IPL 2024: Starc created a sensation at Eden Gardens, Lucknow giving an easy target to Kolkata

IPL 2024, KKR vs LSG Score Updates: Batting first, Lucknow Super Giants set a target of 162 runs for Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens.

Apr 14, 2024 - 18:53
IPL 2024: Starc created a sensation at Eden Gardens, Lucknow giving an easy target to Kolkata

The 28th match of the Indian Premier League 2024 is being played at Eden Gardens, where the hosts Kolkata Knight Riders and Lucknow Super Giants are facing each other. Lucknow team is defeating Kolkata in the last three matches here and to win this match they will have to defend 161 runs. Batting first, Lucknow Supergiants managed to score 161 runs in 20 overs thanks to Nicholas Pooran's 45 runs and captain KL Rahul's 39 runs. Mitchell Starc bowled brilliantly and took 3 wickets.

Kolkata Knight Riders captain Shreyas Iyer won the toss and decided to bowl first. KKR bowlers gave a good start to the team and gave the first blow to Lucknow in the second over itself. Vaibhav Arora dismissed Quinton De Kock at the score of 10 in his very first over. After this, Deepak Hooda also became the victim of Mitchell Starc after scoring 8 runs. However, Ramandeep Singh, who was fielding at a higher point than Starc, contributed to taking this wicket and took the catch while flying in the air.

After being caught by Ramandeep off the ball of Andre Russell, captain KL Rahul failed to make a significant impact during his innings and went back to the pavilion. Marcus Stoinis was still in bad form, and after scoring ten runs, he went back to the pavilion. In his 29-run inning, Ayush Badoni played. By scoring 45 runs in 32 balls, Nicholas Pooran significantly contributed to the team's over 160. To end the run of losses against Lucknow at home, Kolkata will now need to score 162 runs.

Taking three wickets for 28 runs in four overs, Mitchell Starc displayed exceptional bowling for the Kolkata Knight Riders. Only 17 runs were lost in 4 overs by the most economical bowler, Sunil Narine. Vaibhav Arora, Andre Russell and Varun Chakraborty also got one success each.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer