From 7:30 p.m. tonight at DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai, the 12th match of IPL 15 will be played between Lucknow Super Giants and Sunrisers Hyderabad. After losing their first match in the IPL, Lucknow showed their catchphrase of ‘Ab Apni Bari Hai’ by chasing down a massive goal of 211 runs set by Chennai Super Kings in their second match.
Now he’s on the lookout for another big win. The Hyderabad team, on the other side, will enter the field after a humiliating 61-run loss to Rajasthan.
In the auction, the Sunrisers are bearing the penalty of not doing their homework.
After failing to retain players such as Jonny Bairstow, David Warner, and Manish Pandey, it was thought that SRH planned to re-enter the field with renewed vigour by building a new team, but Hyderabad Management did not see any strategy to buy the players during the auction. The team was chosen based on the principle of “who’s coming, everyone’s good.” In the absence of the dynamic opening duo of Warner and Bairstow, this team currently lacks a reliable opening pair. Even in the middle order, no Indian batsman inspires much confidence.
Lucknow was victorious because of its top and middle order.
Lucknow Super Giants set a target of 211 runs against Chennai in their second match of the season, thanks to some outstanding batting. In the history of the IPL, this is the fourth highest run chase. De Kock had 61 runs, KL Rahul had 40, and Evin Lewis had 55 for Lucknow. He took six wickets in three balls to win the match.
De Kock got the side off to a strong start, amassing 99 runs for the first wicket with Lokesh Rahul (40). After that, Lewis and Ayush Badoni shared an unbroken 40-run partnership for the fifth wicket in just 2.1 overs to get the team to the mark.
The no ball by Bhuvneshwar changed the momentum, and the spin was also breathless.
SRH won the toss and chose to bowl first against RR in the season’s first match. In the beginning, the team’s bowlers were also getting a swing. After seven balls, Jos Buttler was unable to open his account. Bhuvneshwar’s first over yielded only one run. He also dismissed Butler in this over, but the ball turned out to be a no ball.
Despite bowling well, the Sunrisers bowlers were unable to gain early wickets. Rajasthan may have been put under strain if Bhuvneshwar’s ball had not been a no ball and Sunrisers had taken the wicket. Washington Sundar was the Sunrisers’ finest spinner, but he was a bowling disaster. In three overs, he gave up 47 runs and failed to take any wickets. In today’s encounter, Hyderabad would have to refrain from such bowling.
It was difficult to send Markram down; the disputed grab had taken the game from his grasp.
Against RR, Sunrisers captain Kane Williamson fed Aidan Markram in the fifth position. While remaining unbeaten, Markram scored the most runs for Hyderabad with 57. It’s possible that sending Markram to the top of the food chain would have been more advantageous. In the T20 World Cup, he batted at number four for South Africa and scored a lot of runs.
On the fourth delivery of Hyderabad’s second over, Kane Williamson was caught at slip. With the outer edge of the bat, the ball reached Sanju Samson, the wicketkeeper. The ball was hit by Sanju’s gloves and landed in the hands of Devdutt Padikkal, who was positioned in the slips. Despite the fact that some of the ball appeared to hit the ground before Devdutt took the catch, the umpire ruled Williamson out.
The game could have been turned around a lot more if Williamson hadn’t been called for a penalty on this catch. The IPL Governing Council has also received an official complaint from the Sunrisers. He’d like to make up for it today with his hitting.