29th Day, 38th Match, PBKS vs LSG Match Highlights, IPL 2023
Although Punjab Kings had defeated Lucknow by 2 wickets earlier this season, Lucknow's massive victory in this match has given them a much-needed boost.
Day 29, Match 38, PBKS vs LSG Match - Badshahbook Highlights, IPL 2023
BADSHAHBOOK: In an electrifying encounter at the Mohali stadium, Lucknow Super Giants comprehensively defeated Punjab Kings by a whopping 56 runs in what can only be described as a high-scoring run-fest. Batting first, Lucknow Super Giants set a mammoth target of 257/5, which is now the second-highest total ever in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The top-order of Lucknow Super Giants came out all guns blazing with opener Kyle Mayers making a brisk 54 off just 24 deliveries, Ayush Badoni contributing a quickfire 43 off 24 balls, and Marcus Stoinis playing a crucial role with his knock of 72 off 40 deliveries. Nicholas Pooran's blistering cameo of 45 off 19 balls helped LSG cross the 200-run mark and post a daunting target for Punjab Kings to chase.
In response, Punjab Kings struggled to keep up with the required run rate and eventually fell short of the target, managing to score only 201 runs. Atharva Taide was the only batsman who showed some resistance and fought valiantly, scoring 66 runs. However, the rest of the PBKS batting lineup failed to impress, and they were never really in the game after losing Shikhar Dhawan early on.
This match was crucial for both teams, as they were placed mid-table in the IPL 2023 points table. Punjab Kings made multiple changes to their side, with Sikandar Raza replacing Matthew Short and Kagiso Rabada coming into the playing XI. Lucknow Super Giants, on the other hand, made no changes to their side and went in with the same team as their previous game.
Punjab Kings skipper Shikhar Dhawan returned to full fitness and won the toss, hoping to lead his team to victory. The stand-in skipper Sam Curran did lead PBKS well in Shikhar Dhawan's absence, and he was their MVP during their previous match against Mumbai Indians, and he scored a fifty and helped his side cross the 214-run mark.
Lucknow Super Giants, on the other hand, had suffered a narrow 7-run defeat in their previous match against the Gujarat Titans. Although their skipper KL Rahul himself had scored a fifty, the team was unable to chase down a modest target of 136 runs, collapsing at the death.
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After their defeat, Lucknow slipped to fourth place in the IPL 2023 points table, with 8 points from 7 games. Rahul remains the leading run-scorer for his side and will look to respond in style after the disappointment of their previous match. Meanwhile, all eyes were on Shikhar Dhawan, who had been sitting out the past three matches due to a shoulder injury.
Although Punjab Kings had defeated Lucknow by 2 wickets earlier this season, Lucknow's massive victory in this match has given them a much-needed boost. The victory has also helped them maintain their position in the points table, ahead of Punjab Kings on the basis of their net run rate. Overall, it was a thrilling encounter that kept the fans on the edge of their seats throughout the match.
Punjab Kings: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prabhsimran Singh, Shahrukh Khan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Raj Bawa, Jitesh Sharma, Rishi Dhawan, Atharva Taide, Liam Livingstone, Arshdeep Singh, Nathan Ellis, Baltej Singh, Kagiso Rabada, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Sam Curran, Harpreet Bhatia, Sikandar Raza, Vidwath Kaverappa, Mohit Rathee, Matthew Short, Shivam Singh
Lucknow Super Giants: KL Rahul (c), Karan Sharma, Ayush Badoni, Manan Vohra, Marcus Stoinis, Quinton de Kock, Krishnappa Gowtham, Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Mohsin Khan, Avesh Khan, Mark Wood, Ravi Bishnoi, Mayank Yadav, Yudhvir Charak, Swapnil Singh, Naveen-ul-Haq, Prerak Mankad, Daniel Sams, Amit Mishra, Romario Shepherd, Yash Thakur, Nicholas Pooran, Jaydev Unadkat
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