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Avesh drops short and pays the price as Russell whacks the ball over mid-wicket for SIX. Short ball again and Russell mistimes his hit this time. Holder runs in from third-man to complete a superb catch and Kolkata are in the pits now.
Andre Russell c Holder b Avesh Khan 45 (19b 3×4 5×6)
KKR 79/5 in 12 overs: Bishnoi to Rinku. OUT! Bishnoi sends in a flighted delivery and Rinku attempts a slog against the turn. Easiest of catches for Krunal at cow-corner and KKR continue to tumble. Narine in at 7. Bishnoi has another, nearly! Narine pushes hard at the first ball he faces and gets a thick outside-edge to Holder at first-slip. The ball falls an inch short of his palms and Narine escapes. Slightly short and Narine unleashes a slog sweep for SIX. FOUR more as Narine crunches the ball past cover as Bishnoi tracks short again.
Rinku Singh c Pandya b Ravi Bishnoi 6 (10b
KKR 69/4 in 11 overs: Chameera darts in a wide yorker and Russell glides it fine for FOUR down to third-man. KKR will need to buckle up and find the fence more frequently to stay in the hunt.
KKR 64/4 in 10 overs: Bishnoi tosses one up and Russell blasts it off to orbit for SIX! Bishnoi tightens his lines and the batters exchange a couple of singles.
Bishnoi into the attack
KKR 55/4 in 9 overs: Holder feeds one in the slot and Russell smokes it for a SIX over wide long-on. Short ball and Russell flat-bats it to deep point. The ball bursts through Ravi Bishnoi’s hands for another SIX! There goes another. Russell pummels one straight back for another SIX. Russell continues to live on thin ice as he gets another FOUR through third-man.
KKR 30/4 in 8 overs: Mohsin fires in another bouncer. Russell swats awkwardly and the ball flies over the keeper for FOUR. Streaky and the replays suggest that Russell had no control whatsoever over that shot.
KKR 25/4 in 7 overs: Cleaned him up! Avesh persists with his attacking lengths and completely outfoxes Rana here. He follows up with a slew of bouncers with a sharp in-dipper that sits on the root of the wickets as Rana shuffles to his right.
Nitish Rana b Avesh Khan 2 (11b)
KKR 25/3 in 6 overs: Holder to Finch. OUT! Excellent from Holder as he follows Finch with a sharp delivery. Finch clears himself to the right to make room but the rising delivery prompts him to launch an upper-cut that falls straight into de Kock’s gloves. KKR are left in tatters as the PowerPlay ends.
Aaron Finch c †de Kock b Holder 14 (14b 1×4)
Holder replaces Chameera
KKR 21/2 in 5 overs: Badoni nearly pulls off an absolute blinder in the outfield. Avesh forces Finch to pull over mid-wicket but fails to get the desired timing on it. Badoni runs backwards from the inner-circle and gets his fingers on the ball with a full-length dive. Top effort from the youngster. Width on offer and Finch punish Avesh with a FOUR over mid-off.
Avesh Khan into the attack
KKR 11/2 in 4 overs: Chameera attacks the stumps and Finch nudges it across for a single. SHOT! Chameera cramps Iyer off the shorter length and yet the KKR skipper simply shuffles his weight to the backfoot and punches the ball through cover for FOUR. Oh, boy. Iyer goes all agricultural in a flash as he clears his front leg for a rash heave and misses it altogether. OUT! Iyer is blown away by sheer pace. A fiery bouncer angling straight at the head and Iyer attempts to wade his way out of it but ends up poking the ball straight to Badoni at square. What a start for LSG as both seamers have fired the shots from either end. Rana in at 4.
Shreyas Iyer c Badoni b Chameera 6 (9b 1×4)
KKR 6/1 in 3 overs: Absolute pearler from Mohsin. Shreyas is caught in two minds as the ball seemingly moves away off the deck off the possible last second. Beaten again. Mohsin straightens his line and gushes past Iyer’s blade and the top of off. A single to follow and Mohsin tops another over.
KKR 4/1 in 2 overs: Chameera steams to send a fiery delivery past Finch’s thickish blade. Finch is off the blocks with two runs. Chameera hurries Finch with another incoming delivery that hits high on the pads.
Dushmantha Chameera into the attack
KKR 0/1 in 1 over: Mohsin begins with a couple of deliveries that swing away from Indrajith to the keeper. Mohsin tails one in sharply to hit Indrajith on the pads. Beautiful. Mohsin nips one through the fine channel outside off-stump. He draws the batter forward and tempts him for a push. Five dots. In the air and GONE! Indrajith is squared up with a fiery bouncer and the ball flies straight up. Badoni completes a fine diving catch to set LSG off to a perfect start in the second innings. Wicket-maiden for Mohsin!
Baba Indrajith c Badoni b Mohsin Khan 0 (6b)
Mohsin Khan with the new ball.
Aaron Finch and Baba Indajith walk out for KKR.
Back for the chase….
LSG 176/7 in 20 overs: Badoni aims to pull one off his hips but mistimes it for a single down to backward square. In the air and Holder finds the square-leg fielder. Top stuff from Southee as he foxes Holder with the slower-ball. Just the three runs from the over so far with two balls to go. Chameera in at 8. Swing and a miss but Badoni prompts Chameera for a single and gets it. Southee finishes with a wide bouncer and Badoni fails to connect. The batters aim to sneak through with a single but Aparajith hits the timber from behind the wickets.
Jason Holder c Singh b Southee 13 (4b 2×6); Dushmantha Chameera run out (†Indrajith) 0 (1b)
LSG 172/5 in 19 overs: Mavi rolls one in and Stoinis shuffles across to pump the ball over square for SIX. Low full-toss and Stoinis pummels the ball over mid-wicket for SIX while staying deep in his crease. Three in a row! Mavi’s all over the place as he dishes in another short ball that has Stoinis hammer it over mid-wicket for another SIX. Swatted away and Stoinis finds Iyer in the deep. A cross-seamer in the slot and Stoinis put all his might in attempting another maximum. He fails to get the desired timing and Mavi has some respite. Jason Holder in at 7. Angling into the pads and Holder flicks it off his pads for a SIX first ball! Make that 30 for the over! Holder punishes the fuller delivery with a powerful slog over long-off for SIX to finish the over.
Marcus Stoinis c Iyer b Shivam Mavi 28 (14b 1×4 3×6)
LSG 142/4 in 18 overs: Russell deftly fiddles with this pace as Stoinis and Badoni resort to the gaps for ones and twos. Nine runs of the over.
LSG 133/4 in 17 overs: Mavi attacks the stumps and varies his pace. Stoinis attempts to slap a slower-bouncer over mid-off but gets a top-edge over short-third for FOUR. Mavi rolls in another slower bouncer to complete a fine over.
LSG 126/4 in 16 overs: Narine steams through a brilliant over as just three runs come from it. The tacky surface hasn’t allowed the batters to score freely as the innings progresses.
LSG 123/4 in 15 overs: Russell strikes once again. He dugs the ball short and Krunal slices the upper-cut straight to Finch at deep point. A sluggish knock comes to an end as Lucknow fails to switch gears. Stoinis in at 6. He’s off the mark with a single.
Krunal Pandya c Finch b Russell 25 (27b 2×4)
LSG 116/3 in 14 overs: Southee troubles Badoni and Krunal with a tight line with back of a length deliveries. Southee sprays once across the length and Krunal crunches it over cover for FOUR.
Southee replaces Narine
LSG 110/3 in 13 overs: Russell to Hooda. OUT! Hooda mistimes the pull and the ball sails straight to Shreyas Iyer in the deep. Russell fires in a quick bumper but Hooda gets his timing wrong as the ball sits on the pitch for a moment. Huge wicket for KKR as Hooda threatened to fire away.
Deepak Hooda c Iyer b Russell 41 (27b 4×4 2×6)
Andre Russell into the attack
LSG 104/2 in 12 overs: Krunal is struggling with the delivery that straightens to attack the stumps. Narine fires twice past his gate. Three dots on the trot and Krunal finishes the over with a single.
LSG 100/2 in 11 overs: Anukul continues to slide down leg to the left-hander. de Kock gets an easy single. Anukul loops the ball in and Hooda dances down to smoke the ball over long-on for SIX! The surface continues to expose its sticky self. Anukul gets the ball to stop on the deck as Hooda attempts for a flick. The ball jumps off the leading-edge to cover for a single.
LSG 90/2 in 10 overs: Harshit pushes one across the line and Krunal slashes hard at it. The ball clips the thick edge and beats Russell to the fine leg fence for FOUR. Harshit continues to err by dropping short and this time Hooda crams the ball past point for FOUR. Single to follow. Harshit bumps one short and Krunal upper-cuts the ball over to third-man and Russell has the ball on the full.
LSG 79/2 in 9 overs: Mavi finds his radar. He fires his deliveries in a nagging line off the deck as the batters resort to singles.
LSG 76/2 in 8 overs: In the air and GONE! de Kock holes out to long-off as he attempts to take control over Narine. Narine gets the ball to grip off the deck as de Kock rocks back in the crease to loft the ball to Mavi off the back-foot. He falls soon after reaching his half-century. Krunal Pandya in at 4. Krunal gets off the mark with a quick single to mid-on. LSG’s had the flair for risky runs all evening. Hooda survives another close call as he dives to make the crease for two runs.
Quinton de Kock c Shivam Mavi b Narine 50 (29b 4×4 3×6)
LSG 73/1 in 7 overs: Roy maintains a flatter trajectory and de Kock works the gaps to find two runs, twice. A single to follow. Lucky reprieve for Hooda. He steps out for a slog over mid-wicket but gets a leading-edge just over the point fielder. A single for de Kock and he brings up a well-composed FIFTY.
Roy continues after the break
LSG 66/1 in 6 overs: Harshit fires one to the pads and de Kock easily works it through mid-wicket for FOUR. The batters are picking the gaps quite easily at the moment. Harshit drops one short and de Kock whacks it way into the stands over mid-wicket for SIX! Shoddy from Harshit as he drops one in de Kock’s swinging arc once again. He pays the price by conceding another SIX as Lucknow completes a fruitful PowerPlay.
Harshit up for his first over
LSG 49/1 in 5 overs: Roy slides one down leg and de Kock sweeps it across square leg for FOUR. A single to follow. Anukul tosses one wide and Hooda nonchalantly lofts the ball over extra cover for another FOUR.
Anukul Roy into the attack
LSG 37/1 in 4 overs: Bang! Hooda picks up the length quickly to slam Narine over long-on for a massive SIX. de Kock and Hooda keep themselves busy with a slew of singles.
Narine replaces Mavi
LSG 29/1 in 3 overs: Southee pumps one short and de Kock clobbers it over mid-wicket for another FOUR. LSG is not allowing KKR to settle after KL’s dismissal with this counter-punch. Colossal! QDK in his element with a stupendous pull off the hips for a beautiful SIX over square-leg. The sound off the bat, simply superb. Southee comes around the wicket. Another loosener on the off-stump and de Kock waltzes it through cover for another FOUR. 17 runs from the over as de Kock retains strike with a single.
LSG 12/1 in 2 overs: Mavi fires in the blockhole to start against new man Deepak Hooda. Mavi touches a tad fuller outside-off and Hooda crashes it through cover for FOUR. Gorgeous! Hooda unleashes another fiery lofted drive over cover for FOUR. Mavi errs by tossing the ball in the slot once again.
|KL Rahul this season: 0(1) vs GT Wankhede; 0(1) vs RR Wankhede; 0(0) vs KKR Pune|
Shivam Mavi from the opposite end
LSG 2/1 in 1 over: Southee begins with a gentle in-swinger on length to de Kock who leans forward for a solid push. Three dots as Southee enforces a tight line to start with. Short and de Kock gets a bottom-edge off the pull over mid-wicket for two runs. Mix-up, and is that a runout? Southee brings one in again and de Kock pushes it to cover and sets off on a single but sends his skipper back mid-way. Iyer with a good pick-up throw at the non-striker’s end and seems like Rahul is short of his crease. OUT! The replays confirm Rahul is well short of the line and has to depart without facing a ball. KL Rahul run out (Iyer) 0 (0b)
Tim Southee with the new ball. KKR will sorely miss the services of Umesh Yadav tonight.
KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock walk out to the middle.
Action begins in Pune.
Lucknow Super Giants XI: Quinton de Kock (wk), K. L. Rahul (c), Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Jason Holder, Dushmantha Chameera, Mohsin Khan, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Aaron Finch, Baba Indrajith(w), Shreyas Iyer(c), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Anukul Roy, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Shivam Mavi, Harshit Rana
TOSS: KKR wins toss, opts to bowl
KL Rahul: We haven’t played too many games here. From whatever we have seen on the TV, it has been sticky and hasn’t been a high scoring venue. But it gives us a good opportunity as a batting unit to come out and put up a competitive total on the board. We have to assess the conditions and put a challenging total on the board. We have one change – Avesh comes in for Gowtham. That’s what gives us confidence and that’s what we want to be as a team, performing as a team and not rely on one or two players. We have had a couple of days break, the body is fresh and looking forward to going out there and giving our 100 percent.
Shreyas Iyer: We will look to bowl first. Considering the wicket which looks dry and dew is not going to play a massive role on this ground. We also chased pretty well in the last game. We have got one change, unfortunately Umesh pulled his calf muscle and Harshit Rana comes in.
Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul are at the centre for the toss.
TOSS coming up…
PITCH REPORT from Deep Dasgupta: Game number 11 here on pitch number six. The average score on this used surface is 170. The two previous games (on the pitch) were played in the first half but the spinners have played a bigger role as the tournament has progressed. There has been more help when the spinners have bowled slower, less than 90kph. The grass has been shaved off, not much grass left and that has exposed the top soil. It is nice and hard but a bit abrasive. It is going to help the spinners a lot more especially with dew not being a factor.
6:00PM IST: FORM GUIDE (recent matches first)
Kolkata – WLLLL; Lucknow – WWWLW
5:45PM IST: A fine gesture from the Super Giants on the eve of Mother’s Day.
Sanju Samson and the burden of perception, amid improved numbers
Lucknow Super Giants is a step away from booking a berth in the Indian Premier League playoffs in its debut season. In contrast, Kolkata Knight Riders is a step away from joining five-time champion Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings from being eliminated from the race for the playoffs.
The Super Giants have lost a solitary game in its last five outings whereas the win against Rajasthan Royals in its last game was the Knight Riders’ first in five games. With its back against the wall, it will be interesting to see if the Knight Riders put on yet another impressive performance to repeat their last year’s feat of a late surge in the tournament.
The Knight Riders, like the Mumbai Indians and the Chennai Super Kings, have struggled to find the right team combination. It reflects in the fact that they have used a whopping 20 players in 10 games so far.
No solid opening pair
Unlike the other two stalwarts, captain Shreyas Iyer and head coach Brendon McCullum haven’t yet found a reliable opening combination. They have tried out five combinations so far but none of them has been able to stitch together a partnership of 50. Knight Riders’ opening average of 14.40 is the lowest among 10 teams.
Umran Malik should be part of Indian team for T20 World Cup – Harbhajan
As a result, the Knight Riders have consistently had an underwhelming Powerplay with the willow. Its scoring rate of 6.76 runs is the lowest in the Powerplay, while it has lost the most wickets – 20 – in the first six overs. On the other hand, Lucknow captain K. L. Rahul’s tally at the top is double the combined tally of all of KKR openers.
And with an on-song Lucknow pace attack, the Knight Riders top order will have its task cut out yet again. Can the middle-order be its saviour yet again?
– Amol Karhadkar
Dale Steyn credits IPL for India’s pace revolution
LSG vs KKR predicted playing XI
Lucknow Super Giants: Quinton de Kock(w), KL Rahul(c), Manish Pandey, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohsin Khan
Kolkata Knight Riders: Aaron Finch, Sunil Narine, Shreyas Iyer(c), Baba Indrajith(w), Nitish Rana, Anukul Roy, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Shivam Mavi
LSG vs KKR Dream11 prediction
LSG vs KKR DREAM11 FANTASY TEAM PREDICTION
Wicketkeepers: Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul (c)
Batters: Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh
All-rounders: Andre Russell (vc), Jason Holder, Krunal Pandya
Bowlers: Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Mohsin Khan
Team Composition – LSG 5:6 KKR | Credits left – 0.5
Lucknow Super Giants: KL Rahul (c), Manan Vohra, Evin Lewis, Manish Pandey, Quinton De Kock, Ravi Bishnoi, Dushmantha Chameera, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohsin Khan, Mayank Yadav, Ankit Rajpoot, Avesh Khan, Andrew Tye, Marcus Stoinis, Kyle Mayers, Karan Sharma, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ayush Badoni, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Jason Holder
Kolkata Knight Riders: Venkatesh Iyer, Aaron Finch, Shreyas Iyer (c), Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Sheldon Jackson, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Aman Hakim Khan, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy, Tim Southee, Sam Billings, Mohammad Nabi, Chamika Karunaratne, Ajinkya Rahane, Baba Indrajith, Rinku Singh, Anukul Roy, Shivam Mavi, Pratham Singh, Abhijeet Tomar, Ashok Sharma, Ramesh Kumar, Harshit Rana
AT WHAT TIME DOES TODAY’S IPL 2022 MATCH – LSG vs KKR START?
The IPL 2022 match between Lucknow Super Giants and Kolkata Knight Riders begins at 7:30 PM IST.
WHERE TO WATCH TODAY’S IPL MATCH – LSG vs KKR LIVE?
IPL 2022 will be aired live on Star Sports channels – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD. It will also be streamed live on Disney+Hotstar. You can also follow the live commentary and latest updates from IPL 2021 on Sportstar.