Lucknow Super Giants WON
Lucknow Super Giants beat DC by 6 wickets
Man of the Match - Quinton de Kock
20.0/20 Ovrs
19.4/20 Ovrs
Lucknow Super Giants
Indian Premier League, 2022 |Match 15 |4/7/2022
Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai
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  • Quinton de Kock is in for a chat. He wins the MAN OF THE MATCH award for his exceptional hitting with the blade. He says that he aims to keep playing the same manner be it any bowler. Mentions, they focused on getting a solid start and they made sure to do that. Adds that Shaw did make it look easy with the blade. Says, the wicket was slow, the slower ball were gripping, but he is glad he worked through it really well.
  • KL Rahul, the skipper of Lucknow, says that they were brilliant with the ball. Adds their bowlers need to get better in the Powerplay. Tells that they like knowing what to chase. Says that dew factor does play on the minds of the teams and every team likes to chase. Although, one cannot expect anything about the dew prior to the match. Applauds Ayush Badoni by saying that he has kept his nerves and showed a lot of maturity. Signs off by saying that it has been a great team effort so far.
  • Rishabh Pant, the skipper of Delhi, says that when the dew is such they cannot do anything about it. He feels that they fell short by 10-15 runs in the end. Adds, the Powerplay was decent but they could not pick up any wickets. Mentions, the spinners did well in the middle overs and yet again stresses on being short by 10 runs or so with the bat.
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  • Ravi Bishnoi is up for a quick chat. He says, he always believed in the depth of their batting department. Mentions, the match turned out to be a nail-biter and the atmosphere was super tense in the end. Adds, Narendra Hirwani helps him a lot with his bowling.
  • Delhi didn't start well with the ball and it was their premier pacer Anrich Nortje who was taken to the cleaners by his fellow South African. Quinton de Kock. The spin duo of Lalit Yadav and Kuldeep Yadav kept things tight in the middle overs and both of them got into the wickets column. Apart from Nortje, every other bowler had their moments in the game and Delhi's bowlers executed their wide yorkers to perfection in the last 5 overs. However, in the end, they would feel that they were certainly 10-15 runs short with the bat.
  • Lucknow got off to a great start and the opening stand between KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock put pressure on the Delhi bowlers upfront. It was Quinton de Kock who was the aggressor, while the skipper played the second fiddle. Once Rahul perished, Lucknow lost a bit of momentum and they lost wickets at regular intervals. Apart from QDK, every other batter struggled to time the ball cleanly but then came the pocket-sized dynamo, Ayush Badoni who ensured that are no more hiccups and took his side over the line.
  • Whoaaa! What a thriller of a game it turned out to be in the end! Lucknow was cruising along nicely at one point but things did get a little spicy in the end. Although, it was the impressive, young Ayush Badoni who held his nerves and made sure that he takes his side over the line. Credit to Delhi's bowlers for fighting till the very end, in spite of dew playing a major part in the second innings.
  • 19.4
    Shardul Thakur to Ayush Badoni, SIX! BADONI FINISHES OFF IN STYLE! Full length, wide outside off. Ayush Badoni latches onto it and smokes it over the wide long off fence for a maximum. Ayush Badoni points his name on the back of his shirt, as he celebrates the winning runs. LUCKNOW WIN THE GAME BY 6 WICKETS.
  • 19.3
    Shardul Thakur to Ayush Badoni, FOUR! Badoni, you beauty! Scores are level! Thakur fires in a yorker, outside off. Ayush Badoni pierces the gap through extra cover and mid on. The ball races away to the boundary. 
  • 19.2
    Shardul Thakur to Ayush Badoni, A slower bouncer, wide outside off. Ayush Badoni leaves it alone but the ball remains inside the tramline. The ball goes over the batter's head but the square leg umpire thinks otherwise.
  • Ayush Badoni walks out to bat.
  • 19.1
    Shardul Thakur to Deepak Hooda, OUT! CAUGHT! OH MY WORD! Shardul Thakur makes things spicy. He picks up a wicket off the first delivery of the final over. Full length, wide outside off. Deepak Hooda shuffles across and throws his blade at it. The ball takes the outer half and flies towards deep point. Axar Patel charges forward, dives in front and holds onto the catch. Lucknow need 5 off 5.
  • END OF OVER 19 | 14 Runs & 1 Wkt | Lucknow Super Giants 145/3
  • 18.6
    Mustafizur Rahman to Krunal Pandya, Two more! Full toss, outside off. Krunal Pandya throws his blade at it. The ball flies towards deep cover and lands safely. The batters pick two. Lucknow need 5 runs off the last over. It all comes down to who keeps their nerves. 
  • 18.5
    Mustafizur Rahman to Krunal Pandya, Fuller, wide of off. Krunal Pandya slashes it to sweeper cover for a brace. 
  • 18.4
    Mustafizur Rahman to Krunal Pandya, Full length, on middle and leg. Krunal Pandya punches it down the ground. David Warner saves a certain boundary with a dive to his right. The batters take two. 
  • 18.3
    Mustafizur Rahman to Krunal Pandya, SIX! BANG! Krunal Pandya releases some pressure with this biggie. An off-pace delivery, full length, on middle and leg. Krunal Pandya stands tall and smokes it over the long on fence for a biggie.
  • 18.2
    Mustafizur Rahman to Deepak Hooda, Full length, outside off, angled across the right-hander. Deepak Hooda slices it over point for a single.
  • 18.1
    Mustafizur Rahman to Krunal Pandya, Full length, on off. Krunal Pandya bends his knees and whips it through mid-wicket for one.
  • END OF OVER 18 | 5 Runs & 0 Wkt | Lucknow Super Giants 131/3
  • 17.6
    Shardul Thakur to Krunal Pandya, Boundary continues to evade for Lucknow. Full length, outside off. Krunal Pandya hits it to long off for a single. 19 runs needed in 12 balls. 
  • 17.5
    Shardul Thakur to Krunal Pandya, Slightly short, outside off. Krunal Pandya pulls it to deep mid-wicket. The ball lands safely in the vacant area. The batters take two comfortably. 
  • 17.4
    Shardul Thakur to Krunal Pandya, Second dot of the over! A wide yorker, outside off. Krunal Pandya works it back to the bowler off the inner half.