The Delhi Capitals (DC) were hoping for rain in the 15th match of the IPL-2022 against the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) as long as opener Prithvi Shaw was on the field. Following his dismissal, David Warner (David Warner, 4) and Rovman Powell (3), who were playing their first match of the season, both lost their wickets quickly. Then, with captain Rishabh Pant at the crease (Rishabh Pant), Delhi expected to get close to 200 runs by playing innings like Pat Cummins’ or Kieron Pollard’s, but that did not happen.
In 36 balls, he could make 39 not out. Surprisingly, Delhi only scored 19 runs in the final three overs. The team could only muster 149 runs for three wickets as a result of his slow innings and that of Sarfraz Ahmed (36 not out off 28 balls). In the context of the current tournament, it was a score that would be difficult to defend, but it happened.
In 20 overs, Delhi scored 149 runs for the loss of three wickets. For the team, Captain Pant and Sarfaraz shared an unbeaten 75-run partnership in 57 balls. For Delhi, Ravi Bishnoi took two wickets. Krishnappa Gautam took one wicket at the same time. Captain KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock opened the innings for Lucknow Super Giants, who were chasing 150 runs.
Captain Rahul and de Kock put together a 73-run partnership in 52 balls for the team. KL Despite the dismissals of Rahul 24, de Kock 80, and Deepak Hooda for 11 runs, the team scored 155 runs in 19.4 overs for the loss of four wickets. Krunal Pandya was unbeaten on 19 runs, while Aayush was unbeaten on 10 runs.
Earlier, after winning the toss and electing to bat, the Delhi Capitals got off to a flying start, with openers Prithvi Shaw and David Warr adding 52 runs in the powerplay without losing a wicket. In addition, Prithvi completed a quick half-century in 30 balls, but he was caught by de Kock after scoring 61 runs in 34 balls off Krishnappa Gautam with nine fours and two sixes. In 7.3 overs, Delhi struck first, scoring 67 runs.
Following that, Warner (4) became a victim of Bishnoi’s wrath. Bishnoi also ran third-placed Rovman Powell (3), reducing Delhi’s score to 74 for the loss of three wickets after 10.3 overs. The team’s fourth and fifth batsmen, Rishabh Pant and Sarfaraz Khan, handled the stumbling innings and scored quick runs. After 15 overs, both batsmen had taken the team’s total to over 100.
Pant, meanwhile, hit two sixes and a four off Andrew Tye, who came in to bowl the 16th over. After Pant, Sarfaraz also opened his hands and fired shots, allowing Delhi to score 130 runs in 17 overs for the loss of three wickets. Lucknow bowled superbly in the final three overs, conceding only 19 runs, limiting Delhi to 149 runs for the loss of three wickets in 20 overs. Pant (39) and Sarfaraz (36) both scored unbeaten 75 off 57 balls. To win, Lucknow will need to score 150 runs.