IPL 2023: 3 Talking Points Of The LSG vs PBKS Game Today

Sikandar Raza LSG vs PBKS

Punjab Kings (PBKS) registered a narrow 2-wicket victory over Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in this Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 game. Skipper Sam Curran delivered the goods with the ball and was the highlight of the Punjab innings.

Lucknow did well to creep back into the game after a mediocre score in the 1st innings. Eventually, it was the visitors who had the final laugh in the game. This is Punjab’s 3rd win in 5 games and they are now in the 4th position in the IPL 2023 points table.

KL Rahul’s side slumped to their 2nd defeat and they will now have to stage an epic comeback in order to hold on to their position in the points table.

In this article, we take a look at 3 talking points of the LSG vs PBKS game in IPL 2023 today in Lucknow:

1. Sikandar Raza finally gives a solid performance in the IPL

The Zimbabwean all-rounder is one of the most sought-after all-rounders in the world and he finally has made a mark in the cash-rich IPL. Raza bagged the player of the match award in this LSG vs PBKS game after his match-winning knock of 57 runs in just 41 balls.

Raza also bagged 1 wicket in the game during the 1st innings. His calm and composed innings powered Punjab to a victory in this LSG vs PBKS game.

2. KL Rahul gets into the groove in IPL 2023

After a string of low scores, purely based on the unreal standards he has set in IPL, KL Rahul has finally scored a big knock. He was the pivot around which the whole Lucknow team revolved around in the 1st innings.

The skipper of Lucknow Super Giants also became the fastest player to score 4000 runs in the IPL through his 74-run knock in 56 balls.

3. Top-order of Punjab continue to flop

As Shikhar Dhawan was injured for this game and couldn’t be a part of the playing XI, Punjab Kings tried a new batter at the top. Atharva Taide’s debut went for a toss as he registered a duck and was dismissed by Yudhvir Singh.

Prabhsimran Singh once again failed to play a good knock as he perished away for just 4 runs. The opening batters of Punjab Kings really need to step in and play some big innings for them to get to good starts in IPL 2023.

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