Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) thrashed Delhi Capitals (DC) in the 15th match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai on Thursday.
Chasing 150, Lucknow went off to a flyer with openers KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock taking the game away from the Capitals with an outstanding partnership. The duo ended up forming a dominant stand of 73 runs inside the first half before Kuldeep Yadav provided the first breakthrough by dismissing LSG captain Rahul (24).
Soon, LSG lost Evin Lewis as well, but De Kock stayed firm at his end alive and kept on scoring the runs. The explosive left-handed batter played a scintillating knock of 80 runs from 52 deliveries, including nine fours and two maximums, to get his side closer to the target. The contest went down to the wire, where eventually Lucknow won the match by six wickets.
Earlier, Prithvi Shaw starred with the bat to give DC a flying start. The right-handed batter smashed a quickfire 61 off just 34 deliveries, with the help of 11 boundaries, including a couple of sixes. However, after Prithvi’s dismissal, DC lost the plot and failed to carry the momentum.
Captain Rishabh Pant (39 not out) and Sarfaraz Khan (36 not out) chipped in with some valuable contributions to help DC reach 149/3 in 20 overs. For Lucknow, Ravi Bishnoi picked up a couple of wickets for 22 runs in his quota of 4 overs.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
Phenomenal knock this from De Kock. Looked as if he was batting on a different pitch. He was seeing the ball well, and on the rare ocassion he didn’t see the ball, it still went all the way! #LSGvDC #IPL2022 pic.twitter.com/xcM3ScYTbJ
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) April 7, 2022
A sensational knock comes to an end. @QuinnyDeKock69 has put us in the driver’s seat. Take a bow! Into the death overs now.#AbApniBaariHai💪#IPL2022 🏆 #bhaukaalmachadenge #lsg #LucknowSuperGiants #T20 #TataIPL #Lucknow #UttarPradesh #LSG2022 pic.twitter.com/qJaqgbRZsJ
— Lucknow Super Giants (@LucknowIPL) April 7, 2022
Prithvi Shaw seemed to have been batting on another wicket, was outstanding, scoring 61 in 34 balls.
While rest of Delhi in 34 balls have scored 16 and 2 out. #dcvslsg
— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) April 7, 2022
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 7, 2022
Terrific knock from De Kock comes to an end, 80 runs from 52 balls including 9 fours and 2 sixes while chasing 150 runs. Well played, QDK pic.twitter.com/QZvXM68v14
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) April 7, 2022
Quinton De Kock goes for a magnificent 80 in 52 balls, a great knock by the Lucknow opener. He kept the runs coming for Lucknow throughout.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) April 7, 2022
Superb Fifty for Quinton de Kock in this tricky run chase. He scored 52* runs from 36 balls including 6 Fours and 1 Six against DC. pic.twitter.com/1jfD0HvUB4
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) April 7, 2022
Quinton de Kock just showing everyone his class ! 🏏🇿🇦🔥
— Cricket_With_Kobus!🏏🇿🇦 (@JvrensburgKobus) April 7, 2022
Quinton de Kock is the best WK batsman in white ball cricket for a reason
— 𝑷𝒓𝒂𝒔𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒕 (@Kohliesque) April 7, 2022
Quinton De Kock madness 🔥
— R A T N I S H (@LoyalSachinFan) April 7, 2022
— KL Siku Kumar (@KL_Siku_Kumar) April 7, 2022