The match between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) was marred with a big controversy as the Hyderabad crowd threw nuts and bolts at the Lucknow camp when a no-ball wasn’t given. It also hit a player in the form of Prerak Mankad.
It was a high-voltage game that witnessed Lucknow gun down the total of 183 runs with 4 balls to spare. The likes of Nicholas Pooran and Prerak Mankad put on an exhibition of extravagant hitting and the crowd went into disbelief as Pooran toyed around with the top-class bowlers of Hyderabad.
Post this win, Lucknow move on to 13 points and are presently in the 4th position of the points table, with 2 games in hand.
In this article, we take a look at the top 3 talking points of the SRH vs LSG game that took place in Hyderabad:
1. Nicholas Pooran activates his beast mode
West Indian power-hitter Nicholas Pooran fired on all cylinders in this SRH vs LSG game and helped the visitors register a victory. He started hitting from the word go and belted Abhishek Sharma for a lot of runs in the 16th over.
Sharma went for 31 runs in that over and that essentially changed the course of the whole game. In just 13 balls, Nicholas Pooran scored an unbeaten knock of 44* runs and helped Lucknow win the game.
2. Krunal Pandya’s economical spell
Skipper Krunal Pandya stepped up with his decisive bowling as he only conceded 24 runs in his 4 overs. He stopped the run flow and helped LSG save some crucial runs. Pandya also bagged 2 wickets and his scalps included SRH skipper Aiden Markram and Glenn Philips.
Pandya led from the front and this bodes really well for the Lucknow Super Giants team in IPL 2023.
3. Heinrich Klaasen impresses with the bat
Heinrich Klaasen once again impressed one and all with his stupendous batting. He blazed away to a knock of 47 runs in just 29 balls and his knock was packed with 3 fours and 3 sixes.
The South African batter had a fiery strike-rate of 162.07 and he essentially guided SRH to a commanding total.
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