The Mayank Agarwal-led aspect received the toss and opted to bowl first. That they had damaged the spine of Lucknow’s batting by dismissing skipper KL Rahul cheaply.
However with the contributions from Quinton de Kock (46 off 37 balls) and Deepak Hooda (34 off 28 balls), LSG managed to submit 153/eight in 20 overs.
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) April 29, 2022
Punjab Kings by no means obtained going within the chase. Regardless of the great begin by Shikhar Dhawan and Mayank, no PBKS batter may keep there for a very long time and finally misplaced the sport by a margin of 20 runs.
So are PBKS’ possibilities accomplished and dusted in IPL 2022 after the loss to LSG?
The reply isn’t any. Punjab Kings have received Four out of their 9 video games and nonetheless have 5 video games left within the season. So as to qualify for playoffs, a workforce must win not less than eight variety of matches. Meaning Punjab must win Four video games out of their remaining 5 to make sure they’re in hunt for a top-Four end. Nevertheless, to keep away from any NRR problem, they have to try to win all of the remaining 5.
It should be informed to our readers that the format of the league might have modified in IPL 2022, the groups might have elevated to 10 however they nonetheless get to play 14 matches every. Every workforce play twice with the groups of their group as effectively with those in the identical row within the subsequent group.