IPL 2023: Nicholas Pooran’s Fifty, Lucknow Super Giants gave KKR a target of 177 runs

Lucknow Super Giants have set themselves a target of 177 runs to win against Kolkata Knight Riders. Batting first, Lucknow Super Giants scored 176 runs for 8 wickets in 20 overs. Nicholas Pooran scored the most runs for Lucknow Super Giants. Nicholas Pooran played a 58-run innings off 30 balls. He hit 4 fours and 5 sixes in his innings. However, apart from Nicholas Pooran, the rest of the Lucknow Super Giants batsmen failed to score big.

Opener Quinton De Kock scored 28 runs off 27 balls for Lucknow Super Giants. While Prerak Mankad and Ayush Badoni contributed 26 and 25 runs respectively. At the same time, Marcus Stoinis, the hero of Lucknow Super Giants’ win against Mumbai Indians, went on without scoring a run. While Lucknow Super Giants captain Krunal Pandya was also sacked on the cheap. Krunal Pandya became a victim of Sunil Narine by scoring 9 runs off 8 balls.

Talking about the Kolkata Knight Riders bowlers, apart from Vaibhav Arora, Shardul Thakur and Sunil Narine took 2-2 wickets. While Harshit Rana and Varun Chakraborty got a 1-1 success. However, Kolkata Knight Riders have a target of 177 races to win. At the moment, if we look at the points table, then Lucknow Super Giants remains at number three. Lucknow Super Giants have 15 points from 13 games. If the Lucknow Super Giants team manages to defeat the Kolkata Knight Riders, they will become the third team to reach the playoffs. On the other hand, if Nitish Rana’s team manages to win against Lucknow Super Giants, then they will remain in the playoff race, but will have to depend on the results of other teams. Well, now it will be interesting to see if Nitish Rana’s team can beat Lucknow Super Giants at their stadium or not.

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