IPL 2022: Post Match Analysis: Lucknow Super Giants vs Punjab Kings

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Lucknow Super Giants did it yet again as they beat Punjab Kings in yesterday’s encounter.

Mayank Agarwal called it right at the toss and decided to bowl first.

Only two batters from LSG made contributory scores and they were Quinton de Kock and Deepak Hooda.

The rest of the Lucknow batters got out on single-digit scores with only small contributions from the tailenders at the fag end of the innings.

Lucknow Super Giants ended with a par total of 153/8 in their 20 overs.

The major wrecker with the ball for Punjab Kings was South African speedster Kagiso Rabada who took 4/38.

Even Rahul Chahar looked in fine form as he took 2/30 in his four overs.

The target for Punjab Kings was just 154 runs which was a gettable target.

In the second innings, Punjab had a slow start with Mayank Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan struggling to make runs.

Once Agarwal got the proper balls, then he decided to go bang on the Lucknow bowlers.

Agarwal was out for 25 with Shikhar Dhawan getting bowled for 5 by Ravi Bishnoi.

Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone and finally, Rishi Dhawan tried to win it for the Punjab Kings.

In the end, Punjab Kings lost the match by 20 runs.

Player of the Match

Krunal Pandya for his 2/11 (4) and 7 (7)

Post Match Reactions

Mayank Agarwal, Punjab Kings captain said that they just lost too many wickets and that became the cause for their loss. Mentioned that that is the truth and they have to face it anyhow. Also said that the new ball was a crucial factor but the batsmen just couldn’t apply themselves to it. Ended by saying that he is happy with the way the bowling unit is performing and praised Rabada for his excellent performance in the match.

KL Rahul, Lucknow Super Giants skipper said he was rather angry with the side after the end of the first innings. Became rather harsh when describing the first half of the game. Mentioned that it was the bowlers who completely managed the game. Added that it was them who played crucial knocks in the end and also restricted the opposition. Mentioned that he knew the wicket was sticky and that 180 plus would not be a possible score here. Praised Krunal Pandya and said that he is a key player for the side and picks up crucial wickets in the middle overs of the innings. Also praised Bishnoi for picking up wickets consistently. Ended by saying that this win will give them a lot of confidence and they hope to improve in the next match.

Next Match

Lucknow Super Giants’ next assignment is Delhi Capitals on the 1st of May at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

Punjab Kings are up against the Gujarat Titans on the 3rd of May at DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai.

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