The Punjab Kings (PBKS) beat the Lucknow Tremendous Giants (LSG) by two wickets in yesterday’s 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) match on the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.
Bowling first after profitable the toss, Punjab held Lucknow to 159/8 as stand-in skipper Sam Curran starred with 3/31. Sikandar Raza then struck an excellent half-century earlier than a cameo from Shahrukh Khan (23* off 10) took PBKS to victory in 19.3 overs.
PBKS obtained off to a poor begin within the chase as Yudhvir Singh Charak received the battle of the debutants, having Atharva Taide (0) caught at third man within the first over. Matthew Brief struck Avesh Khan for 3 fours within the second over, however Charak knocked over Prabhsimran Singh (4).
Matthew Brief’s spectacular knock ended on 34 off 22 as he chipped Krishnappa Gowtham to mid-off. Harpreet Singh (22) dragged Krunal Pandya to deep backward sq. leg to place Punjab in additional hassle. Nevertheless, Raza performed a unbelievable innings to maintain PBKS within the hunt.
After lofting Gowtham over long-off for a most, he took on Krunal and clubbed him for 2 sixes and a 4 within the thirteenth over. He reached his maiden IPL fifty off 34 balls however was dismissed within the 18th over for 57 off 41 balls, caught at deep backward sq. leg off Ravi Bishnoi’s bowling.
The equation got here down to twenty off the final two overs. Shahrukh top-edged the second supply from Mark Wooden for a most over the keeper’s head. Harpreet Brar (6) then dispatched a 4 via the off-side earlier than being caught behind.
Shahrukh struck the profitable boundary within the final over, thumping Bishnoi to long-off.
LSG held to 159/8 regardless of KL Rahul’s 74
Lucknow skipper KL Rahul top-scored for his workforce with 74 off 56 balls, however Punjab’s bowlers mixed to limit the opposition to underneath 160.
Rahul and Kyle Mayers (29 off 23) added 53 for the primary wicket. However as soon as the stand was damaged, LSG misplaced their approach at the same time as Rahul held one find yourself.
Deepak Hooda (2) was trapped lbw by a skidder from Raza. Krunal (18) was brilliantly held by Shahrukh on the ropes off Rabada’s bowling. Nicholas Pooran (0) obtained a caught-behind choice overturned to a large however fell off the very subsequent ball, miscuing Rabada to deep midwicket. Marcus Stoinis was caught behind off Curran for 15 off 11 through good use of the DRS.
Lucknow’s hopes of placing up a very good complete suffered a giant blow when Rahul holed out to long-on off Arshdeep Singh. Curran helped himself to 2 wickets within the final over, which produced solely seven.
LSG vs PBKS: Who Gained Participant of the Match in yesterday’s IPL 2023 match?
Stand-in captain Curran impressed for PBKS with three wickets, whereas Rabada additionally chipped in with two essential scalps. Raza put up a positive all-round effort, claiming one wicket and scoring a stroke-filled half-century.
Shahrukh additionally had a memorable outing. He took a few glorious catches and rounded off the sport with a match-winning cameo.
For LSG, skipper Rahul contributed a valiant half-century, whereas Charak, Wooden and Bishnoi claimed two wickets apiece.
Raza was named the Participant of the Match for his positive all-round effort.