IPL 2024 LSG vs PBKS
IPL 2024 LSG vs PBKS

IPL 2024 LSG vs PBKS: Debutant Mayank Yadav steals the show with his fiery spell: Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) secured their first win of the Tata IPL 2024 season by defeating Punjab Kings (PBKS) by 21 runs.

LSG won the toss and elected to bat first, posting a formidable total of 199/8 in their 20 overs. Nicholas Pooran walked out to captain the side, while KL Rahul played as an impact player due to injury.

Handy contributions from Pooran, Quinton De Kock, and Krunal Pandya helped LSG put a challenging total on the board. De Kock scored 54 runs while Pooran and Krunal played very useful cameos. Pooran scored a quickfire 42 runs off 21 balls, while Pandya scored 43 runs in 22 deliveries.

Shikhar Dhawan and Jonny Bairstow got PBKS off to a flying start in the run chase, with a century-opening partnership. However, Mayank Yadav, making his IPL debut, turned the game around with a stunning display of fast bowling.

Yadav consistently touched the 150-kph mark and claimed crucial wickets to derail PBKS’ chase. He dismissed Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh, and Jitesh Sharma in quick succession, leaving PBKS reeling.

Despite a valiant effort from Liam Livingstone, who scored a quickfire cameo, PBKS fell short of the target. The Lucknow bowlers, led by Yadav and supported by the rest of the attack, kept the pressure on PBKS, restricting them to 178/5 in their 20 overs.

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IPL 2024 LSG vs PBKS: Man of the Match

Mayank Yadav
Mayank Yadav

Mayank Yadav, the rising star of Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), made a sensational debut in the IPL 2024 season with his fiery pace and impressive bowling skills.

The young pacer showcased his talent by consistently bowling above 150 kph, with his fastest delivery clocking an impressive 155.8 kph against Punjab Kings. This thunderbolt not only topped the charts as the fastest delivery of the season but also highlighted Mayank’s raw pace and potential.

Mayank’s exceptional performance, that too on his debut, played a pivotal role in LSG’s first victory of the season. His ability to hit high speeds consistently and maintain good line and length troubled the Punjab batters, ultimately leading to their downfall.

With this standout performance, Mayank has not only made a mark in the IPL but has also garnered attention as one of the fastest Indian pacers in the league’s history.

Talking in the post-match presentation, Mayank Yadav mentioned that he had never expected such a good debut and had felt nervous before the match. He stated that he tried to maintain his pace and target the stumps, considering using slower deliveries initially but ultimately stuck to the quicker ones.

“Never thought it would be such a good debut. Was nervous before the match. Tried to stick to my pace and aim at the stumps. Was thinking about using slower ones initially, but stuck to the quick ones,” Mayank Yadav said. Mayank highlighted that taking the wicket of Bairstow was particularly special for him. “First wicket (Bairstow) was special,” the pacer added.

Who hit the most sixes and Fours in LSG vs PBKS Clash?

Nicholas Pooran, Jonny Bairstow, and Shikhar Dhawan hit the most sixes in the LSG vs PBKS clash. Each of them hit 3 sixes. But Pooran took less balls (21) than others to hit 3 of those. Shikhar Dhawan hit the most fours in the LSG vs PBKS clash. He hit a total of 7 eye-catching boundaries in his 70-run inning.

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