Lucknow Super Giants clinched a resounding victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 10th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) held on April 7, 2023, at Lucknow. The Super Giants won by 5 wickets, finishing the game with 24 balls to spare, showcasing their dominance in the contest.
Krunal Pandya, who scored 34 runs off 23 balls and took three crucial wickets, was awarded the Player of the Match for his all-round display. His performance played a key role in restricting Sunrisers Hyderabad to a modest total and setting up the win for his team.
Sunrisers Hyderabad started their innings with a slow run rate, managing to score just 121 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in their allotted 20 overs. The batting lineup struggled, with Rahul Tripathi top-scoring at 34 off 41 balls. Anmolpreet Singh contributed 31 runs, while Abdul Samad’s late cameo of 21 runs off 10 balls provided a glimmer of hope for the team.
The Super Giants’ bowlers were on point, with Krunal Pandya claiming three key wickets, including those of Anmolpreet Singh and Aiden Markram. Ravi Bishnoi and Amit Mishra were also impressive, taking one and two wickets respectively, and keeping the opposition’s run rate in check.
Chasing a target of 122 runs, Lucknow Super Giants made light work of the task. Captain KL Rahul led the charge with a composed innings of 35 runs off 31 balls, while Krunal Pandya contributed a quickfire 34 off just 23 deliveries. Despite losing a couple of early wickets, the Super Giants remained in control throughout the innings, eventually reaching the target in 16 overs.
Sunrisers Hyderabad’s bowlers tried to fight back, with Adil Rashid taking two wickets, including that of KL Rahul. However, their efforts were not enough to defend the low total, and the Super Giants cruised to victory.
This win for the Lucknow Super Giants strengthens their position in the IPL standings, while Sunrisers Hyderabad will need to regroup and improve their performance in the upcoming matches.