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KKR vs LSG Highlights, IPL 2023: Rinku Singh’s Knock In Vain As LSG Beat KKR By 1 Run, Advance To Playoffs

KKR vs LSG Highlights: Rinku Singh’s fighting knock failed to take KKR home on Saturday.© BCCI

KKR vs LSG Highlights, IPL 2023: Rinku Singh’s unbeaten 67 off 33 balls went in vain as Luknow Super Giants defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by one run at Eden Gardens on Saturday. While the victory assured LSG of a playoff berth, a loss to KKR put curtains on their IPL 2023 campaign. Talking about the game, Nicholas Pooran scored 58 runs off 30 balls as LSG posted 176 for 8 in 20 overs after getting an invitation to bat first. Sunil Narine was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 2 for 28. In reply, KKR remained short of LSG’s total by one run despite Rinku and Jason Roy’s (45 off 28) crucial knocks. (SCORECARD | IPL 2023 POINTS TABLE)

Here are the Highlights of IPL 2023 match between KKR and LSG, straight from Kolkata:

May20202323:31 (IST)

KKR vs LSG Live: LSG win by one run!!!

Rinku Singh hits a six and LSG win the game by one run. They qualify for the playoffs with it as 17 points assure them of a berth. On the other hand, KKR are eliminated. Rinku must be gutted as he played an unbeaten 67-run knock off 33 balls but failed to take his side home, that too by the barest of margins. 

KKR 175/7 (20)

May20202323:26 (IST)

KKR vs LSG Live: KKR need 8 off 1!

A four from Rinku Singh through the extra cover region. Kolkata Knight Riders need 8 runs in 1 ball.

May20202323:25 (IST)

KKR vs LSG Live: KKR need 12 off 2!

After bowling a dot ball and a wide, Yash Thakur bowled Rinku Singh gets one in the slot and the southpaw slammed it for a six. Kolkata Knight Riders need 12 runs in 2 balls.

May20202323:22 (IST)

KKR vs LSG Live: KKR need 19 off 4!

A wide ball and Yash Thakur followed it with a dot ball. 

May20202323:21 (IST)

KKR vs LSG Live: KKR need 20 off 5!

Rinku Singh is on the strike. Kolkata Knight Riders need 20 runs in 5 balls. Can he win it for KKR again?

May20202323:16 (IST)

KKR vs LSG Live: Hat-trick of fours from Rinku!

A slower bouncer outside off stump from Naveen and Rinku hit it over the short third man for a four. Kolkata Knight Riders need 29 runs in 9 balls.

May20202323:15 (IST)

KKR vs LSG Live: Rinku continues to fight

Back-to-back fours from Rinku Singh on the bowling of Naveen-ul-Haq. Kolkata Knight Riders need 33 runs in 10 balls. Do we have a game here?

May20202323:08 (IST)


17.4 – Yash Thakur has got the wicket of Shardul Thakur. KKR are six down in the chase now.

May20202323:07 (IST)

KKR vs LSG Live: SIX!

17.2 – Rinku Singh gets a short ball from Yash Thakur and hits it over the fence for a six towards the square leg.

May20202323:03 (IST)

KKR vs LSG Live: KKR need 51 in 18!

Only 5 runs came off the Naveen-ul-Haq over and Kolkata Knight Riders need 51 runs in 18 balls. The LSG bowlers have controlled the game beautifully so far and it is definitely a big ask for KKR from here. 

KKR 126/5 (17)

May20202322:53 (IST)


Ravi Bishnoi was hit for a six on the previous ball but he made a really good comeback to clean up Andre Russell. Kolkata Knight Riders need 57 runs in 26 balls.

May20202322:48 (IST)

KKR vs LSG Live: FOUR!

A four from Rinku Singh to end the over of Naveen-ul-Haq yet only six runs came off the over. Kolkata Knight Riders need 63 runs in 30 balls. All to Andre Russell and Rinku now. 

KKR 114/4 (15)

May20202322:42 (IST)

KKR vs LSG Live: Good bowling

Only 5 runs and a wicket came of Yash Thakur’s first over. Kolkata Knight Riders need 69 runs in 36 balls.

KKR 108/4 (14)

May20202322:41 (IST)


Rahmanullah Gurbaz is gone! Ravi Bishnoi takes a juggling catch but the most important thing is that he held onto it. Kolkata Knight Riders need 69 runs in 38 balls.

KKR 108/4 (13.4)

May20202322:38 (IST)

KKR vs LSG Live: Catch dropped!

It was a tough chance for Ravi Bishnoi but it was the catch of Rinku Singh. Had Bishnoi been able to take the return catch, Kolkata Knight Riders would have been under more pressure. KKR need 74 runs in 42 balls.

KKR 103/3 (13)

May20202322:28 (IST)

KKR vs LSG Live: Asking rate nears 10 for KKR!

Kolkata Knight Riders need 89 runs in 54 balls. For the first time in this chase, the asking rate is getting close to 10 for them. Someone needs to keep attacking from one end or LSG will be favourites from here as spinners are getting good help from the surface.

KKR 88/3 (11)

May20202322:24 (IST)


Krunal Pandya has cleaned up Jason Roy on the latter’s individual score of 45 and this game is on! Maybe LSG have an edge as Kolkata Knight Riders need 95 runs in 60 balls.

May20202322:19 (IST)

KKR vs LSG Live: Rana is out!

8.3 – Ravi Bishnoi has got the wicket of Nitish Rana. It was a googly that left right-handed batter Rana. He failed to play it well edged it to the fielder inside the circle. Krunal Pandya grabbed the dolly at cover.

KKR 79/2 (9)

May20202322:14 (IST)

KKR vs LSG Live: FOUR!

A powerful sweep shot from Jason Roy and that goes for a four towards the square leg fence. 9 runs came off Krishnappa Gowtham’s third over. Kolkata Knight Riders are moving really well in this chase, they need 99 runs in 72 balls.

KKR 78/1 (8)

May20202322:12 (IST)

KKR vs LSG Live: Jason Roy key for KKR

Eight runs came off the third over bowled by Krunal Pandya. Kolkata Knight Riders need 108 runs in 78 balls. They bank their hopes on Jason Roy, who has not only held the fort but also scoring at a brisk pace as always! 

KKR 69/1 (7)

May20202322:03 (IST)


5.5 – Venkatesh Iyer is gone! Here is the much-needed breakthough for LSG. Krishnappa Gowtham has provided them the wicket. Iyer handed an easy catch to Bishnoi at cover. He fell for 24 runs off 15 balls.

KKR 61/1 (6) 

May20202321:56 (IST)

KKR vs LSG Live: Play resumes!

The play resumed after Venkatesh Iyer got treatment by the physios. Nine runs came off the first over of Krishnappa Gowtham. KKR are in control of this chase as they need 8.25 runs per over from here.

May20202321:53 (IST)

KKR vs LSG Live: Venkatesh Iyer gets injured!

3.2 – Venkatesh Iyer tried to swing his bat on the leg side and it seemed that he has pulled up a muscle on his back. He is in trouble and the KKR physio is checking him at the moment.

May20202321:50 (IST)

KKR vs LSG Live: Brilliant bowling

Krunal Pandya comes to the rescue of LSG. While the first two overs went for 15 runs each, he has bowled a 6-run over. This is brilliant bowling from the LSG skipper. Either a wicket or plenty of runs is coming in the next over or maybe both!

KKR 36/0 (3)

May20202321:44 (IST)

KKR vs LSG Live: Jason Roy on the charge

1.4 – This is the third boundary of the over from the bat of Jason Roy. He played a dot ball before slamming Naveen-ul-Haq for a four which was followed by a six and then a four again. Insane attack from Roy this is!

KKR 30/0 (2)

May20202321:40 (IST)

KKR vs LSG Live: 4, 6, 4 – Iyer starts well!

Roy took a single off the second ball before Venkatesh Iyer hit two fours and a six in the next four balls to Mohsin Khan. KKR have gotten off to a really good start.  

KKR 15/0 (1)

May20202321:36 (IST)

KKR vs LSG Live: Iyer opens batting with Roy!

Venkatesh Iyer has come out to open the batting with Jason Roy. The Englisman is on the strike. Mohsin Khan will bowl the first over. Here we go!

May20202321:31 (IST)

KKR vs LSG Live: KKR have their task cut out!

Kolkata Knight Riders need to chase the target of 177 runs against Lucknow Super Giants in 7.5 overs to go to the fourth spot in the points table. Even such a win could not confirm them a playoff spot but it will at least keep them in contention.

May20202321:22 (IST)

KKR vs LSG Live: LSG post 176 for 8 in 20 overs

SIX, FOUR – Krishnappa Gowtham finishes the over of Andre Russell with a six and a four. What could have been an economical last over sees LSG fetch 13 runs. They have got a good total on the board.

LSG 176/8 (20)

May20202321:15 (IST)

KKR vs LSG Live: Ravi Bishnoi is gone!

18.5 – A slower ball from Shardul Thakur and that oufoxes Ravi Bishnoi. LSG are losing the plot in the slog overs.16 runs came off the over and two wickets.

LSG 163/8 (19)

May20202321:12 (IST)


18.3 – Shardul Thakur has got the big wicket of Nicholas Pooran. The Windies southpaw hit the ball high in the air before third man fielder Venkatesh Iyer took the catch to end the innings. Pooran fell for 58 runs off 30 balls. Brilliant knock from the LSG star!

May20202321:07 (IST)

KKR vs LSG Live: Ayush Badoni is gone!

Sunil Narine gets the wicket of Ayush Badoni, but LSG could still get over 170 from here. However, a lot will depend on Nicholas Pooran, who is batting really well from the other end. Badoni fell for 25 runs off 21 balls.

LSG 147/6 (18)

May20202321:03 (IST)

KKR vs LSG Live: Pooran keeps LSG going

11 runs came off the final over of Vaibhav Arora. He finishes his quota of four overs with figures of 2 for 30. Three more overs are remaining in the game and LSG would aim to add at least another 30-35 runs to the total. 

LSG 133/5 (17)

May20202320:54 (IST)

KKR vs LSG Live: Three-run over

Vaun Chakaravarthy concedes only three runs in his final over. He finishes his quota of four overs with figures of 1 for 38.

LSG 122/5 (16)

May20202320:50 (IST)


The first ball of the over of Suyash Sharma was in the slot for Nicholas Pooran and he launched it into the crowd for a six. Pooran kept looking for another boundary in the over and he got one in the end. 12 runs came off it.

LSG 119/5 (15) 

May20202320:44 (IST)

KKR vs LSG Live: Economical over

Sunil Narine has bowled a 7-run over. He has been extremely economical with the ball tonight by conceding only 14 runs in his three overs so far. On the other hand, Nicholas Pooran keeps LSG going. The side was in trouble after losing de Kock, but Pooran’s counter-attack has kept them in the game.   

LSG 107/5 (14)

May20202320:39 (IST)

KKR vs LSG Live: Good over for LSG

Nine runs came off Varun Chakaravarthy’s third over. Nicholas Pooran started the over with a six but the leggie made a good comeback after that.

LSG 100/5 (13)

May20202320:35 (IST)

KKR vs LSG Live: KKR keep LSG in check

Only three runs came off Sunil Narine’s second over. KKR bowles have kept it tight for LSG, and that has helped them take wickets at regular intervals.

LSG 91/5 (12)

May20202320:29 (IST)

KKR vs LSG Live: De Kock is gone!

10.1 – This is a big-big wicket for Varun Chakaravarthy and KKR. Quinton de Kock tried to up the ante and falls in the process. He departs for 28 runs off 27 balls. LSG are in real trouble now!

May20202320:25 (IST)

KKR vs LSG Live: OUT!

Another wicket falls down for LSG. Sunil Narine has removed Krunal Pandya. LSG are in trouble now as only Quinton de Kock is solid at one end, while wickets continue to fall on the other side.

LSG 71/4 (9.4)

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