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TATA IPL 2023 | KKR vs LSG (won) | Highlights Match 68 (of 74)

In the match 68 of IPL 2023 season (4), between KKR vs LSG; the match openers Lucknow Super Giants lapped up 176 runs in...

In the match 68 of IPL 2023 season (4), between KKR vs LSG; the match openers Lucknow Super Giants lapped up 176 runs in their 20 overs spell, at the cost of 8 wickets.

Chasing LSG, their match opponents Kolkata Knight Riders had scored 158 after 19 overs, and were in need of 19 runs for the victory. They fought hard till the last ball but lost the match in short of only one run, with 4 wickets in hand. What a match!.


Match 68 of 74 // Indian Premier League - 2023 // Season 4

Date & Time: May 20, 2023 @ 7:30PM (IST)

Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Man of the Match: Nicholas Pooran


176/8 (20.0)


175/6 (20.0)

PowerplayOvers 1-6 
LSG- 54/1 (9.0 rpo, 5x4, 2x6) KKR- 61/1 (10.16 rpo, 9x4, 2x6)
Middle OversOvers 7-15
LSG- 65/4 (7.2 rpo, 4x4, 4x6) KKR- 53/3 (5.9 rpo, 4x4, 0x6)
Death OversOvers 16-20
LSG- 57/3 (11.4 rpo, 3x4, 4x6) KKR- 61/3 (12.2 rpo, 4x4, 7x6)


A seesaw of a contest between KKR and LSG at the Eden Gardens going the Vistor's way.

Opener Innings: LSG had a tough start and having lost half their side with just 73 runs on the board. However the partnership between Ayush Badoni and Nicholas Pooran who collectively scored 74 (47), brought LSG back into the game. Pooran being the aggressor amongst the duo, smashing 58 runs from 30 balls which included 5 maximums and 4 fours. Sunil Narine picking 2 wickets at the cost of 28 was the pick of the bowlers for KKR. At the end of their innings, LSG managed to sum up 176 runs, at the cost of 8 wickets.

Closing Innings: For the chasing target of 177, Jason Roy and Venky Iyer took KKR off to a flying start compiling 61 in the powerplay. LSG bowlers fought their way back in the middle overs courtesy of their spinners K Gowtham and Ravi Bishnoi. LSG picked 3 KKR wickets in the middle overs conceding at only 5.9 r.p.o. It was anyone's game when 63 runs were required from the last five overs. LSG looked on top after picking up Andre Rusell in the 16th over but it was not over as Rinku Singh was still batting. The batter smashed 20 runs from the 19th over and 20 again from the last over falling short by just one run in the end. Rinku Singh remained unbeaten on 67 from just 33 balls. 

This victory also got LSG to qualify for the playoffs of IPL 2023. 


"  The end result did not go our way, but many positives to take from this season and lots to improve upon as well. We Will definitely come back stronger next year. You need to do well in all the 3 departments to compete and finish in the top 4 in the world's best league. I feel bad because as a unit we had the ability to qualify but failed to do so. Feels like in all 14 games, I have spoken only about Rinku Singh. I am personally very happy for him as we are good friends and I don't really have words to describe him because everyone has seen what he can do on a cricket field. "

Nitish Rana, Skipper

" Totally Satisfied. We never gave up, we were put under a lot of pressure but credit to our boys. At one stage, they were 61/1 but I've seen it before that at this level 2-3 tight overs and we can be right back in the game. And there was some grip for the spinners as well. Rinku Singh has been very special this year, every game when he is there you can't take it easy. Today he did it again. I told my bowlers to stick to the plans and take one ball at a time. Happy that it worked. "

Krunal Pandya, LSG Skipper

"  I always knew I had to take the game as deep as possible. When the spinners were operating, I knew they'll give me bad deliveries which I could capitalize upon and this was a small ground too. I've been batting well throughout the tournament, and I pride myself to play in such circumstances. A lot of time has been invested in me and these are the ways that I can repay them . "

Nicholas Pooran, man of the match

Video Highlights of the Match

Current Standings of IPL Season 4 - 2023, after Match 68 of 74

1Gujarat Titans13940018+0.835
2Chennai Super Kings14850117+0.652
3Lucknow Super Giants14850117+0.284
4Royal Challengers Bangalore13760014+0.180
5Rajasthan Royals14770014+0.148
6Mumbai Indians13760014+0.128
7Kolkata Knight Riders14680012-0.239
8Punjab Kings14680012-0.304
9Delhi Capitals14590010-0.808
10Sunrisers Hyderabad1349008-0.558

Table Heading Abbreviations

* P = Played | W = Won | L = Lost | T = Tie | NR = No Result | PTS = Points | NRR = Net Run Rate *

Coming Next of IPL Season 4 - 2023

Match: 69 of 74

Between: Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (MI vs SRH)

Date: 21st May 2023

Time: 3:30PM (IST)

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

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