TATA IPL 2022, Match 15: LSG Vs DC – Match Report
The Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) won their third game on the trot in the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 after defeating the Delhi Capitals (DC) by 6 wickets on Thursday at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.
Quinton de Kock’s terrific knock of 80(52) at the top led Lucknow Super Giants to a successful chase in the final over after the LSG bowling attack restricted Delhi Capitals to 149-3 in the first innings.
Chasing 150, Lucknow Super Giants openers – KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock took their time to get going before de Kock struck three fours in a row along with a six against Anrich Nortje in the 5th over, which produced 19 runs.
LSG were 48-0 at the end of powerplay. The duo crossed the 50-run mark for the opening wicket as Rahul hit his first maximum of the innings in the 8th over.
Rahul was dismissed in the 10th over after the LSG skipper was caught at long-off by Shaw and LSG were 74-1 at the half-way mark.
de Kock brought up his half-century in style with a four and LSG required 64 off 8 overs.
Evin Lewis was removed for 5 by Lalit Yadav in the 13th over, giving DC their second wicket.
However, de Kock continued to play the attacking strokes as DC required 39 off the final five overs.
De Kock smashed consecutive fours against Kuldeep Yadav but the left-arm spinner bounced back to dismiss the LSG opener, who departed for 80 in the 16th over.
Only 9 runs were conceded in the next two overs as LSG required 19 off 12 deliveries.
14 runs came off the penultimate over after Krunal Pandya smacked a six straight down the ground against Mustafizur Rahman.
Deepak Hooda was dismissed on the first ball of the final over but young Ayush Badoni held his nerves and finished the chase with a four and a six.
Earlier, DC, who were put in to bat first, made three changes - David Warner, Anrich Nortje and Sarfaraz Khan were named in the eleven.
Openers – David Warner and Prithvi Shaw provided DC a solid start with the bat. Shaw smashed his first six in the 3rd over followed by three fours in a row against Avesh Khan in the 4th over. The fifty partnership was up for the opening pair and DC were 52/0 after 6 overs.
Prithvi Shaw brought up his half-century and clubbed a four and a six. However, LSG bounced back by picking two wickets in consecutive overs to send DC openers back to the pavilion. Gowtham and Bishnoi claimed a wicket each.
At the end of 10 overs, DC were 73-2 before Bishnoi scalped his second wicket to dismiss Rovman Powell, who was bowled for 5.
Skipper Rishabh Pant was joined by Sarfaraz Khan in the middle as the duo played steadily to get DC to 99-3 at the end of 15 overs.
Pant changed the momentum by smacking two sixes and a four in the 16th over. Sarfaraz Khan followed the DC skipper and scored consecutive fours against Avesh Khan in the next over.
Impressive death bowling from Jason Holder and Avesh Khan ensured only 19 runs were conceded in the final three overs as DC posted 149/3 in the first innings.
Brief Scores: Lucknow Super Giants 155-4 (Quinton de Kock 80, KL Rahul 24; Kuldeep Yadav 2-31) beatDelhi Capitals 149-3 (Prithvi Shaw 61, Rishabh Pant 39*; Ravi Bishnoi 2-22) by 6 wickets.