Match Details

LSG vs PBKS 21st Match, IPL 2023

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Punjab Kings won by 2 wickets 🏆
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K Rabada Logo
K Rabada Jersy
4s: 0
6s: 0
S Khan Logo
S Khan Jersy



S Khan
4s: 1
6s: 2
R Bishnoi Logo
R Bishnoi Jersy



R Bishnoi

Econ: 7.20
17th Over:
= 9
18th Over:
= 3
Last Over:
= 13
This Over:
= 8
PBKSPBKS - 2nd Innings
6 Over 4845
10 Over 7268
15 Over 107115
LSGLSG - 1st Innings
6 Over 5049
10 Over 8174
15 Over 117111
20 Over 163159


Inn 1
Inn 2
This game isn't for the fragile hearted and rightly so. We witnessed another last-over finish in the IPL. Punjab Kings gets back to winning ways under the captaincy of interim - Sam Curran. 

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Sikandar Raza (Player of the match): "Yeah, it feels great, to be honest. But when I got out there were a few demons in my mind. But credit goes to Shahrukh for the way he batted and took the team over the line. It's one of the biggest stage and I was looking to perform well here. I had a few average games, good to put on a show today. I think Jitesh's wicket was very crucial if he would have been at the crease he would have finished off the game with a few overs to spare. But the way Shahrukh played was pretty good, he just came and hit the first ball for the six."
Player of the match is Sikandar Raza!!!
Sam Curran (Punjab Kings Captain): "I knew you gonna say that. Amazing win. Seems like the franchise loves the close games. It's good to come out on top. I thought our spinners bowled nicely, the way KG came in with the ball was good. The dew was there but the wicket was offering for the bowlers. The way Sikandar Raza came in and batted was really good, Shahrukh finished it brilliantly.

I think Trev and the other coaching side were really clear with his [Shahrukh Khan] roles in the team. Perhaps guys who can hit sixes from ball one are dangerous. I think in IPL you go ground to ground and come up with a different game plan. I thought the whole bowling group bowled really well. You have so many options to work which is really well. I haven't done it before. Hopefully, Shikhar comes in fit soon."
Active Catch of the Match: KL Rahul
Longest Six Hit in the Match: Shahrukh Khan (89m)
Most Fours Hit in the Match: KL Rahul
Most Valuable Asset of the Match: Sikandar Raza
Game Changer of the Match: Sikandar Raza
Electric Striker of the Match: Shahrukh Khan
11:46 PM IST | Time for post-match presentations...
This is the only second time that LSG have lost while defending a total in IPL. They have won 8 of the 10 occasions when they have batted first. The last time LSG lost while defending was against Gujarat Titans back in 2022 which was their first-ever IPL game.
Shahrukh Khan (Punjab Kings): "Yeah, I am really feeling good. The way everyone played. Raza played very well. I thought I just came into the middle a bit late. Just when Jitesh got out it was a strategic timeout. I try to use my power. If I try to be cheeky it doesn't work for me. When Brar was batting, I just said him to go for a big shot as I was at the other end even if he gets out. Unfortunately, he got out to Wood."
KL Rahul (Lucknow Super Giants Captain): "Yes, we were about 10 runs short in the end. The dew came in the end and made life easier for the batters. We didn't do a good job with the ball.

You can't rely on previous games when you're playing on new ground and pitch. Obviously, you can't rely on the same players to do the job every match. We take things as they come, assess them as they happen, and don't really set goals for ourselves. We can get to 180-190 if a couple of batters get in and play good knocks. Unfortunately, today's batters hit good shots but were caught just inside the boundary. Somedays it goes for sixes. We would have gotten those 10-15 extra runs on another day, and it would have made all the difference.

(On his catch) The game was on the line, and I always try to give my all when I'm on the field. You need to give your best every game and put in some performances. 

Each player has a distinct role to play, which is why it is referred to as a team game. We have 7-8 batters on our team, and only a few of them can clear any boundary. Some are not as powerful as others, but they are talented. It is about each player doing their part and playing their role, which is what makes a team exciting, and that is what we must do. Pooran and Stoinis are two power hitters in our lineup. Mayers at the top take the aggressive approach, and the rest of us have to assess the situation and stick to what works for them. It's all about giving them the confidence to do what they want."

Mark Wood is the new Purple Cap holder. He has scalped 11 wickets in 4 matches.
11:30 PM IST | We have been treated to some nerve-wracking 🥶 moments in the ongoing IPL season and this had to be one of them. The match swung like a see-saw and it was the Punjab Kings’ middle and lower batting order that helped them cross the finish line. Shahrukh Khan (23* off 10 balls)!!! You gotta keep faith in him and the 27-year-old will finish matches for you just as he does for his State, Tamil Nadu. A Shikhar Dhawan-devoid Punjab side gets back to winning ways after two losses under the leadership of stand-in skipper Sam Curran.🎯 

Yudhvir Singh Charak had a dream IPL debut with the new ball in hand as the tall pacer removed Atharva Taide right in the first over of the innings and drew the first blood. Right in his second over the Jammu-based pacer uprooted the off stick of Prabhsimran Singh who was beaten on the inside edge during the intended drive. Matthew Short stepped up and played some outrageous shots, scoring 34 runs off 22 balls while batting one down. He was succored by Harpreet Singh Bhatia (run-a-ball 22) who struggled against the LSG bowling attack.

Wickets fell in patches but it was Sikandar Raza who gleamed at the need of the hour. Just when the Punjab-based franchise was falling behind with the required run rate, Sikandar Raza (57 off 41 balls) hit two sixes and a four against Krunal Pandya in the halfway stage. He went on to become the first Zimbabwean cricketer to notch a fifty in IPL and narrow down the equation to some extent. But alas! The all-rounder couldn't finish the chase as Ravi Bishnoi who was introduced late got the better in the 18th over. 

With 20 runs needed from the last two overs, Shahrukh Khan and Harpreet Brar had the assignment put out in front of their eyes. Mark Wood delivered an excellent 19th over barring a six off the top edge of the blade of Shahrukh. With 7 runs needed off the last over, the equation seemed to difficult for the wrist spinner Bishnoi. Shahrukh Khan fetched a couple of doubles and smashed the third ball of the over towards widish long off to bring back triumph in the Punjab camp.

Charak, Wood, and Bishnoi scalped two wickets each followed by solitary pieces for Gowtham and Pandya.

Losing the toss, KL Rahul and his boys had to bat first. Kyle Mayers capitalized on the new hard ball and notched up some quick runs. He smashed some breathtaking sixes but was outfoxed by left-arm spinner Harpreet Brar after the powerplay. KL Rahul was the one grafting from one end and Krunal Pandya joined hands with him for the third wicket jolting 48 runs to the tally. 

Post this, the skipper fell short of assistance from the other end as player came in and went back to the pavilion. It was a no-show for Nicholas Pooran today as Kagiso Rabada got the better of the calypso power. Stoinis popped up with some blows but could score just 15 runs off 11 balls. Rahul’s 74 off 56 balls helped LSG reach 159 runs at the end of 20 overs. 

Sam Curran was the pick of the bowlers pocketing three dismissals. Kagiso Rabada was the next best with two wickets for Punjab Kings.

19.3 R Bishnoi to S Khan
4 That's it!!!! Shahrukh Khan has done it for Punjab Kings!!!! Fuller length delivery, right in the slot on the off-stump line. Shahrukh stays back in the crease and smacks it uppishly towards the right of the man at the long-off region. One bounce and the ball races away towards the boundary cushions. Shahrukh has played a gem of innings under the pressure and took his team over the line.
That is a top effort from Deepak Hooda. It falls short of Hooda who runs in a few yards from long-on. 3 needed off 4 balls.
19.2 R Bishnoi to S Khan
2 In the air and the ball just dies in front of the diving Deepak at long-on region. Fuller length delivery, turning into the batter. Shahrukh hammers it towards the long-on region, Deepak comes running in and dives forward to catch it but fails to grab the ball.