IPL 2024
Netizens Abuzz As Mayank Yadav Shines With His Pace In LSG’s Triumph Over PBKS
By CricShots - Mar 31, 2024 12:01 am
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In a riveting clash at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), led by Nicholas Pooran, faced off against Shikhar Dhawan’s Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the 11th match of IPL 2024. Opting to bat first after winning the toss, LSG initiated the game with significant changes in their lineup, including Pooran’s leadership in place of KL Rahul and the debut appearances of Mayank Yadav and Manimaran Siddarth. PBKS, on the other hand, retained their unchanged playing XI.

Mayank Yadav
Mayank Yadav

The innings began with KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock at the crease, but PBKS suffered an early setback as Rahul departed for a mere 15 runs off 9 balls, courtesy of Arshdeep Singh. Devdutt Padikkal’s contribution was similarly short-lived, departing after a 9-run stint. Marcus Stoinis attempted to stabilize the innings but fell prey to Rahul Chahar after a brief display of aggression, punctuated by consecutive sixes.

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Nicholas Pooran emerged as a game-changer for LSG, unleashing a barrage of powerful strokes and forming crucial partnerships with De Kock and Ayush Badoni. Pooran’s blistering 42 off 21 balls, complemented by Krunal Pandya’s explosive 43 off 22, propelled LSG to a formidable total of 199/8.

In pursuit of the target, PBKS commenced strongly with Dhawan and Bairstow steering the innings. The openers’ partnership flourished until the introduction of debutant Mayank Yadav, whose fiery pace dismantled the PBKS lineup. Despite Dhawan’s valiant 70 off 50 balls and Bairstow’s 42 off 29, PBKS faltered under Yadav’s pressure, managing only 178/5 by the end of their innings.

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Mayank Yadav’s impactful debut, coupled with resilient performances from LSG, secured a 21-run victory for the home team, marking PBKS’s second consecutive defeat in IPL 2024. The match witnessed a blend of exhilarating strokes, tactical maneuvers, and debut brilliance, leaving fans on the edge of their seats till the final delivery..