Lucknow Super Giants were all over the place against the reigning champions of the tournament, Gujarat Titans in a completely lopsided show of strength. Batting first Lucknow Super Giants got off to a roaring start with Shubman Gill and Wriddhiman Saha powering off to an absolute banger.
Saha smashed a 43-ball-81, hammering ten fours and four sixes during his stay in the centre while Shubman Gill had to stay unbeaten, just six runs shy of his century as he stayed unbeaten for 94 from just 51 balls, clobbering two fours and seven sixes.
Here is how LSG came undone against GT
If the opening pair of 142 runs was a prelude to the upcoming madness, it was Hardik Pandya and David Miller who would come in alongside Shubman Gill to deliver the payload handsomely. They would eventually finish the torment of their counterparts, totting up 227 runs on the board for the loss of 2.
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The Super Giants got off to a phenomenal start as Kyle Mayers and Quinton de Kock were absolutely relentless in their approach, Clobbering away 88 runs from the first 9 overs. However, once Mayers was back in the hut, things started slowing down for the Giants.
This is what Virender Sehwag had to say about LSG
Deepak Hooda’s woes with the bat continued while the middle order of the Giants crumbled like a house of cards in front of the superiority of the GT bowling unit. It was a young Ayush Badoni who would battle till the very end to try and help LSG stay in the hunt but the regular fall of wickets and the major one of Quinton de Kock rocked by Rashid Khan left the opposition completely in shambles.
Former Indian opener, Virender Sehwag was absolutely enraged at the fact that LSG’s strategy was downright poor and whoever called the shots in arranging the batting unit of the side, somehow had no idea what they were doing. Viru was heard saying, “They lost that match at that moment. It was a blunder from LSG. If Nicholas Pooran had come there, the way he plays, he could’ve probably scored a 20-ball 50 and changed the game. If you need 100 runs in five overs, you are not going to win.”