Lucknow Super Giants have made a habit of bouncing back from the crunch situations to win the game. Punjab Kings looked well set on a course to the 5th win of the season after stopping Lucknow Super Giants for a below-par total of 153/8 in 20 overs.
However, Punjab Kings could only manage 133/8 in 20 overs while chasing the total to surrender the game by 20 runs.
Lucknow Super Giants locked horns with Punjab Kings in the 42nd match of the IPL 2022. Batting first, Lucknow Super Kings could not do much with the bat and managed only 153 runs in 20 overs.
Quinton de Kock and Deepak Hooda contributed with vital 46 runs and 34 runs, respectively. However, Dushmantha Chameera (17 runs) and Mohsin Khan (13 runs) gave the much-needed push to the Super Giants’ innings towards a respectable total in the end.
However, no one gave Lucknow Super Giants a chance at the break, given the batting firepower Punjab Kings have among their ranks.
Punjab Kings failed to chase a mediocre total
Chasing the total, Mayank Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan made a solid start with 35 runs in 4.3 overs. However, Lucknow Super Giants bounced back in style with two quick wickets.
It instilled confidence among LSG’s bowlers and they kept chipping with wickets at the regular intervals. Jonny Bairstow and Liam Livingstone tried to steady the ship with a partnership in the middle but Mohsin Khan scalped the huge wicket of Liam Livingstone.
In the end, Rishi Dhawan fought a lone hand but no one could stick around the all-rounder to get closer to the target. Lucknow Super Giants have climbed to the 3rd place in the points table with six wins and three losses in nine matches.
On the other hand, Punjab Kings have slipped closer to the elimination as they are 7th in the points table with four wins and five losses after nine matches.
Twitter wasn’t pleased with Punjab Kings and thrashed the franchise badly after a dismal performance.
Check out the best tweets here:
Liam Livingstone’s dismissal was the turning point of the game…as far as Punjab is concerned.
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) April 29, 2022
8 points from 9 matches with that squad. Has to be a bitter pill to swallow for Punjab. Somehow, just somehow always manage to slip up.. Well done LSG.. Just kept fighting .. #PBKSvsLSG
— Jatin Sapru (@jatinsapru) April 29, 2022
Chalo chalo chalo, Lucknow! Behtareen pradarshan! 💙💙
— Lucknow Super Giants (@LucknowIPL) April 29, 2022
Lucknow bowlers continues to do terrific job in #IPL2022 and now, they have defended 153 runs against power house Punjab batting.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) April 29, 2022
If Punjab do lose tonight, which is the most probable outcome now, they would have to kiss goodbye to their Top-4 bid, along with Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata. No need to do any math #PBKSvLSG @PunjabKingsIPL
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) April 29, 2022
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 29, 2022
— Avinash Mishra (@Avanishm800) April 29, 2022
You guys deserve to lose…
— Vishaldeep Singh (@vishaldeep) April 29, 2022
— Anjum Chopra (@chopraanjum) April 29, 2022
Same old story of Punjab Kings. They changed team name, changed squad, changed captain.. but no promising results..!! I hoped Punjab would do better this season.. 😔#IPL2022 #PBKSvLSG #PBKS #PunjabKings @LucknowIPL @PunjabKingsIPL
— Venugopal Karimilla (@hivenugopal) April 29, 2022
#SaddaPunjab #PunjabKings Brainless batting display. Really top order have no shame. @mayankcricket needs to own it. What is hurry to score runs and throw wicket in power play? @anilkumble1074 I am clearly seeing @SDhawan25 playing purposefully so that you loose. 5 of 15 balls
— Keshava (@keshavamakki) April 29, 2022
— Badmaaz Pujj (@badmaaz_pujj) April 29, 2022
— Akash Kumar Jha (@Akashkumarjha14) April 29, 2022