LSG vs PBKS Live Score: Lucknow Super Giants beat Punjab Kings to register their 6th win in the Indian Premier League 2022 on Friday. With that win, they have moved to number three on the points table. On a slow pitch at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Lucknow managed to score 153 runs in the first innings.
Skipper KL Rahul got out early for just 6 runs, however, the likes of Quinton de Kock (46 off 37) and Deepak Hooda (34 off 28) made vital contributions with the bat. However, once the former got out, it led to a collapse as Lucknow slipped from 98 for 2 to 126 for 7. Kagiso Rabada was the wrecker in chief for Punjab as he picked 4 wickets for 38 runs in 4 overs. Rahul Chahar also made impressive returns of 2 for 30 in 4 overs.
The likes of Chameera (17 off 10) and Mohsin Khan (13 off 6) scored vital runs in the last few overs to take the team to a competitive score on the board.
In reply, Punjab Kings were restricted to just 133 runs in the second innings. Mayank Agarwal made a solid start with the bat as he scored 25 runs in 17 balls, including 2 fours and 2 sixes. However, he handed a well-timed shot straight to KL Rahul at mid-on to end his stay. Shikhar Dhawan struggled to hit the straps as he could only score 5 runs. Jonny Bairstow (32 off 28) and Liam Livingstone (18 off 16) made vital contributions with the bat but neither of them could play right till the end.
Punjab kept losing wickets at regular intervals and couldn’t stitch a big partnership. In the end, they fell 20 runs short of the target. This was Punjab’s fifth defeat in the Indian Premier League 2022. They are now languishing at the 7th spot on the points table.