Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and Delhi Capitals (DC) are locking horns with each other in the 15th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai. During the 11th over of DC innings, Rovman Powell, promoted to No. 3, was cleaned up by Ravi Bishnoi, who bowled a fiery googly.
Earlier in the game, LSG skipper, KL Rahul won the toss and decided to bowl first as it has been a trend in the tournament so far. After being asked to bat, DC got off to an active start, courtesy of Prithvi Shaw’s 61 off 34 balls. However, he received little support from the other end, as his new opening partner David Warner struggled to score runs in his first match of the ongoing IPL 2022.
Warner fell for four off 12 balls soon after Shaw’s departure. The DC think tank promoted Rovman Powell to bat at No. 3, but he looked confused against the LSG spin bowlers. In the end, Powell left frustrated when he was undone by a tossed-up googly by Ravi Bishnoi. It was the third ball of the 11th over and Powell was batting on three off 9 balls. He went for a big slog-sweep, but missed the line before it rattled the stumps.
Here is the video of the brilliant dismissal from Ravi Bishnoi:
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.
Here is how the fans reacted to the dismissal:
— Rahul Choudhary (@Rahulc7official) April 7, 2022
Delhi got the only finisher in Powell. Can't rely always on Lalit. But but send him at 3 against Krunal, Bishnoi and Gowtham on a tricky wicket. Very good.
— Kaushik (@CricKaushik_) April 7, 2022
— 🔁 (@Tutterdotcom) April 7, 2022
DC have Sarfaraz who play spin well but Ponting sent Powell to play Bishnoi.#LSGvDC
— Rishita💝 (@RishitaPrusty_) April 7, 2022
Whatever the plan was to put Powell against Bishnoi, wasn't a good one.
— Saurabh Malhotra (@MalhotraSaurabh) April 7, 2022
Why fed Powell to Bishnoi? Any logic in this?
— JD (@Intentmerchants) April 7, 2022
Why would you send Rovman Powell in the middle overs ahead of Sarfaraz Khan when Bishnoi, Gowtham, and Krunal are bowling?
— Jayesh (@jayeshvk16) April 7, 2022
Big wicket for #lsg poweel gone.
— Arav Choudhary (@iaravchoudhary) April 7, 2022