‘I should probably get paid more for games like this’ – KL Rahul after LSG’s thrilling win over KKR
LSG pulled off a much-needed win from the jaws of defeat.
Updated - May 19, 2022 10:39 am
Fans were entertained with some exciting on-field action on Wednesday (May 18) as the IPL 2022 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Lucknow Super Giants went right down to the wire. Having posted 210/0 while batting first at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai, LSG’s win looked all but certain. However, the Knight Riders were not going down without fighting.
Some sensational batting display from Shreyas Iyer, Sam Billings, Nitish Rana and especially Rinku Singh meant the game went right down to the wire. In fact, the equation reduced to KKR needing three of the final two deliveries and their victory seemed a mere formality. However, Marcus Stoinis held his nerves and took two back-to-back wickets, sealing the game for LSG.
Notably, stakes were incredibly high in the contest as KKR have been eliminated from the playoff race with this defeat while the Super Giants have sealed a spot in the next stage. Needless to mention, LSG skipper KL Rahul was delighted with the outcome but his nerves were tested in the crunch situations of the game.
Can’t say we held our nerves better: KL Rahul
“I should probably get paid more for games like this. We had missed games like this, in this season. Haven’t been many games that have gone down to the last ball, maybe some which went to the last over. Happy to be on the other side. Could easily have been on the losing side and have gone back home thinking we lost due to some poor cricket,” stated Rahul after the match.
“Good way to finish the last game of the league season. Credit to both teams to make such a brilliant game of cricket. Can’t say we held our nerves better because it was a matter of three runs. For Stoinis to execute those plans in the last two balls to get us the win, was brilliant,” he added.
Meanwhile, Quinton de Kock was the chief architect of LSG’s win as he slammed an unbeaten 140 off just 70 deliveries. With the ball, Mohsin Khan took a three-fer as LSG advanced to the second place in the team standings.