‘Get Shikhar Dhawan out please’: Twitter reacts as LSG debutant Mayank Yadav knocks down PBKS in IPL 2024

LSG vs PBKS, IPL 2024 (1)

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) led by Nicholas Pooran and those led by Shikhar Dhawan Kings of Punjab (PBKS) They faced each other in the eleventh game of the Indian Premier League 2024 (IPL 2024). The match between the teams was held at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Saturday, March 30.

Lucknow Super Giants won the toss and opted to bat. They made some notable changes in their team, the most important being Nicholas Pooran leading the team in place of KL Rahul, who played the match as an impact player. LSG also handed out international caps to Mayank Yadav and Manimaran Siddarth. PBKS, however, fielded an unchanged XI for the match.

KL Rahul opened the innings with Quinton de Kock and played his natural game. Rahul just couldn’t get going and was back in the hut after scoring 15 off 9-ball. Arshdeep Singh cleaned him up in the fourth over of the innings.

Number 3 batsman Devdutt Padikkal was next and like Rahul, he failed to play an impactful innings and was dismissed for 9 in the sixth over. After the two quick wickets, Marcus Stoinis tried to stabilize the innings and played aggressively.

After being involved in a 33-run tussle with De Kock, Stoinis was castled by Rahul Chahar. He smashed the leg-spinner for consecutive sixes before being castled. Then came a good moment for LSG when stand-in captain Nicholas Pooran came into the middle and demolished the PBKS bowling unit.

During his 47-run partnership with De Kock and a 21-run stand with Ayush Badoni, Nicholas Pooran smashed bowlers all over the park. He smashed 42 runs off 21 balls during his stay in the middle and was on the receiving end of an unfortunate dismissal when he dragged a delivery from Kagiso Rabada towards his stumps.

At the last minute, Krunal Pandya played a wonderful knock at a strike rate of 195.45 to propel LSG to a big total. He scored 43 runs off 22 balls and the home team finished with 199/8 on the board.

Chasing the target, Shikhar Dhawan and Jonny Bairstow took their time before launching an attack on the LSG players. At the end of the powerplay, PBKS had 61 runs without losing any wicket. They continued to bat brilliantly in the next overs and at the end of the 10th over, PBKS were at 98/0.

Things were going well for Punjab Kings until the introduction of LSG debutant Mayank Yadav. The young fast bowler surprised everyone with his pace as he consistently bowled at over 150 kmph. He broke the back of Punjab Kings and ended his spell with the figures of 3/27.

Shikhar Dhawan played 70 runs off 50 balls, while Jonny Bairstow scored 42 runs off 29 balls. Apart from the openers, only Liam Livingstone could fire with the bat and scored 28 runs off 17 balls but it was not enough for victory and PBKS were restricted to 178/5. LSG won the match by 21 runs to hand PBKS their second consecutive defeat in IPL 2024.

Here is how Twitter reacted to the LSG vs PBKS IPL 2024 match: