Match 68 of the IPL 2023 saw the Lucknow Super Giants take on the Kolkata Knight Riders in a game that they needed to win in order to advance to the playoffs.
LSG batted first in the game, which was contested at the famous Eden Gardens in Kolkata, and thanks to their close victory, they have secured a spot in the Eliminator, which will be played on May 24 in Chennai. Nicholas Pooran's firepower had made sure that LSG's final score would be competitive.
By scoring 176 runs while batting first, LSG outscored KKR by one run, despite Rinku Singh's heroic efforts. Even though he was unable to lead the squad to victory against LSG, Rinku Singh capped off his outstanding performance in the current tournament with another electrifying display. Rinku nearly led KKR across the finish line with a 33-ball 67-run innings but fell short by one run.
Brief Scores: Lucknow Super Giants 176-8 in 20 overs (Nicholas Pooran 58, Sunil Narine 2-28, Vaibhav Arora 2-30) beat Kolkata Knight Riders 175-7 in 20 overs (Rinku Singh 67*, Jason Roy 45, Ravi Bishnoi 2-23, Yash Thakur 2-31) by 1 run.