Lucknow Super Giants took complete control in the 183 chase against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL 2023 encounter in Hyderabad on Saturday. The team got off to a slow start but a crucial partnership between Marcus Stoinis and Perark Mankad got things under control for LSG. Mankad completed his half-century and remained not out till the end. Pooran came into the crease and then took LSG over the fence with a blistering inning off 44 off 13. Earlier, Henrich Klaasen and Abdul Samad played impressive knocks as Sunrisers piled 182/6 on the board. The pair added 58 runs from 40 balls. Krunal Pandya was the most effective bowler from the Lucknow camp as he picked up two wickets and conceded 24 runs in his four overs. Read the match report of the SRH vs LSG clash and share your thoughts in the comments
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SRH vs LSG: IPL 2023 Match Report
Hyderabad won the toss and decided to bat first. Abhishek Sharma and Anmolpreet Singh opened the inning while Yudhvir Singh started with the new ball for Lucknow. Hyderabad started well but Yudhvir Singh dismissed Abhishek Sharma in his second over as Lucknow got an early breakthrough in the game. Rahul Tripathi got off with a boundary and tried to construct a partnership with Anmolpreet. He also joined the party with few boundaries and despite losing an early wicket, Hyderabad regained control. It was the last over of the powerplay when Tripathi lost his wicket to Yash Thakur after scoring 20 runs.
Skipper Aiden Markram took charge and started well. Anmolpreet kept himself busy scoring boundaries while Markram brought stability. That didn’t go for long as the veteran Amit Mishra struck for Lucknow in the ninth over. He dismissed Anmolpreet for 36 as Hyderabad lost their third wicket for 82 runs. Markram’s International teammate Klaasen joined him and started to punish the bowlers. Klassen got off to a brilliant start with his ability to power-hitting in the middle and death overs.
Abdul Samad & Klaasen brought control in the middle overs
After building a 33-run partnership, Krunal Pandya scalped the wicket of Markram for 28 runs and Lucknow once again backed themselves into the match. Krunal Pandya then gave another blow by dismissing Phillips for a duck in the next delivery. Abdul Samad who has been exceptional lately, joined the crease alongside Klaasen. The power-hitters paired up and constructed a much-needed 58-run partnership to help Hyderabad reach a very good total on that surface.
Avesh Khan sent Klaasen home for 47 runs in the last bowl of the 19th over. He missed out on his well-deserved half-century but did his job pretty well. Samad remained not out and returned with 37 runs. Hyderabad scored 182 after playing the whole 20 overs.
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SRH vs LSG: IPL 2023 Match Report
Super Giants started very slowly and after struggling a lot, Mayers lost his wicket for only 2 after facing 14 deliveries. Glenn Phillips picked up the key wicket and gave an early blow to Lucknow during the chase. It didn’t matter to de Kock as he summed up the inning with some boundaries after Mayers’ fall. Lucknow only managed to reach 30 runs in the powerplay. Hyderabad restricted the top order from scoring too many runs in the first 6 overs.
Mankad & Stoinis made a brilliant partnership to keep LSG in the chase
Quinton de Kock opened up his arms and smashed Mayank Markande for a six and followed it up with a boundary as 14 runs came off the 7th over. Lucknow reached the 50-run mark after the end of another tight over. Mayank Markhande came back strongly and gave a huge blow by sending de Kock home for 29 runs. Stoinis came into the crease and paired up with Prerak Mankad to pull Lucknow from the mud.
The batters started slowly but then read the whole situation and changed the gears in no time. After the end of 12 overs, LSG only managed to score 75 runs but then shifted the momentum with big hits. 39 runs came into the next three overs as LSG reached the 114-run mark after the end of 15 overs. They needed 69 runs to win in the remaining 30 deliveries. The stage was set for another exciting chase.
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Abhishek Sharma came into the attack and he was hit for two huge sixes by Marcus Stoinis. Stoinis, however, failed to clear the rope in his third attempt and was caught by Abdul Samad at long-off. He fell for 40(25). Nicholas Pooran joined the attack and slammed the spinner for three sixes in consecutive balls. Sharma conceded 31 runs in his over and scalped one wicket. Mankad completed his half-century and it was the end for Hyderabad after that huge over. Pooran continued his riot and finished the match in 19.2 overs. He returned unbeaten on 44 off just 13 deliveries alongside Mankad who scored 64 runs.