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Lucknow Super Giants batted first in this match and scored 210 runs, in which the team hit 14 sixes and 13 fours. Then Kolkata scored 208 runs with the help of 18 fours and 13 sixes.
T20 cricket is the toughest format in terms of bowling. It is not surprising that the bowlers get thrashed due to the helpful pitch of the batsmen, the boundaries of the field and the rules. Still, in most matches, one or two bowlers from each team perform well. But when more than 400 runs are scored in a match, in which both the teams have scored more than 200 runs, then the spoiled statistics of every bowler can be guessed. In IPL 2022 (IPL 2022) on Wednesday Kolkata Knight Riders and Lucknow Super Giants The same situation happened in the (KKR vs MSG) match, in which a lot of runs were scored and every bowler was beaten, except one bowler, who not only showed economy in the storm of fours and sixes, but also achieved successes.
On May 18, Kolkata and Lucknow clashed at the DY Patil Stadium, where there was a lot of fireworks from the batsmen of both the teams. Well for Lucknow, only Quinton de Kock and KL Rahul did this work. Together they scored 210 runs, which included 14 sixes and 13 fours. Then when it came to Kolkata, many batsmen together smashed the bowlers and scored 208 runs, in which 18 fours and 13 sixes were hit. That is, a total of 418 runs, in which 31 fours and 27 sixes were hit.
thrift with economy
In this match, 12 bowlers bowled from both the teams, out of which only one was a bowler, whose economy rate was less than 6. Isn’t it surprising? How can a bowler be so tame in a match in which 3-4 fours and sixes were being hit in the same over at times. But it happened and this amazing bowler was Lucknow’s left-arm medium pacer Mohsin Khan, who made his IPL debut in the same season and continued to impress.
The 23-year-old UP pacer spent only 20 runs in his 4 overs. No run came off 16 of his 24 balls. Not only this, he made KKR’s most dangerous batsman Andre Russell his victim for just 5 runs in the 17th over.
Devastation in the beginning
Mohsin took 3 wickets for 20 runs in his 4 overs. Russell’s wicket helped turn the tide of the match. By the way, Mohsin was responsible for KKR’s poor start. In the first over of the innings, he got the wicket of opener Venkatesh Iyer. Then in the third over, the second opener Abhijit Tomar was also run and KKR lost 2 wickets for just 9 runs. All the credit for Lucknow’s victory in this match is being given to Quinton de Kock’s brilliant century and the astonishing catch of Evin Lewis in the last over, but Mohsin’s sharp and economical bowling is also contributing in this. Mohsin has taken 13 wickets in 8 innings this season and his economy rate is only 5.93.