In the match PBKS vs LSG, Lucknow Super Giants returned to their winning ways after their loss to Gujarat Titans, by defeating Punjab Kings in Match 38 of TATA IPL 2023 at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali.

Punjab Kings fall short as Lucknow Super Giants waltz to 56-run victory

Match Summary of PBKS vs LSG

LSG’s aggressive batting performance was initiated when Kyle Mayers scored 54 runs off 24 balls. Marcus Stoinis continued the onslaught and scored 72 runs off 40 balls, his highest score in the IPL so far. Ayush Badoni and Nicholas Pooran also played valuable innings, scoring 43 off 24 and 45 off 19 balls respectively, which helped LSG reach a daunting total of 257/5. In the second innings, Yash Thakur and Naveen-ul-Haq from LSG took crucial wickets, with Thakur taking 4 wickets for 37 runs and Haq taking 3 wickets for 30 runs. The collective bowling effort from LSG’s bowlers resulted in PBKS being bowled out for 201 runs, leading to LSG winning the match by 56 runs and moving to second place in the IPL table.

To Chase 258Punjab Kings have been jolted early as they misplaced captain Shikhar Dhawan (1). In the first over Stoinis had him stuck at deep backward element. After which Impact Player Prabhsimran Singh (9 off 13) inside the fourth over. As he heaved one at once to the deep backward square leg fielder, off Naveen-ul-Haq.

Atharva Taide, who came in to bat at the number three position, played with good form and launched a counter-attack, hitting five fours and a six. He also smashed three consecutive fours in one over bowled by Avesh Khan, which helped PBKS reach a score of 55/2 by the end of the sixth.

PBKS innings at a decent pace

Taide and Sikandar Raza were tasked with rebuilding the PBKS innings at a decent pace, and they achieved a fifty-run partnership in just 29 balls. Taide played brilliantly and reached his maiden IPL fifty off only 26 balls, while PBKS reached a score of 93/2 at the halfway stage. Raza also contributed with a quickfire 36 off 22 balls and took on Bishnoi, hitting him for a boundary and a six in the eleventh over. However, Raza’s innings came to an end in the next over when he hit a shot straight to the deep point fielder off the bowling of Yash Thakur.

Curran saved the scoreboard ticking

In the match PBKS vs LSG, Taide (66 off 36) endured his fight with 3 greater fours but couldn’t convey long as he top-edged his slog sweep and Bishnoi did properly to pouch a problematic seize off his own bowling. Livingstone and Curran saved the scoreboard ticking however Bishnoi struck again in his final over, trapping the harmful Livingstone (23 off 14) LBW off a googly. The batter reviewed it however ball tracking confirmed all three reds.

The required run rate saved mountaineering up at a speedy charge and went past 20. Jitesh Sharma (24 off 10) placed up a few valiant combats with however was constantly going to be an uphill war to chase down the second one-maximum general within the IPL.

PBKS made 4 changes at the beginning

Earlier In the match PBKS vs LSG, Shikhar Dhawan, who changed into returned main the Punjab Kings aspect after recuperating from damage, gained the toss and elected to bowl. They made 4 modifications to the beginning XI as Sikandar Raza, Shikhar Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, and debutant Gurnoor Brar changed Matthew Short, Prabhsimran Singh, Harpreet Brar, and Harpreet Singh Bhatia.

Lucknow Super Giants made a single change to their starting eleven as Yash Thakur replaced Amit Mishra.

Atharva Taide dropped the seize

In the match PBKS vs LSG, Debutant Gurnoor Brar would have had a dream to begin his IPL career as KL Rahul cut the first ball uppishly to backward factor however Atharva Taide dropped the seize. He bowled an amazing first over and gave away just two. He opened the boundary account as he cracked one through point for a 4 off Arshdeep Singh’s first ball. Mayers continued his aggressive method in opposition to debutant Gurnoor, smashing him for a six and more than one fours as Rahul delivered a 4 greater to make it sixteen off the over.

Kagiso Rabada dismissed Rahul for 12 runs off 9 Balls

In the match PBKS vs LSG, Dhawan introduced Kagiso Rabada into the bowling attack and the seasoned pacer quickly made an impact by taking the first wicket of the match, dismissing Rahul for 12 runs off 9 balls.

Mayers completed his fifty in style

In the match PBKS vs LSG, Mayers continued to attack and brought up the fifty partnership with a powerful six over long-on off the bowling of Sikandar Raza. He hit a boundary and another six in the same over to score 17 runs. Mayers completed his fifty in style by lofting Rabada for a six-over long-on off a no-ball. He then top-edged the Free Hit ball for a boundary over the keeper, but Rabada hit back hard with the final ball of the over to dismiss Mayers. Although it was a mixed Powerplay for both teams, LSG managed to reach a score of 74/2 by the end of the first six overs.

Deepak Hooda joined the boundary-hitting celebration and helped LSG reach a score of 257/5. The team hit 26 fours and 16 sixes, recording the second-highest total ever in the history of IPL.