KKR Win By Eight Wickets | Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants Highlights of IPL 2024: Phil Salt, Mitchell Starc Help Kolkata Knight Riders Register First Win Over Lucknow Super Giants

Kolkata Knight Riders have come up with a comprehensive eight-wicket victory over Lucknow Super Giants in IPL 2024. A solid performance here from the Shreyas Iyer-led side who now have registered their fourth win in five matches. This is the first time that the Knight Riders have beaten the Super Giants in the IPL and surely it has been a memorable one. Phil Salt was the star for the Knight Riders with the bat as he struck 89* off just 47 deliveries while skipper Iyer played second fiddle with 38* off as many deliveries. Earlier, Mitchell Starc was KKR's standout performer with the ball in hand with figures of 3/28 in four overs. For LSG, a lot to ponder about, especially their batting department which has not come good in the past two games.


KKR 127/2 in 13 Overs (Target 162) | KKR vs LSG Live Score Updates of IPL 2024: Phil Salt, Mitchell Starc Help Kolkata Knight Riders Register First Win Over Lucknow Super Giants

And that's a win for KKR, their first over Lucknow Super Giants! Phil Salt has played a brilliant knock here and KKR are back to winning ways


KKR 127/2 in 13 Overs (Target 162) | KKR vs LSG Live Score Updates of IPL 2024: Phil Salt, Shreyas Iyer Help Kolkata Knight Riders Close In On Victory

Phil Salt and Shreyas Iyer's partnership has continued to produce runs for Kolkata Knight Riders as the hosts find themselves cruising to the target. Lucknow Super Giants on the other hand, have had a forgettable day at the office and they will need some quick wickets to turn this around. That seems a bit unlikely at the moment.


KKR 101/2 in 9.4 Overs (Target 162) | KKR vs LSG Live Score Updates of IPL 2024: Phil Salt Fifty Keeps Kolkata Knight Riders Firmly on Top

Phil Salt has played an explosive knock here and he has kept Kolkata Knight Riders firmly on top with a cracking fifty off just 26 deliveries. Lucknow Super Giants need to break this partnership and also take some quick wickets if their side are to mount a comeback.


KKR 44/2 in 4 Overs (Target 162) | KKR vs LSG Live Score Updates of IPL 2024: Mohsin Khan Dismisses Angkrish Raghuvanshi But Kolkata Knight Riders Off to Flying Start

OUT! Mohsin Khan has dismissed Angkrish Raghuvanshi to take his and KKR's second wicket of the match but Kolkata Knight Riders have gotten off to a great start in this run chase with 44 runs already. LSG will need to take more wickets and slow the flow of runs if they have to contain this powerful KKR batting.


KKR 28/0 in 2 Overs (Target 162)  | KKR vs LSG Live Score Updates of IPL 2024: Shamar Joseph Bowls 22-Run Over on IPL Debut

Shamar Joseph has had a horrid start to his IPL career with a 22-run over against Phil Salt and Sunil Narine. The West Indies pace sensation did bowl some good balls but bowling extras cost him. But LSG had something to be happy about with Sunil Narine falling to Mohsin Khan.

LSG 161/7 in 20 Overs | KKR vs LSG Live Score Updates of IPL 2024: Mitchell Starc Bowls Decent Final Over, Lucknow Super Giants Finish With Below-Par Score 

A good bowling performance from Kolkata Knight Riders and they end up restricting Lucknow Super Giants to 161/7. Nicholas Pooran was the top-scorer for LSG with 45 runs and while others got starts, none could convert it into something big. For Kolkata Knight Riders, it is Mitchell Starc who turned up with a solid performance with figures of 3/28 in his four overs. This is a below-par total on this track where batting is easy and LSG will need their bowlers to come up good.

LSG 111/5 in 14.4 Overs | KKR vs LSG Live Score Updates of IPL 2024: Sunil Narine Strikes, Dismisses Ayush Badoni

OUT! Sunil Narine is into the act now and he has dismissed the in-form Ayush Badoni. The youngster attempted to clear the fence but only ended up finding the fielder. Badoni had made the difference to LSG's total in the first innings in their last match but not today. At the moment, KKR are in control and will look to restrict the visitors to as low as total as possible.


LSG 95/4 in 12 Overs | KKR vs LSG Live Score Updates of IPL 2024: Kolkata Knight Riders Fight Back With KL Rahul, Marcus Stoinis Wickets

Kolkata Knight Riders have bounced back with the wickets of KL Rahul and Marcus Stoinis. Lucknow Super Giants would be gutted to have not accelerated the scoring rate but at the moment, KKR look to be in control. A total of 190+ is a competitive one on this track and LSG will target a minimum of 200 or more.

LSG 60/2 in 8 Overs | KKR vs LSG Live Score Updates of IPL 2024: Hosts Look to Squeeze Middle Overs, Mitchell Starc Dismisses Deepak Hooda

A phase of lull for the Lucknow Super Giants. KL Rahul has bagged occasional boundaries but LSG hasn't been able to step on the peddle due to the squeeze applied by Sunil Narine and Harshit Rana. Ahead of that Ramandeep Singh took a brilliant catch to dismiss Deepak Hooda. Hooda tried to go over point to Mitchell Starc but the ball got a bit of elevation which Ramandeep grabbed sensationally.

LSG 34/1 in 4 Overs | KKR vs LSG Live Score Updates of IPL 2024: KL Rahul Looks In Steady Touch, Vaibhav Arora Dismisses Quinton de Kock

A steady start for Lucknow Super Giants as they have been cautious in their approach getting a couple of boundaries. KKR has took some time settle in their bowling rhythm, starting thing a little erratically. Even then, Vaibhav Arora scalped the wicket of Quinton de Kock as he wanted to through covers in one of his deliveries. Gets an edge to the third man fielder.

KKR vs LSG Live Score Updates of IPL 2024: Shreyas Iyer Wins the Toss and Opts to Bowl First; Shamar Joseph Handed Debut, Mohsin Khan Returns For Lucknow Super Giants, Harshit Rana Comes Back in Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI 

Toss Update: KKR won the toss and opted to bowl first.

Lucknow Super Giants (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul(w/c), Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Krunal Pandya, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohsin Khan, Shamar Joseph, Yash Thakur.

Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Philip Salt(w), Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer(c), Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Andre Russell, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Harshit Rana, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakaravarthy

Kolkata, April 14: The IPL 2024 has entered a stage where now teams are getting separated in terms of blocks. The ones who are doing well and the ones who are doing not so much. In such a clash, Kolkata Knight Riders will host Lucknow Super Giants at their home in Eden Gardens at Kolkata. Both teams had a decent start to the competition and it is time to take it forward and give themselves cushion at the back end of the competition when things become chaotic. Both sides that boast of proven matchwinners will clash to secure important two point boost in the qualification race. IPL 2024: KKR vs LSG Overall Head-to-Head; When and Where To Watch Free Live Streaming Online.

KKR had a slip in their last game against CSK at the Chepauk. They got off to a good start batting first but got stuck and couldn't post a competitive total. The bowling didn't have enough to defend it either. Sunil Narine has given them consistent starts till now at the top alongside Phil Salt and youngster Angkrish Raghuvanshi has provided them good support. But the middle order of Shreyas Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer and Rinku Singh is yet to fire collectively. KKR is still missing the services of Nitish Rana due to injury and Ramandeep Singh is likely to continue. Lucknow Super Giants To Wear Special Green and Maroon Jersey in IPL 2024 Match Against KKR in Kolkata (See Pic).

LSG lost their last game against DC. They had a batting failure and couldn't post a competitive total on board resulting in a loss. Despite the presence of KL Rahul at the top, LSG is heavily dependent on Nicholas Pooran for quick and impactful runs at the middle. They will be happy as Ayush Badoni has got some runs under his belt, but concern will be around Devdutt Padikkal's form, who has failed to impress so far. Deepak Hooda is likely to replace him with the inclusion of Mohsin Khan back in the playing XI.

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