December 8, 2023
Lucknow Super Giants
64 / 100

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) with a score of 195 runs for the loss of 3 wickets defeated the Delhi Capitals (DC) who had made a score of 189 runs for the loss of 7 wickets.

The ‘half-centuries’ from Deepak Hooda and KL Rahul that was followed by the so called ‘special’ spell by Mohsin Khan managed to seal the win of six-runs of the LSG team. The team was a little doubtful about the results due to the sloppy fielding and dropped catches that gave the men of Rishaph Pant bonus runs and extra chances. The contest seemed to end when Mohsin dismissed Rovman, Pant, and Shardul Thakur in the final 2 over’s.

Marcus Stoinis managed to defend 20 in the final over, and conceded 14 for sealing the win.

Hooda, Rahul impress

Quinton de Kock seemed to be unfazed by the 5 different bowlers in the first 5 over’s that Pant chose. He managed 23 runs in just 11 balls. He seemed to have a special affinity in hitting Chetan Sakariya. Thakur managed to get him caught in the 5th over.

Hooda was aggressive when he started. He managed to hit four of his first 5 boundaries through the covers. Rahul managed 27 runs in 24 balls before he hammered the seamers and Kuldeep in the following 11 balls to reach his 50 in 35 deliveries. Hooda, also, managed his 50 in the 14th over off 32 balls. Hooda didi not hit audacious shots and hit 6 fours and only one 6.

Thakur managed to dismiss Hooda after he got his 50. Rahul managed two more 6’s but was not able to get enough support from the ‘other’ end. Marcus Stoinis was trying to find some stability.

Rahul was dismissed in the 19th over. stoinis managed to hit a 6 in the final over and the LSG team got to 190.

The Chase

Shaw and Warner fell early to the seamers. It was Shaw who was dismissed first in the 2nd over. Pant and Marsh were in early. Their strategy was to counter-attack. Pant managed to hit 3 fours and one six in the 4th over of Krunal Pandya. In the over from Jason Holder, he managed 2 fours and 1 six. After the power play th score was 66 runs for the loss of 2 wickets.

Mohsin responsible for the damage

After the fall of Lalit Yadav it was still ‘game-on’. The fielders of the LSG team, including the skipper, Rahul, managed to drop catches at regular intervals. This benefitted Powell and Pant. Gowtham was punished by Powell with 6, 6, and a 4.

Mohsin came to take over and managed to get Pant at 44. Powell and Axar managed to keep ‘required’ run rate at 12 with a few boundaries. Axar and Kuldeep managed to eke out 15 from the penultimate over and took the game to the final over.

Stoinis was handed the ball and he started off by conceding a 6 off Kudeep. The four ‘tidy’ balls of Stoinis ensure that the total was out of reach for the competitors. The game ended when the requirement was 12 runs of 1 ball and all that could be managed was 1 boundary.

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