IPL 2022: Post Match Analysis: Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Lucknow Super Giants
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It was just a Lucknow Super Giants show all around MCA Stadium as they beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 75 runs.

Starting with the toss, Shreyas Iyer won it and decided to bowl first.

Quinton de Kock played well for his half-century and Deepak Hooda chipped in with 41.

Krunal Pandya and Marcus Stoinis then pushed the Lucknow Super Giants towards a big total of 176/7.

The pick of the bowlers for KKR was Andre Russel who took 2 wickets.

Kolkata Knight Riders needed 177 runs to win the contest.

Nothing went well for the men in purple as they lost wickets at constant intervals.

They lost their top 4 in the Powerplay overs itself.

Only Andre Russell played a knock of 45 from 19 to somewhat propel the KKR innings with Sunil Narine also making 22 from 12.

But, it was the Lucknow Super Giants who completely dominated the show and won the game by a huge margin.

Player of the Match

Avesh Khan for his 3/19 (3)

Post Match Reactions

Shreyas Iyer, Kolkata Knight Riders skipper said that they were completely outplayed by Lucknow in both batting and bowling. Mentioned that they could have restricted them to 155-160 but they gave away too many runs at the fag end. Added that it was difficult to assess the pitch. Said that they bowled well in the middle overs but didn’t do so during Powerplay and death overs. In conclusion, said that they will have to keep their basics right and have a conversation on how to improve their bowling in powerplay and death overs and hope to come back stronger in the next match.

KL Rahul, Lucknow Super Giants captain, said that a win by 75 runs is huge for them and they have the capability as a team to defend targets. Praised both his batsmen and bowlers for their fine performances. Mentioned that it is important to apply your skills in the match which they did and got a positive result. Added that they always have a chat before the game and set plans as well, but if those plans don’t work out, then it’s fine. Mentioned that they still have some areas to improve upon and that the side has got a good vibe going on with every player jostling to compete. Ended by saying that sticking to their plans has helped them win games and they will continue with the same mindset in future games as well.

Next Match

Lucknow Super Giants will next play Gujarat Titans on the 10th of May at MCA Stadium.

Kolkata Knight Riders will be up against Mumbai Indians on the 9th of May at Dr DY Patil Stadium.

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