Navi Mumbai: In the 66th match of IPL played here today, Quinton de Kok scored the highest individual score of the current season of IPL and also a 210-run not out partnership with KL Rahul. Lucknow won by 2 runs and with that they qualified for the playoffs.
Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer and Sam Billings improved a bit after KKR got off to a bad start, but Rinku Singh and Sunil Narine shared 58 off 19 balls after Andre Russell was all out for 150 in 16.4 overs. KKR was delivered to victory. In the final over, when 21 runs were required for victory, Rinku Singh took a total of 18 runs off the first four balls with 2 sixes and a four to take the team to victory. However, after losing two wickets in the final two balls, KKR lost just two runs and was eliminated from the tournament.
Quinton de Kok and KL Rahul record third largest partnership in IPL history
Navi Mumbai: Quinton de Kok and Lokesh Rahul, who opened for the Lucknow Super Giants in the match against Kolkata Knight Riders of the 15th season of IPL played here today, shared the third largest partnership in the history of the IPL. The duo shared a 210-run stand after playing a full 20 overs in the match against KKR. De Kok had 140 off 70 balls with 10 sixes and 10 fours while Rahul had 68 off 51 balls with 4 sixes and 3 fours. Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers have the highest partnership of 229 runs in the IPL, which they set against Gujarat Lions in 2016. In second place is the same pair with the 215-run notout partnership he made against Mumbai Indians in 2015.
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