The 54th match of the 2024 IPL season, played on May 5th, was a thrilling encounter between Lucknow Super Giants and Kolkata Knight Riders.  While the first innings saw a tight bowling display, KKR chased down the target comfortably in the second, showcasing some fantastic batting.

KKR Wins the Toss and Elects to Field:

KKR captain Shreyas Iyer won the toss and opted to field first, looking to capitalize on their bowling strength. This decision proved crucial as the early part of the LSG innings became a battle between bat and ball.

LSG Batsmen Struggle for Big Scores:

LSG openers KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock started cautiously, finding it difficult to score freely against the disciplined KKR bowling attack. Pat Cummins, the pace spearhead, struck early, dismissing de Kock for just 12 runs. Rahul tried to anchor the innings but fell to a sharp catch at deep square leg by Andre Russell for 39 runs.

Pooran Provides a Spark:

Nicholas Pooran, the explosive West Indian batsman, brought some momentum back into the LSG innings. He played some audacious shots, finding boundaries with regularity. He stitched together a crucial 42-run partnership with Deepak Hooda  before both fell in quick succession.

LSG Finishes with a Below-Par Total:

The remaining LSG batsmen struggled to rotate the strike and build partnerships. Marcus Stoinis, known for his big-hitting abilities, could only manage 18 runs before holing out to deep mid-wicket. LSG eventually finished their innings with a modest total of 161/7 in their 20 overs.

KKR Pacers Impress:

KKR’s bowling attack deserves a lot of credit for restricting LSG to a below-par total. Pat Cummins was the pick of the bowlers, finishing with figures of 3/22 in his four overs. Umesh Yadav and Andre Russell chipped in with two wickets each, showcasing their experience and skill on a good batting pitch.

Clinical Batting Chase by KKR:

Chasing 162 for victory, KKR openers Phil Salt and Venkatesh Iyer started aggressively. Salt, in particular, looked in sublime touch, finding the boundary with ease. He played some delightful shots, both through the covers and down the leg side.

The Salt-Iyer Partnership Steers KKR Home:

Venkatesh Iyer played a solid supporting role, providing stability at the other end. After his dismissal for 24 runs, Shreyas Iyer joined Salt in the middle. The two batsmen built a crucial partnership of 78 runs, effectively putting the game out of LSG’s reach.

Salt Seals the Victory:

Phil Salt continued his dominant display, reaching his half-century off just 32 balls. He played some audacious strokes, showcasing his power-hitting capabilities. Shreyas Iyer played a mature knock, ensuring KKR never lost control of the chase.

KKR Wins Comfortably:

With Salt reaching his well-deserved 89* runs and Iyer finishing unbeaten on 38*, KKR chased down the target with 8 wickets remaining and 4.5 overs to spare. It was a clinical batting performance, showcasing their ability to chase down a modest total with ease.

Key Takeaways:

KKR’s disciplined bowling performance, especially in the powerplay, restricted LSG to a below-par total.

Nicholas Pooran’s knock for LSG was the lone bright spark in an otherwise subdued batting performance.

Phil Salt’s aggressive knock and his partnership with Shreyas Iyer were instrumental in KKR’s comfortable victory.

This match showcased the importance of a strong bowling attack and the effectiveness of a clinical batting chase. While both teams displayed flashes of brilliance, KKR‘s overall performance was more consistent, leading them to a well-deserved victory.

LSG vs KKR – 54th Match – Score Details

Lucknow Super Giants: 161/7

Top Batsman: NicholasPooran

Other Contributions: KL Rahul, Deepak Hooda

Highest Partnership: 42 runs

Bowling Figures:

Pat Cummins : 3/22

Umesh Yadav : 2/28

Andre Russell : 2/19

Kolkata Knight Riders : 162/2

Winner: KKR

Player of the Match: Phil Salt  – 89* runs 

Other Contributions: Shreyas Iyer , Venkatesh Iyer

Highest Partnership: 78 runs

Bowling Figures:

Dushmantha Chameera : 1/27

Here’s a quick summary of the score details:

LSG set a target of 162 runs for KKR.

KKR chased down the target comfortably in 15.1 overs with 8 wickets remaining.

Phil Salt was the hero for KKR with a brilliant knock of 89* runs off just 32 balls.

Pat Cummins was the pick of the KKR bowlers, taking 3 wickets for 22 runs in his 4 overs.


The 54th match of IPL 2024, which was between Lucknow Super Giants  and Kolkata Knight Riders ,  already happened on Sunday, May 5th. There are no live matches currently happening for the 54th match.

However, if you’d like to see highlights or replays of the match, here are some options:

IPL website or app: The official IPL website and app might have highlights or a full replay of the match available.

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