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LSG vs GT, 21st Match at Lucknow, IPL, Apr 07 2024 - Match Result

RESULT
21st Match (N), Lucknow, April 07, 2024, Indian Premier League
(18.5/20 ov, T:164) 130

LSG won by 33 runs

Player Of The Match
5/30
yash-thakur
Cricinfo's MVP
84.38 ptsImpact List
krunal-pandya
Match centre 
Scores: Sudeep Poojar | Comms: Shashwat Kumar
Scorecard summary
Lucknow Super Giants 163/5(20 overs)
2/22 (3)
33 (31)
Gujarat Titans 130/10(18.5 overs)
5/30 (3.5)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
LSG84.382(2)1- 0.223/113.1584.6
LSG79.158(43)65.379.1--0
LSG64.53--05/304.0464.53
GT50.292(4)1.970.522/222.8249.77
GT44.4612(11)12.7311.772/212.4332.68

11:40pm That will be all from us, folks. We will be back again tomorrow as the Chennai Super Kings return to Chepauk, hoping to snap their two-game losing streak, against a Kolkata Knight Riders side that is firing on all cylinders. Until then, this is me (Shashwat) signing off on behalf of Sudeep and everyone else at ESPNcrcinfo. Goodnight and take care!

Yash Thakur, Player of the Match: I am very happy with my first five-wicket haul and my first POTM award. (On bowling to Gill) The plan we had for Gill, we had two fielders on the leg side. So, we sort of knew that he (Gill) would try to make room. Rahul bhaiya told me to stick to my plans and that we will get a wicket that way. Unfortunate for us that Mayank picked up an injury. But Rahul bhaiya told me that this is my day and that I will win the game for LSG. In the last two seasons, we had not won against them. We won today so we are very happy. (On which wicket was his favourite) Shubman's wicket.

KL Rahul, Lucknow Super Giants captain: (On LSG making defending totals an art) We will take the win. Not going to make too much out of it. For the young bowing group we have, helps when we bat first and they can assess the conditions. They have been adapting really well, so credit to them. (On not losing a game when defending 160-plus) It is a good record to have. But it is where we have played. We know how the wickets were, very low-scoring wicket and low-scoring ground. Having the home advantage obviously helps a bit. The same guys were playing last season as well, they have adjusted their roles and they are reading the wicket well. That is something I try to speak to them about in the nets and in practice, to help them make the right choices when the pressure is on. Hopefully we can continue. (Thoughts at the half-way stage) We knew very early that it (the pitch) was not as good as the other day. We were not trying to get to a particular score, and were just trying to bat and see how many we would get. We put up a score and then you expect the bowlers to do their job. All three spinners have been key for us. Sid (Siddharth) has done very well, he bowls a crucial part when he bowls with the new ball. He has shown great temperament and he has given us steady bowling in the first 2-3 overs. He has picked up wickets, but his job is to restrict runs. KP (Krunal Pandya) has played for so many years, and he is smart and knows how to bowl. Have played with Bishnoi also for a lot of years. Feels good to get off the mark (against the Titans).

Shubman Gill, Gujarat Titans captain: (On the conditions) I think it was a good wicket to bat on. just a poor batting performance by us. We got off to a decent start but we lost it in the middle overs and were never able to recover from that. (On the bowling) I think our bowlers were exceptional to restrict them to that score. We were looking at 170-180 but to restrict them, it was a tremendous effort. (On Miller) He is a player who can change the game at any time. We had a couple of injuries but irrespective, this total was gettable. (On his dismissal) It was the last over of the powerplay and I just wanted to capitalise. Everyone was up on the off side, I wanted to give himself room. The ball I got out to, I was trying to play it too square and missed it. (On Umesh Yadav) He is definitely someone who is very experienced. Darshan and everyone in the bowling attack did a good job.

Krunal Pandya: When I went in, I just played a couple of balls. I was having a chat with Pooran and the wicket was very good, and we felt we were 10-15 runs short. At the end of the day, what I do is knowing the batter's strengths and weaknesses and bowling according to that. On some days, it works. On others it does not. One of those days where I was able to execute what I wanted. It feels great the way we have been defending in the entire tournament. It gives that extra confidence. But see, at the end of the day, you have to go there every day and execute your plans and we have done well so far. (On Mayank Yadav's injury) I don't know what is happening. I had a brief chat and he seemed okay, which is a positive. Whatever conversation I have had, whatever we see, he has a good head on his shoulder. Really excited to see how his carer pans out.

11:11pm At the half-way stage, it might have seemed the Super Giants were a little par. As it turned out, they weren't, and much of it was down to how well they bowled. They were put under pressure early, with Gill and Sudharsan getting the Titans off to a decent start. Once the latter fell to Thakur on the final ball of the powerplay, though, things went south for the 2022 champions.

None of their middle-order batters got going, and they kept finding ways to get out. Williamson perished to a sensational catch, while some of the other batters' shot selection left a bit to be desired. Tewatia got a few boundaries away towards the end but that only reduced the margin of defeat, rather than acting as a catalyst for a turnaround.

Coming back to LSG, Thakur picked up his career-best IPL figures, finishing with a five-wicket haul. Krunal was also very impressive, giving away only 11 runs in four overs and accounting for three batters. Bishnoi and Naveen also chipped in, ensuring that LSG, once they got the momentum in their bowling innings, never relented.

18.5
W
Thakur to Noor Ahmad, OUT

five for Yash Thakur! And the IPL hoodoo against the Gujarat Titans has been broken! Sharp short ball just outside off. Gets awfully big on Noor as he tries to smear it away. Goes straight up and the catch is taken comfortably by de Kock at mid on! What a win for the Super Giants and after their opening game defeat, they have now reeled off three wins on the spin!

Noor Ahmad c de Kock b Yash Thakur 4 (2b 1x4 0x6 2m) SR: 200
18.4
4
Thakur to Noor Ahmad, FOUR runs

streaky! Banged in short outside off. Noor jumps up into the air and flashes hard at it. Takes the edge and flies over Rahul's outstretched right hand

Noor is the last batter in

18.3
W
Thakur to Tewatia, OUT

Yash Thakur gets Tewatia, and these are his best figures in the IPL now! Takes pace off again, and bowls it on a shortish length on the stumps. Tewatia tries muscling it over deep backward square leg but the lack of pace means he arrows it straight down Pooran's throat. LSG just one wicket away from breaking their winless streak against the Titans!

Rahul Tewatia c Pooran b Yash Thakur 30 (25b 2x4 2x6 35m) SR: 120
18.2
6
Thakur to Tewatia, SIX runs

clears the fence! Slower ball that lands right in the slot on middle and off. Tewatia crouches down low and mousses it over deep mid wicket!

18.1
Thakur to Tewatia, no run

full on the pads. Tewatia whips it away towards deep backward square leg

Thakur to bowl the penultimate over. GT need 44 off 12

end of over 185 runs
GT: 120/8CRR: 6.66 RRR: 22.00 • Need 44 from 12b
Rahul Tewatia24 (22b 2x4 1x6)
Spencer Johnson0 (1b)
Naveen-ul-Haq 4-0-37-1
Yash Thakur 3-1-20-3
17.6
1
Naveen-ul-Haq to Tewatia, 1 run

another short ball. Tewatia gets on top of the bounce and swats it towards deep mid wicket

17.5
4
Naveen-ul-Haq to Tewatia, FOUR runs

finds the gap! Half-tracker outside off. Tewatia picks this one up nice and early and smacks it between deep mid wicket and deep backward square leg!

17.4
Naveen-ul-Haq to Tewatia, no run

off-pace again, this time on a fullish length just outside off. Tewatia swings too early and clinks it off the bottom of the bat

17.3
Naveen-ul-Haq to Tewatia, no run

slower delivery dug into the track on middle and off. The ball just does not arrive and Tewatia helps it straight to fine leg

Yash: "LSG really seem to be the masters of defending totals."

17.2
Naveen-ul-Haq to Tewatia, no run

slower bumper just outside leg. Tewatia shimmies around before ending up outside leg. Swipes himself off his feet but cannot make contact

17.1
Naveen-ul-Haq to Tewatia, no run

short at the body. Tewatia cannot swing his arms freely and cloths his pull towards deep backward square leg

R Tewatia
Rahul Tewatia in death overs (in T20s)
RUNS
592
OUTS
23
4s/6s
48/37
SR
173.09
AVE
25.73

Naveen to bowl out. GT need 49 off 18. If they are to get close, Tewatia has to make this over (and every other over, in fact) count

end of over 1713 runs
GT: 115/8CRR: 6.76 RRR: 16.33 • Need 49 from 18b
Spencer Johnson0 (1b)
Rahul Tewatia19 (16b 1x4 1x6)
Yash Thakur 3-1-20-3
Naveen-ul-Haq 3-0-32-1
16.6
Thakur to Johnson, no run

hard length on middle and leg. Skids off the surface and beats Johnson for pace. He cannot lay bat on it and gets thumped on the pads

16.5
1
Thakur to Tewatia, 1 run

full and following the batter outside leg. Tewatia advances and flicks it towards deep mid wicket

16.5
1w
Thakur to Tewatia, 1 wide

short ball down leg. Tewatia swings at it and misses. Called a wide. It seemed that Tewatia initially wanted to review it because the umpire had not given a wide. But then, it was given a wide, so no review

Tewatia is not happy with the movement behind the bowler's arm, and he tells the umpire about what is bothering him

16.4
Thakur to Tewatia, no run

fullish just outside off. Tewatia plants his front foot and hacks it to mid on

16.4
1w
Thakur to Tewatia, 1 wide

short and way outside off. Left alone by Tewatia and called a wide

16.3
4
Thakur to Tewatia, FOUR runs

four more! Short ball down leg and that is easy pickings for Tewatia. He gets inside the line and swings it away towards fine leg, where Naveen makes a mess of it

16.2
Thakur to Tewatia, no run

hard length just outside off. Not much room to work with and Tewatia stabs it into the off side

Over the wicket now

16.1
6
Thakur to Tewatia, SIX runs

just enough! Shortish outside off. Tewatia picks the length early, takes a step across his stumps and belts it over the sweeper at deep backward square leg. Siddarth leapt into the air but could not get anything behind it

Johnson is the new batter in. Off-strike for now, though

end of over 169 runs • 1 wicket
GT: 102/8CRR: 6.37 RRR: 15.50 • Need 62 from 24b
Rahul Tewatia8 (11b)
Naveen-ul-Haq 3-0-32-1
Yash Thakur 2-1-7-3
15.6
W
Naveen-ul-Haq to Umesh Yadav, OUT

goes straight up, and de Kock does the rest at long on! Leg cutter on a length outside off. Umesh looks at the length and thinks he can smack this into oblivion. Has a mighty swing at it but miscues it totally. Gets no distance whatsoever and de Kock completes the catch well inside the fence!

Umesh Yadav c de Kock b Naveen-ul-Haq 2 (4b 0x4 0x6 7m) SR: 50
Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
MP Stoinis
58 runs (43)
4 fours2 sixes
Productive shot
pull
12 runs
1 four1 six
Control
79%
KL Rahul
33 runs (31)
3 fours0 six
Productive shot
cut shot
7 runs
1 four0 six
Control
81%
Best performances - bowlers
Yash Thakur
O
3.5
M
1
R
30
W
5
ECO
7.82
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
KH Pandya
O
4
M
0
R
11
W
3
ECO
2.75
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
TossLucknow Super Giants, elected to bat first
Series
Season2024
Player Of The Match
Hours of play (local time)19.30 start, First Session 19.30-21.00, Interval 21.00-21.20, Second Session 21.20-22.50
Match days7 April 2024 - night (20-over match)
GT Player Replacement
Impact player in out (2nd innings, 5.6 ov)
LSG Player Replacement
Impact player in out (1st innings, 19.6 ov)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsLucknow Super Giants 2, Gujarat Titans 0
Language
English
Win Probability
LSG 100%
LSGGT
100%50%100%LSG InningsGT Innings

Over 19 • GT 130/10

Rahul Tewatia c Pooran b Yash Thakur 30 (25b 2x4 2x6 35m) SR: 120
W
Noor Ahmad c de Kock b Yash Thakur 4 (2b 1x4 0x6 2m) SR: 200
W
LSG won by 33 runs
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