Match 3 Report of LSG vs DC | IPL 2023
Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) beat Delhi Capitals(DC) by 50 runs to kickstart their campaign in style in the Indian Premier League 2023 season. England pacer Mark Wood rattled David Warner-led DC with a fifer after a stupendous knock from Kyle Mayers helped LSG post a massive 193-run target at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow.
LSG vs DC Match Toss Details
Delhi had won the toss and opted to field first. Nevertheless, the decision was proving to be right as LSG started off slow off the blocks. As the pressure for big shots increased, skipper KL Rahul hit out for 8 off just 12 balls.
But Mayers (73 off 38 balls) hung on and quickly accelerated after a slow start.
Match Proceedings of Lucknow Super Giants vs Delhi Capitals
Meanwhile, earlier his catch was also dropped by Khaleel Ahmed. Thanks to his knock, LSG had dominated the first ten overs. Following this, his compatriot Nicholas Pooran(36 off 21) took over and started carting the bowlers out of the park. LSG batters especially targeted young Chetan Sakariya who was hit for 19 runs in an over.
Later Ayush Badoni(18 off 7) also played a cameo and made sure Lucknow posted a target of 193/6.
In reply, Delhi started to lose wickets in a timely fashion. They had not lost anything until Wood arrived and rattled the stumps of Prithvi Shaw in the fifth over. On the very next ball, he saw the back of Mitchell Marsh for a first-ball duck.
The England pacer then beat Sarfaraz Khan for pace as he became his third wicket of the night. The Capitals had lost the battle in the powerplay itself after being reduced to 48/3. Warner (56 off 48) hung on and tried to resist, but the pitch was getting slow and low. Meanwhile, the run rate shot up and the pressure got to Delhi batters.
With Axar Patel’s fall, the loss just remained a formality and Wood completed his fifer to wrap up the game with ease. No surprises, for his superb effort of 5/14, Wood was named the Man of the Match.