IPL 2024: Kolkata Knight Riders secure historic first-ever victory over Lucknow Super Giants

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants (Image Credits: Twitter)
By Omar | Apr 14, 2024 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

In a thrilling encounter at the IPL 2024, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) clinched a resounding victory against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), marking their maiden triumph over the formidable opponent. The match witnessed KKR’s exceptional performance as they outclassed LSG by 8 wickets with an impressive 26 balls to spare, showcasing their dominance on the field.

LSG, known for their strong batting prowess, faced the challenge of setting a formidable total after being invited to bat first. Despite a shaky start that saw Quinton de Kock and Deepak Hooda departing early in the powerplay, KL Rahul and Ayush Badoni steadied the innings with a promising partnership. However, their progress was halted by KKR’s relentless bowling attack, led by the brilliant Mitchell Starc, who scalped three crucial wickets. Nicholas Pooran’s spirited effort with the bat propelled LSG past the 160-run mark, but it wasn’t enough to deter KKR’s determined pursuit.

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Chasing a target of 161 runs, KKR faced an early setback with Sunil Narine’s and Angkrish Raghuvanshi’s dismissals. However, Philip Salt and Shreyas Iyer turned the tide in KKR’s favour with an explosive batting display.

Salt’s aggressive innings, coupled with Iyer’s steady support, saw them amass an unbeaten partnership of 120 runs, guiding KKR to a commanding victory. Despite Mohsin Khan’s initial breakthroughs for LSG, the team struggled to contain KKR’s onslaught, ultimately defeating within 16 overs.

KKR’s triumph secured their first-ever win against LSG and underscored their prowess in the tournament. With stellar performances from both bat and ball, KKR showcased their determination and resilience, setting the stage for an exciting season ahead.

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