The Los Angeles Knight Riders started off their campaign in the first-ever game of Major League Cricket against  the Texas Super Kings, at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas Texas. This was one of the highly-anticipated clashes and it stood up to the expectations of the fans. A full-house at the Grand Prairie Stadium, experienced some sensational display of cricket. 

LAKR skipper, Sunil Narine won the toss opted to bat first, on what looked to be a great surface to bat on, with a little help for the fast bowlers. The Knights started off to a great start as Lockie Ferguson got the TSK skipper Faf du Plessis for a golden duck. LAKR continued to pick up wickets at consistent intervals despite the formidable partnership between Conway & Miller. The LAKR bowlers restricted TSK to a total of 182. 

The LAKR chase didn’t start off to an auspicious start as they lost both Guptill and Rossouw in the first over. Jaskaran Malhotra showed some fight after a top-order collapse as he lived up to his reputation of smashing sixes. Despite the collapse Russell and Malhotra batting m with a lot of intent and kept the required run-rate in check. Dre-Russ went on to get a half-century but the target proved to be too much even for him. LAKR finished their innings on 112 and lost to TSK by 69 runs. The Knights will now look to regroup & rebuild to come back strong in the next game. 

Match Summary:

TSK 181/6 in 20 Ov ( David Miller 61 off 42, Devon Conway 55 off 37; Lockie Ferguson 2/23 in 4 overs, Ali Khan 2/40 in 4 overs) beat LAKR 112/10 in 14 Ov (Andre Russell 55 off 34, Jaskaran Malhotra 22 off 11; Mohammad Mohsin 4/8 in 3 overs, Rusty Theron 2/16 in 2 overs) by 69 runs.