Indian Premier League, 2022 |Match 31 |4/19/2022 Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai
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Faf du Plessis, the skipper of Bangalore wins MAN OF THE MATCH award for his incredible hitting. He says the nature of the ground is such they had to run several couple runs but, in the end, he is glad to play a crucial knock for his side. He is gutted to miss out on the century. Says he had a mental image of coming into this game and change the way he played after a few decent outings in the past game. Further says, he is glad he could rack up enough runs which as well satisfied him a lot. Mentions, the bowlers were on the money. They executed their plans perfectly and it worked in their favour in the end. Mentions, it is going to be a scramble in the top 4. It is out of their control and hopes to improve every game. Adds, you still need one guy who has to anchor the innings, they haven’t been able to do that consistently. Some positives out of it though are Karthik and Ahmed, both are in amazing form.
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Josh Hazlewood is in for a spot interview. He says it was fun. On Faf du Plessis, he says he had some lean phases but today, he took time while wickets were falling but he stayed till the end and did really well. Tells that he is enjoying the conditions and on that wide call against Stoinis, he feels he got lucky there. Mentions they have well-rounded bowling attack and tick all the boxes.
KL Rahul, the captain of Lucknow is in for a chat. He says they started well but they should have done well as they thought, they had conceded 10-20 runs extra on the board. Tells the wicket was sticky but they needed one big partnership in the middle just like Faf du Plessis did for Bangalore. Adds that they should have done better as they put them under the pressure in the Powerplay but they will learn as a team and try and restrict the team to as low as possible.
It was a complete team performance by Bangalore. The bowlers kept picking up wickets at regular intervals. That certainly helped them to get the better of Lucknow in the end. Josh Hazlewood was the star with the ball, and he ended his spell with four wickets. Bangalore have now moved up to the second spot in the points table.
Lucknow were off to a poor start as they lost two wickets inside the Powerplay. Krunal Pandya changed the scenario of the game with the way he was playing the shots but once he fell, the required rate went up the roof, which took the game away from them. Marcus Stoinis and Ayush Badoni tried their best to take it deep but perished under the scoreboard pressure. Jason Holder sent some balls flying over the fence, but it was too little too late.
What a stunning performance by Bangalore. They had the upper hand for the most part of the game and eventually got over the line convincingly. Lucknow failed to build stands in the middle and hardly put any pressure on the bowlers.
Harshal Patel to Ravi Bishnoi, Fuller ball, outside off. Bishnoi looks to slog it away but misses. Bangalore win by 18 runs.
Ravi Bishnoi is the new man in.
Harshal Patel to Jason Holder, OUT! TAKEN! Short and on middle. Holder looks to pull but it takes the leading edge and goes to fine leg. Siraj runs forward and slides to his left to take a sharp catch.
Harshal Patel to Jason Holder, SIX! Holder can whack it but it is too late! Full and on off. Holder lifts it over deep cover for a maximum.
Harshal Patel to Jason Holder, Length and on middle. Holder hits it to deep square leg but does not rotate the strike.
Harshal Patel to Jason Holder, SIX! A full ball, on middle. Holder heaves it over deep mid-wicket. There is a fielder stationed but it is just over him. A biggie.
Harshal Patel to Jason Holder, A short ball, on off. Holder walks down the track and looks to pull but misses.
END OF OVER 19 | 3 Runs & 1 Wkt | Lucknow Super Giants 151/7
Josh Hazlewood to Jason Holder, Holder will keep the strike but he needs 31 off the last over! Full ball, outside off, driven to deep point for a single.
Josh Hazlewood to Dushmantha Chameera, A yorker, on off. Chameera digs out to mid on for a single.
Josh Hazlewood to Dushmantha Chameera, Wide! On a length and way outside off. Chameera flashes his bat and misses.
Josh Hazlewood to Dushmantha Chameera, Dot again! Very full and outside off. Chameera fails to connect again. Holder looks for a quick bye but goes back into his crease.
Josh Hazlewood to Dushmantha Chameera, Touch short and outside off. Chameera swings and misses. Holder needs to get on strike now.
Dushmantha Chameera is the new man in.
Josh Hazlewood to Marcus Stoinis, OUT! BOWLED! Marcus Stoinis is livid himself, literally fuming as he walks back. This is full and outside off. Stoinis shuffles again to the off side and looks to whip it away but gets an inside edge and the ball ricochets onto the stumps.
Josh Hazlewood to Marcus Stoinis, A length ball, outside off. Stoinis shuffles across and sees the ball over the tramline and leaves it.
END OF OVER 18 | 10 Runs & 0 Wkt | Lucknow Super Giants 148/6