Learn about LSG vs PBKS match result along with key match highlights, IPL points table update, man of the match, full list of award winners list and everything else you need to know today about Match 21 of IPL 2023 between Lucknow Super Giants and Punjab Kings.
Sikandar Raza’s half-century and Shahrukh Khan’s vital cameo led Punjab Kings to a hard-fought two-wicket victory over Lucknow Super Giants in their Indian Premier League match. This win propelled Punjab Kings to the fourth spot in the points table, while Lucknow Super Giants held on to the second position.
Chasing 160 runs, Punjab Kings had a shaky start, but Matthew Short’s 34 off 22 balls provided some stability. Harpreet Bhatia and Sikandar Raza advanced the chase, reaching 68/3 after 10 overs. Krunal Pandya and Ravi Bishnoi claimed crucial wickets for Lucknow Super Giants, leaving Punjab Kings at 112/5 in 14.3 overs. Raza scored his maiden half-century before being dismissed by Mark Wood, with the team at 122/6. Shahrukh Khan’s quick-fire 23* off 10 balls helped Punjab Kings achieve the target, finishing at 161/8 in 19.3 overs. Yudhvir Singh was the top bowler for Lucknow Super Giants, taking 2/19 in three overs.
Earlier, KL Rahul’s half-century guided Lucknow Super Giants to a total of 159/8, despite strong bowling from Sam Curran and Kagiso Rabada. Openers KL Rahul and Kyle Mayers provided a solid start, with the score at 49/0 after six overs. Harpreet Brar and Sikandar Raza took key wickets, leaving Lucknow Super Giants at 62/2 in 8.4 overs. Rahul and Krunal Pandya built a partnership to take the score to 100/2 in 12.4 overs. Rabada’s double strike in the 15th over further dented Lucknow Super Giants’ progress, leaving them at 111/4. The innings concluded at 159/8, with Curran claiming 3/31 in his four overs.
LSG vs PBKS Score Summary:
- Lucknow Super Giants 159/8 (20 ov)
- Punjab Kings 161/8 (19.3 ov)
- PBKS won by 2 wickets
Points Table Update after IPL LSG vs PBKS Match 21
Punjab Kings have climbed to number four position with three wins and six points today. Lucknow Super Giants retain number two position on latest IPL points table update today with three wins and six points.
LSG vs PBKS Match 21 Award Winners at IPL 2023
- Player Of The Match: Sikandar Raza (PBKS) for 57 off 41 and 1/19
- TIAGO.ev Electric Striker Of The Match: Shahrukh Khan (23* off 10)
- Herbalife Active Catch Of The Match: KL Rahul
- Visit Saudi Beyond The Boundaries Longest 6: Shahrukh Khan
- RuPay On-The-Go 4s: KL Rahul (8 fours)
- UPSTOX Most Valuable Asset Of The Match: Sikandar Raza
- Dream11 Gamechanger Of The Match: Sikandar Raza
Note: All the prizes carried a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh
Major Highlights for LSG vs PBKS Match Today
- Sikandar Raza scores a fighting half-century and Shahrukh Khan plays an entertaining cameo to power Punjab Kings (PBKS) to a two-wicket win over Lucknow Super Giants (LSG).
- PBKS moves to fourth in the points table, while LSG remains second.
- Chasing 160 runs, PBKS starts poorly at 17/2 but recovers through Short (34 off 22) and Harpreet Bhatia (22 off 22).
- Raza (57 off 41) and Shahrukh Khan (23* off 10) guide PBKS to a successful chase, ending at 161/8 in 19.3 overs.
- Yudhvir Singh, Mark Wood, and Ravi Bishnoi take two wickets each for LSG, while Krishnappa Gowtham and Krunal Pandya take one each.
- Earlier, KL Rahul’s half-century helps LSG post 159/8, despite fiery spells from Sam Curran and Kagiso Rabada.
- LSG openers KL Rahul and Kyle Mayers provide a solid start, reaching 49/0 at the end of the powerplay.
- PBKS’ Harpreet Brar, Sikandar Raza, Arshdeep Singh, and Sam Curran take one wicket each, with Curran taking three in total.
- Rabada also takes two wickets, ending with figures of 2/34 in his four overs.
- Matthew Short and Harpreet Bhatia attempt to steady the innings for PBKS after a shaky start, but Short falls for 34 off 22 balls.
- Raza and Bhatia continue the chase, reaching 68/3 after 10 overs, with both batsmen still at the crease.
- Krunal Pandya removes Bhatia, but Raza takes the attack to LSG, smashing two sixes and a four off Pandya’s bowling in the 13th over.
- PBKS crosses the 100-run mark in 13.1 overs, but Ravi Bishnoi removes Sam Curran for just six runs, leaving PBKS at 112/5 in 14.3 overs.
- Raza scores his maiden IPL fifty before being dismissed by Mark Wood, caught by KL Rahul.
- Shahrukh Khan hits a six off his first ball, reducing the required runs to 32 from the final four overs.
- Bishnoi claims Raza’s wicket, and PBKS needs 20 from the final two overs. Brar and Shahrukh score a four and a six, but Wood dismisses Brar, leaving PBKS needing seven from seven balls.
- PBKS successfully completes the chase with Shahrukh Khan’s unbeaten 23 off 10 balls.
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