Indian Premier League, 2022 |Match 45 |5/1/2022 Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
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Mohsin Khan is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his brilliant spell (4-0-16-4).
For Lucknow, they began well but had no answers to the counter-attack by Pant and Marsh. Bishnoi though did really well in the middle overs. Krishnappa Gowtham was also decent and got a big wicket of Mitchell Marsh. However, Mohsin Khan was the star for Lucknow. He was absolutely brilliant and got wickets when mattered for his side. Have to say, he is the reason for his team's win in this game.
After putting on a big score on the board, they managed to get the two Delhi openers early. Then, Mitchell Marsh and Pant counter-attacked. They put on a decent stand in no time and took Delhi on top. Marsh fell but Pant continued along with Powell. They once again took Delhi in a good position but once Pant fell, Delhi kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel did try their best towards the end but it was not enough.
What a game of cricket! Absolutely brilliant! In the end, it is Lucknow who have bagged the two points. They managed to keep their cool in crunch situations in this game and have come out on top.
Marcus Stoinis to Axar Patel, SIX! Axar Patel finishes it off with a maximum but sadly for Delhi it is not enough! It is a low full toss on off. Patel stays deep in his crease and gets under it this time. He tonks it over long on for a maximum. However, it is the Lucknow camp that is rejoicing as they have won this game by 6 runs!
Marcus Stoinis to Axar Patel, This is it, another dot ball! A very full delivery, on off. Patel hits it hard but straight to long off. So no single taken and now 13 needed from the last delivery.
Marcus Stoinis to Axar Patel, Axar Patel does not take a single and now Delhi need 13 runs from 2 balls! Two maximum needed for a Super Over! A fuller delivery, on off. Patel drills it to long on and they decide to not take a single.
Marcus Stoinis to Axar Patel, DOT BALL! A very good ball by Marcus Stoinis! He nails a yorker on off. All Patel could manage is to hit it back to the bowler.
Marcus Stoinis to Kuldeep Yadav, A good yorker this time, outside off. Yadav digs it out to deep cover for a single. 13 needed from 4 balls!
Marcus Stoinis to Kuldeep Yadav, WIDE! Marcus Stoinis goes for a wide yorker, outside off. Yadav leaves it alone. The umpire calls it wide.
Marcus Stoinis to Kuldeep Yadav, SIX! Ohh...what a shot! This game is still not over, folks! What a start to the over! A shorter delivery, outside off. Yadav gets across and pulls it over deep square leg for a maximum. Just over the ropes but good enough for Delhi. 15 needed from 5 now!
END OF OVER 19 | 15 Runs & 0 Wkt | DC 175/7
Dushmantha Chameera to Axar Patel, SIX! Yes, he does! A maximum for Delhi and they now need 21 runs from the last over! Poor bowling this by Dushmantha Chameera, it is a full ball, on leg. Patel just uses the pace of the ball and flicks it over deep backward square leg for a maximum.
Dushmantha Chameera to Kuldeep Yadav, A full delivery on middle. Yadav hits it to left of long on for a single. Can Axar finish this over with a boundary?
Dushmantha Chameera to Kuldeep Yadav, FOUR! Good shot from Kuldeep Yadav! A very important boundary for Delhi! Short delivery on off. Yadav pulls it to the deep mid-wicket region and one bounce into the fence.
Axar Patel looks in some pain here. There seems to be some issue on his right hip and he is getting some treatment now. He is fine and ready to resume.
Dushmantha Chameera to Axar Patel, A shorter length delivery, around leg. Patel pulls it to fine leg for a single.
Dushmantha Chameera to Axar Patel, This is full and around leg. Patel flicks it towards fine leg. Ravi Bishnoi in the deep runs to his left and dives to save two crucial runs for his team. Just two runs for Delhi.
Dushmantha Chameera to Kuldeep Yadav, Back of a length, around off. Yadav dabs it towards the off side for a single.
END OF OVER 18 | 10 Runs & 0 Wkt | DC 160/7
Jason Holder to Axar Patel, FOUR! Boundary to end the over and 36 needed now from 12 balls! Almost a yorker, around leg. Patel flicks it through the backward square leg region for a boundary.
Jason Holder to Axar Patel, A fuller delivery, on off. Patel hits it down the ground and comes back for the second run. However, if Holder would have collected the throw cleanly, Kuldeep Yadav was gone as he was well out of his crease.
Jason Holder to Axar Patel, NOT OUT! A full toss but below the waist height this, around off. Patel looks to hit it towards the leg side but misses. The ball hits him high on the pads and there is an appeal. However, the umpire says no and Lucknow reviews it. The replays roll in and the Ball Tracker shows that the ball is missing the stumps. Dot ball in the end!
Jason Holder to Kuldeep Yadav, A slower delivery that is angled across the batter. Yadav steers it to deep backward point for a single.