Kolkata Knight Riders & Lucknow Super Giants locked horns in the second half of the 5th May, IPL 2024. It was the 54th Match of the IPL 2024. KKR won the match by 98 runs. Let’s focus on the match highlights to get a more clear view of the match. Read the blog and stay connected with to get all the cricket news, sports news & IPL news at the right time.

About the match:

Last night, Kolkata Knight Riders & Lucknow Super Giants played the 54th match of the IPL 2024. The venue of the match was Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow & the match started at 7:30 PM.

The toss story:

LSG opted to field first after winning the toss.

The end scorecard:

KKR went to bat and scored 235/6 in 20 overs. In order to chase the target of 236, LSG scored 137 runs in 16.1 overs and lost the match by 98 runs.

Player of the match:

Sunil Narine won the Player of the Match title for his superb 81 off 39 balls & 1/22.


LSG won the toss and decided to do the fielding first. However, their plan didn’t go along with the reality. KKR became the first team to score 200 at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. Once again, Narine proved his worth. He scored 81 off 38 balls, and went on a six-hitting spree, blasting seven maximums and six fours to take the visitors to 235/6.

Narine and Phil Salt (32) gave the two-time champions the explosive start they have come to expect from the duo. Together they put up a quick 61-run stand before Naveen-ul Haq took the pace off the ball to send the Englishman packing.

Medium pacer Yash Thakur then stemmed the flow of runs in the final over of the powerplay, giving away only two runs as KKR reached 70/1.

However, the unperturbed Narine continued his onslaught and brought up his fifty off 27 deliveries with a cheeky late dab that sent the ball rolling past short third. He took a particular liking to Marcus Stoinis, sending the ball over the fence three times in the 11th over.

LSG went to the ground with a target of 236. However, they failed to reach even the closer. LSG were eventually bundled out for 137 in 16.1 overs.

Within the first 10 overs, LSG had lost half the side including skipper KL Rahul (25), Arshin Kulkarni (9), Deepak Hooda (5), and big hitters Marcus Stoinis (36) and Nicholas Pooran (10).

Ashton Turner hit some lusty blows and looked in the mood to showcase his batting prowess but the Australian was supremely unlucky as an inside edge deflected off his boot with Varun Chakravarthy completing a caught and bowled.

We have to praise the LSG bowlers. They gave a good fight against KKR. Naveen-ul Haq got rid of Andre Russell (12) before Yudhvir Singh, who came as a concussion sub for Mohsin Khan, picked up young Angkrish Raghuvanshi’s (32) wicket in the next over.

The Afghan pacer swung back into action to account for the big-hitting Rinku Singh (16) while Thakur removed Shreyas Iyer (23). But Ramandeep Singh’s unbeaten 25 off 6 balls took KKR past the 230-run mark.

Post-match reaction: who said what?

Speaking after the match, KKR captain Shreyas Iyer said, “The last 6 matches in the dressing room there has been havoc, teammates are coming in and asking skip what’s happening, we are losing tosses, but we are winning games that’s what matters. We had a great start in the powerplay. Sunil mentioned in the time-out that anything around 200 is good.”

“A lefty-righty combination makes thing difficult for the opposition, the bowlers have to change their plans and that makes a difference. It’s all about the freedom, to go out and express themselves. We want to go out and be positive whatever the situation is, sometimes it doesn’t work out but sometimes it does. They have been splendid for us, the way they are playing their shots is pure bliss. They are setting us up and giving is momentum and no matter what the situation is, we are playing with a positive mindset,” he added.

Final words:

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