Kolkata Knight Riders are now the third team to be out of the race for the IPL 2022 playoffs after Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. After losing to the Lucknow Super Giants by 75 runs on Saturday, the Shreyas Iyer led side stands no chance to progress to the knockout stage.
Batting first, the Super Giants posted a total of 176 runs on the board. Although captain KL Rahul scored a duck, his opening partner Quinton de Kock made 50 off 29 at a strike rate of 172.41.
Batting one down, Deepak Hooda continued his good form with a knock of 41 runs off 27 balls. From the middle order, Krunal Pandya, Ayush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis and Jason Holder all chipped in with important runs.
For Kolkata, Andre Russell picked up two wickets while Tim Southee, Shivam Mavi and Sunil Narine picked up one each.
Chasing 177 runs to win, Kolkata got off to a poor start, losing their first five wickets in quick succession. Andre Russell and Sunil Narine put up a fight but without much support from other batsmen, Kolkata fell short of the target by 75 runs and were all out in 14.3 overs. Eight of their batsmen were dismissed on single digit scores.
For Lucknow, Avesh Khan and Jason Holder were the wreckers in chief. Both of them picked up three wickets each. Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi and Mohsin Khan also picked up one wicket each.
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