KKR have been eliminated from the playoff race with this defeat while the Super Giants have sealed a spot in the next stage. Needless to mention, LSG skipper KL Rahul was delighted with the outcome but his nerves were tested in the crunch situations of the game. However, Marcus Stoinis held his nerves and took two back-to-back wickets, sealing the game for LSG.
“I should probably get paid more for games like this. We had missed games like this, in this season. Haven’t been many games that have gone down to the last ball, maybe some which went to the last over. Happy to be on the other side. Could easily have been on the losing side and have gone back home thinking we lost due to some poor cricket,” stated Rahul after the match.
“Good way to finish the last game of the league season. Credit to both teams to make such a brilliant game of cricket. Can’t say we held our nerves better because it was a matter of three runs. For Stoinis to execute those plans in the last two balls to get us the win, was brilliant,” he added.
Meanwhile, Quinton de Kock was the chief architect of LSG’s win as he slammed an unbeaten 140 off just 70 deliveries. With the ball, Mohsin Khan took a three-fer as LSG advanced to the second place in the team standings.