Twitter Reactions: PBKS slump in low run chase as LSG record yet another win

Chasing a paltry total, PBKS again went with the ‘it’s my way or the highway’ approach and played into LSG’s hands.

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Lucknow Super Giants. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)
Gaurav Tripathi

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Yet another heartbreaking defeat for Punjab Kings as they failed to chase down 154 against Lucknow Super Giants. Like the previous few games, it was yet another low-scoring battle as batters weren’t able to gather runs freely. PBKS did exceedingly well to restrict the Super Giants to a mediocre total but the batters disappointed once again. LSG eventually clinched the contest by 20 runs, recording their sixth win in IPL 2022.

Earlier in the match, Punjab Kings won the toss and elected to bowl first at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. LSG got off to a dismal start with the in-form KL Rahul perishing for just six runs. Nonetheless, Quinton de Kock found a potent partner in Deepak Hooda, and the duo added 85 runs for the second wicket.

The Super Giants looked well in command at this point but the momentum slipped out of their hands in the end overs. Kagiso Rabada was sensational with the ball as he scalped his maiden four-fer of the season. Rahul Chahar also chipped in with a couple of wickets as LSG lost five wickets inside 13 runs. As the likes of Jason Holder, Dushmantha Chameera, and Mohsin Khan chipped in with handy cameos towards the end, LSG posted 153/8 in their allotted 20 overs.

PBKS played into LSG’s hands 

Chasing a paltry total, PBKS again went with the ‘it’s my way or the highway’ approach and played into LSG’s hands. Skipper Mayank Agarwal went all guns blazing and played some delightful shots in the powerplay overs. However, the dasher perished after scoring 25. Shikhar Dhawan also endured a hard time and could only manage five off 15 balls.

While Jonny Bairstow tried to hold one end, he didn’t get any support from the other end. The likes of Mohsin Khan and Krunal Pandya were brilliant as PBKS lost wickets at regular intervals. Bairstow’s departure for 32 in the 16th over sealed the game for LSG as the rest of the batters failed to make a mark. While Rishi Dhawan scored some quick runs towards the end, he could only narrow down the margin of defeat. The Kings were eventually restricted to 133/8 in their allotted 20 overs, losing the contest by 20 runs.

Meanwhile, let’s look at how Twitter reacted to LSG’s triumph: