With His 19-ball 62, Nicholas Pooran Steals the Show for the Winning Lucknow Super Giants

It was the second amazing chase with this IPL season following Kolkata Knight Riders’ exploits on Sunday when Lucknow chased down a massive 213 target on the penultimate ball of the play. Kolkata Knight Riders’ feat was the first amazing chase of this IPL season.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Inning

After being put into bat, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) achieved an impressive total of 212 for two runs thanks to blazing half-centuries from Glenn Maxwell, Virat Kohli, and their skipper Faf Du Plessis.

While Du Plessis produced an unbeaten 79 runs off of 46 deliveries, Virat Kohli seized the spotlight early on with his 61-run innings off of 44 deliveries. Together, the two of them contributed 96 runs for such a first wicket.

After a slow start, Kohli picked up the pace of the game by hitting Avesh Khan for a maximum and a four in successive deliveries during the 2nd over. This helped to accelerate the game.

Kohli continued to take his frustrations out on Avesh as the former India captain smashed the bowler for 3 boundaries in the 4th over of the match. Avesh was once again on the receiving side of Kohli’s rage.

In the following over, with his confidence at an all-time high, Kohli hit Krunal Pandya so over the boundary.

When Kohli blasted the ball directly over the head of Mark Wood for a four and then dragged the ball over square leg for a six, he was at the height of his game.

After being bowled by Ravi Bishnoi in the 9th over, Kohli reached the fifty-run mark with a single.

On the other side, RCB captain Faf du Plessis was patient and played 2nd fiddle throughout the match. Although Kohli was going all out, the South African was playing it smart and smashing bad balls over the fence.

Kohli was ultimately out of the game in the twelfth over when he pushed Amit Mishra to the fine leg, where Marcus Stoinis was waiting for him.

Glenn Maxwell, who scored 59 runs off 29 balls, proclaimed his entrance at the crease by hitting Mishra for a boundary and a maximum. This occurred while Du Plessis was having trouble getting things started.

In the fifteenth over, Du Plessis got things started for RCB by smashing three massive hits so over the boundary off of Bishnoi. As a result, RCB sprinted to 137 for just one.

Even though he got off to a poor start, Du Plessis eventually reached his fifty with a magnificent lofted ball that went over Wood’s head.

Maxwell demonstrated his value by attacking the bowlers right from the start of the match. Yet it was Du Plessis who drove all out in the finish, battering each LSG bowling attack out of the ground. He single-handedly won the game for the LSG.

In the 18th over, which was bowled by Jaydev Unadkat, RCB was able to score 23 runs thanks to the bat of Du Plessis, who was hitting sixes and fours like it was raining.

Maxwell responded stroke for stroke, then proceeded to punish Avesh for back-to-back sixes, bringing his total to fifty from just 24 deliveries. The attack was so intense that the two batsmen reached their 100 partnership in only 44 deliveries together.

The next-to-last pitch of the inning was the one that got Maxwell out of the game. Wood made the out while the batter was trying to hit a home run.

Lucknow Super Giants Inning

Looking for adventure at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Pooran smoked the quickest fifty of the tournament, demonstrating that he was in attack mode. His unbelievable score of 62 off 19 balls came after Stoinis’ blitzkrieg of 65 off 30 balls, which assisted Lucknow in getting closer to the enormous goal.

Ayush Badoni later hit a vital 30 runs off just 24 balls, and tailenders Avesh Khan and Ravi Bishnoi kept their cool in a stressful situation to carry their side all across the finish line and win the match.

Kyle Mayers was out batted by Mohammed Siraj on the third ball of the first over, which was a bad start for LSG, who had a terrible overall start. Deepak Hooda got a thin edge to Dinesh Karthik of behind wickets off of Wayne Parnell’s bowling in the 4th over, which gave the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) their second triumph of the innings.

As if things couldn’t worsen any further for LSG, Parnell scored another wicket a ball after when Krunal Pandya gloved one to Karthik, bringing the score of the visitors’ innings to 23 for three after four overs.

After that, Stoinis displayed his batting prowess by dominating Karn Sharma and Harshal Patel with his runs, which allowed LSG to remain in the running for the match. Stoinis kept up his onslaught and hit Shahbaz Ahmed for two sixes to put LSG’s score to 91 for 3 after the first half of the match. He also reached his fifty in only 26 balls during this time.

After that, Stoinis hit Karn Sharma so over the extra cover fence, but the bowler got the last laugh when the Australian player made a mistake with his stroke and Ahmed was able to catch it at a deep point.

KL Rahul, the captain of the LSG team, continued to struggle during this match, scoring only 18 runs off of 20 balls until being dismissed by Kohli from off Siraj in the twelfth over.

Pooran kept LSG in the hunt by smashing seven maximums and 4 boundaries with the help of his long handle, which led to a great deal of success. Pooran quickly reached his fifty by hitting it off just 15 deliveries during his brilliant session of play.

With his huge prowess, Pooran single-handedly shifted the dynamic of the match and brought LSG within striking distance of a sensational victory.

To pull off a victory that will live long in the memory, LSG relied on the brilliant play of Pooran and Stoinis while attempting to catch 213. Pooran took only 15 balls to achieve the landmark of fifty, which he established as the season’s fastest fifty.


Power strikers Marcus Stoinis and Nicholas Pooran each scored a dazzling half-century as the Lucknow Super Giants ripped off a heist and defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore in a nail-biting last-ball thriller. The final score was one wicket for Lucknow Super Giants.

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