Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) registered their second consecutive victory in the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 by defeating the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 12 runs on Monday at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.
Fifties from skipper KL Rahul and Deepak Hooda guided the Lucknow Super Giants to a competitive total of 169-7 before Avesh Khan’s 4-wicket haul helped the LSG bowling attack restrict SRH to 157/9.
Sunrisers had hoped the problem of an inept middle order that failed to give enough cushion to their bowlers was solved. But Nicholas Pooran
‘s cheap dismissal and the plan to open with Abhishek Sharma that did not yield the desired result meant they were revisiting their old failings – even if they were chasing down a target.
Ayush Badoni played a valuable finishing knock by scoring three fours at the end, with 17 runs coming from the final over of the innings as LSG posted 169-7 in the first innings.
Brief Scores: Lucknow Super Giants 169-7 (KL Rahul 68, Deepak Hooda 51; Washington Sundar 2-28) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad 157-9 (Rahul Tripathi 44, Nicholas Pooran 34; Avesh Khan 4-24) by 12 runs.
LSG’s predicted playing XI for SRH clash:KL Rahul (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Manish Pandey, Evin Lewis, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Jason Holder, Ravi Bishnoi, Dushmantha Chameera, Avesh Khan
Sunrisers Hyderabad Predicted 11: Kane Williamson (C), Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Abdul Samad, Washington Sundar, Romario Shepherd, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Umran Malik