Lucknow Super Giants beat Sun Risers Hyderabad by 12 runs

SGT Times Reporter

Gurugram, April 5

Lucknow Super Giants Avesh Khan justified his Rs 10 crore price tag with a match-winning performance in the Indian premier league IPLtoday. Asked to bat first, skipper KL Rahul and Deepak Hooda struck useful half-centuries to lift Lucknow Super Giants to 169/7 after a disastrous start.After his team lost three wickets for just 27 runs in the power play, Rahul (68 off 50 balls) and Hooda (51 off 33 balls) added 87 runs for the fourth wicket to revive the innings. Rahul hit six fours and a six, while Hooda smashed three fours and as many sixes.Chasing their first win, sun risers made a quick start, with captain Kane Williamson’s (16) innovative shots bringing him two fours and a six. However, Khan removed openers Williamson and Abhishek Sharma to reduce Sun Risers Hyderabad to 38/2.Aiden Markram and Rahul Tripathi then began rebuilding the SRH innings. The two added 44 runs before Krunal Pandya (2/27) dismissed Markram. Tripathi (44 off 30) fell soon, caught at deep mid-wicket off Pandya.Khan got two wickets, including Pooran, in two balls to give Lucknow Super Giant the upper hand. Defending 26 from 12 balls, Andrew Tye and Jason Holder bowled brilliant overs to give Lucknow their second win from three matches.

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