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Indian T20 League 2022: Match 66- Kolkata vs Lucknow- Top 10 Memes

By BetBarter Staff

May 18, 2022

In the 66th match of the Indian T20 League 2022, Lucknow defeated Kolkata by two runs in a last-over thriller. Lucknow’s excellent opening pair laid the groundwork for a fantastic game. Following that, the bowling unit made sure to take frequent wickets. Despite Rinku Singh’s scare, they finally won the match. Lucknow qualified for the playoffs with the win, thereby removing Kolkata from contention.

KL Rahul won the toss and opted to bat first at the DY Patil Stadium. For Lucknow, Quinton de Kock and Rahul had the perfect start. However, a dropped catch of De Kock in the third over offered him a second chance. This dropped catch proved to be very costly for the men in purple. In the powerplay, the duo scored 44 runs. Following that, De Kock pressed the accelerator to speed up the innings, and Rahul was keeping singles and doubles coming.

Both scored half-centuries in the middle overs, but de Kock didn’t stop there. In the 18th over, he hit a four to reach his century. They also gave the team a perfect finish, adding 46 runs in the last two overs. Without losing a wicket, Lucknow reached 210 runs batting first. This was the highest opening partnership in the history of the Indian T20 League. De Kock scored 140 runs off 70 balls, including 10 fours and 10 sixes. KL Rahul, on the other hand, scored 68 runs in 51 balls.

The difficulties for Kolkata continued in the chase, as they lost two wickets early on. Nitish Rana and Shreyas Iyer got some quick runs while leading the team to 60 runs in the powerplay. However, Rana (42) fell shortly after, giving the team a total of 65 in 7.1 overs. In their partnership, they scored 56 runs. Iyer and Sam Billings developed another important partnership to keep their hopes alive. Iyer (50) crossed the half-century mark. However, he was out on the following ball for a team total of 131 in 13.4 overs.

Billings (36) was also dismissed in the 16th over. The equation came down to 67 runs in the last four overs with Andre Russell and Rinku Singh in the middle. The next two overs yielded 29 runs but produced the vital wicket of Andre Russell. Jason Holder bowled the 19th over, allowing 17 runs. In the last over, Kolkata needed 21 runs. Singh (40) scored 18 runs in four balls, but Marcus Stoinis kept his cool to take two wickets in the final two balls to get the team a thrilling win.

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