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IPL 2022 SRH vs LSG: Avesh Khan’s magical spell secures victory for LSG

Right arm pacer Avesh Khan bowled some magical overs in the middle and scalped four wickets.

In the 12th match of the Tata Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 12 runs at the D.Y. Patil Stadium.

After winning the toss, SRH captain Kane Williamson asked LSG to bat first. Lucknow suffered some early blows in the powerplay. The team lost wickets of Quinton de Kock, Evin Lewis and Manish Pandey which created pressure in the dressing room and a need of a good partnership. KL Rahul (68) got that help from Deepak Hooda (51) as the duo put up a crucial partnership of 87 runs which bought back LSG into the game. Hooda scored at the strike rate of 154.55 which hurt bowlers badly as LSG was moving firmly to a strong total. Soon later another string of wickets fell which restricted the KL Rahul-led side from registering a good score. In the end, contributions from Ayush Badoni (19) and Krunal Pandya, who scored six off three balls helped LSG to reach 169/7 in their 20 overs.

Chasing 170, SRH started off well and looked quite solid to chase down the total but in the fourth over, the team lost their captain Kane Williamson (16). Abhishek Sharma too got out inside powerplay and suddenly the team in the dugout sensed some pressure. Rahul Tripathi (44) was the only batsman who looked in fine touch but never really got support from the other end. At the end of the innings, it was all on Washington Sundar (18) and Romario Shepherd, but it was just too much to ask from them. SRH ended with 157/9 in their 20 overs.

Right arm pacer Avesh Khan bowled some magical overs in the middle and scalped four wickets. Along with him, Jason Holder picked three wickets and also bowled the all-important final over. Krunal Pandya also managed to get one. For SRH, it was Washington Sundar, Romario Shepherd and T Natarajan who cleaned up two wickets each.

Lucknow Super Giants won their second consecutive game and will look to maintain this streak. Avesh Khan was adjudged Man of the Match for his outstanding bowling performance.

Scorecard:

Lucknow Super Giants: 169/7, Overs 20, KL Rahul 68, T Natarajan 2/26

Sunrisers Hyderabad: 157/9, Overs 20, Rahul Tripathi 44, Avesh Khan 4/24

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