Mumbai: An IPL 2022 match at the D.Y Patil Stadium on Thursday saw Lucknow Super Giants beat Delhi Capitals by six wickets—thanks in particular to the solid knock by Quinton de Kock alongside well-heeled bowling.
Opting for bowl first, Lucknow Super Giants surgically bowled tying up Delhi Capitals to 149/3 in 20 overs.
Prithvi Shaw (61 off 34) opened with a salvo taking Delhi forward to 52-0 in the powerplay until he got out.
Now Delhi forfeited wickets of Warner (4) and Rovman Powell (3) in a row. Rescuing Delhi from the brink, skipper Rishabh Pant (39 not out off 36) and Sarfaraz Khan (36 not out off 28) then batted till the end, posting a modest total of 149/3 in 20 overs.
Ravi Bishnoi (2/22) was the most successful bowler for Lucknow while Krishnappa Gowtham (1/23) also picked one wicket, IANS reported.
Now K.L Rahul and Quinton de Kock rendered Delhi an emphatic start, nevertheless Rahul (24) got out after the powerplay. De Kock pulled of a fine fifty bolstering his team. Just when it seemed that de Kock was on course for a century, the South African opener fell for 80 with LSG needing 28 off 25 balls.
The Delhi's disciplined bowling afterwards brought the equation to 19 runs off 12 balls.
However, Krunal Pandya (19 not out off 14) and Ayush Badoni (10 not out off 3) remained unbeaten and guided Lucknow over the victory line, pulling six wickets in hand and two balls to spare.
Kuldeep Yadav (2/31), Shardul Thakur (1/29) and Lalit Yadav (1/21) were the wicket-takers for Delhi.
Brief scores: Delhi Capitals 149-3 in 20 overs (Prithvi Shaw 61, Rishabh Pant 39 not out; Ravi Bishnoi 2/22) lost to Lucknow Super Giants 155-4 in 19.4 overs (Quinton de Kock 80, K.L Rahul 24; Kuldeep Yadav (2/31) by 6 wickets, the report said.