Mohali: Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) posted the second highest score in IPL history with the help of Marcus Stoinis and Kyle Myers’ stormy half-centuries along with Ayush Badoni and Nicholas Pooran’s storming innings in the IPL match played here against Punjab Kings with a mammoth target of 258 runs set by 257 runs for 4 wickets. (PBKS) Lucknow won the match by 56 runs after being bowled out for 201 runs.
Arthav Thaide was the only lone figure for Punjab to capture the target with a 36-ball 66, while Sikandar Raza 36, Liam Livingstone 23, Jitesh Sharma 24 and Sam Karan 21 scored. Apart from this, no one could reach double figures. After Punjab Kings won the toss and elected to field, Lucknow Supergiants got off to an aggressive start as they took the first innings. The team’s score was 41 for 1 when KL Rahul got out for just 12 runs in 3.2 overs. Myers was dismissed for 54 runs off 24 balls with the help of 7 fours and 4 sixes. After that, however, Badoni and Stoinis did not let the team’s run-rate slow down and both continued to hit hard. After Badoni was dismissed for 43 off 24 balls, Poore, who was linked with Stoinis, continued to flounder. Stoinins scored 72 runs off 40 balls with the help of 6 fours and 5 sixes while Pooran was dismissed with 45 runs off 19 balls when the team’s score was 251 runs for 5 wickets.