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KKR vs LSG - 14 April 2024 - KKR Won By 8 Wickets against LSG at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

IPL 2024: KKR vs LSG – Kolkata Knight Riders Won By 8 Wickets

In the heart of Kolkata, the iconic Eden Gardens set the stage for the 28th match of the IPL 2024 season, featuring Kolkata Knight Riders and Lucknow Super Giants (KKR vs LSG). The match promised excitement and did not disappoint.

Let check out KKR vs LSG head to head in the IPL.

Venue: Eden Gardens

3 matches played between the KKR vs LSG at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Kolkata Knight Riders has won 0 matches while Lucknow Super Giants has won all 3 matches.

Toss Moment

KKR vs LSG - 14 April 2024 - KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer at Toss Moment
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KKR won the toss and opted to field first, a decision that seemed to be in their favor as the game unfolded.

“We opt to bowl first. The crowd is electrifying and this was what we missed. Great feeling to be back. I’ve no idea about the conditions, the last game was a belter, but we’re professionals and will have to adapt. Rinku goes out and Harshit Rana comes in.”

Shreyas Iyer, KKR Skipper

“We would have bowled first as well. This looks like a good pitch. It was important to recover on a short turnover. Wanted to make sure everyone is rested and recovered well. We have a few changes as Padikkal and Naveen-ul-Haq goes out as Shamar Joseph and Deepak Hooda replaces them. Mohsin Khan is back as well.”

KL Rahul, LSG Skipper

First Innings

LSG Batting

KKR vs LSG - 14 April 2024 - Nicholas Pooran scored 45 (32).
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LSG’s innings was a display of skillful batting, particularly from Nicholas Pooran, who scored a quickfire 45 off 32 balls, including two 4s and four 6s.

KL Rahul supported well with a steady 39 from 27 deliveries, hitting three 4s and two 6s. Ayush Badoni also contributed a valuable 29 runs.

LSG set a competitive target of 161 runs for the loss of 7 wickets.

KKR Bowling

KKR vs LSG - 14 April 2024 - Mitchell Starc took 3/28 (4).
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KKR’s bowlers rose to the occasion, with Mitchell Starc leading the attack and claiming 3 wickets for 28 runs.

Sunil Narine, Varun Chakaravarthy, Vaibhav Arora, and Andre Russell each took a wicket, restricting LSG to a chaseable total.

Second Innings

KKR Batting

KKR vs LSG - 14 April 2024 - Phil Salt scored 89 runs in 47 ball.
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The chase was dominated by Phil Salt’s masterful unbeaten 89 from 47 balls, an innings decorated with fourteen 4s and three 6s.

Shreyas Iyer played a captain’s knock, scoring 38* runs. KKR reached the target in just 15.4 overs, losing only 2 wickets in the process.

LSG Bowling

KKR vs LSG - 14 April 2024 - Mohsin Khan took 2/29 (4).
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LSG’s bowlers struggled to contain KKR’s batsmen, with Mohsin Khan being the only bowler to make an impact, taking 2 wickets for 29 runs.

Man of the Match

KKR vs LSG - 14 April 2024 - Phil Salt - Man of the Match
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KKR’s victory by 8 wickets was a result of their strategic fielding decision, effective bowling, and aggressive batting, particularly by Phil Salt, whose performance earned him the Man of the Match title.

Phil Salt was named Man of the Match for his explosive batting that not only anchored KKR’s chase but also provided the entertainment that the crowd yearned for.

” Good to get another win home. Before the lights came on, it was a bit slower. After the lights came on, there was some moisture and it quickened up. I’ve loved it.”

Phil Salt, Kolkata Knight Riders

In conclusion, KKR’s comprehensive win over LSG was a testament to their balanced team performance and strategic acumen. The victory at Eden Gardens was a memorable one for the team and its supporters.

This match will be remembered for its high-energy performances and KKR’s assertive approach to chasing a challenging total.

Phil Salt’s innings, in particular, will be talked about for days to come as an example of exceptional T20 batting.