LSG vs SRH: Lucknow’s second consecutive victory was based on captain Rahul and Deepak Hooda. Lucknow Supergiants defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 12 runs in the IPL 15 match played on Monday with superb half-centuries by captain Lokesh Rahul and Deepak Hooda. After winning the toss, Hyderabad decided to bowl first. Going to bat first, the Lucknow team scored 169 runs for seven wickets. In reply, the Hyderabad team could only manage to score 157 runs for nine wickets.
Captain Lokesh Rahul played a brilliant innings
Lucknow’s start was very disappointing. The team lost three wickets for 27 runs. But captain Lokesh Rahul took over the team by playing an innings of 68 runs in 50 balls. He hit six fours and a six. With this, Rahul scored his first half-century of this season.
Hooda hits the second half-century of the tournament
Apart from captain Lokesh Rahul, Deepak Hooda also played a stormy inning. Deepak played an explosive inning of 51 runs in 33 balls. Deepak Hooda and captain Rahul shared 87 runs in 62 balls for the fourth wicket. In this way, he scored the second half-century of the season. On the lower order, young batsman Ayush Badoni scored 19 runs in 12 balls to take the team to a strong score. He hit three-fours during his innings.
Avesh and Holder wreaked havoc with a lethal bowling
Fast bowlers Jason Holder and Avesh Khan bowled brilliantly for Lucknow. Avesh Khan made the best performance of his IPL career, taking four wickets for 24 runs in 4 overs. Jason Holder took three wickets for 34 runs in 4 overs. Spinner Krunal Pandya also showed amazing and took two wickets. On the other hand, Rahul Tripathi scored 44 runs. Nicholas Poorna scored 34 runs for the Hyderabad team. But they couldn’t get the team to win.
Lucknow has a Chance to host
The playoff matches can be played in Lucknow. The BCCI has not yet clarified the situation on hosting the IPL 15 playoff matches. Due to Corona, all the league matches of the tournament are being played in Maharashtra. But the venues of the playoff matches have not been announced yet. Although there was speculation that the league matches would be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Two matches possible: According to a report on Monday, the BCCI has also added the name of Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Stadium in Lucknow to host the playoff matches. Here the first qualifier and eliminator match of the league can be played.
IPL 15: Decision to give the captaincy to Jadeja the right one?
Champion Chennai Super Kings has played a total of 3 matches so far and has to face defeat in all three. It is the first time in the history of IPL that the Chennai Super Kings have suffered three consecutive defeats in three matches. These questions have started to arise, was the decision to give the captaincy to Ravindra Jadeja right?
Mahendra Singh Dhoni had left the captaincy a few days before the start of the season. So Jadeja was made the captain. Dhoni was seen captaining on several occasions in the last three matches. For this reason, many veterans believe that Jadeja is not completely captaining the team.
Performance too bad: Jadeja has not performed well with the ball and bat in three matches so far. He scored only 43 runs in the last three matches and took one wicket.