LSG vs PBKS: Mayank Yadav’s pace fires Lucknow 21-run win over Punjab

LSG vs PBKS: Mayank Yadav’s pace fires Lucknow 21-run win over Punjab

Punjab Kings collapsed from 102/0 to 141/5 in a span of 33 deliveries to hand over a win to Lucknow Super Giants with debutant Mayank Yadav sizzling with 3/27.

LSG vs PBKS: Lucknow Super Giants have crawled their way back to win their first home game of IPL 2024. Mayank Yadav was the star on debut with pace as he bagged 3/27 to rattle Punjab Kings batters after Jonny Bairstow (42 off 29) and Shikhar Dhawan (70 off 50) added 102 runs for the opening stand. Earlier, Punjab Kings set 200-ru target after opting to bat. Quinton De Kock smashed 38-ball 54 while stand-in captain Nicholas Pooran hammered 21-ball 42. Krunal Pandya applied the finishing touch with 22-ball 43 as LSG finished with 199/8. Nicholas Pooran is leading Lucknow as KL Rahul turned out as an Impact player but he could only manage 9-ball 15.

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Mayank surprised me: Shikhar Dhawan

Mayank bowled really well. His pace outsmarted us. It was nice facing him, surprised me with that pace. Knew as an experienced player I’d use it. But he figured it out and bowled yorkers to keep me down to a dot and a single. I was mindful and told my partners to use the short side. He bowled at Prabh’s body and got him out. Told Jitesh to leave Mayank and take on the other bowlers but they bowled well too and then used the pressure against us.

Lucknow win!

It seemed like Punjab would breach the Lucknow fortress when Dhawan and Bairstow added 102 runs opening stand. But Mayank Yadav changed it with his pace. His 3/27 on debut and Mohsin Khan’s 2/34 brought LSG back in the game as PBKS lost 5 wickets for 40 runs in 33 deliveries. In the end, Lucknow win by 21 runs despite Liam Livingstone’s late surge with 17-ball 28.

Lucknow an over away from win

Punjab Kings miss out on the opportunity as Lucknow is now just an over away from a win. PBKS need 41 off 6.

Punjab collapse!

From 102/0 in 11.4 ovs, Punjab are now 141/5 in 16.3. They have collapsed as Sam Curran to follows Dhawan back. Hopes are fading quickly. Punjab have lost 5 wickets in the last 33 balls for just 40 runs.

Lucknow eye victory

Punjab Kings have lost Shikhar Dhawan and Liam Livingstone is struggling with injury. Lucknow are sniffing a victory here.

PBKS 141/4 after 16.2

Fastest deliveries in IPL history

  • 157.7 KPH: Shaun Tait
  • 157.3 KPH: Lockie Ferguson
  • 157 KPH: Umran Malik
  • 156.2 KPH: Anrich Nortje
  • 155.8 KPH: Mayank Yadav – today
  • 155.7 KPH: Umran Malik
  • 155.1 KPH: Anrich Nortje
  • 154.8 KPH: Umran Malik
  • 154.7 KPH: Anrich Nortje
  • 154.4 KPH: Dale Steyn
  • 154.23 KPH: Kagiso Rabada

Mayank on fire!

Debutant Mayank Yadav has his 3rd wicket and it’s his pace that has rattled PBKS. Jitesh Sharma tries to go against his short and fast delivery but gives away an easy catch to Naveen Ul Haq.

PBKS 139/3 after 15.4

64 off 30!

It has come down to 64 off 30 despite a century stand by Bairstow and Dhawan. Lucknow are back in the game.

Fastest delivery!

Relive the fastest delivery of IPL 2024.

Mayank Yadav strikes again

The fiery spell has Punjab rattled. Mayank Yadav strikes again as Prabhsimran Gill departs after hitting a six. Lucknow are making a comeback.

PBKS 128/2 after 13.3

Fastest deliveries of IPL 2024

Speed wins!

Mayank Yadav rattled Jonny Bairstow with his fiery deliveries. And now, he has his prized wicket on debut. He bowled full, short and now Jonny Bairstow falls for 29-ball 42 as the partnership is broken after 102 runs.

PBKS 102/1 after 11.4

Mayank Yadav bowls 155.8KPH

India’s new speedster bowls at 155.8KPH. Blink and you will miss like Shikhar Dhawan did.

Mayank Yadav, the new speedster

India have a new speedster and it’s Mayank Yadav. On debut, he is bowling at 150KPH for Lucknow.

150th six of IPL

53rd IPL 50

Shikhar Dhawan hits 53rd IPL fifty as Punjab Kings dominate in chase.

PBKS 73/0 after 8

End of powerplay

Blazing start by the two openers. Shikhar Dhawan is the aggressor with 25-ball 41. Bairstow isn’t behind either as he smashes 20 off 11 to take Punjab to 61.

PBKS 61/0 after 6

Steady start!

Jonny Bairstow and Shikhar Dhawan are off to a good start and they brought up 32 in three overs already.

PBKS 39/0 after 4

One Pandya got the cheers!

As Hardik Pandya faces jeers wherever he goes, his elder Krunal Pandya got the cheers from Lucknow fans.

Chase begins!

Shikhar Dhawan and Jonny Bairstow begin 200-run chase for Punjab. bairstow hasn’t been in form and Dhawan needs to hit at a better pace.

Lucknow 199/8

Krunal Pandya’s blazing 22-ball 43 takes Lucknow Super Giants to 199/8. This is the highest total in IPL at the Ekana stadium.

LSG 199/8 after 20

Twin strike by Sam Curran

Lucknow lose two wickets in two deliveries as Ravi Bishnoi follows Ayush Badoni back as Sam Curran strikes twice.

LSG 189/7 after 18.2

18 gone!

Just two overs left and Lucknow are still on the mark to get 200. Krunal Pandya and Aysuh Badoni are on the crease. Krunal takes 20 runs off Harshal Patel’s over.

LSG 182/5 after 18

Pooran gone!

Just when it seemed Nicholas Pooran would take Lukcnow to 200+, Kagiso Rabada has struck. He has dismissed Pooran as the Windies star drags the delivery to his stumps off a bottom edge.

LSG 146/5 after 15.1

NickyP time

QDK might be gone but Nicholas Pooran has kept Lucknow on course to reach 200-run mark. He is closing in on half-century as well.

LSG 146/4 after 15

QDK gone!

The partnership is broken. Arshdeep returned for another spell after the strategic timeout and De Kock gets a top edge. Jitesh Sharma makes no mistake and QDK falls.

LSG 125/4 after 13.1

50 for QDK

Quinton de Kock hits 21st IPL fifty. It comes off 34 balls and he has kept the innings together.

LSG 120/3 after 12.1

Pooran gets going

NickyP gets going after a sluggish start. He hammers Rahul Chahar for a 6 and then follows it up with a 4 and then again smashes him for a 6.

LSG 115/3 after 12

Halfway through

Lucknow haven’t had the speedy start. But Quinton De Kock is still on the crease with Nicholas Pooran. And the two can score at a rapid pace.

LSG 88/3 after 10

More touble for Punjab

Marcus Stoinis was on the attack and he tried to go against Rahul Chahar. But the ball keeps straight and as Stoinis misses, it shatters his stumps.

LSG 78/3 after 8.4

QDK & Stoinis anchor

Still not an easy pitch to bat on and Quinton De Kock and Marcus Stoinis are rotating strikes to keep it going.

LSG 65/2 after 8

DDP falls

No luck for Devdutt Padikkal either and he throws his wicket away. Another Karnataka batter falls as Lucknow lose two early wickets.

LSG 54/2 after 6

Impact player with no impact!

Luck runs out for KL Rahul as the LSG leader falls. Arshdeep Singh draws first blood as KL Rahul departs for 9-ball 15.

LSG 35/1 after 4

KL Rahul gets lifeline!

What have you done, Harshal? It was not an easy catch and Harshal Patel almost gets there only to spill the catch. KL Rahul survives early. How costly will it be?

LSG 23/0 after 3

Sluggish start

First two overs gone and just a boundary so far. Both KL Rahul and De Kock are off to a sluggish start.

Dhawan fan travels from Nepal!

Punjab Kings aren’t far awa either. A Shikhar Dhawan fan from Nepal has travelled to watch his idol bat in Lucknow.

Home is where fans are!

Lucknow getting the home support they need.

KL Rahul opens

KL Rahul will open the batting with Quinton de Kock. Even though it seemed Devdutt Padikkal would open as he was getting ready to come out, LSG stick with KL Rahul.

Where would KL Rahul bat?

So, it’s confirmed KL Rahul will play as an Impact Sub. But at which position? Rahul is listed as an opener for LSG.

Lucknow Super Giants Subs

Ashton Turner, Naveen-ul-Haq, Amit Mishra, Deepak Hooda, K Gowtham

Punjab Kings Subs

Prabhsimran Singh, Rilee Roussouw, Tanay Thagarajan, Vidwath Kaverappa, Harpreet Bhatia

Nicholas Pooran speaks

KL is coming back from injury and we’re looking to give him a break in such a long tournament, but he’ll play as an impact player today. Everyone must take the opportunities and perform at their best.

Lucknow Super Giants Playing XI

Quinton de Kock(w), KL Rahul, Devdutt Padikkal, Ayush Badoni, Nicholas Pooran(c), Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohsin Khan, Mayank Yadav, Manimaran Siddharth

Punjab Kings Playing XI

Shikhar Dhawan(c), Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Jitesh Sharma(w), Shashank Singh, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh

KL Rahul Impact Player

KL Rahul is not ruled out. He will play as an Impact Player, confirms Nicholas Pooran. He is returning from an injury and it is done to manage his workload and ease him back in the tournament.

Toss update

Nicholas Pooran has won the toss on captaincy debut in IPL and he has opted to bat.

Mayank Yadav makes debut

Right-arm medium pacer Mayank Yadav makes debut for LSG and he gets the cap from Krunal Pandya.

Nicholas Pooran captain

KL Rahul seems to be out of the LSG vs PBKS clash as Nicholas Pooran makes way for the toss. An injury concern again? Not sure yet.

Ekana Pitch Report

How does the pitch look? Ekana has faced a lot of criticism for its slow nature. But there is grass on the pitch with no cracks. Although dew could be a factor still, the pitch looks good for batting. As for dimensions, it’s 61m and 68m on the two sides with a 76m straight boundary.

Giants arrive at Ekana

Punjab Kings ready to rock

KL Rahul

For KL Rahul, it’s still unclear if he should bat in the middle order for a place in the T20 World Cup squad. He opened the innings for LSG in the first match. However, he will have to bat in the middle order and score runs as the top order in Team India is packed up.

PBKS aim to bounce back

Despite a winning start against DC, PBKS suffered an away loss to RCB. Now, they have to burry the demons of Lucknow and get back to winning.

Can LSG open their account?

LSG suffered a 20-run loss to Rajasthan Royals in their opening match. Despite KL Rahul top-scoring with 58 runs, his sluggish approach did raise eybrows. The other concerns are LSG’s middle-order that failed against RR. Their bowling too in absence of Mark Wood isn’t world class.

Punjab Kings Squad

Shikhar Dhawan(c), Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Jitesh Sharma(w), Shashank Singh, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Rilee Rossouw, Tanay Thyagarajan, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Vidhwath Kaverappa, Chris Woakes, Rishi Dhawan, Sikandar Raza, Ashutosh Sharma, Atharva Taide, Nathan Ellis, Shivam Singh, Prince Choudhary, Vishwanath Singh

Lucknow Super Giants Squad

Devdutt Padikkal, Quinton de Kock, Deepak Hooda, KL Rahul(w/c), Nicholas Pooran, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohsin Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Shivam Mavi, Amit Mishra, Shamar Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Ashton Turner, Krishnappa Gowtham, Prerak Mankad, Yash Thakur, Manimaran Siddharth, Ayush Badoni, Yudhvir Singh Charak, Arshad Khan, Mayank Yadav, Arshin Kulkarni, Matt Henry


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