Punjab Kings (PBKS) beat Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) by two wickets in match number 21 in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Saturday, April 15. In the second match of the double-header, Lucknow Super Giants batted first after losing the toss and were held to 159/8. Punjab Kings faced some nervous moments in the chase but eventually got home in 19.3 overs. Here are the player ratings for IPL 2023 match 21 between LSG and PBKS.
Atharva Taide (0/10): Was out for a duck on IPL debut, caught at third man off another debutant Yudhvir Singh.
Prabhsimran Singh (2/10): Registered another failure. Was cleaned up by Yudhvir Singh for 4.
Matthew Short (5.5/10): Looked impressive during his stay at the crease. Scored 34 off 22 balls with the aid of five fours and a six. Could not build on the start.
Harpreet Singh Bhatia (4.5/10): Scored a run-a-ball 22. Was caught off Krunal Pandya’s bowling.
Sikandar Raza (9/10): Claimed the wicket of Deepak Hooda with the ball. Played the game-defining knock with the bat, slamming 57 off 41 balls. His knock included four fours and three sixes and put PBKS on course for victory.
Sam Curran (9/10): Excelled with the ball, claiming the wickets of Marcus Stoinis, K Gowtham and Yudhvir Singh. Ended with figures of 3/31. With the ball, was dismissed for a run-a-ball 6.
Jitesh Sharma (1/10): Failed with the bat. Perished for 2 off 4 balls, brilliantly caught by KL Rahul off Mark Wood’s bowling.
Shahrukh Khan (9/10): Had a terrific all-round game. Took three catches, two of them brilliant ones. Played a superb cameo, remaining unbeaten on 23 off 10, hitting one four and two sixes.
Harpreet Brar (5/10): Bowled two overs for 10 and dismissed Kyle Mayers. Scored an important boundary towards the end of the game.
Kagiso Rabada (8/10): Got the big wickets of Krunal Pandya and Nicholas Pooran in one over to set LSG back. Ended with figures of 2/34.
Rahul Chahar (3/10): Bowled three overs for 28. Went wicketless.
Arshdeep Singh (5/10): Bowled three overs for 22 runs. Got the big wicket of KL Rahul.
Lucknow Super Giants
KL Rahul (9/10): Top-scored for his team with 74 off 56 balls. Struck eight fours and a six to hold the LSG innings together. Fell in the penultimate over to Arshdeep Singh.
Kyle Mayers (5/10): Looked good in his 29 off 23 balls. Hit three sixes and a four. Holed out while trying to take on Harpreet Brar.
Deepak Hooda (1/10): Feel cheaply in his 100th IPL game. Was trapped lbw by Sikandar Raza for 2.
Marcus Stoinis (4/10): Hit two sixes, but was sent back by Sam Curran for 15 off 11 balls.
Krunal Pandya (5/10): Perished to Kagiso Rabada for 18 off 17. Claimed 1/32 in three overs. Sent back Harpreet Singh.
Nicholas Pooran (0/10): Fell for a duck, trying to heave Kagiso Rabada. Was caught at deep midwicket.
Ayush Badoni (4/10): Was unbeaten on 5 off 6 balls.
Avesh Khan (4/10): Bowled three overs for 24 without claiming a wicket.
Yudhvir Singh Charak (8/10): Made an impressive debut. Sent back the Punjab openers in a probing first spell.
Mark Wood (7/10): Got the wickets of Jitesh Sharma and Harpreet Brar. Finished with decent figures of 2/35.
Ravi Bishnoi (8/10): Dismissed Sam Curran and Sikandar Raza but was held back by KL Rahul. Did not have enough runs to defend in the last over.
Krishnappa Gowtham (5/10): Bowled his four overs for 31. Got the wicket of Matthew Short.