Lucknow Super Giants defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by two runs in the final over.
Lucknow Super Giants defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by two runs in a last-ball drama on Wednesday to qualify for the IPL playoffs.
Quinton de Kock blasted the highest unbeaten score of the season, an unbeaten 140 off 70 balls, while skipper KL Rahul struck 68 off 51 as the opening combination shared the greatest ever IPL partnership to lift LSG to a daunting 210 for no loss.
KKR responded by scoring 208 for 8 in 20 overs, falling short by only two runs, with Evin Lewis taking a sensational catch to flip the match on its head.
The majority of the scoring was done by Shreyas Iyer (50), Rinku Singh (40), and Nitish Rana (42).
Among the wickets were Mohsin Khan (3/20), Marcus Stoinis (3/23), and K Gowtham (1/23).
Lucknow Super Giants: 210 all out in 20 overs (Quinton de Kock 140 not out, KL Rahul 68 not out; Sunil Narine 0/27).
208 for 8 in 20 overs (Shreyas Iyer 50, Rinku Singh 40; Marcus Stoinis 3/23, Mohsin Khan 3/20).
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