Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) had a high scoring thriller game between themselves yesterday at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali. A total of 478 runs were scored and the pitch was an absolute belter.
Lucknow were very close to breaking the highest ever Indian Premier League (IPL) score. All the batters except a couple of them looked in supreme touch and smeared all the Punjab bowlers all across the park.
Punjab tried their level best to match up to the score but failed eventually as climbing a mountain of a total is always tough and intimidating.
In this article, we take a look at the top 3 talking points of the PBKS vs LSG game which will be taking place in Mohali:
1. The second highest IPL total
Lucknow Super Giants posted 257 runs on the board in the 1st innings and it was an exhibition of power-hitting and supreme level batting. Kyle Mayers was extremely lethal at the top and scored 54 runs in just 24 deliveries.
Marcus Stoinis then fired on all cylinders and scored a match-winning knock of 72 runs in just 40 balls. He had also taken a wicket in the 2nd innings and was awarded with the player of the match in this game.
Nicholas Pooran gave a late flourish and scored a buccaneering knock of 45 runs in just 19 balls and powered Lucknow to a humongous total.
2. Atharva Taide’s knock went in vain
Atharva Taide of Punjab Kings reposed faith in all the members of the PBKS management by playing a fiery knock of 66 runs in just 36 balls. However, his classy knock went in vain as Punjab couldn’t chase the total.
He was dismissed by Ravi Bishnoi and it was a caught by the same bowler. If Taide could have stayed a it longer, Punjab could have hoped for something special and miraculous.
3. Naveen-ul-Haq and Yash Thakur shone with the ball
The two pacers of Lucknow in the form of Naveen-ul-Haq and Yash Thakur shone with the white cherry and took 3 and 4 wickets respectively. Thakur conceded runs at an economy of 9.65 and the Afghan bowler conceded runs at an economy of 7.50.
Even in the absence of lead speedster Mark Wood, skipper KL Rahul utilized his pace bowling resources really well and scripted a win for the Lucknow franchise in this PBKS vs LSG game.
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