IPL 2022: KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock batted brilliantly vs KKR.© BCCI/IPL
Rinku Singh batted superbly towards the end of the innings to bring Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to the brink of victory only for the franchise to lose by two runs in the end, thanks to a brilliant comeback from Marnus Stoinis as Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) became only the second team to confirm a place in the play-offs in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. Nitish Rana scored 42 runs while Shreyas Iyer scored a remarkable fifty in the chase. Batting first, LSG openers KL Rahul (68*) and Quinton de Kock (140*) remained not out and scored 210 runs in 20 overs. Their stand was the highest opening stand ever in the IPL.
IPL 2022 Points Table
LSG are placed second in the table now with 18 points behind GT (20). RR are third (16) currently while DC (14) occupy the fourth spot at the moment. Following them are RCB, who are fifth with seven wins from 13 matches.
KKR, PBKS and SRH are sixth, seventh and eighth respectively while former Champions CSK and MI are languishing at the bottom of the table at the ninth and 10th spot respectively.
Jos Buttler leads the way with 627 runs from 13 games while KL Rahul added to the tally with a fine fifty and has 537 runs now from 14 matches. His batting partner Quinton de Kock is third on the list with 502 runs.
Yuzvendra Chahal continues to occupy the top spot in the wicket-takers’ list with 24 scalps so far. Wanindu Hasaranga and Kagiso Rabada are placed at the second and third spot respectively while pace sensation Umran Malik is currently fourth with 21 wickets.
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