Watch: Marcus Stoinis & Nicholas Pooran smash 5 sixes off Abhishek Sharma’s over
Marcus Stoinis smashed 2 sixes and got out on the 3rd delivery against Abhishek Sharma, while Nicholas Pooran smashed 3 sixes off 3 balls.
The home team, Sunrisers Hyderabad, displayed a courageous batting performance, scoring an impressive total of 182 runs. Heinrich Klaasen and Abdul Samad provided a strong start for the team with their powerful batting. Lucknow Super Giants had a slow start in their chase, scoring only 30 runs for the loss of 1 wicket in the first six overs. However, Mankad and Stoinis steadily built their innings, and by the end of 15 overs, they had reached 114 for 2, with 69 runs required from the remaining five overs.
Nicholas Pooran and Marcus Stoinis engage in six-hitting battle against Abhishek Sharma
In the 16th over, the match took a dramatic turn in favor of Lucknow Super Giants when both Nicholas Pooran and Marcus Stoinis engaged in a six-hitting competition against Abhishek Sharma’s bowling. Stoinis began the over by hitting two massive straight sixes, but he was soon caught at long-off by Samad.
Pooran then took to the crease and wasted no time in registering his first maximum of the match with a slog sweep off Abhishek. The West Indian continued his rampage, hitting 3 consecutive sixes in the over. This event proved to be a game-changer for Lucknow Super Giants, as they scored 31 runs off the 16th over.
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LSG defeat SRH by 7 wickets
Lucknow Super Giants defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by seven wickets. Nicholas Pooran smashed an unbeaten 44 off just 13 balls, with a strike rate of 338.46, to guide LSG to victory in the 183-run chase with 4 balls to spare. Prerak Mankad also remained unbeaten on 64 off 45 balls, while Marcus Stoinis smashed 40 off 25 balls. The 16th over bowled by Abhishek Sharma proved crucial as Stoinis and Pooran hit him for five sixes, scoring 31 runs in the over. Earlier, Sunrisers Hyderabad put up 182/6 on the board with impressive knocks from Henrich Klaasen and Abdul Samad. Krunal Pandya was the most effective bowler for Lucknow with 2 wickets and 24 runs in his four overs.
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