New heroes have emerged at home. Fans rejoice as Lucknow Super Giants thumped Sunrisers Hyderabad for its second consecutive win at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow.
The right call: In his first match as Sunrisers Hyderabad captain, Aiden Markram won the toss and elected to bat first.
The wrong start: Krunal Pandya’s nagging lines triumphed on a dicey surface as SRH were reduced to 50 for three, with captain Markam falling for a golden duck.
Krunal could do no wrong on Friday night. His incredible 3/18 with 15 dot balls ensured that the Sunrisers were cornered to a point of no return.
Not a happy Brook: Harry Brook’s stint with the Orange Army has not had the brightest of starts. LSG spinner Ravi Bishnoi bamboozled Brook for 3 in his second rough outing in the league.
40-year-old Amit Mishra rolled back the years as he too chipped in with two wickets to restrict Sunrisers to a paltry 121 for eight.
Farooqi ends the Mayers streak: LSG opener Kyle Mayers’ dream start to his IPL career with two consecutive fifties was halted by SRH pacer Fazalhaq Farooqi, who had him caught on 13 during the LSG chase.
Sturdy with the blade: While a couple of wickets fell in succession, Krunal received an elevation to no. 4 in the chase. A 23-ball 34 ensured that the LSG ship was only headed one way on Friday night.
Rashid fills in for Rashid: Adil Rashid removed KL Rahul and Romario Shepherd to delay the inevitable. SRH’s bid to find a replacement for the wily Rashid Khan seems to have ended with the Englishman.
Pooran powers LSG to the top: Nicholas Pooran put the lid on a shaky 122-run chase as he pummelled T Natarajan for a massive six over mid-wicket in the 16th over. The win catapulted LSG to the top of the standings while SRH remained hooked to the bottom.
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