English batter Jonny Bairstow created a moment of brilliance against Lucknow Super Giants with a direct hit from the boundary to run Deepak Hooda out.
On Friday evening, Punjab Kings are up against Lucknow Super Giants in the 42nd match of the IPL 2022. The Mohali-based franchise has entered this game in a dire need of a win, while the Super Giants are eyeing a place among the top two in the points table.
Mayank Agarwal asked KL Rahul & co. to bat first after winning the toss and Kagiso Rabada proved the decision right with a peach of a delivery to remove KL Rahul. However, Quinton de Kock and Deepak Hooda steadied the ship with a crucial 85 runs partnership for the 2nd wicket before the former was dismissed by Sandeep Sharma.
Krunal Pandya joined Deepak Hooda in the middle to add some quick runs for Lucknow Super Giants.
Jonny Bairstow shocked Deepak Hooda with a direct hit from the boundary
In the 14th over of the LSG innings, Bairstow produced a jaw-dropping moment to trigger a collapse. He hit the wickets to run out Deepak Hooda from the boundary, aiming only one stump.
On the 3rd delivery of the 14th over, Krunal Pandya turned an incoming delivery from Ashdeep Singh towards deep square for an easy two. Hooda was taking it easy and a fantastic throw from Jonny Bairstow hits directly at the bowler’s end to catch Hooda short of his crease. Replays showed that Hooda was jogging and did not expect the throw to come at his end.
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Lucknow Super Giants have lost the plot after Jonny Bairstow’s direct hit and collapsed for 119/6 in 17 overs. Punjab Kings are firmly at the top at the moment as Jason Holder and Dushmantha Chameera are battling in the middle to bat for the complete 20 overs.