Matches (11)
SL vs WI [W] (1)
T20 World Cup (4)
WI Academy in IRE (1)
IND v SA [W] (1)
CE Cup (4)

LSG vs PBKS, 21st Match at Lucknow, IPL, Apr 15 2023 - Match Result

21st Match (N), Lucknow, April 15, 2023, Indian Premier League
(19.3/20 ov, T:160) 161/8

PBKS won by 2 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
57 (41) & 1/19
Cricinfo's MVP
92.46 ptsImpact List
Match centre 
Scores: @Thilak_Rama | Comms: Shashwat Kumar
Scorecard summary
Lucknow Super Giants 159/8(20 overs)
74 (56)
3/31 (4)
29 (23)
2/34 (4)
Punjab Kings 161/8(19.3 overs)
2/18 (2.3)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
I. Runs
B. Impact
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
LSG63.390(1)- 1.42- 1.42/193.2264.78

11:55pm Right. That will be that from us for tonight. Hope you enjoyed our coverage as much as we enjoyed bringing it to you. The action in the IPL, especially on weekends, comes thick and fast. MI take on KKR in the afternoon game before GT and RR clash later in the evening. Do join us for those games too. Until next time, this is me (Shashwat) signing off on behalf of Thilak and everyone else at ESPNcricinfo! Goodbye, goodnight and take care!

Sikandar Raza, Player of the Match: (On the feeling) It feels great, to be honest. When I got out, there were a few demons. Credit to Shahrukh for the way he finished. If we had not won, I might not have felt so good. (On the pressure) It is one of the biggest stages and now that you are here, you want to do well. I had average games (prior to tonight) so that was the emotion I was carrying as well but it was important to channelise it. Jitesh's wicket was very crucial. We all know how he bats. If he stayed for 6-8 balls, he would have finished the game by himself. Then Shahrukh came out and hit the first ball for six, and I felt really confident that he can finish off the game.

Sam Curran, Punjab Kings captain: Amazing win and this franchise seems to love a close game. The boys chipped in; it was not a perfect game but good to win. The guys bowled really well; the spinners bowled nicely. The way we bowled towards the end was good. Dew came in but the wicket was still offering a bit. Raza played nicely in the middle, and the way Shahrukh came in and finished. The word around the dressing room is that he has worked very hard and the coaching staff have been clear with his role. Fingers crossed he can keep continuing. Different dimensions, so, each game, you have to come up with different plans. The rhythm is good. We used 6-7 bowlers, we have so many options and that is good to have.

Shahrukh Khan: As I told you after the first innings, it was important to play smartly in the middle. The way that Raza and everyone played, it allowed me to go out and finish off the job. (On first-ball six off Wood) I was late to come in. Just when Jitesh got out, the time-out happened. I just wanted to keep my mind clear. I think my practice is paying off. If I go too cheeky, I don't think it will work too much. So, I try to play straight and happy that it paid off. When Harpreet was batting, I told him to go for the big hit off the last ball. Unfortunately, he got out to Wood but it is important that I was on strike (for the final over) and finished it off for my team.

KL Rahul, Lucknow Super Giants captain: I think we were about 10 runs short towards the end. The dew came in and it seemed to help the batters a little bit more. We did not execute well with the ball. When you are playing on a new ground and a new pitch, you cannot rely on the previous games. We take it as it comes, assess it on the go and not really set ourselves a target. If a couple of batters get in, play good knocks, we can get to 180-190. Unfortunately, today, few of the batters hit good shots but got caught just on the boundary line. On another day, we would have got those 10-15 runs extra that would have made the difference.

(On his catch) The game was on the line and I try to give everything when I am on the field. Each player has a different role to play and that is why it is called a team game. We have 7-8 batters in our team and few can clear any boundary. Some are not as powerful but have skill. It is about each player playing their part and role and that is what makes a team exciting, and that is what we need to do. We do have power hitters down the order in Pooran and Stoinis. Mayers up top takes the aggressive route and a few of us have to assess the conditions and stick to what works for them. Just about giving them the confidence to do what they are comfortable with.

11:30pm Wow, what a game that turned out to be. For large stretches of this innings, it did not look like it would come down to the final over but it did, largely thanks to Bishnoi's brilliance. That, though, also highlights how Rahul and LSG missed a trick by not introducing him earlier. While the ploy might have been to delay his arrival and use him at the death as much as possible, they allowed the game to drift, especially when Raza and Bhatia were at the crease together. LSG would also be ruing the way they batted, and the runs they left out in the middle. Rahul scored 74 but after this defeat, the murmurs around his strike rate will only get louder.

As for the Kings, they would be thrilled with how they held their nerve. Just a few days ago, they failed to win in the final over, so, from that perspective alone, this is an improvement. Shahrukh also came to the party, with Raza also notching up his maiden IPL fifty. They were excellent with the ball too towards the end, and a combination of those factors means that they are now level on points with LSG.

Ravi Bishnoi to Shahrukh Khan, FOUR runs

that will be that! Shahrukh has win this for PBKS! What a knock under pressure! In the slot outside off stump and that is just the sort of delivery Shahrukh is after. He winds up and thumps it to long off's left to seal a nervy two-wicket win for the Punjab Kings!

Ravi Bishnoi to Shahrukh Khan, 2 runs

just short! Length delivery just outside off stump. Shahrukh gets his front foot out of the way again and slugs it, just on the bounce to long on. Excellent effort by Hooda, though, to go for the catch and then stop the boundary!

Ravi Bishnoi to Shahrukh Khan, 2 runs

length delivery on middle and off stump. Shahrukh clears his front leg and swats it towards deep mid wicket. The fielder, after fielding it, admires his collection for a bit and allows the batters to complete the second

And it will indeed be Bishnoi who will bowl the final over. 7 runs to get, Shahrukh on strike. Who are you backing?

end of over 1913 runs • 1 wicket
PBKS: 153/8CRR: 8.05 RRR: 7.00 • Need 7 from 6b
Kagiso Rabada0 (1b)
M Shahrukh Khan15 (7b 2x6)
Mark Wood 4-0-35-2
Ravi Bishnoi 2-0-10-2
Wood to Rabada, no run

back of a length delivery angled into the batter at the stumps. Rabada does not have any room to work with and plonks it back to the bowler

Rabada in at 10

Wood to Harpreet Brar, OUT

edged and taken! Too hot to handle this time! 147.9 kph thunderbolt that pitches on a length on leg stump and straightens ever so slightly. Brar continues swinging but does so without any foot movement, getting a feather through to the keeper!

Harpreet Brar c †Pooran b Wood 6 (4b 1x4 0x6 10m) SR: 150
Wood to Harpreet Brar, FOUR runs

what a shot under pressure! Full and slanted into leg stump. Brar gives himself plenty of room and thrashes it past mid off and extra cover for four!

Wood to Shahrukh Khan, 1 run

length delivery outside off stump. Shahrukh throws his hands at it and squirts it off the inside edge towards short fine leg

Wood to Shahrukh Khan, SIX runs

edged and it flies for six! Banged into the track at the batter. Shahrukh is cramped for room but has a swipe at it anyway. Gets it nowhere close to the middle but gets a top edge that flies way over the keeper's head!

Calin: "Super over!" -- Hmmm....

Wood to Shahrukh Khan, 1 wide

length delivery way outside off stump. Shahrukh leaves it well alone as the umpire calls it a wide

Wood versus Shahrukh. This could be the game right here.

Wood to Harpreet Brar, 1 run

back of a length delivery on leg stump. Brar gets up on his toes and tucks it off his hips towards deep square leg for a single

Wood to bowl the penultimate over. How does Shahrukh play this? Does he try to get as many runs in this over as possible? Or does he take his deep?

end of over 183 runs • 1 wicket
PBKS: 140/7CRR: 7.77 RRR: 10.00 • Need 20 from 12b
Harpreet Brar1 (1b)
M Shahrukh Khan8 (5b 1x6)
Ravi Bishnoi 2-0-10-2
Avesh Khan 3-0-24-0
Ravi Bishnoi to Harpreet Brar, 1 run

full delivery on middle and leg stump. Brar comes forward and works it towards deep mid wicket for a single

Brar is the new batter at the crease. Slip in place

Ravi Bishnoi to Raza, OUT

holes out to deep backward square leg! Bishnoi has another, and this game is turning again! Full delivery hung outside off stump. Raza shuffles across and tries to sweep it over deep backward square leg. He gets a decent piece of it but he is hitting to the longer side. Stoinis runs in off the fence and takes the catch!

Sikandar Raza c Stoinis b Ravi Bishnoi 57 (41b 4x4 3x6 62m) SR: 139.02
Ravi Bishnoi to Raza, no run

back of a length delivery on middle and leg stump that skids through. Raza does not pick the googly either, swishing and missing in the process

Ravi Bishnoi to Shahrukh Khan, 1 run

length delivery on middle and leg stump. Shahrukh gets down on one knee and heaves it on the bounce to deep mid wicket

Ravi Bishnoi to Shahrukh Khan, no run

full delivery on middle and off stump. Shahrukh comes forward and defends it towards short mid wicket

Ravi Bishnoi to Shahrukh Khan, 1 wide

length delivery that slides down the leg side. Shahrukh misses his paddle as the umpire indulges in a bit of exercise. Pooran, though, thinks there is bat involved and convinces his skipper to go upstairs! Nothing on UltraEdge as the ball passes the bat, and LSG have burnt a review!

Ravi Bishnoi to Shahrukh Khan, no run

full delivery just outside off stump. Shahrukh lunges forward and pokes it towards Bishnoi, who pulls out the dive and saves a single

Bibhav: "Bringing Ravi Bishnoi in at around 10th over would have been much better isn't it?" -- Well, here he is now, bowling just his second over. PBKS need 23 off 18 balls

end of over 179 runs
PBKS: 137/6CRR: 8.05 RRR: 7.66 • Need 23 from 18b
Sikandar Raza57 (39b 4x4 3x6)
M Shahrukh Khan7 (2b 1x6)
Avesh Khan 3-0-24-0
Mark Wood 3-0-22-1
Avesh Khan to Raza, FOUR runs

shot! That is a beauty! In the slot outside off stump. Raza takes a step across his stumps, gets his hands through the ball and crunches it past extra cover for four!

Avesh Khan to Raza, 1 wide

full delivery fired way outside off stump. Left alone by Raza and called a wide by the umpire

Avesh Khan to Raza, no run

length delivery just outside off stump. Raza looks for the extravagant scoop and makes a meal of it. Lucky to not lose his off stump in the process!

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
KL Rahul
74 runs (56)
8 fours1 six
Productive shot
cut shot
26 runs
3 fours1 six
Sikandar Raza
57 runs (41)
4 fours3 sixes
Productive shot
27 runs
3 fours2 sixes
Best performances - bowlers
SM Curran
Yudhvir Singh
Match details
Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
TossPunjab Kings, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Match days15 April 2023 - night (20-over match)
LSG Player Replacement
Impact player in out (1st innings, 18.4 ov)
PBKS Player Replacement
Impact player in out (1st innings, 19.6 ov)
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsPunjab Kings 2, Lucknow Super Giants 0
Win Probability
PBKS 100%
100%50%100%LSG InningsPBKS Innings

Over 20 • PBKS 161/8

PBKS won by 2 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
Powered by Smart Stats
AskESPNcricinfo Logo
Instant answers to T20 questions
PBKS Innings
<1 / 3>

Indian Premier League