IPL-16: Lucknow beat Punjab by 56 runs, Supergiants scored the biggest score of the season, Yash Thakur took 4 wickets
THe Fact India: In the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), on Friday, Lucknow Supergiants defeated Punjab Kings by a huge margin of 56 runs. This is Lucknow’s fifth win in the current season and has come second in the points table. Batting first, Lucknow Supergiants scored 257 runs for five wickets in 20 overs. In reply, Punjab Kings were all out for 201 runs in 19.5 overs. Lucknow has scored the highest total in this IPL season and the second highest total in the history of the league.
Punjab won the toss and elected to field at the PCA IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. Electing to bat first, Lucknow Supergiants got off to a brisk start. The team scored 74 runs in the powerplay. Although the team lost the wicket of KL Rahul. The captain got out after scoring 12 runs. After that Kyle Meyers and Ayush Badoni shared a half-century partnership. After losing 2 wickets in the powerplay, Lucknow’s innings was handled by Ayush Badoni and Marcus Stoinis. Both batted at a strike rate of over 150 and made a fifty partnership in just 26 balls.
Both shared a partnership of 89 runs on 47 balls. Stoinis completed the sixth half-century of IPL career in 31 balls. This is Stoinis’ second half-century of this season. Kyle Meyers completed the fourth half-century of the season in 20 balls. He completed his fifty by hitting big shots in the powerplay itself. This is Meyers’ fourth half-century in the current season. This is also his overall fourth half-century.
Meyers scored 54 runs in 24 balls at a strike rate of 225.00. Meyers’ innings included 7 fours and 4 sixes. Lucknow Supergiants scored 257 runs for 5 wickets in 20 overs. Kagiso Rabada took two wickets from Punjab. Arshdeep, Sam Karan, Liam Livingstone got one wicket each. Chasing the target from the mountain of 258 runs, the beginning of Punjab was not special. The team lost 2 wickets in the powerplay scoring 55 runs. Captain Shikhar Dhawan and Prabhasimran were dismissed after scoring 9 runs. After losing the wicket of Dhawan, Atharva Tayde and Sikandar Raza shared a half-century partnership to help the team reach a respectable score.
Both added 78 runs on 47 balls. Atharva Tayde scored his maiden half-century in the league. He completed the half century in 26 balls. Tayde scored 66 runs in 36 balls at a strike rate of 183.33. 8 fours and 2 sixes came from his bat. In reply, Punjab batsmen were all out for 201 runs in 19.5 overs. Yash Thakur took four wickets. Naveen-ul-Haq got three and Ravi Bishnoi got two wickets.