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101/10 (14.3)
LSG won by 75 runs.
Player of the match: Avesh Khan
 
Right, that brings an end to our coverage of what turned out to be quite a one-sided contest in the end. The Knight Riders were just unable to negotiate the LSG pacers and matters went downhill pretty quickly for them. LSG have grabbed the numero uno spot while KKR will need a miracle to qualify. That's all we have for you from Super Saturday! Join us back tomorrow as we have two more tantalising contests lined-up! Until then, this is me, Maanas Upadhyay, alongside Pratyush Rohra, signing off! Stay safe!
Avesh Khan: I was trying to get his (Russell's) wicket. I told KL bhai that I will continue to bowl the hard length. Then even if I get hit for a six that will be alright. I have seen him get out on that ball and I have pace. (Favourite wicket) Obviously Russell's - the way he was batting could have taken the game away from us singlehandedly. I always try to bowl one ball at a time. You cannot change what's happened but you can change what is going to happen. My dad motivates me a lot. The coaches give me a lot of confidence. I play as a the lead bowler so I need to pick wickets and win the team for us. We try to execute our plans. The last four matches we have bowled second, so we get an idea of the pitch by talking amongst ourselves and asking the batters. We look to bowl according to the situation. 
KL Rahul: Yes if you look at it, winning by 75 runs suggests that we have dominated most of the game. Started very well expect for the run-out. I knew it was going to be slow and sticky and after seeing the first couple of overs, I thought we should get around 150-160. The way Quinton and Deepak batted, they made it look easy. Big hitting from Stoinis and Jason gave us the momentum. We started superbly with the ball, put it in the right areas. Really impressed, I trust them a great deal and I put a lot of trust in them. Having skill is one thing but knowing what to do is another. They have stuck to their strengths. They've been put under the pump, the way Dre Russ was batting, it was scary. You don't want to be a bowler, you don't want to be a fielder. We do have some plans before the game and what's good to see is that they remember those plans under pressure. If they go for runs from there then it's acceptable. (On peaking at the right time) I can't think of a game when we have given a complete performance. Don't think any team is going to be perfect. We've found ways to win. Everyone wants to be in the contest, everyone wants to contribute. I don't know whether we're peaking at the right time but we're getting the wins and doing what is expected of us.
Jason Holder: Extremely happy [with that win]. It was an excellent team effort and the bowlers did an excellent job to defend that total. The wicket was not easy to start on but as you get the hang of the pace of the wicket, you can score and strike easily. So, credit must be given to the bowlers. I thought we held our nerve with the bat to post 170-odd. The guys said the ball initially held in the surface. A lot of guys went into the surface today, which ended up being the right thing to do. We got a lot of wickets by bowling into the surface, both with pace and spin. It also cost me a few runs but I guess that's a gamble you're ready to take if you have to take wickets. We're complementing each other really well. It's not an individual or a couple of individuals that have stood up each season. In each game, one or two individuals have put their hands up and it's a team effort. We've really bought into what the captain wants us to do and it's good to play around him (KL Rahul). 
Shreyas Iyer (Kolkata Knight Riders captain): I would just like to say that they outplayed us in both departments. We got off to a bad start in the powerplay and then leaked a lot of runs. We did well in the middle overs but leaked plenty at the death. It was difficult to assess the wicket at the start because we didn't know how it would play. Hence, we decided to bowl. When we bowled the first few overs, we saw it was a bit two-faced with some extra bounce. If we could have restricted them to 150-160, it would have been really good. After taking the first wicket, we didn't pounce on them and leaked a lot of runs and unfortunately, they got to a really nice total. It's usually Baz and I. We have conversations about what to do. The best decision is to lose the toss but I've been really consistent in winning the toss. We're not following the basics and not keeping it right, which is cost us throughout the season. We've been amazing with the ball in the middle overs but the powerplay and death is where we need to focus on and assess really well, to come back strongly in the next three games. 
Kolkata Knight Riders 101/10 (14.3) lose to Lucknow Super Giants by 75 runs

Andre Russell 45(19) | Sunil Narine 22(12) | Avesh Khan 3-19(3) 
Jason Holder 3-31(2.3) | Mohsin Khan 1-6(3) | Dushmantha Chameera 1-14(3)

Apart form the toss, absolutely nothing has gone KKR's way, especially in the second innings as they have been handed a massive loss at the hands of the Lucknow Super Giants. After inviting the Super Giants to bat first, the Knight Riders bowlers would have been happy to see the Super Giants get to a score which seemed to be just 10-15 runs under par. However, what followed was a horrific batting performance from the Knight Riders. 

When it's not your day, absolutely everything goes wrong and tonight was no different for the Kolkata outfit. Desperately needing a win to climb in the points table, the Knight Riders' appalling batting performance has left them stranded on the eighth position with a poor net run-rate. 

Bowling of the highest quality from the Super Giants and with sixteen points to their name, they rise to the top of the table, a spot which was dominated by the other debutants, the Gujarat Titans since quite a while. With eight wins under their belt, LSG have done themselves a huge favour and post this, can certainly aim for a top-two finish. 

None of the KKR batters expect Andre Russell got going. They lost three wickets in the powerplay and had one of the worst powerplays in this edition at this venue. After losing Indrajith, Shreyas Iyer and Aaron Finch early, it was going to be an uphill task but the Knight Riders completely surrendered. 

Nitish Rana and Rinku Singh failed to make any valuable contributions. Russell swung every delivery he faced for the fences and was bound to mishit one sooner than later. After his cameo came to an end, it was just about how long the Super Giants will take to dismiss the lower order. A completely one-sided contest this and the Super Giants have put on a brilliant exhibition of bowling tonight. Stick around for the presentation ceremony! 
15.0
14.3 Jason Holder to Harshit Rana, RUNOUT! Sums up Kolkata's day, really. A capitulation beyond comprehension as KKR bow out of the playoff race and Gautam Gambhir's got a big smile on his face. How times change, eh? Full toss from Holder that's driven past mid-on. The ball doesn't have enough on it to trickle away into the boundary and the fielder does well to give chase. However, the batters tried to sneak in the third run that was never there for the taking and Badoni's excellent throw meant that Holder can enforce a simple run out to end KKR's dreams this season. Lucknow Super Giants win by a humongous margin of 75 runs.
Harshit Rana, RHB, is the last batter to walk in

Two-in-two for Holder and he is on a hat-trick here! Last wicket remaining, can Holder finish it off and pick up a hat-trick too? It was a bumper and the tail-ender's instinct kicked in, forcing Southee to go for the pull.  
14.2 Jason Holder to Tim Southee, HOLES OUT AT DEEP SQUARE! Brilliant catch from Avesh! Holder keeps the seam up as he bangs it in short. Instinctive pull from Southee but he's picked out Avesh in the deep, who dives forward to hold onto the chance. Two in two! Holder on a hat-trick!
Tim Southee, RHB, is the new batter in

Eighth wicket down for the Knight Riders and the last recognised player with an ability to bat in Narine makes his way back. 
14.1 Jason Holder to Sunil Narine, HOLDER BAGS ANOTHER! Full and outside the off-stump, Narine looks to wallop this over extra cover but he's not got the timing right. Nicely judged over-head catch from Krunal there to send Narine packing. 
Jason Holder [2-0-29-1] is back into the attack
14
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99 /7 score
4
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4
0
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cricket bat icon Sunil Narine
22 (11)
cricket bat icon Shivam Mavi *
1 (2)
cricket ball icon Ravi Bishnoi
1 /30
13.6 Ravi Bishnoi to Shivam Mavi, STIFLED APPEALS! QdK thinks it was outside off-stump but Rahul's reviewed it anyway. Tossed up full googly outside the off-stump, Mavi strides forward to try and sweep but the ball creeps under his blade to crash into the pads.
UltraEdge confirms no bat involved. However, the impact is well outside the off-stump, as QdK expected. LSG burn some time along with a review.
13.5 Ravi Bishnoi to Sunil Narine, a bit short on and straight on this occasion, Narine punches it down to long-on for a single
13.4 Ravi Bishnoi to Sunil Narine, quicker wrong one angled across outside the off-stump, Narine swings and misses
13.3 Ravi Bishnoi to Sunil Narine, FOUR! Quicker wrong one angled across outside the off-stump, Narine looks to cut but chops it off the thick inside edge to nutmeg the keeper as the ball trickles away into the ropes
13.2 Ravi Bishnoi to Sunil Narine, DROPPED A DOLLY! And it's Marcus Stoinis. Would you believe it? Flighted googly outside off as Narine has a heave across the line. The top edge balloons to point where three fielders are converging but Stoinis ends up making a complete mess of that one.