LSG vs PBKS: With a 20-run victory over Punjab Kings in Pune, Lucknow Super Giants moved up to third place on the table thanks to a good bowling effort from the LSG bowlers. LSG only got as far as 153 for 8 thanks to a middle-overs collapse and a late cover-up, but even that wasn’t enough as PBKS labored through the middle overs and eventually fell short.
LSG vs PBKS: LSG’s shaky start with the bat
KL Rahul’s dismissal in the third over came to happen when he was caught behind a thunder ball from Kagiso Rabada. This fractured the start of LSG. They could only reach 39 for 1 at the end of the powerplay even with a 16-run over off Rabada where de Kock hit two sixes.
LSG vs PBKS: The slow revival of LSG batting
LSG went into the fixture in an absence of a batter. Avesh Khan replaced Manish Pandey, therefore Deepak Hooda had to walk out in the 3rd position to maintain a recovery plan in the partnership of de Kock.
The duo resulted in some damage that had caused to Punjab Kings hitting just one six and two at the end of the powerplay to the midway stage. It helped in pushing LSG to 67 for 1 wicket. This had set them up to aim for better returns in the upcoming 10 overs.
LSG vs PBKS: Collapse in the second half
Deepak Hooda made a slow start to his innings as he began the second half of the innings with a sixer off Liam Livingstone. 15 runs came off that over to alarm the shifting of gears. They were not aware of the sudden collapse that saw them lose four wickets for just seven runs to drop to 111 for 6 in the 16th over.
Jason Holder was shown his way to the pavilion in the 18th over but Mohsin Khan and Dushmantha Chameera showed finesse with their bats as they scored 35 off the last three overs to get past the 150-run point.
LSG vs PBKS: Bairstow’s departure and the PBKS’ downhill journey
Bairstow continued to go for another over, bringing the equation down to a manageable 51 out of 30 balls. Bairstow sliced at a ball outside the off stump on the opening ball of the 16th over, smashing it straight to Krunal at third man, putting the game out of reach. That overproduced only two runs, leaving too much for the PBKS tail to chase. At the death, Mohsin and Chameera, who combined for 5 wickets and only 41 runs in eight overs, put an end to the pursuit for a good chase.
LSG vs PBKS: Brief Scores
Brief Scores First Innings: Lucknow Super Giants scored 153/8 in 20 overs (Quinton de Kock 46, Deepak Hooda 34; Kagiso Rabada 4-38)
Second Innings: Punjab Kings 133/8 scored in 20 overs (Jonny Bairstow 32, Mayank Agarwal 25; Mohsin Khan 3-24, Dushmantha Chameera 2-17, Krunal Pandya 2-11) by 20 runs