LUCKNOW SUPER GAINTS PUT UP A BATTING MASTERCLASS IN AN IPL MATCH AGAINST PUNJAB KINGS
Lucknow Super Giants put up a batting masterclass in a T20 match against Punjab Kings, earning themselves a 56-run win at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali. The win propelled them to the second spot on the points table, surpassing Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans based on Net Run Rate. In the chase of the second-highest total in IPL history – 257/5 – PBKS struggled to keep up, despite Atharva Taide’s knock of 66. The team eventually finished with 201, falling well short of their target.
PBKS bowlers had a forgettable day, as they were unable to contain the opposition’s run-flow. Arshdeep Singh and Murugan Ashwin were the pick of the bowlers, taking two wickets each, but were still expensive.
BRIEF SCORES IPL MATCH B/W LSG & PBKS
Lucknow Super Giants 257/5 in 20 overs (Marcus Stoinis 72, Kyle Mayers 54, Nicholas Pooran 45, Ayush Badoni 43). Beat Punjab Kings 201 in 19.5 overs (Atharva Taide 66, Sikandar Raza 36; Naveen-ul-Haq 3-30, Yash Thakur 4-37) by 56 runs
IN THE END,
It was an impressive victory for LSG, who showed their batting prowess and sent a strong message to the other teams in the IPL.