LSG vs GT IPL 2024, Match in Pictures: Lucknow Super Giants registers maiden win against Gujarat Titans

KL Rahul won the toss with Lucknow Super Giants opting to bat

Shubman Gill’s Titans have won all their games against Lucknow and entered this clash hoping to maintain that record

Quinton De Kock looked to do what he does best, maximise the powerplay and set LSG up for a good total and he started with a massive six towards that end

However Umesh Yadav cut his stay short, getting him in the very first over with Noor Ahmad taking a good catch at third man

Devdutt Padikkal string of poor scores continued as Umesh dismissed him for a run-a-ball score of seven

KL Rahul and Marcus Stoinis stitched a 73-run stand off 62 balls for the third wicket to steady the LSG innings

KL Rahul was dismissed for a 31-ball 33 in the 13th over. LSG was scoring at less than a run a ball at that stage with GT slowing things down well

Stoinis was dismissed soon after his fifty, finishing with a 43-ball 58 to his name

Ayush Badoni chipped in with a cameo of 20 off 11 balls before he fell to Rashid Khan in the 19th over

Nicholas Pooran’s unbeaten knock of 32 off 22 balls helped LSG finish with 163/5 in 20 overs

B. Sai Sudharsan and Shubman Gill got the chase off to a positive start with 54 runs in the PowerPlay

Yash Thakur dismissed the GT skipper with a brilliant delivery that stayed low, breached Gill’s defence and crashed into the middle stump

Ravi Bishnoi pulled off a brilliant catch off his own bowling, with a reaction time of 0.52s, to dismiss Kane Williamson for a solitary run

Krunal Pandya then took two wickets in a single over, removing Sai Sudarshan and BR Sharath, to leave the GT run chase in all kinds of trouble

Vijay Shankar and Darshan Nalkande attempted to get going but the pitch began aiding the spinners, with the asking rate slowly rising as the game went by

With the pressure of carrying the chase resting on his shoulders, Rahul Tewatia tried in vain to amp up the scoring. He eventually fell for a 25-ball 30

Yash Thakur finished with a fifer to clean up the Titans chase with seven balls to spare

While LSG will savour the 33-run win, Mayank Yadav went off the field with a side strain after bowling just one over. The franchise will keep an eye on his fitness