IPL 2022: Updated Points Table, Orange Cap And Purple Cap After Match 66 KKR vs LSG


The 66th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2022) was played between Shreyas Iyer-led Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and KL Rahul-led Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai on Wednesday, May 18.

Lucknow Super Giants won the absolutely thrilling contest by 2 runs against Kolkata Knight Riders to seal a spot in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 playoffs.

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Earlier, Lucknow Super Giants won the toss and opted to bat first in the match and they made three huge changes to the playing XI as all-rounder Krunal Pandya, pacer Dushmantha Chameera and batter Ayush Badoni were replaced by Krishnappa Gowtham, Evin Lewis and Manan Vohra in the team.

On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders made just one change as Ajinkya Rahane was replaced by Abhijeet Tomar in the team.

In the powerplay, Lucknow Super Giants were able to score 44 runs with Quinton de Kock contributing 26 and KL Rahul scoring 18. Kolkata Knight Riders used 4 bowlers as Umesh Yadav delivered 3 overs while Tim Southee, Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy bowled one over each.

KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock. Photo- IPL

Rahul and De Kock completed a half-century opening partnership in 44 balls and after 10 overs Lucknow Super Giants were at 83/0. Quinton de Kock reached his 50 off 36 balls, including 4 fours and 2 sixes.

Also, the LSG opening duo completed 100 runs partnership in 77 balls with De Kock contributing 57 and Rahul contributing 47.

KL Rahul scored his half-century off 41 balls, including 2 fours and 3 sixes, and he also completed 500 runs in the IPL 2022. This was Rahul’s 5th consecutive season with 500+ runs.

In the end, Quinton de Kock played one of the best knocks in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL) by smashing 140* runs off 70 balls, including 10 fours and 10 sixes. Also, KL Rahul supported De Kock very well by scoring 68 runs off 51 balls, including 3 fours and 4 sixes. Lucknow Super Giants were able to score 210/0.

KKR vs LSG: Twitter Reacts As Quinton de Kock Smashes A Sensational Century Against KKR
KKR vs LSG: Twitter Reacts As Quinton de Kock Smashes A Sensational Century Against KKR

Also, several records were created during this sensational batting performance by the LSG openers. This was the highest ever opening stand in the history of the IPL and this was the first time a team had batted the entire 20 overs in the IPL without losing a wicket. The 210-run partnership between De Kock and Rahul was the 3rd highest partnership in the IPL and De Kock’s 140* was the 3rd highest individual score in the IPL.

Chasing the target, KKR lost quick wickets of Venkatesh Iyer and Abhijeet Tomar. Nitish Rana and Shreyas Iyer added 56 runs together before the former was dismissed by Krishnappa Gowtham in the 8th over.

Shreyas Iyer. PHoto- IPL
Shreyas Iyer. PHoto- IPL

Also, Iyer and Sam Billings batted very well in the middle-overs but star batter Andre Russell failed with the bat miserably.

In the end, Rinku Singh and Sunil Narine played extraordinary knocks and it looked like KKR will bag a win but somehow LSG all-rounder Marcus Stoinis was able to defend the total and KKR were restricted at 208/8.

Updated IPL 2022 Points Table After Match 66 Between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG):

Updated IPL 2022 Points Table After Match 66 Between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG):
Updated IPL 2022 Points Table After Match 66 Between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)

Before the match, Lucknow Super Giants were at the 3rd spot on the points table with 8 wins and 5 defeats from 13 outings and Kolkata Knight Riders were at the 6th spot on the points table with 6 victories and 7 defeats from 13 outings.

Updated Orange Cap:

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Updated Orange Cap After KKR vs LSG

LSG captain KL Rahul retained his No.2 spot on the orange cap list and wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock’s knock helped him climb to the No.3 spot. Jos Buttler is still at the top of the list.

Updated Purple Cap:

IPL 2022: Updated Points Table, Orange Cap And Purple Cap After Match 66 KKR vs LSG
Updated Purple Cap After KKR vs LSG

Rajasthan Royals (RR) leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga are still occupying the top-2 spots on the purple cap list.

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