The IPL debutants had a great start in the lucrative tournament as they were leading in the top two positions in the first half of the tournament.
Defeats to Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals in the later part of the group stage pushed them to third place in the IPL 2022 points table.
LSG lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore by 14 runs in the Eliminator game despite KL Rahul’s 79 in the 208-run chase. Rahul was the second-most run-scorer of the tournament with 616 runs in 15 innings behind Jos Buttler (863).
Rahul’s opening partner Quinton de Kock slammed 140 runs off 70 balls against Kolkata Knight Riders in LSG’s final league stage game.
With 18 wickets in 15 games at 23.11, Avesh Khan was the leading wicket-taker of the IPL debutants.
Let us look at the three best games of the KL Rahul-led Lucknow Super Giants this season.
IPL 2022: 3 Most Memorable Encounters Of The Season For Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)
1. KKR vs LSG (May 18, Navi Mumbai)
Quinton de Kock’s masterclass en route to an unbeaten 140 off 70 balls in alliance with skipper KL Rahul, who played the second fiddle with 51-ball 68 powered LSG to 210/0.
KKR’s chase was led by Nitish Rana (42) and captain Shreyas Iyer (50) but the former fell in the eighth over. Iyer carried on the mission with wicketkeeper-batter Sam Billings in a 66-run stand before the former’s departure.
Rinku Singh and Sunil Narine displayed big shots in an attempt to claw their way back in the chase. KKR needed 38 runs in the last two overs and both the batters smashed one six each to Jason Holder to bring down the equation to 21.
Rinku clobbered a four followed by successive sixes in the first three balls to Stoinis, which pulled down the equation to three runs in two balls.
Thanks to Evin Lewis, who dived across to his left from a deep backward point and grabbed a one-handed stunner to end Rinku’s fightback. Stoinis castled Umesh Yadav in the final ball of the game as LSG pulled a rabbit out of the hat.