Being put into bat first, KL Rahul and his team have racked up 257/5 at the end of their 20 overs. This is the highest score of IPL this season by a mile, and the second-highest in the entire history of the tournament.
It was a destructive batting display, which was started by Kyle Mayers. The Carribean southpaw scored 54 off just 24 balls to set the tone, which was then amplified in glorious fashion by Ayush Badoni (43 off 24) and Marcus Stoinis (72 off 40). Stoinis and Badoni added 89 runs for 3rd wicket in just 46 balls.
The onslaught continued with Nicholas Pooran, whose blitzkrieg inning against his old team took them beyond the 250 mark. After their batting collapse-induced loss against Gujarat Titans, it so far has been a perfect redemption.
PBKS vs LSG Live Score
Twitter erupted after the brilliant batting display by LSG and hailed their batters. Here are some of the Twitter Reactions-
PBKS hit 27 fours and 14 sixes in their innings. All of the carnage started with Kyle Mayers.
Kyle Mayers, in his last 13 balls: 6, 0, 6, 4, 0, 0, 6, 0, 4, 6, 1, 0, 6. A 20-ball fifty. Wowwww! Sheer destruction. 😍🔥 #PBKSvsLSG #IPL2023 pic.twitter.com/yVGgQaFWkC
— Ridhima Pathak (@PathakRidhima) April 28, 2023
Marcus Stoinis came and decimated the PBKS bowling. He used his long handle and battered the Punjab bowlers across the ground.
Marcus Stoinis – The Hulk!
72 in 40 balls with 6 fours and 5 sixes. Absolute mayhem by Stoinis and LSG batters, what a performance! pic.twitter.com/ElI7uFRmOa
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) April 28, 2023
LSG skipper KL Rahul departed for 12 runs off 9 balls. And this fan ironically believes Rahul’s early dismissal helped the Lucknow side to mount the massive total.
In every team,fans will be very upset if first wicket gone means but in LSG fans will be very happy if Rahul out early means😂
And don’t forget he is the main reason for today’s huge score of LSG
Just Rahul supremacy😅#LSGvsPBKS #KLRahul pic.twitter.com/AwxYb6WPpQ
— kohlibhakt (@Pavancool06J) April 28, 2023
Some more love for Mayers, Stoinis and Pooran – Bollywood Style!
Gautam Gambhir sir told to KL Rahul, Go and destroy opponent bowling line up.
Meanwhile KYLE MAYERS to Marcus Stoinis & Nicholas Pooran be like 💪#PBKSvsLSG #IPL2023 #LSGvsPBKS pic.twitter.com/K7WgMUczAa
— Ashutosh Srivastava 🇮🇳 (@sri_ashutosh08) April 28, 2023
LSG made a radical change to their batting display from their last game. It was a shocking collapse last match which handed them a loss out of the blue. Hopefully, the win is the bag against PBKS today.
128 to 257 🤯🔥
THIS IS LUCKNOW SUPER GIANTS. 👑#KLRahul | #LSGvsPBKS | #IPL2023 pic.twitter.com/i1EVe7PFYA
— Kunal Yadav (@kunaalyaadav) April 28, 2023
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