It was a memorable night for the KL Rahul-led Lucknow Supergiants as they registered their eighth victory of the season in style. Lucknow beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 75 runs to go on the top of the points table. Despite team’s win skipper Rahul wants his side to keep improving to deliver a complete performance in the upcoming games, adding that he is not sure whether they are peaking at the right time or not.
Brilliant knocks by Quinton de Kock and Deepak Hooda followed by sensational performances by Avesh Khan (3/19) and Jason Holder (3/31) helped Lucknow Super Giants to a dominating 75-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders in the 53rd match of the IPL 2022 at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Saturday.
“Still can’t think of any game where we’ve had a complete performance. Still, areas to improve. Don’t think any team is going to be perfect anyway, we aren’t chasing that. Everyone wants to contribute which is great to see,” said Rahul at the post-match presentation.
“Don’t know if we’re peaking at the right time but we’re getting the wins, we’re doing what is expected of us, sticking to our plans,” he added.
Rahul also mentioned that it was a tricky Pune-wicket but their batters played really well to post a challenging total.
“Played really well, started well with the bat, except for the run-out. Was a tricky wicket. Knew it was going to be slow and sticky. Had to get around 150-160. The way Quinton and Deepak batted, made it look easy. Big-hitting from Stoinis and Jason gave the momentum,” he said.