The 12th match of the IPL 2022 saw Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) clashing with Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on April 4, 2022, and the KL Rahul side came out victors by 12 runs as SRH couldn’t chase down the 170-run target.
SRH captain Kane Williamson won the toss and chose to bowl first. While SRH went in unchanged, Lucknow decided to drop Dushmantha Chameera and bring in West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder.
This clash was a much-awaited one as the Kane Williamson-led side was playing their second match of the tournament, while KL Rahul’s side had played two matches and won one and lost one thus far. They were coming into this encounter after defeating Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
Sunrisers Hyderabad spinner Washington Sundar rattled the LSG batting with his amazingly controlled bowling in the powerplay overs. He removed Quinton de Kock and Evin Lewis for one run each. And then Romario Shepherd dismissed Manish Pandey for 11 runs, leaving LSG 27/3 in 5 overs. But then Deepak Hooda (51 in 33 balls with 3 fours and 3 sixes) and KL Rahul (68 in 50 balls with 6 fours and 1 six) added 87 runs for the fourth wicket.
However, both got out in an attempt of upping the ante but Lucknow Super Giants were helped by young Ayush Badoni as he smashed 19 in 12 balls to take LSG to a final total of 169/7 in 20 overs. For Sunrisers, Washington Sundar (2/28), Romario Shepherd (2/42), and T Natarajan (2/26) were the pick of the bowlers.
Avesh Khan’s 4/24 Does It For Lucknow Super Giants, Despite Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Efforts
In reply, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) chase didn’t get off to the best of the starts, as Kane Williamson fell to Avesh Khan, caught by Andre Tye for 16 runs with one six and one boundaries. Avesh Khan then accounted for the other opener Abhishek Sharma, who was caught brilliantly well by Manish Pandey, as the ball went into orbit. Abhishek made 13 in 11 balls.
Then Krunal Pandya got rid of the dangerous Aiden Markram for 12 runs, as he was caught by KL Rahul, trying to play an inside-out cover drive, leaving SRH 82/3 in 10 overs.
Nicholas Pooran made 34 in 34 balls, while Washington Sundar made 18 in 13 balls but despite their efforts, SRH needed 17 off the last over. Jason Holder got rid of Sundar off the first ball of the over. In the end, Romario Shepherd did his best, but SRH fell short of the target as they finished on 157/9 in 20 overs and lost by 12 runs.
Avesh Khan finished on 4/24, while Jason Holder got 3/34, and Krunal Pandya pouched two wickets. Sunrisers remain at the bottom of the points table, while LSG is at 5th spot with 4 points from 3 games.
The Twitterverse reacted as SRH bottled another chase and Lucknow came back in style to win the match.
Check them out here:
They were 27 for 3 and from that position they won the game. Lucknow played super and giant cricket! #LSGvSRH
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 4, 2022
Started slowly this ipl but back to top form. #Aveshkhan
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 4, 2022
Today @klrahul11 captaincy was very impressive. He was ‘captaining’ also while batting as he had to take the team to a good total. #Aveshkhan and #Krunal also responded well and bowling changes were spot on. #SRHvsLSG #LSGvSRH pic.twitter.com/xc4C7jCuzb
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) April 4, 2022
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) April 4, 2022
This is pretty much the best team that #SRH can put on the park. And so, for them to have an impact in this year's #TATAIPL, it is these very players that will have to step up. It is going to be a big test for the team management.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 4, 2022
— ComeOn Cricket (@ComeOnCricket) April 4, 2022
This must hurt #SRH no ends. Have to chase down these totals. But the batting order looks a bit all over .. Their young guns have simply not stepped up. #LSG dig deep to find another fantastic win #LSGvSRH
— Jatin Sapru (@jatinsapru) April 4, 2022
Avesh Khan's spell shows why he is one of India's most valuable pace bowling assets right now. It was evident even last season, yet Delhi Capitals let him slip away from their hands. #SRHvLSG
— Prasenjit Dey (@CricPrasen) April 4, 2022
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 4, 2022
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