KL Rahul-led Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) won by 6 wickets against Ravindra Jadeja-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 7th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai on Thursday, March 31.
Winning the toss and bowling first, Lucknow Super Giants bowlers performed really poor in the match. Pacers Avesh Khan, Andrew Tye and Dushmantha Chameera together leaked 127 runs, as a result, Chennai Super Kings were able to post the target of 211 for LSG.
While chasing the target KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock had a 99-run partnership. In the middle overs, CSK bowlers made a comeback but, in the end, Evin Lewis and Ayush Badoni performed exceptionally well to lead the team towards the victory.
Bishnoi has a big heart, he’s a fighter – KL Rahul
During the post-match presentation, Lucknow Super Giants captain KL Rahul lauded the young leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi, who bagged 2 wickets in the match by giving away just 24 runs. He asserted:
“Bishnoi has a big heart, he’s a fighter for a little guy, shows the character he has to bounce back [from the last game] with a wet ball. Really happy for him, he wants to grow, wants to learn, and good to see that.”
KL Rahul also lavished praise on young Ayush Badoni, who has been in excellent form in his first two Indian Premier League 2022 games. LSG captain said:
“And Badoni, I’d seen a few videos, when you only get to see the good shots, but the way he’s been batting is phenomenal. Strong, 360-degree player, a great find for India and an asset for white-ball cricket.”
KL Rahul signed off by saying that Quinton de Kock and Evin Lewis are also in great form and seeing so many players in form puts a smile on his face. He elaborated:
“In these conditions you give yourself an over or two, capitalise on the powerplay, and a right-left [partnership] has advantages. Quinny in good form, batted beautifully. Lewis has worked hard on his batting, his timing has got better. Seeing so many players in form puts a smile on a captain’s face.”
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