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IPL 2024, LSG vs PBKS: Mayank Yadav searing pace creates dents in PBKS chase, LSG win

IPL 2024, LSG vs PBKS: Mayank Yadav searing pace blows Punjab Kings away, Lucknow Super Giants win their first game. Top Takeaways for PBKS and LSG from this game.


IPL 2024, LSG vs PBKS_ Mayank Yadav bowls at 150+ Kph and took 3-27 against Punjab _ Walking Wicket (Images_ ©IPL_X)
IPL 2024: Mayank Yadav bowls at 150+ Kph and took 3-27 against Punjab (Images: ©IPL/X)

Brief Scores: LSG 199/8 (De Kock 54, Pandya 43*, Curran 3/28) beat PBKS 178/5 (Dhawan 70, Yadav 3/27) by 21 runs. 


Player of the Match: Mayank Yadav (3 wickets for 27 runs)


In a thrilling encounter, Lucknow Super Giants claimed their first victory of the IPL 2024, getting in the points table. After posting a formidable total of 199/8 in 20 overs, LSG faced a formidable challenge from Punjab Kings' opening duo, Shikhar Dhawan and Jonny Bairstow. 


The momentum shifted dramatically when young pacer Mayank Yadav unleashed an inspiring spell, consistently clocking speeds of up to 150 kmph. Yadav's fiery bowling dismantled Punjab's top order, breaking their strong opening partnership and snaring crucial wickets. Despite Liam Livingstone's effort, Punjab Kings fell short by 21 runs, succumbing to Yadav’s impressive bowling display.


Key Takeaways from LSG vs PBKS, Match 11, IPL 2024- Winning team (LSG)


De Kock and Pandya showed huge positives

LSG demonstrated their excellent batting with a commendable total of 199 runs, despite facing setbacks early in the innings. The opening partnership of KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock couldn't capitalize on the start they got, missing out on converting it into a big score. However, de Kock provided stability at the top of the order with a sensible approach, ensuring that LSG didn't lose momentum. The middle order then took charge, with Marcus Stoinis and Nicholas Pooran injecting aggression into the innings. 


Pooran's calculated risks and aggressive stroke play kept the scoreboard ticking, ensuring that LSG never lost control of the match. Though Aryan Badoni struggled to get going, Krunal Pandya's brilliant finishing towards the end propelled LSG to the highest T20 total at Ekana.



IPL 2024, LSG vs PBKS_ Quinton de kock scored 54 against Punjab; Lucknow beat Punjab _ Walking Wicket (Images_ ©IPL_X)
Quinton de kock scored 54 against Punjab (Images: ©IPL/X)

⁠Mayank Yadav: A fresh addition

At the chase, LSG didn’t have the desirable start as Punjab smashed 61 for the loss of one wicket. But Yadav significantly impacted the game, turning the tide in favour of his team when LSG seemed to be struggling. Making his debut in the IPL, Yadav showcased impressive pace and skill, consistently hitting speeds of up to 152 kmph. He claimed three wickets, including the key dismissals of Jonny Bairstow and Prabhsimran Singh. 


Bairstow's dismissal came from a well-executed short delivery that induced a mistimed pull shot, resulting in a catch for Marcus Stoinis. Prabhsimran fell victim to Yadav's pace and hurried into a pull shot which resulted in a top edge comfortably taken by Naveen-ul-Haq. Yadav's pace and bounce troubled the batters, as evidenced by Jitesh Sharma's dismissal, where he mistimed a pull shot, handing a catch to Naveen. Yadav's remarkable spell helped LSG regain control of the match, bringing them back into contention and significantly impacting Punjab Kings' batting lineup, ultimately shifting the momentum in favour of his team’s win.



Key Takeaways from LSG vs PBKS, Match 11, IPL 2024- Losing team (PBKS)


IPL 2024, LSG vs PBKS_ Shikhar Dhawan's 70 goes in vain as Lucknow beat Punjab _ Walking Wicket (Images_ ©IPL_X)
Shikhar Dhawan's 70 goes in vain as Lucknow beat Punjab (Images: ©IPL/X)

Punjab lack contribution from the middle order

Shikhar Dhawan, the captain, has been the backbone of the Punjab innings with a solid knock of 70 runs off 50 deliveries, maintaining an impressive strike rate of 144.90. He was well supported by Jonny Bairstow, who contributed 42 runs off 29 balls before being dismissed by Marcus Stoinis. Getting good starts from the two-star players is a great plus for Punjab, who bank on them for match-defining knocks. Prabhsimran Singh also played a crucial role, adding 19 runs at a strike rate of 71.43 before falling to Mayank Yadav.

 

From here the entire Punjab innings derailed. Despite a solid start provided by the top order, Punjab faced a collapse resulting in their eventual loss in the match. The middle order failed to provide substantial support. Sam Curran was dismissed for a duck by Mohsin Khan, failing to score any runs. Despite the lower order being presented with a manageable target, their inability to capitalize on the solid start and build partnerships ultimately led to the Punjab Kings' defeat in the game. This is something the team needs to look at as they now progress to more intense games.


Sam Curran’s variation with cutters and Arshdeep Singh's ability to take key wickets, did help Punjab to restrict LSG within 200. But they also need help from the other bowlers; especially Rahul Chahar, to come together as a force to be reckoned with against their opposition.  



Statistical Highlights for LSG vs PBKS
  • LSG’s 199/8 is the joint highest first innings total in T20 matches in Lucknow, along with India’s 199/2 against Sri Lanka in 2022. 

  • This is also their 2nd highest total against Punjab and 4th highest overall first-innings total.

  • Mayank Yadav delivered the fastest ball of the IPL 2024 by touching the 155.8 kmph mark.

IPL 2024 Points Table
IPL 2024 Points Table
Points Table Scenario and what’s next to come

With today's win, LSG gains two crucial points and sits in 5th position at the points table. PBKS on the other hand experienced back-to-back losses and is now in the 6th position with a negative run rate of -0.337.


Next up, Gujarat Titans will clash with Sunrises Hyderabad at an afternoon game. Hyderabad is riding high on their record-breaking 277 runs scored against Mumbai in their last game, whereas Gujarat will be desperate enough to register a win after their 63-run loss to Chennai.



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