Lucknow Super Giants batters went as fast as possible into the last 10 overs as they put up the second-highest score in Indian Premier League history with 257/5 against Punjab Kings. Marcus Stoinis scored his highest run in the league with 72 and he was supported by Kyle Mayers (54), Ayush Badoni (43), and Nicholas Pooran (45). This is also the highest total scored by a team in the IPL 2023. Punjab Kings couldn’t able to match the run rate despite some brilliant innings & cameos from Taide, Raza, and Jitesh Sharma. They fell short by 56 runs. LSG climbed up the 2nd position in the table after this huge statement victory. Read the match report of the PBKS vs LSG game and share your thoughts in the comments.
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PBKS vs LSG: IPL 2023 Match Report
Shikhar Dhawan returned back from injury to lead the Punjab Kings. He won the toss and decided to field first against the Lucknow Super Giants in Mohali on Friday. Sikandar Raza replaced Matthew Short in the Punjab playing eleven and Gurnoor Brar made his IPL debut. LSG named an unchanged team. Mark Wood was in the LSG subs while Kagiso Rabada came back from an injury for PBKS.
Kl Rahul failed to construct a huge inning once again. Kagiso Rabada picked up his wicket for 12 runs as LSG lost their first wicket in the 4th over. Kyle Mayers went on and smashed a half-century in just 20 balls as he got Lucknow off to a blistering start and Marcus Stoinis, Ayush Badoni and Nicholas Pooran continued their finishing work. Mayers was dismissed by Kagiso Rabada on 54 off 24 balls but the riot just began since then. Ayus Badoni and Marcus Stoinis put up a 50-run partnership that came up in just 26 balls.
Badoni eventually fell on 43 off 24 but then Nicholas Pooran came in and smashed three fours off the first three balls he faced. LSG raced past 200 in just 16 overs and it looked for a while that they might be able to surpass the highest-ever score by a team in the IPL. That effort, however, was dented somewhere when Marcus Stoinis fell on 72 off 40. Nicholas Pooran also fell in the last over for 45 off 19 and in the end, LSG reached a score of 257/5 in 20 overs.
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Punjab Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants: IPL 2023 Match Report
Punjab Kings had a poor start while chasing the huge total. Marcus Stonis picked up the wicket of Dhawan in the first over. Dhawan wasn’t able to make an impact and got dismissed for only 1 run. Atharva Taide started really well but Prabhsimran Singh lost his wicket for only 9 runs in the 4th over. Taide got to his half-century in just 26 balls with six fours and two sixes. Taide & Raza constructed a 78 runs partnership but eventually, Sikandar Raza got dismissed for 36 runs. Yash Thakur went on and broke the partnership in the 12th over.
Ravi Bishnoi then got rid of Taide in the next over who was batting on 66 runs. Liam Livingstone (23) & Sam Curran (21) played short cameos but it wasn’t enough to chase a total like that. In-form Jitesh Sharma also delivered some boundaries in the end but LSG had full control and got away with a huge victory in Mohali.
Yash Thakur picked up 4 wickets in his 3.5 overs spell while Marcus Stoinis got a single wicket. Ravi Bishnoi scalped two wickets and Naveen-ul-Haq got away with three wickets. Lucknow Super Giants won the PBKS vs LSG clash by 56 runs and climbed to the 2nd position in the table.