DC vs LSG: De Kock shines as LSG moves up to 2nd spot
DC vs LSG: With a six-wicket triumph over Delhi Capitals at the DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai, Lucknow Super Giants completed a hat-trick of victories. Quinton de Kock’s 54-ball 80 set the tone for their chase, which ended with them crossing the line in the final over on Thursday (April 7). Prithvi Shaw got 61 points off 34 shots, while the rest of the team combined for 88 points off 86 shots, summing up DC’s night as they fell to their second loss in three games.
DC vs LSG: How did LSG and De Kock approach the chase?
The openers started at a slow pace with only two boundaries coming in the first four overs until Anrich Nortje came into the attack.
In his first-ever IPL appearance in India, Nortje, who was returning from injury, had a dreadful night. DC may have missed a trick by not having him open the bowling alongside Mustafizur Rahman at the start, instead opting for Lalit Yadav.
Nortje was sent in in the fifth over, and Quinton de Kock destroyed him in the over, taking him for three fours and a six. He returned to deliver the 14th over and bowled a first-up beamer. In the 16th over, he bowled another and was pushed off of the attack after only 2.2 overs, taking 35 runs as LSG gained momentum.
DC vs LSG: In the middle overs, how did DC’s spinners fare?
With only one wicket in three matches in the phase, DC was unable to break the partnership and strike in the powerplay once more. Despite KL Rahul falling for a run-a-ball 24, the spinners did well to keep the score under control, although de Kock continued to chip in with the occasional boundaries.
Soon after, Evin Lewis was defeated by Lalit, but de Kock kept the scoreboard going. Kuldeep returned to finish his innings with nine fours and two sixes for 80 runs off 52 balls.
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DC vs LSG: The final over of DC vs LSG
LSG was in control from the start due to a lack of scoring pressure, but Mustafizur (17th) and Shardul Thakur (18th) bowled brilliantly to bring the game back to life, giving only nine runs. With 5 runs off 4 balls, Deepak Hooda fell to Thakur in the penultimate over, bringing LSG closer than they would have liked. Ayush Badoni, on the other hand, hit a six-run home run to tie the game.
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DC vs LSG: Crossing the target of 149
Because of some late Rishabh Pant hits. With only 6 runs in 17 balls, the skipper struggled to get going. Andrew Tye got a four, followed by two sixes in the 16th over, to take the game to the next level. On the other hand, Sarfaraz Khan attacked Avesh Khan in order to gain some much-needed boundaries. Off 57 balls, the two put up an undefeated 75-run stand. The pacers concluded with 0-90, with 50 runs coming in the last five overs; however, just 19 came in the last three overs, with LSG’s bowlers pressing DC with some tight bowling.
DC vs LSG: Brief scores
Brief scores: Delhi Capitals 149/3 in 20 overs (Prithvi Shaw 61, Rishabh Pant 39*, Sarfaraz Khan 36*; Ravi Bishnoi 2-22) lost to Lucknow Super Giants155/4 in 19.4 overs (Quinton de Kock 80; Kuldeep Yadav 2-31) by six wickets.