IPL 2022, Match 15 LSG vs DC, Stats Review: David Warner’s struggle against Ravi Bishnoi, Quinton de Kock’s third-best score, and other stats
LSG have now won three out of the four matches in their maiden IPL season
Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) continued their solid start in the tournament as they defeated Delhi Capitals (DC) by six wickets in Match 15 of IPL 2022 at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Navi Mumbai. K Gowtham took 1/23 and Ravi Bishnoi 2/22 as both bowled brilliant spells with Quinton de Kock smashing 80 runs to script the third victory for LSG this IPL season. DC, led by Rishabh Pant, have now lost two out of the three matches played in the campaign so far.
Talking about how the northern derby panned out, KL Rahul won the toss and LSG opted to field first. They made one change with K Gowtham replacing the out-of-form batter Manish Pandey. DC made three changes with David Warner, Sarfaraz Khan, and Anrich Nortje all coming in place of Tim Seifert, Mandeep Singh, and Khaleel Ahmed respectively.
Prithvi Shaw was at his destructive best as the right-handed opener smashed 61 runs off just 34 deliveries with nine fours and two sixes. David Warner and Rovman Powell made just four and three runs respectively with skipper Pant scoring an unbeaten 39 runs and Sarfaraz Khan 36* to take their side to a total of 149/3 in 20 overs.
Chasing a modest target of 150 runs, Rahul scored 24 runs off 25 balls as Evin Lewis got dismissed for just five runs. The star of the run-chase for LSG was wicketkeeper batter De Kock who slammed 80 runs off 52 deliveries with nine fours and two maximums. Krunal Pandya and young Ayush Badoni remained unbeaten at the end to finish off the chase for their side in the final over.
Anrich Nortje had a forgettable first outing as he conceded 35 runs in his 2.2 overs spell. LSG with six points moved to second place below Kolkata Knight Riders in the table while DC with just two points slipped to the seventh spot. For his classy and match-winning knock, Quinton de Kock was declared the Player of the Match.
Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers from Match 15 between Lucknow Super Giants and Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League 2022:
4 – David Warner registered his fourth single-digit score in the last five IPL innings.
2 – Prithvi Shaw has the second-highest strike rate of 147.75 by a player with a minimum of 500 runs in the powerplay in the IPL. Sunil Narine boasts a strike rate of 173.93 and is at the top.
3 – Ravi Bishnoi got rid of David Warner for the third time in three innings. The southpaw has scored just five runs off six deliveries with three dismissals against Bishnoi.
1 – Rishabh Pant played out a maiden for the first time in the IPL. K Gowtham bowled a maiden over to the DC skipper Pant in the 12th over of the innings.
3 – Quinton de Kock scripted his third-best score (80) in the league.
1 – Anrich Nortje delivered his joint-most expensive over (19 runs) in the IPL. He had also conceded 19 runs against Mumbai Indians in 2020.
1 – Prithvi Shaw recorded the highest score (47) by a batter in the powerplay this season. The previous best was 45 by Robin Uthappa against LSG.
3 – DC recorded the third-lowest first innings total with three or fewer wickets down in the IPL. Rajasthan Royals scored 139/3 against Kolkata Knight Riders in 2019 and Pune Warriors India managed 146/2 against DC in 2012.
6 – KL Rahul has got out for below 25 runs six times out of the last seven innings against DC.
13 – 13 out of the 15 wickets for DC have been taken by their left-handed bowlers this IPL season.