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LSG Starts Campaign With a Bang, Crushes DC by 50 Runs 

Krishnappa Gowtham's last-ball six ensured LSG ended with 190 for 6 on the board

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Aditya Saikrishna
Aditya Saikrishna
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INDIA: Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) started their campaign in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on a high note with a convincing 50-run win over Delhi Capitals (DC) at the Ekana stadium in Lucknow.

LSG’s victory was largely attributed to the explosive batting performance of Nicolas Pooran and Kyle Mayers and the breathtaking display of express pace from Mark Wood.


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Winning the toss, DC chose to bowl first on a wicket with green patches and red soil, and despite keeping LSG quiet in the powerplay, picked up the wicket of KL Rahul. 

Mayers, who was dropped early in his innings, took advantage of the reprieve and smashed 73 off 38 balls, setting the stage for a late surge by Pooran and Ayush Badoni. Krishnappa Gowtham’s last-ball six ensured LSG ended with 190 for 6 on the board.

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In response, DC got off to a flier, but Wood’s fiery spell saw the toppling of the team’s top order, with the English pacer picking up five wickets in his first appearance for LSG. Despite a brief fightback by Rilee Rossouw and Axar Patel, DC’s meek surrender resulted in a dull finish, with LSG winning by 50 runs.

The victory for Lucknow Super Giants would be a huge confidence booster, setting them up nicely for the rest of the tournament. Mark Wood’s stunning spell of bowling, combined with the batting heroics of Pooran and Mayers, showed that LSG has a well-rounded team capable of competing with the best in the IPL.

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The Delhi Capitals, on the other hand, will be left to ponder their strategy after a lacklustre performance in both the batting and bowling departments. Their decision to bowl first backfired, and their top-order collapse proved to be the turning point of the match.

Lucknow Super Giants’ next match will be against the Sunrisers Hyderabad, while DC will take on the Royal Challengers Bangalore in their next fixture.

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