LSG vs DC: De Kock shines as Lucknow Super Giants beat Delhi Capitals by six wickets

Quinton de Kock dazzled with a fine 52-ball 80 as Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) defeated Delhi Capitals (DC) by 6 wicketsin match 15 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) season at the DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai.

It was another excellent performance by new side Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) against Delhi Capitals (DC) in Match 15 of the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL). Played at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy Stadium in Navi Mumbai on Thursday, LSG registered a clean five-wicket win with a couple of balls to spare. As LSG shot up to the second spot, thanks to Quinton de Kock’s sublime 80, fans took to Twitter to celebrate the fine start to the tournament by the side. Lucknow Super Giants breezed past Delhi Capitals in Match 15 of IPL 2022 by five wickets, thanks to Quinton de Kock. Meanwhile, fans took to Twitter to celebrate LSG’s fine start to the tournament.

IPL 2022: DC vs LSG highlights, Prithvi Shaw plays superb knock of 61 off  34 deliveries
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Winning the toss, LSG skipper KL Rahul opted to bowl, with openers Prithvi Shaw (61) and David Warner (4) providing a magnific start, putting up a 67-run opening stand. Interestingly, Shaw did most of the hard work in the partnership, putting on 61 compared to Warner’s four before the former, who scored his 11th IPL half-century, fell to off-spinner Krishnappa Gowtham in the eighth over. The latter followed just a couple of runs later in the following over to leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi, while DC was reduced to 74/3 by the 11th.

Nevertheless, skipper Rishabh Pant (39*) and Sarfaraz Khan (36*) took charge for the remainder of the innings and added 75 more, but DC finished at a below-par total of 149/3. For LSG, Bishnoi claimed a couple, while he was also the most economical from the side. In reply, LSG was off to a terrific start, with openers Rahul (24) and de Kock (80) putting on 73 before the former fell to chinaman Kuldeep Yadav in the tenth.

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DC this time cant make it through LSG, as De Kock takes it from their hand

At 86/2, a 32-run stand ensued between de Kock and Deepak Hooda (9*). The former slammed his 18th IPL 50 and was going well before being dismissed by Kuldeep in the 16th. While Hooda and Krunal Pandya (19*) added 23 for the fourth wicket, they kept edging towards the target on a slow surface before the former fell to pacer Shardul Thakur in the final over, whereas Ayush Badoni (10*) hit the winning runs to get the job done by five wickets. For DC, Kuldeep claimed a couple, while off-spinner Lalit Yadav was decently economical.

DC vs LSG | 15 ఓవర్లకు ఢిల్లీ స్కోరు ఎంతంటే?
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Quinton de Kock dazzled with a fine 52-ball 80 as Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) defeated Delhi Capitals (DC) by 6 wickets in match 15 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) season at the DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai. Chasing a target of 150, De Kock and KL Rahul had given LSG a solid start before the latter was dismissed by Kuldeep Yadav. Evin Lewis also failed to leave his mark as Lalit Yadav sent him packing. De Kock also departed before Krunal Pandya and Ayush Badoni took them past the finishing line. Earlier, Prithvi Shaw top-scored with a 61-run knock as DC managed to post a total of 149 for three against LSG.

Apart from Shaw, skipper Rishabh Pant and Sarfaraz Khan played cameos of 39 and 36 after DC lost quick wickets in the middle. For LSG, Ravi Bishnoi took two wickets while K Gowtham also picked up a wicket. Initially, LSG won the toss and elected to bowl against DC. This was important for Delhi to move on with this pace as taking wickets can only make them stay in this game and that’s what Kuldeep and Lalit did in this match. Not giving much of a run but taking crucial wickets is what DC will be aiming at.