Punjab Kings navigated a tense chase to collect a two-wicket victory over Lucknow Super Giants at the Ekana Cricket Stadium on Saturday, April 15. Electing to field, PBKS confined the hosts to 159 despite KL Rahul’s 56-ball 74 and then overhauled the total with three balls to spare, thanks to fine knocks by Sikandar Raza and Shahruck Khan.
Different players across both teams shone bright. Rahul came up with an innings that was laboriously slow by and large, however the skipper managed to shift gears in the end. Curran bowled superbly at the death. Yudhvir Charak, the Jammu & Kashmir speedster, began his IPL career with a bang. Ravi Bishnoi did a marvelous job in the slog overs. Shahrukh dealt a few lusty blows en route his unbeaten 10-ball 23 to take Punjab Kings home in the tense run chase.
Earlier on Saturday, Delhi Capitals crashed to their fifth defeat on the bounce in Indian Premier League 2023. Unsurprisingly, they are dwelling at rock bottom of the points table, with an abysmal NRR.
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When @SRazaB24 launched two sixes off Krunal Pandya's bowling and kept Yudhvir Singh busy!
Can he get @PunjabKingsIPL over the line?
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 15, 2023