Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi breached through the defences of Delhi Capitals (DC) West Indian recruit, Rovman Powell, during their game at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on Thursday.
After Prithvi Shaw’s 34-ball 61 at the top, DC went through a slump when the spinners came on. Both Krishnappa Gowtham and Bishnoi bowled brilliantly and ensured the run rate was never an issue.
The pressure of dot balls finally showed on Powell, who was struggling on 3 off 9 balls. His misery came to an end when Bishnoi landed one right outside off stump and whizzed past the gap between Powell’s bat and ball.
It was the perfect dismissal for a leg spinner and Bishnoi was expectedly delighted. From 67/0 in 7.2 overs, DC proceeded to slump to 74/3 in 10.3 overs. They need a tight finish from their skipper, Rishabh Pant, and Sarfaraz Khan.
Meanwhile, both teams made changes in their squads. David Warner and Sarfaraz were slotted into the playing XI for DC in the place of Tim Seifert and Mandeep Singh while Krishnappa Gowtham replaced Manish Pandey in LSG’s XI.
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Rovman Powell, Sarfaraz Khan, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Anrich Nortje.
Lucknow Super Giants (Playing XI): KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock(w), Evin Lewis, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Jason Holder, Krishnappa Gowtham, Andrew Tye, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan.