Mumbai: Lucknow Super Giants registered a thrilling 2-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders to become the second team to qualify for the IPL 2022 playoffs. While the defeat has knocked KKR out of the playoff contention as they finish their season with 12 points in 14 matches.
The victory has helped Lucknow Super Giants to move to the second spot on the points table with 18 points as they qualified for the playoffs after Gujarat Titans who are topping the table with 20 points in 13 matches so far. While Kolkata are placed at the sixth spot but are eliminated from the playoffs race. Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Punjab Kings, Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad still have chances to make it to the last four. While the last two spots are still occupied by Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians.
Jos Buttler leads the way with 627 runs from 13 games while KL Rahul added to the tally with a fine fifty and has 537 runs now from 14 matches. His batting partner Quinton de Kock is third on the list with 502 runs.
Yuzvendra Chahal continues to occupy the top spot in the wicket-takers’ list with 24 scalps so far. Wanindu Hasaranga and Kagiso Rabada are placed at the second and third spot respectively while pace sensation Umran Malik is currently fourth with 21 wickets.