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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants IPL 2024, Match 28th Highlights | Kolkata Knight Riders Dominate Lucknow Super Giants

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants IPL 2024, Match 28th Highlights

The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) celebrated Bengali New Year in style by crushing the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) with 8 wickets at Eden Gardens. This win solidifies KKR’s position near the top of the IPL table.

Starc Shines with the Ball

Mitchell Starc was the star of the show for KKR with the Ball in hand. The Australian speedster delivered a remarkable spell, claiming three crucial wickets for just 28 runs, his season’s best figures. His disciplined bowling was pivotal in restricting LSG to a modest total of 161 runs.

Salt’s Spectacular Batting Display

In pursuit of the target, Phil Salt delivered a masterclass in batting, smashing an unbeaten 89 runs off just 47 balls. His aggressive approach and impeccable timing kept the scoreboard ticking for KKR. Despite early hiccups, Salt’s explosive innings ensured that KKR chased the target comfortably, sealing the victory with 26 balls to spare.

Spinners’ Control the Middle Overs

KKR’s Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy spin duo displayed exceptional control in the middle overs, stifling LSG’s batting lineup. Narine’s figures of 1 for 17 in four overs and Chakravarthy’s economical spell of 1 for 30 were crucial in limiting LSG’s scoring opportunities.

Nicholas Pooran Resistance for LSG

Nicholas Pooran emerged as LSG’s lone warrior, playing a blistering knock of 45 runs off 32 balls. His aggressive batting gave LSG a fighting chance, but it wasn’t enough to steer them to a competitive total against KKR’s dominant bowling attack.

Key Moments

The match was filled with key moments, including Salt’s early reprieves after being dropped twice and his subsequent onslaught on the LSG bowlers. Shreyas Iyer’s composed, unbeaten knock of 38 runs contributed significantly to KKR’s commanding victory.

KKR’s comprehensive win against LSG reaffirms their strength as contenders in the IPL 2024 season. With stellar performances from their batting and bowling units, KKR is poised to make a strong statement in the tournament. Meanwhile, LSG will look to regroup and bounce back stronger in their upcoming matches.

Player of the Match

Phil Salt’s explosive innings earned him the well-deserved title of Player of the Match, showcasing his ability to turn the tide in KKR’s favor single-handedly.

In summary, KKR’s outing at Eden Gardens was memorable, marking a significant triumph in their IPL campaign against a formidable opponent in LSG.

Match Summary

Lucknow Super Giants                                                               161/7 (20)

Nicholas Pooran

45 (32)

Mitchell Starc

3/28 (4)

KL Rahul

39 (27)

Andre Russell

1/16 (1)

Ayush Badoni

29 (27)

Sunil Narine

1/17 (4)

Kolkata Knight Riders                                                                162/2 (15.4)

Phil Salt

89* (47)

Mohsin Khan

2/29 (4)

Shreyas Iyer

38 (38)

Krunal Pandya

0/14 (1)

Angkrish Raghuvanshi

7 (6)

Ravi Bishnoi

0/17 (2.4)

Toss: KKR won the toss and decided to bowl first

Stadium: Eden Gardens

Result: KKR won by 8 wickets and 26 balls left