With a place in the playoffs on the lines, Lucknow Supergiants beat the Kolkata Knight Riders by 2 runs in a thrilling showdown at DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai. KKR has been chasing over 200 targets, yet that came thanks to Rinku Singh. Young UP Blinder (40 of 15 balls) played to keep LSG and its entire hide on the edge! But then Marcus Stoines knocked him out, in fact it was West Indies Ewen Lewis who took a one-handed hold to banish a KKR hit. It was the turning point in the game.
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Ewen Lewis what a catch pic.twitter.com/8vAPRaftCE
– Muhammad Asif (@Klassy__KL) May 18 2022
With the equation needing 3 balls out of 2, Lewis ran hard and then timed the capture perfectly as he extended his left hand and snatched the ball out of thin air to stun everyone in the crowd as well as on the field. take a look.
KKR needed 38 times from the last two pluses and both lowered the equation to 21 from the final end. Renko came in with a pair of sixes and fours to make it five out of the last three but fell to a special ball from Evin Lewis to get LSG back into the game.
Don’t think we’ll collectively beat what Evin Lewis has hunted for so long! 🙌🏼 #cartoon
– Gaurav Kapoor (@gauravkapur) May 18 2022
With three needing out of the final ball, Marcus Stoines Yorker relegated to clear Umesh Yadav and help his team win a job. The loss knocked KKR out of the competition, while LSG, who had lost the last two games, went back to first and second with a win.
Evin Lewis….what’s going on
Akash Chopra (@cricketaakash) May 18 2022
Earlier, Rahul and De Kock took the wicket meter in the powerplay, coming in at 44 unbeaten, before flaunting a wide range of hits on their way to the third highest podium in the tournament’s history.
After chasing 211, KKR reduced the equation to five from three balls with the help of Rinku Singh. However, LSG somehow managed to pull off a thrilling last-ball win to qualify for the play-offs and thwart KKR’s hopes at the same time.
I don’t feel sad at all. That was one of the best cricket games I’ve played. Iyer said after KKR exit.
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