It was a thriller yet again today at Dr DY Patil Stadium where Lucknow Super Giants survived a scare to beat Delhi Capitals by 6 wickets.
Lucknow won the toss and decided to bowl first.
Delhi were off to a flier with Prithvi Shaw hitting most of the boundaries while David Warner just hung around at the other end.
Warner could not work his magic in his first game for his original franchise.
Rovman Powell’s stay at the crease did not last for long.
Rishabh Pant then scored 39 off 36 balls to somewhat make the Delhi Capitals score a little defendable.
Sarfaraz Khan joined Pant at the fag end of the innings and together they took the team score to 149/3.
The chase was an easy one for Lucknow as they finished things off.
Quinton de Kock and KL Rahul made the chase look super easy for the Lucknow Super Giants.
Evin Lewis and Deepak Hooda did not trouble the batsmen much and it was youngster Ayush Badoni who finished things off in style for Lucknow Super Giants.
Player of the Match
Quinton de Kock for his 80 (52).
Post Match Reactions
Rishabh Pant, Delhi Capitals skipper said that the dew factor took the game away from them and it is such a big one that they cannot do anything about it. Also felt that they were 10-15 runs short. Added that they did well in the Powerplay overs but couldn’t pick up any wickets. Was happy with the performance of the spinners and then again mentioned being 10 runs short in the end overs.
KL Rahul, Lucknow Super Giants captain said that they did excellently well with the ball. Mentioned that his bowlers need to do well in the Powerplay overs. Also mentioned how the dew factor affects each and every team and that it was on their minds as well. Praised Ayush Badoni’s performance and said that the youngster knows how to pull out his team from crunch situations. Ended by saying that it was a great team effort.
Delhi Capitals will next face Kolkata Knight Riders on the 10th of April at Brabourne Stadium while Lucknow Super Giants are up against Rajasthan Royals on the 10th of April at Wankhede Stadium.