PBKS vs LSG IPL 2023 Highlights: Lucknow Super Giants beats Punjab Kings by 56 runs in record-breaking run fest. Lucknow Super Giants’ total was only six runs short of the best score ever in the IPL (263 for 5, RCB vs. Pune Warriors, 2013). They beat Punjab Kings by a wide margin of 56 runs.
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PBKS vs LSG Match Highlights
After losing to the Gujarat Titans, the Lucknow Super Giants got back on track by beating the Punjab Kings in Match 38 of the TATA IPL 2023 at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali.
With an attacking hit of 54(24), Kyle Mayers set the stage for LSG. Marcus Stoinis then took over from Mayers and scored 72 runs off 40 balls, which was his best IPL score. With help from Ayush Badoni (43 runs off 24 balls) and Nicholas Pooran (45 runs off 19 balls), LSG reached a scary 257/5. The away team’s wickets were taken by Yash Thakur (4/37) and Naveen-ul-Haq (3/30). The LSG bowlers worked together to bowl PBKS out for 201, which helped them win by 56 runs and move to second in the table.
Chasing 258, PBKS were shocked early on when they lost captain Shikhar Dhawan (1) in the first over when Stoinis caught him at deep backward point and then Impact Player Prabhsimran Singh (9 off 13) in the fourth over when he hit one straight to the deep backward square leg fielder off Naveen-ul-Haq. Atharva Taide, who came out to bat at No. 3, looked in good shape as he counter-attacked with five fours and a six. He hit three fours in an over from Avesh Khan as PBKS reached 55/2 after six overs.
Taide and Sikandar Raza worked together to restart the innings quickly. In just 29 balls, they made a 50-run stand. Taide got his first fifty in the IPL after just 26 balls, and PBKS was at 93/2 at the halfway point. Raza (36 off 22) then went after Bishnoi and hit him for a four and a six in the 11th over. However, he was out in the next over when he hit Yash Thakur’s ball straight into the mouth of the deep point fielder.
Taide (66 off 36) kept fighting with three more fours, but he couldn’t keep going for long because he top-edged his slog sweep, and Bishnoi did well to take a hard catch off his own bowling. Livingstone and Curran kept the score going, but Bishnoi got another wicket in his last over when he used a gooly to trap the dangerous Livingstone LBW for 23 runs off 14 balls. The hitter looked at it again, but tracking the ball showed that all three were red.
The minimum run rate kept going up quickly and ended up being more than 20. Jitesh Sharma (24 off 10) fought hard, but chasing down the second-highest score in the IPL was always going to be a tough task. PBKS was bowled out for 201, which was a long way short of the goal. Yash Thakur did a great job with 4-0-37-4, and Naveen-ul-Haq did a great job with 4-0-30-3.
Shikhar Dhawan, who had been out with an injury but was now back in charge of the Punjab Kings, won the toss and chose to bowl first. They made four changes to the starting XI. Matthew Short, Prabhsimran Singh, Harpreet Brar, and Harpreet Singh Bhatia were replaced by Sikandar Raza, Shikhar Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, and Gurnoor Brar, who was playing for the first time. As replacements, they chose Prabhsimrn Singh, Mohit Rathee, Rishi Dhawan, Matthew Short, and Harpreet Brar.
Amit Mishra was replaced by Yash Thakur in the starting eleven for Lucknow Super Giants. Their list of replacements included K Gowtham, Daniel Sams, Prerak Mankad, Amit Mishra, and Mark Wood.
Gurnoor Brar’s first game in the IPL would have been a dream if Atharva Taide had caught the first ball that KL Rahul hit uppishly to backward point. In his first over, he bowled well and only gave away two runs. In the next over, however, Kyle Mayers went on the attack right away and hit Arshdeep Singh for four fours. On Arshdeep Singh’s first ball, he hit one through point for a four, which was the first time he hit a boundary. He hit a pull shot and a couple of hard shots straight down the ground for fours, bringing the score to 17 off the over. Mayers kept being bold against Gurnoor, hitting him for a six and a couple of fours while Rahul added another four to make it 16 runs in the over.
Then, Dhawan brought Kagiso Rabada into the attack. The experienced pacer got Rahul out for 12 runs off 9 balls, which was the first success. The last ball, Rahul hit a six over long off. The next ball, Rabada came back and had Rahul caught at slip. Mayers kept attacking and hit a strong six over long on, off Sikandar Raza to get to 50. He hit another four and a six in the over, giving him 17 runs off the over. He got to 50 in style, taking just 20 balls to do it. On a Rabada No ball, he lofted one over long on for a six. He hit the Free Hit ball over the goal with the top of his bat for four. But Rabada hit back hard with the last ball to get rid of Mayers. Mayers was trying to hit the ball over mid on, but he mistimed it and gave it to the keeper at mid on. Both teams had a mixed Powerplay, and LSG ended the first six overs with 74/2.
Badoni and Marcus Stoinis kept the pace going by hitting two sixes and two fours off Gurnoor to score 24 runs off the over. The two batsmen then took on Sam Curran. They hit two fours and a six off of him to get to 50 runs in just 26 balls. The runs kept coming, and PBKS had a chance to break the partnership when Stoinis mistimed a shot off Chahar to long off, but Livingstone touched the ropes as he caught it. The England all-rounder made up for his mistake in the next over by sending back Badoni (43 runs off 24 balls), which ended the 89-run partnership. Nicholas Pooran, on the other hand, came out swinging. In the first three balls of the Livingstone over, he hit three fours. This cost 19 runs and a wicket.
Stoinis got to 50 off of 31 balls, and he and Pooran kept hitting boundaries as they added 76 runs off of 30 balls. In the penultimate over, Curran finally ended the relationship by dismissing Stoinis for 72(40). Deepak Hooda then joined the players who were hitting sixes and fours, bringing LSG to 257/5. The away team scored the second-highest total ever in the IPL by hitting 26 fours and 16 sixes.
PBKS replaced Gurnoor Brar with Prabhsimran Singh as their Impact Player. He went out with Shikhar Dhawan to open the batting at the start of their batting innings.