In a high-scoring encounter in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023, Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) defeated Punjab Kings (PK) by 56 runs at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali on Friday.
Put in to bat, the Super Giants made full use of the batting-friendly conditions with opener Kyle Mayers setting the tone for LSG courtsey of a blazing knock of 54 runs knock off just 24 balls, which included seven fours and four sixes.
Ayush Badoni (43 off 24) and Nicholas Pooran (45 off 19) played their parts in the middle overs, but it was Marcus Stoinis who stole the show with a breathtaking innings of 72 off 40 balls, which featured six fours and five sixes. LSG finished their innings at an imposing total of 257/5 in their allotted 20 overs.
In reply, Punjab started off disastrously, losing their opener Shikhar Dhawan for just one run. Atharva Taide (66 off 36) and Sikandar Raza (36 off 22) kept the hosts in the hunt with their aggressive stroke-play.
However, wickets kept falling at regular intervals, and no other batters could contribute significantly. Yash Thakur (4/37) and Naveen-ul-Haq (3/30) were the pick of the bowlers for LSG, as they bowled out PK for 201 runs in 19.5 overs, winning the match by 56 runs.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
That’s that from Match 38 of #TATAIPL @LucknowIPL win by 56 runs and add two more points to their tally.
Scorecard – https://t.co/6If1I4omN0 #TATAIPL #PBKSvLSG #IPL2023 pic.twitter.com/2UNvh6t7mT
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 28, 2023
What a classic team performance today from the @LucknowIPL 👏🏾🔥 Top class knock by @MStoinis, @nicholas_47 and @kyle_mayers. Brilliant bowling from @Yasht28 & @imnaveenulhaq!! Complete dominance!
— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) April 28, 2023
2nd Player of the match award for Marcus Stoinis in IPL 2023.
He is turning out to be the backbone of Lucknow. pic.twitter.com/lgBDyXJ4em
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) April 28, 2023
Still no smiles? Inhe 300 plus chahiye tha kya? 😂 pic.twitter.com/HrYVwP0bvo
— Ridhima Pathak (@PathakRidhima) April 28, 2023
Marcus Stoinis won Player Of The Match award for his incredible all round performance.
– The Hulk Stoinis! pic.twitter.com/Cf7epg9BzM
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) April 28, 2023
Yash Thakur shined with the ball for LSG.#cricket #PBKSvLSG #ipl2023 #CricketTwitter pic.twitter.com/j3Ubt2HTlI
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) April 28, 2023
How would you rate that performance in Mohali? 🌟 pic.twitter.com/XXUkEuHRrI
— Lucknow Super Giants (@LucknowIPL) April 28, 2023
Punjab Kings becomes the first team to score 200+ total but lose by 50+ runs in a T20 match.
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) April 28, 2023
IPL is cooking.
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) April 28, 2023
A tough loss to take. 💔#PBKSvLSG #JazbaHaiPunjabi #SaddaPunjab #TATAIPL pic.twitter.com/hYwaEaDg0W
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) April 28, 2023
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TAGS: IPL 2023, IPLT20, Kyle Mayers, Lucknow Super Giants, Marcus Stoinis, PBKSvLSG, Punjab Kings
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