With the Second Highest Score in Tournament History, Lucknow Defeated Punjab

Lucknow Super Giants Inning

Both Mayers with 54 runs off 24 balls and Stoinis with 72 runs off 40 balls were key contributors to Lucknow Super Giants’ 257 for 5 score against Punjab Kings. The total of 257/5 scored by LSG was the 2nd-highest in the history of the IPL. RCB currently holds the record for the highest score ever recorded in the Indian Premier League, which they achieved in 2013 when they struck 263/5 versus Pune Warriors India during 20 overs.

It was the biggest total of the year in addition to having been the 2nd highest in the history of the Indian Premier League.

Every single one of the other 6 bowlers, with the exception of Rahul Chahar, allowed over 10 runs each over. Arshdeep Singh, who is known for his economy when bowling, gave up 54 runs in 4 overs, whereas Kagiso Rabada gave up 52 scores in 4 overs, despite the fact that he took two wickets as a result of his bowling.

The score was additionally the biggest of the current campaign and was only 6 runs short of 263, which is the biggest total in the entire history of the Indian Premier League. This record was set by The Royal Challengers in 2013 after Chris Gayle produced an incredible 175-run innings.

K.L. Rahul, the captain of the LSG, was the lone hitter who was unable to capitalize on the great batting circumstances and made 12 runs out of 9 deliveries. Although he got dropped from the initial ball during the match by the rookie bowler Gurnoor Brar, he was unable to capitalize on the opportunity.

As soon as play began, Mayers gave the impression that he was going to be a dangerous opponent by smashing Arshdeep for 4 fours in the first over. He began with a stunning drive past point, and then he used his lengthy levers to concentrate on the long point and mid-wicket regions, racking up a total of 7 fours and 4 sixes.

Because of the self-assurance with which he approached the situation, he proceeded to take a couple of steps forward before firing Rabada right above the man’s head.

After Mayers was out of the game within the Powerplay, Badoni, and Stoinis put together an 89-run stand with only 47 deliveries to keep the momentum that Mayers had created going.

Stoinis’ aggressive knock comprised five maximums and six fours, and it was highlighted by some beautiful strokes struck by Stoinis during the knock.

When Liam Livingstone was attempting to take an authorized catch at long-on, he accidentally touched the boundary, which prevented Stoinis from losing his wicket in the thirteenth over.

Pooran started up his bat by hitting three consecutive off drives off of Livingstone. The LSG scored 73 runs in the final 30 deliveries of the game.

Punjab Kings Inning

Punjab scored at a respectable rate, finishing with 201 scores in 19.5 overs, but this was not enough to keep them ahead in the game because they needed roughly 13 runs each over to finish off an unlikely chase.

Atharava Taide had an excellent inning, scoring 66 runs off 36 deliveries. This was his first fifty-plus performance in the Indian Premier League.

However, Liam Livingstone who made 36 runs off just 22 deliveries, along with Sikandar Raza who made 23 runs off just 14 deliveries were unable to remain in the game for a sufficient amount of time to put a strain on the opponent.

On his return, Shikhar Dhawan, who is the team captain, faced only two balls. The young speedster Yash Thakur had the best bowling figures with four wickets and 37 runs conceded in his four overs.

At 152 runs for 4 after 15 overs, Punjab was scoring at a rate of over ten runs per over; nevertheless, the goal of scoring another 106 runs off of the remaining 30 deliveries was outside the grasp of both Livingstone along with Sam Curran who made 21 runs off 11 deliveries.

Mayers continued on a scoring binge on the Powerplay until Stoinis (40), who easily gathered barriers at will to assist his team in establishing a large target for themselves. Both Ayush Badoni who made 43 runs off just 24 deliveries and Nicholas Pooran who made 45 runs off just 19 deliveries also made significant contributions to the team’s performance.

After leading Punjab in 3 games, Dhawan returned to the captaincy and made the decision to field his team, but the bowlers struggled to find their rhythm on the clanger of a surface.


Marcus Stoinis and Kyle Mayers shine in a decisive victory for the Lucknow Super Giants over the Punjab Kings.

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