5 in 10.1 overs
- May 20, 2023 08:25 PM IST
IPL 2023 Live score: OUT! And Pandya goes
Narine has struck in his first over. Krunal Pandya goes for a slog sweep and he holes out at deep square leg.
- May 20, 2023 08:17 PM IST
KKR vs LSG Live Cricket Score: SIX! Krunal Pandya is away!
- May 20, 2023 08:09 PM IST
KKR vs LSG Live Score, IPL 2023: OUT! Stoinis is bounced out!
What an over this is from Arora. He welcomes Stoinis with a bouncer and then follows that up with another. Stoinis has no clue about that, shoulders his arms and the ball pings off his gloves straight into the hands of flying slip.
Stoinis c Iyer b Arora 0 (2), LSG 55/3 in 6.5 overs
- May 20, 2023 08:05 PM IST
IPL 2023 Live score: OUT! That's it for Mankad!
The field spreads out after the powerplay and Mankad holes out in the deep. Can't quite middle a lofted shot over covers and Harshit Rana comes running in from sweeper cover to take a good catch.
Mankad c Harshit Rana b Arora 26 (20), LSG 55/2 in 6.3 overs
- May 20, 2023 08:01 PM IST
KKR vs LSG Live Cricket Score: FOUR! 54/1 in 6 overs
15 runs off this one, Mankad has raced to 26 off 19 whole De Kock is 20 off 13. These two overs have salvaged the powerplay for LSG.
- May 20, 2023 07:57 PM IST
IPL 2023 Live score: FOUR! LSG 39/1 in 5 overs
A good over at last for LSG. 12 runs off it. Prerak Mankad with all the runs, hitting three fours off the first, fourth and last balls. Now Rana brings in Varun Chakravarthy for the last over of the powerplay.
- May 20, 2023 07:52 PM IST
KKR vs LSG Live Cricket Score: SIX! Shot by De Kock!
LSG 27/1 after 4 overs. Vaibhav Arora goes slightly full on the stumps to De Kock for the last ball of the fourth, the South African sends it over the deep backward square boundary.
- May 20, 2023 07:49 PM IST
KKR vs LSG Live Score, IPL 2023: 3 overs gone, LSG 15/1
Run rate at exactly 5.00 which is just not the kind of start LSG would have wanted considering they are trying to keep their necks above the water here.
- May 20, 2023 07:43 PM IST
IPL 2023 Live score: OUT! Karan Sharma falls
What a start this is from Harshit Rana, just one run off the first over and then a wicket in the second.
- May 20, 2023 07:40 PM IST
KKR vs LSG Live Cricket Score: SIX!
De Kock smashes that over long on and into the stands off the first ball of the third over from Rana. Just one run off the first over from Rana, now six runs off the first ball of the second.
- May 20, 2023 07:39 PM IST
KKR vs LSG Live Score, IPL 2023: LSG 1/0 in 1 over
Just a run in a very good first over from Rana, De Kock was beaten twice in it, off the fourth and sixth balls.
- May 20, 2023 07:32 PM IST
IPL 2023 Live score: The players are out!
Right, here we go. Harshit Rana bowling the first over, Quinton de Kock and Karan Sharma opening for LSG.
- May 20, 2023 07:28 PM IST
KKR vs LSG Live Cricket Score: LSG's new jersey
Well many of the KKR fans have a bit of a curveball thrown at them by LSG. For there would be many wearing those purple colours who have been fans of Mohun Bagan for generations. Today, LSG are wearing Bagan's colours as a tribute to the iconic football club.
- May 20, 2023 07:22 PM IST
KKR vs LSG Live Score, IPL 2023: Nicholas Pooran talks
“The players are ready for the fight, it's all about control whatever we can and obviously whenever the momentum is on our side, we wanna take it (talking about the preparations for today's game). I think I had a decent season, still looking for more (rating his performance this season so far). Smaller venue, better wicket than Lucknow, we are looking forward to the challenge. KKR has been a dangerous team especially at home, the results haven't shown that but they are a very dangerous team. Our batters are looking forward to execute their plans. (About the venue and opposition). It's a beautiful chasing venue and that's the first thing he (Gambhir's inputs about the venue) mentioned. As a batter, when you get the opportunity, get set and win it for the team.”
- May 20, 2023 07:17 PM IST
IPL 2023 Live score: Varun Chakravarthy on his season
“It's been a good season for me, but as a team we have gone through some ups and downs. Overall we played good cricket and there are few close games which could have gone either way and irrespective of today's result we will hold our heads high (talking about his and the team's season so far). One against GT (in Kolkata) and one against Delhi (in Delhi), if we had done few things better we would be sitting on 16 points today (on missing out on close games). We are on the way to build an amazing core and that has been the main feature of this season, all the Indians boys have done well this season and it is a good sign.”
- May 20, 2023 07:10 PM IST
KKR vs LSG Live Cricket Score: KKR XI
Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Jason Roy, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana(c), Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Vaibhav Arora, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakaravarthy
- May 20, 2023 07:10 PM IST
KKR vs LSG Live Score, IPL 2023: LSG XI
Quinton de Kock(w), Karan Sharma, Prerak Mankad, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Krunal Pandya(c), Ayush Badoni, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ravi Bishnoi, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mohsin Khan
- May 20, 2023 07:07 PM IST
IPL 2023 Live score: Krunal Pandya's thoughts
“We would've also fielded first. At the end of the day, you have to play good cricket. We know where we stand in the table. Our destiny is in our hands. Focus is on playing good cricket. We defended really well in previous game. Eventually what matters is how we come today, put a total on the board and defend it. Couple of changes - instead of Hooda, we have Karan. And Gowtham comes in for Swapnil.”
- May 20, 2023 07:07 PM IST
KKR vs LSG Live Cricket Score: What Nitish Rana said
“Will bowl first. Need to win by a big margin, want to play positively. Rinku has been one of the positives. Have done well in patches in other areas as well. Roy has given some good starts. There's Suyash who's done well too. Same team.”
- May 20, 2023 07:01 PM IST
KKR vs LSG Live Score, IPL 2023: TOSS ALERT!
KKR have won the toss and chosen to bowl first
- May 20, 2023 06:38 PM IST
IPL 2023 Live score: The equation for LSG
LSG are one win away from securing a playoff spot for themselves. Considering the fact that CSK seem set for a comprehensive win over DC, they might need a truly big win today to actually get to second spot. LSG can go through if they lose as well but for that, they need at least one of MI or RCB to lose tomorrow.
- May 20, 2023 06:23 PM IST
KKR vs LSG Live Cricket Score: KKR assistant coach Abhishek Nayyar on Sunil Narine
"The beauty about Narine is that he is very confident, he understands his skills, and after playing in these conditions over and over again, I think he understands what went wrong. The conversations are more about understanding and his preparation for every game. The last few games he has been playing around with the angles and understanding the speed he has been bowling at and compared it to his best. It's amazing that he's had a great comeback at a very important stage for us."
- May 20, 2023 05:54 PM IST
KKR vs LSG Live Score, IPL 2023: Meanwhile, in Chennai…
DC are 26/3 in 5 overs in reply to CSK's 223/3. David Warner is on 18 off 15 while Deepak Chahar took two wickets off consecutive deliveries in the fifth over. CSK's big score was powered by a 141-run opening stand between Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway with some finishing touches from Shivam Dube and Ravindra Jadeja.
- May 20, 2023 05:45 PM IST
IPL 2023 Live score: LSG's dependable batting
LSG have had their troubles this season, starting with an utterly, woefully out of form captain opening for them and eating up deliveries. And yet, it is their batters who have done the job for them and even made up for a largely inexperienced bowling lineup. The ones who performed particularly well are Marcus Stoinis and Nicholas Pooran and the Eden Gardens is the kind of place where these two can flourish.
- May 20, 2023 05:14 PM IST
KKR vs LSG Live Score, IPL 2023: Injuries
Umesh Yadav is not 100 percent fit and with World Test Championship final slated for June, it's unlikely that he will play for KKR. For LSG, Jaydev Unadkat has been ruled out of the remainder of the IPL due to shoulder injury. Batter Suryansh Shedge has been named his replacement.
- May 20, 2023 04:33 PM IST
IPL 2023 Live score: Andre Russell's season
Russell has had another lackluster season considering his lofty standards, which, alongwith the plethora of injuries he seems to deal with every season, could be an indication of his age slowly catching up. It has to be said that he has struck at close 150 this season but he is Russell after all, and there are bound to be higher expectations off him. Russell has scored 220 runs this season in 13 matches at a strike rate of 149.65 and average of 22.00.
- May 20, 2023 04:08 PM IST
KKR vs LSG Live Cricket Score: KKR's Rinku-Rana brotherhood
Rana has said that Rinku is a little brother and their brotherhood has translated into some great performances this season. Rinku has scored three fifties in six innings, for 238 runs, at an average of 119, and a stunning strike-rate of 167. Rana has three fifties in six innings too, with 279 runs at an average of 55.8, and a strike-rate close to 150.
- May 20, 2023 04:01 PM IST
KKR vs LSG Live Score, IPL 2023: LSG full squad
Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Jason Roy, Nitish Rana(c), Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Vaibhav Arora, Harshit Rana, Suyash Sharma, Varun Chakaravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer, Anukul Roy, N Jagadeesan, Umesh Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Mandeep Singh, Johnson Charles, David Wiese, Kulwant Khejroliya, Aarya Desai
- May 20, 2023 03:52 PM IST
IPL 2023 Live score: LSG full squad
Quinton de Kock(w), Deepak Hooda, Prerak Mankad, Krunal Pandya(c), Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Ayush Badoni, Naveen-ul-Haq, Ravi Bishnoi, Swapnil Singh, Mohsin Khan, Kyle Mayers, Yash Thakur, Krishnappa Gowtham, Daniel Sams, Yudhvir Singh Charak, Amit Mishra, Karun Nair, Manan Vohra, Mark Wood, Avesh Khan, Romario Shepherd, Arpit Guleria, Suryansh Shedge, Karan Sharma
- May 20, 2023 03:47 PM IST
KKR vs LSG Live Cricket Score: Hello and welcome!
The fact that these two sides have never met before and were set to meet only for their respective last league games of the season is one of the many peculiarities of this IPL season. Among other peculiarities have been the way KKR have won their few matches. Comprehensive, or even straightforward nail-biters, have been a rare occurence and victories have come via utterly miraculous batting performances from Rinku Singh; and on occassion from Andre Russell and Shardul Thakur. True to that mood, they now need an utter miracle to qualify for the playoffs. A win here will take them to 14 points, level on three teams above them. But so poor is their net run rate that they then need all of those teams to lose their remaining league matches by ridiculous margins.