Lucknow crushed Hyderabad by 7 wickets
Prerak Mankad scored a blistering half-century
New Delhi. Prerak Mankad of Lucknow Super Giants has emerged as a new sensation in IPL 2023. This player born in Rajasthan, plays first class cricket for Saurashtra. Prerak is one of the few players who made his debut in the final of Ranji Trophy. This debut was in the year 2016. It is not that the motivators in this match have remained without people’s notice. Mankad had studded Fifty for Saurashtra in his debut innings itself. However, Saurashtra lost the final to Mumbai.
A picture from the same year is found on Prerak Mankad’s Instagram, in which he has written a tattoo on his hands, Faith. In the caption of this picture, Prerak wrote, trust me for one more day and I will only get better from here. It is not known whether Prerak did this post before or after his debut, but he really did not disappoint anyone. Prerak Mankad gave strong performance in first class matches before becoming a part of Punjab Kings team in IPL 2022. He was part of the Ranji champion Saurashtra team. He was the highest run scorer in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Showed strength on an important occasion
In IPL 2022, Prerak Mankad got a chance to play only one match for Punjab Kings. Lucknow Super Giants included him in their team this year at a base price of 20 lakhs. However, Lucknow also used Prerak only for the second time this season. In a very crucial match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Prerak almost blocked the way forward for the opposition team by batting furiously.
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Coming in to bat at number three, Prerak Mankad scored an unbeaten 64 in 45 balls at a strike rate of 142. It included seven fours and 2 sixes. On the basis of Mankad’s innings, Lucknow achieved the target of 183 runs from Hyderabad by losing three wickets with four balls remaining. With this victory, Lucknow Super Giants reached number four in the points table with 13 points in 12 matches.
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Tags: IPL 2023, Lucknow Super Giants, Sunrisers Hyderabad
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 14, 2023, 12:59 PM