Avesh Khan returned with four wickets as Lucknow Super Giants defended 169 to defeat SunRisers Hyderabad by 12 runs in the 12th game of IPL 2022 season at the Dr DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.
Jason Holder also took three wickets for LSG in his first match for the franchise. Earlier, Rahul Tripathi and Aiden Markram steadied the ship for SunRisers Hyderabad with their 44-run partnership for the third wicket, but as soon as they started to gain an upper hand, Krunal Pandya got the better of Markram and Tripathi.
Earlier, while defending 169, Avesh Khan had gotten Lucknow Super Giants off to a perfect start as he dismissed Kane Williamson and Abhishek Sharma. Earlier, KL Rahul and Deepak Hooda played knocks of 68 and 51 respectively as Lucknow Super Giants posted 169/7 in the allotted 20 overs.
SRH will have to sort out a few of their problems before their next game. For Lucknow, it was a sensational victory thanks to Avesh and Holder.
The captain of Lucknow, KL Rahul says that in the three games they have played so far, they have found a way to get back into the match.
Adds that losing a bunch of wickets in the Powerplay is not a good sign but won’t think about it too much and adds that it is still a fresh wicket and they need to learn how to adapt to the bowling early on.