PBKS vs LSG: Lucknow caught Punjab on the strength of the bowlers, got the sixth win of the tournament

Pune. Lucknow Super Giants have maintained their excellent performance in IPL 2022. The team defeated Punjab Kings by 20 runs in a match (PBKS vs LSG). This is the team’s sixth win in 9 matches. Batting first in 42 matches of IPL 2022, Lucknow team could score only 153 runs for 8 wickets. No batsman could play a half-century innings. Fast bowler Kagisay Rabada performed brilliantly and took 4 wickets. In reply, Punjab’s team could only make 133 runs for 8 wickets in 20 overs. The bowlers of Lucknow performed brilliantly. The team of Punjab remains on the 7th position in the table with 8 points. This is his 5th defeat in 9 matches. The team of Lucknow has come from fourth to third place. He has 12 points in 9 matches.

Captain Mayank Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan gave a good start to the team of Punjab Kings, chasing the target. Both added 35 runs for the first wicket in 4.4 overs. Mayank scored 25 off 17 balls and was dismissed by Dushmantha Chamira. He hit 2 fours and 2 sixes. Dhawan also continued to walk after this. His wicket went to leg spinner Ravi Bishnoi. He scored 6 runs in 15 balls.

Rajapaksa and Livingstone continue to walk

Sri Lanka’s Bhanuka Rajapaksa, who landed at number-4, also could not play a big innings. He was dismissed by left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya. He scored 9 runs in 7 balls. After the fall of 3 wickets for 58 runs, the match became very exciting. After this Jonny Bairstow and Liam Livingstone took over the team. But Livingstone could not play a big innings. He was dismissed by Mohsin Khan for 18 runs off 16 balls. He hit 2 sixes.

Pandya brought big success

Krunal Pandya did not give a single run in the 14th over and Jitesh Sharma was dismissed for 2 runs. With this, the team’s score became 92 runs for 5 wickets. Now Punjab had to score 62 runs in 36 balls. Pandya bowled very tightly. Gave only 11 runs in 4 overs and also took 2 wickets. Bishnoi gave 11 runs in the 15th over.

Chamira turns the match

On the second ball of the 16th over, Chamira made a spectacular comeback for Lucknow in the match by dismissing Jonny Bairstow. Bairstow scored 32 runs off 28 balls. Hit 5 fours. The team had to score 42 runs in 18 balls. Mohsin dismissed Rabada in the 18th over. He scored 2 runs in 5 balls. Rahul Chahar was also dismissed in this over. Punjab had to score 31 runs in 6 balls. Rishi Dhawan hit a six on the first ball of Avesh. Four on the second ball. No runs were scored on the third, fourth and fifth balls.

De Kock and Hooda added 85 runs

Earlier, Punjab won the toss and decided to bowl. The bowlers of Punjab Kings, led by Kagiso Rabada, faltered the middle order of Lucknow Super Giants. Lucknow lost 5 wickets in 13 runs in the middle, shattering the punishment stage with an 85-run stand for the second wicket between Quinton de Kock (46) and Deepak Hooda (34). Rabada got a big breakthrough by dismissing the in-form KL Rahul (6).

5 wickets lost for 13 runs

After this, Dekock and Hooda took over the team. After this, suddenly there was a fall of wickets. Hooda was run out by Jonny Bairstow on a straight throw, while Krunal Pandya (7) and Ayush Badoni (4) waved the ball in the air as soon as it came to the pavilion. Marcus Stoinis (1) also handed the catch back to Chahar. The score was soon reduced to 111 for 6 from 98 for one wicket.

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Lower-order batsmen Jason Holder (11), Dushmanta Chamira (17) and Mohsin Khan (13 not out) scored useful runs in the last moments to help Lucknow cross the 150-run mark. Chamira also hit two sixes on Rabada. Rabada took 4 wickets for 38 runs. Leg spinner Rahul Chahar (2) and fast bowler Sandeep Sharma (1) supported him well. Arshdeep Singh and Rishi Dhawan also bowled tightly.

Tags: IPL, IPL 2022, Kagiso Rabada, KL Rahul, Lucknow Super Giants, Mayank agarwal, Punjab Kings

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