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LSG Vs GT, IPL 2024, Match 21: Yash Thakur, Krunal Pandya Set Up 33-Run Win For Lucknow Super Giants Against Gujarat Titans - As It Happened

Yash Thakur's 5/30 and Krunal Pandya's three-for helped Lucknow Super Giants to a clinical 33-run win over Gujarat Titans in their IPL 2024 match at the Ekana Stadium on Sunday. GT who could not chase down 164, finished up with 130 all out as LSG bowlers produced a superb performance with the ball. Yash also became the first bowler in the IPL 2024 to bowl a double-wicket maiden over. For GT, only Sai Sudharsan (31) and Raul Tewatia (30) could offer any resistance. Earlier, Marcus Stoinis's 58 helped LSG made 163 for five. Other contributions came from skipper KL Rahul (33) and Nicholas Pooran (32). For GT, pacers Umesh Yadav and Darshan Nalkande took two wickets apiece. Get the highlights and updates of the LSG vs GT match of the IPL 2024, here

LSG vs GT, IPL 2024: Lucknow Super Giants beat Gujarat Titans in Lucknow on Sunday. AP

Lucknow Super Giants vs Gujarat Titans, Match 21, Highlights

Yash Thakur's 5/30 and Krunal Pandya's three-for helped Lucknow Super Giants to a clinical 33-run win over Gujarat Titans in their IPL 2024 match at the Ekana Stadium on Sunday. GT who could not chase down 164, finished up with 130 all out as LSG bowlers produced a superb performance with the ball. Yash also became the first bowler in the IPL 2024 to bowl a double-wicket maiden over. For GT, only Sai Sudharsan (31) and Raul Tewatia (30) could offer any resistance. Earlier, Marcus Stoinis's 58 helped LSG made 163 for five. Other contributions came from skipper KL Rahul (33) and Nicholas Pooran (32). For GT, pacers Umesh Yadav and Darshan Nalkande took two wickets apiece. Get the highlights and updates of the LSG vs GT match of the IPL 2024, here. (Scoreboard | Full Coverage)

Squads

Lucknow Super Giants Squad: Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul(w/c), Devdutt Padikkal, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Ravi Bishnoi, Yash Thakur, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mayank Yadav, Manimaran Siddharth, Shamar Joseph, Deepak Hooda, Amit Mishra, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ashton Turner, Prerak Mankad, Kyle Mayers, Matt Henry, Mohsin Khan, Yudhvir Singh Charak, Arshad Khan, Arshin Kulkarni.


Gujarat Titans Squad: Wriddhiman Saha(w), Shubman Gill(c), Kane Williamson, Sai Sudharsan, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad, Umesh Yadav, Darshan Nalkande, Mohit Sharma, Sharath BR, Sandeep Warrier, Abhinav Manohar, Manav Suthar, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Matthew Wade, David Miller, Jayant Yadav, Shahrukh Khan, Joshua Little, Kartik Tyagi, Spencer Johnson, Sushant Mishra.

Pitch Report

"It's 75m straight down the ground, 66m square boundaries. The surface today looks very hard, not a lot of friction will be created because of the hardness. Will be better for batting when the ball is hard, batting might get little tough as the ball gets softer. Dew won't come into play," says Daren Ganga.

Toss And Playing XIs

KL Rahul, LSG captain, has won the toss and elected to bat first.

Gujarat Titans (Playing XI): Shubman Gill(c), Sharath BR(w), Sai Sudharsan, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad, Umesh Yadav, Spencer Johnson, Darshan Nalkande, Mohit Sharma.

Lucknow Super Giants (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul(w/c), Devdutt Padikkal, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Ravi Bishnoi, Yash Thakur, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mayank Yadav.

GT Captain | Shubman Gill

We would have bowled first, so happy. We were top on the game for 33 overs of the match, the last 7 overs didn't go in our favour. We have a couple of changes. Saha misses out due to a back spasm and BR Sharath makes his debut for us. Spencer comes back in for Omarzai. We got to forget what has happened in the previous match.

LSG Captain | KL Rahul

We are going to bat first. Looks like a good wicket, we batted first in the last two games, defended pretty well. They have a better record against us, but they have been a better team and had success in the previous two seasons. We are playing with the same team. It's still his (Mayank Yadav'S) first season, a few injuries have been hard on his body. For a 21 old boy he's very professional. It's important for us to manage him. We have some good fast bowlers and we have Morne and others to look after him.

Action Begins

LSG batters are out in the middle as action for match 21 of the IPL 2024 gets underway!

KL Rahul, Marcus Stoinis After Two-wicket Burst For LSG

LSG lost Quinton de Kock (4) in the 1st over of the match as Umesh Yadav then followed it up with another scalp in the form of Devdutt Padikkal. GT restricted LSG to 43/2 after 5 overs.

KL Rahul-Marcus Stoinis Bring Up Fifty-Run Stand

Skipper KL Rahul and Marcus Stoinis have brought up their fifty-run stand against GT as they look to rebuild the LSG innings.

After 10 Overs, LSG Are 74/2

A fifty partnership in 38 balls between KL Rahul & Marcus Stoinis has enabled LSG to steady their ship after early setback. However, GT spinners Rashid Khan and Noor Ahmad aren't getting much purchase and the LSG batters have played them nicely.

After 15 Overs, LSG Are 114/4

After a fifty run stand from KL Rahul and Marcus Stoinis, the duo departed as Gujarat Titans bowlers fought back in the contest. Rahul was dismissed on 33 whereas Stoinis walked back for a well-made 58.

End Of Innings - LSG Are 163/5

Lucknow Super Giants finish off with 163/5 in their 20 overs. Thanks to a blistering knock of 32 from Nicholas Pooran, LSG finished off strongly. Earlier, KL Rahul (33) and Marcus Stoinis (58) helped steady the ship for LSG after GT bowlers fought back with wickets in the early overs.

After 5 Overs, GT Are 47/0

A wicket-less five overs for LSG as GT openers Sai Sudharsan and Shubman Gill negated the early conditons to give their side a solid start in their pursuit of 164. LSG sensation Mayank Yadav gave away 13 runs in first over as GT looked prime to scalp a win here in Lucknow.

After 10 Overs, GT Are 67/4

GT, who had a splendid start, lost their way a bit, as they went four down to LSG. Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, Kane Williamson and Sharath BR were the wickets to fall for GT as LSG fought back in this contest. Gujarat Titans need 97 runs in 60 balls.

After 15 Overs, GT Are 93/7

Another one bites the dust as GT batters' run-chase of 164 seems far off with seven down. LSG bowlers especially their spinners have been all over GT as they look to complete the formality and clean up the rest of the tail and get a win.

LSG Win, Beat GT By 33 Runs

After a formidable start by GT openers, it seemed that the visitors will have a stroll in the park in the run-chase. However, Yash Thakur and Krunal Pandya decimated the GT middle-order as they derailed the early momentum and helped them win an important game by 33 runs.

LSG - 163/5 (20)

GT - 130 (18.5)

Shubman Gill |GT Captain

It was a good wicket to bat on, a poor batting performance by us. We got a decent start, but we lost wickets in the middle and couldn't recover from that. Our bowlers were exceptional as they restricted them to 160-odd, just that our batters let us down. (On missing David Miller) Miller is a kind of a player who can change a game in a couple of overs, because I think this total was very gettable for us. (On his dismissal) I thought it was the last over of the powerplay and I just wanted to make the most of it, just that I missed that ball as I tried to play a bit too square. It was tremendous to watch our bowlers bowl, we were looking forward to restricting them around 160-165.

Stat Attack

Lucknow Super Giants have won each of the 13 IPL matches in which they have scored 160 or more batting first.

KL Rahul | LSG captain

We'll take the win, I am not going to make too much out of it. For the young bowling unit we have, it helps when we bat first. They get an idea how the wicket is playing and they've also been adapting really well. It's a good record to have (defending all 160+ totals), but it's also where we've played. Having the home advantage helps. The bowlers have come through the ranks over the last couple of years. you have seen the same guys bowling in the last season as well., They have adjusted to their roles. Hopefully we can continue this. We knew that it wasn't as good as the wicket we played on (in the previous match here), also losing two wickets in the powerplay will set us back a bit. Unless someone carries on to get 70-80, it was tough to achieve that 170-180. We just wanted to bat and see how much we can get. That's the advantage you have when you are batting first. All three spinners have been key for us. Sid coming in this season has done really well, he plays a crucial part with the new ball, he's shown great temperament. His job is to restrict the batters. KP is very experienced, he's played IPL for so many seasons. Bishnoi has been around for so many years and keeps getting better.

Yash Thakur, Player Of The Match

Happy with this five-wicket haul and Man of the Match. I had planned against Gill, I stuck to my plan, KL Rahul had advised me to do so and it paid off. Unfortunately Mayank Yadav got injured, so KL said it was my day and asked me to make the most of it. We are winning the first game against GT in IPL history, very happy with it. Really enjoyed Gill's wicket, the most memorable of all.

Two Matches, Two Wins For Home Teams

MI earlier, and LSG now. Home teams have had a fruitful Sunday as we get moving in this IPL 2024. Till then, good night.

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