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LSG Vs DC, IPL 2024 As It Happened: Fraser-McGurk, Kuldeep Help Delhi Return To Winning Ways

Lucknow Super Giants were given a six-wicket thrashing by the Delhi Capitals in match number 26 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. After being reduced to 97/7 at one point, Ayush Badoni rescued LSG with a well-paced half-century as the hosts managed to get to 167/7. After a few hiccups on the way, DC got home with six wickets and 11 balls in hand. This was DC's second win of the tournament and the second loss of the season for LSG. The win took DC to ninth position in the points tally while LSG dropped to fourth. Catch the highlights of the LSG Vs DC match in the IPL 2024, here

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LSG Vs DC, IPL 2024, Match 26 Highlights

Lucknow Super Giants were given a six-wicket thrashing by the Delhi Capitals in match number 26 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.

After being reduced to 97/7 at one point, Ayush Badoni rescued LSG with a well-paced half-century as the hosts managed to get to 167/7. After a few hiccups on the way, DC got home with six wickets and 11 balls in hand. This was DC's second win of the tournament and the second loss of the season for LSG.

The win took DC to ninth position in the points tally while LSG dropped to fourth. Catch the highlights of the LSG Vs DC match in the IPL 2024, here (Scorecard | Streaming)

Toss Update

Lucknow Super Giants win toss and opt to bat first.

Playing XI

Lucknow Super Giants: Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul(wk/c), Devdutt Padikkal, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Arshad Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Naveen-ul-Haq, Yash Thakur

Impact Subs: Krishnappa Gowtham, Deepak Hooda, Manimaran Siddharth, Amit Mishra, Matt Henry

Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Shai Hope, Rishabh Pant(wk/c), Tristan Stubbs, Axar Patel, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Kuldeep Yadav, Mukesh Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed

Impact Subs: Jhye Richardson, Abishek Porel, Kumar Kushagra, Sumit Kumar, Praveen Dubey

Here Is KL Rahul At The Toss

Head to Head Record

LSG 3-0 DC

The last time the two teams faced each other, LSG defeated DC by 50 runs.

Pitch Report

"The ball will come on to the bat nicely and if you are a good player, you can make use of the pace and bang the ball around. We can see lot more runs despite the big boundaries," says Sunil Gavaskar.

Some Swing For Khaleel

Khaleel Ahmed got some purchase from the Ekana surface even though he conceded 10 runs in the opening over. However, he kept troubling Quniton de Kock with his swing and both the boundaries came via edges.

LSG- 10/0 (1)

Khaleel Strikes Twice In PP

Despite double blow from Khaleel Ahmed, LSG managed to get 57/2 at the end of the powerplay. KL Rahul led the charge with the skipper batting on a 14-ball 30 even as his opening partner Quinton de Kock and number 3 Devdutt Padikkal were both scalped by Ahmed.

LSG - 57/2 (6)

Kuldeep Returns With A Bang

Kuldeep Yadav struck thrice in his first two overs to leave LSG in a spot of bother as the hosts lost five of their wickets at the halfway mark. The left-arm wrist spinner got rid of Marcus Stoinis and Nicholas Pooran on consecutive deliveries in his first over and then returned to get a well set KL Rahul caught behind.

LSG - 80/5 (10)

Watch: Kuldeep Yadav Spins Magic

Wickets Continue To Fall For LSG

Runs dried up as wickets continued to go down for LSG with Impact Substitution Deepak Hooda and Krunal Pandya latest to return to pavillion.

Hooda skied a short ball from Ishant Sharma while Krunal edged one back to the keeper off Mukesh Kumar. Ayush Badoni remains Lucknow's only hope on the crease now.

LSG - 114/7 (15)

Ayush Badoni Leads LSG Fightback

Badoni Blitz Takes LSG to 167/7

Ayush Badoni and Arshad Khan stitched an unbeaten 73-run partnership to take a wobbling LSG to 167/7 in their 20 overs. The hosts were stuggling at 97/7 at one point before the duo combined to take them to a respectable total. Badoni ended with an unbeaten 35-ball 55.

LSG - 167/7 (20)

Innings Break!

Delhi Capitals need 168 runs to win

DC Off To A Flier

Despite losing David Warner, DC looked in control with Prithvi Shaw (32*) and debutant Jake Fraser McGurk (16*) going all guns blazing in the powerplay. Krunal Pandya ended the powerplay with a 16-run over to put DC on front-foot after David Warner lost his wicket early.

DC - 62/1 (6) - need 106 runs in 84 balls

An Unfortunate Dismissal For Warner

LSG Put Brakes On DC

After a 62-run powerplay, runs seemed to dry down for DC as they could get to only 75/2 after 10 overs. Prithvi Shaw (32) was dismissed by Ravi Bishnoi while Fraser-McGurk's slogs did not connect with the ball.

DC - 75/2 - need 93 runs in 60 balls

6,6,6: Fraser McGurk On Fire

A hat-trick of sixes for the IPL debutant against Krunal Pandya in the 13th over.

Pant, Fraser-McGurk Depart

LSG got the wickets of Fraser-McGurk (55 off 35) and Pant (41 off 24) in back-to-back overs but not before the duo had taken the game away from the hosts.

DC - 150/4 (16) - need 18 runs in 24 balls

DC Win By 6 Wickets!

Tristan Stubbs hit the winning six for the Capitals to take them to their second win of the season. Defending 168, LSG bowlers did well before Jake Fraser McGurk and Rishabh Pant took the game away from the hosts who were handed their second loss of the season.

KL Rahul | LSG Captain

I think we were 15-20 runs short, we got off to a good start, we could have capitalised and got 180. There was a bit of help for the seamers, the odd ball kept low. Kuldeep made its use (and got those wickets.) The new guys when they come in, it's pretty unknown for us. He (Jake Fraser-McGurk) hit the ball well, credit to him. We always walk in with the same mindset, want to hit the right areas.

Rishabh Pant | DC Captain

Little relief, we wanted a win badly. I was talking to the boys saying we need to think like champions, we need to keep fighting hard. (On bowling) We have phases where we are not up to the mark, some individuals have to take responsibility for that. However, we stick together as a group. Some things you can control, some things we can't. (On team combination) I think we are getting closer to the right XI, but we've had so many injuries in this group. However, you can't keep complaining about that. (On Fraser-McGurk) Hopefully, we've found our new number 3, haven't thought too much about it. Hope he can continue.

Kuldeep Yadav Is The Player Of The Match

AP/Surjeet Yadav

Kuldeep Yadav | POTM

Was tough when I wasn't fit. Got injured first game and was difficult to see the team struggling in the middle overs. Credit goes to Patrick (Farhart) to maintain my fitness and get me ready quickly. All three were important wickets, it was crucial to get wickets in the middle overs to control the run rate. I liked the first and second wicket, I have played a lot against Pooran and the execution for that was right. I was clear with my plans, just the length matters for me as a spinner. Very clear and confident with my skills.

That's All From Our Side

DC registered their second win of the season while also ending the 13-match streak of LSG defending 160+ totals successfully. We will be taking your leave now. That's all from our side. Goodnight!

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