Nicholas Pooran scored a half-century. (IPL photo)
Kolkata: Lucknow Super Giants took the field against Kolkata Knight Riders with the hope of making the playoffs in IPL-2023. But the Lucknow batsmen failed miserably in this match being played at the Eden Gardens Stadium. Neither Quinton Dickock’s bat nor Marcus Stoinis’ bat in this match. Captain Krunal Pandya also failed but still this team was successful in making fighting total. Nicholas Pooran was the reason for this.
Puran once again handled the team in difficult times and scored a half-century. Due to his half-century, Lucknow’s team could only score 176 runs after losing eight wickets. With this total, this team can fight for victory with Kolkata.
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handled in difficult times
At one time Lucknow’s score was 73 runs losing five wickets. From here it seemed that the Lucknow team would be able to reach even 150 runs with difficulty. But then Puran set foot and played a brilliant innings. Puran faced just 30 balls and scored an inning of 58 runs with the help of four fours and five sixes. On the basis of his innings, Lucknow was able to score a respectable score.
Ayush Badoni supported Puran. This young batsman shared a 74-run partnership for the sixth wicket with Puran. Ayush was dismissed on the last ball of the 18th over. He played an inning of 25 runs in 21 balls which included two fours and a six. Puran returned to the pavilion on the third ball of the 19th over. This batsman hit four fours and five sixes in his innings of 30 balls.
A pooran-packed half-century by the charismatic Caribbean 🔥#KKRvLSG #TATAIPL #IPL2023 #EveryGameMatters , @LucknowIPL pic.twitter.com/vfE0ft8evt
— JioCinema (@JioCinema) May 20, 2023
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Puran is doing amazing
Puran has pulled Lucknow out of trouble many times before. This was his second half-century of this season. Earlier, Puran scored a half-century in just 15 balls against Royal Challengers Bangalore. In this match, Puran played an inning of 62 runs and won his team. This was the fastest half-century of this season of IPL. Which was then left behind by Yashasvi Jaiswal of Rajasthan by scoring 13 half-centuries. This innings was played by Yashasvi against Kolkata only.