Lucknow gave Punjab a target of 160 runs, KL Rahul played a captaincy inning of 74 runs

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Lucknow gave Punjab a target of 160 runs, KL Rahul played a captaincy inning of 74 runs

IPL 2023 LSG vs PBKS: The 21st league match of the 16th season of IPL is being played between Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and Punjab Kings (PBKS) at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow. Batting first in this match, the Lucknow team scored 159 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in 20 overs on the basis of captain KL Rahul’s brilliant innings of 74 runs. For the Punjab team, in the absence of Shikhar Dhawan, Sam Karan is handling the captaincy in this match.

Lokesh Rahul and Kyle Meyers gave a great start to the team, scored 49 runs in the first 6 overs

The Punjab Kings team decided to bowl first after winning the toss in this match. After this, the pair of captain KL Rahul and Kyle Meyers, who started the innings from Lucknow, gave the team a great start and took the score to 49 runs in the first 6 overs without any loss. After this, Lucknow’s team got the first blow on the score of 53 in the form of Meyers, who became the victim of Harpreet Brar after playing an innings of 29 runs in 23 balls.

Deepak Hooda disappointed again, Krunal supported Rahul

After the first blow on the score of 53, Deepak Hooda, who came out to bat on the field, once again disappointed with his performance. Hooda returned to the pavilion after scoring just 2 runs in this match as well. KL Rahul got the support of Krunal Pandya after Lucknow’s team got the second blow on the score of 62. Between the two, an important partnership of 48 runs in 35 balls was made for the third wicket in the crucial time. Pandya returned to the pavilion after playing an inning of 18 runs in 17 balls in this match.

Nicholas Pooran returned to zero, Captain Rahul played an important inning of 74 runs

After getting the third blow in the form of Krunal on the score of 110, the team of Lucknow Super Giants got the fourth blow in the form of Nicholas Pooran on the score of 111, who returned to the pavilion without opening the account. After this, captain KL Rahul along with Marcus Stoinis shared a 31-run partnership in 20 balls for the 5th wicket. Lucknow’s team got the 5th blow on the score of 142 in the form of Stoinis, who returned to the pavilion after playing an innings of 15 runs in 11 balls.

KL Rahul scored an inning of 74 runs in 56 balls in this match, which included 8 fours and 1 six, on the basis of which the Lucknow team managed to reach a score of 159 for the loss of 8 wickets in 20 overs. In bowling for Punjab, Sam Karan took 3, Kagiso Rabada 2 while Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar and Sikandar Raza took 1-1 wickets.

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