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‘Demolition job’ – Twitter goes berserk as Lucknow humiliate Kolkata

Kolkata have now lost seven out of their 11 games

Lucknow Super Giants, Kolkata Knight Riders
Lucknow Super Giants, Kolkata Knight Riders (Image Credit : BCCI/IPL)

Lucknow and Kolkata locked horns in the 53rd game of the Indian T20 League 2022 at the MCA Stadium in Pune. The Men In Purple and Gold won the toss and elected to bowl first. They started well as they dismissed the Lucknow skipper KL Rahul (0) for a diamond duck in the first over. He was unfortunately run out. However, the Lucknow-based franchise managed to recover from the early jolt.

Quinton de Kock and Deepak Hooda stitched a partnership of 71 runs in 6.3 overs. The partnership ended after the keeper-batter (50) was caught at long-off by Shivam Mavi off Sunil Narine. Hooda played well for his 41 off 27 balls but was caught at midwicket by Iyer in the 13th over of the innings.

Krunal Pandya struggled during his 27-ball 25 as he hit only two fours and was caught at deep point by Aaron Finch off Russell’s bowling. Ayush Badoni also struggled with the bat during his unbeaten 18-ball 15. The likes of Marcus Stoinis (28 off 14) and Jason Holder (13 off 4) took the team to 176/7. Andre Russell was the pick of the bowlers with 2/22 in three overs. On the other hand, Narine and Tim Southee picked one wicket each, and were economical, to say the least.

In reply, the two-time winners had a horrendous start to their innings with the bat. Baba Indrajith (0) was caught at square leg by Badoni in the first over. In the fourth over, Badoni took his second catch of the game at the same place as Shreyas Iyer (6) was dismissed by Dushmantha Chameera. In the next over, Finch (14) was caught behind by de Kock off Holder.

Nitish Rana (2) followed in the next over as Avesh Khan got the better of him, and cleaned him up. Rinku Singh (6) and Andre Russell stitched a partnership of 44 runs before the former was caught at deep midwicket by Pandya off Ravi Bishnoi. Russell scored 45 off 19 balls before he was taken at short third man by Holder off Khan’s bowling. This meant that the team went from 85/6 to 101 all-out with Sunil Narine scoring 22 off 12. Thus, the Kolkata-based franchise lost the game by 75 runs and thus, suffered a humiliating loss. They have now lost seven out of their 11 games.

This is how Twitter reacted










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