Lucknow Super Giants recorded a brilliant thrilling win in the match number 68 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 to officially qualify for the IPL 2023 Playoffs.
Batting first, Lucknow Super Giants were in huge trouble having lost 5 wickets for 73 runs. But then from there Nicholas Pooran played an wonderful inning and scored 58 runs in 30 balls to take Lucknow to 176 runs.
Chasing the target, KKR got off to a flying start thanks to Jason Roy and Venkatesh Iyer. But as the game got deeper, the pitch got slower and assisted the spinners.
All were looking done and dusted for Lucknow to win the match. But then, the Rinku Singh storm hit Lucknow. Requiring 21 runs in the last over, Rinku Singh smashed 2 brilliant sixes and a boundary and couple of wides but in the end, Kolkata Knight Riders lost the match by just 1 runs.
Rinku Singh himself remained unbeaten on 67 runs in 33 balls. See how Twitterati reacted.
He should have run that 2— Abhinav (@abhinavrm13) May 20, 2023Advertisement
Win or loss but Rinku is unbelievable simply unimaginable, it's big statement but we got next finisher after ms dhoni in Indian cricket.— Sankshith Empire (@SankshithE) May 20, 2023
Rinku Singh after the 17th over 24* (20).— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) May 20, 2023
Rinku after 20th over – 67* (33).
– One of the greatest ever performances in a losing cause. KKR lost by just 1 run. This was Rinku's season, take a bow! pic.twitter.com/fAewy8Mlhb
RINKU SINGH, TAKE A BOW FOR THE FIGHT BACK.— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 20, 2023
He deserves everything in the world. pic.twitter.com/F0seSJGwj8
This IPL will be remembered for Rinku Singh heroics. pic.twitter.com/GFqTicQeG8— R A T N I S H (@LoyalSachinFan) May 20, 2023
If Lord Rinku Singh does not play for India after this IPL then it is not Rinku's loss but Indian team's loss. pic.twitter.com/mDRj5SrcAK— Vishal. (@SPORTYVISHAL) May 20, 2023
Rinku Singh has set the standards so high that if he fails to chase 18 runs in 3 balls, we get disappointed. #KKRvsLSG pic.twitter.com/xnr5fbDTHK— Sir BoiesX 🕯 (@BoiesX45) May 20, 2023