LSG vs DC, IPL 2023 Highlights: Mark Wood takes five as Lucknow Super Giants beat Delhi Capitals by 50 runs
- LSG vs DC, IPL 2023 Highlights: Kyle Mayers' blitz and later Mark Wood's five-wicket haul took Lucknow Super Giants to a big win.
LSG vs DC, IPL 2023 Highlights: Delhi Capitals got off to a good start with Prithvi Shaw and David Warner going at over 10 an over for the first four. However, Mark Wood came in and wreaked havoc in the fifth over, dismissing Shaw and Mitchell Marsh off consecutive balls to peg DC back in their 194-run chase. While it looked like Rilee Rossouw and Warner might be able to rebuild the innings, the former fell to Ravi Bishnoi. Bishnoi then got Rovman Powell as well and it is now on captain Warner and vice-captain Axar Patel to pull off a rather improbable-looking chase. It wasn't to be as Wood came back and took two more and ended the match with extraordinary figures of 5/14. Earlier, Kyle Mayers made the Delhi Capitals pay for a sensational dropped catch opening the batting for Lucknow Super Giants. Mayers went off to a slow start and Khaleel Ahmed gave him a life when he was on 14 with an utterly unbelievable dropped catch. The drop was only part of what has been a horrendous show in the field from Delhi Capitals, particularly in the first 10 overs. Mayers responded by smashing the DC bowlers all over the park and racing past 50 in just 28 balls. He eventually fell to a quite extraordinary delivery from Axar Patel on 73 off 38 balls. However, LSG kept the pace of the innings up with young Ayush Badoni smashing 18 off seven balls. DC brought on Krishnappa Gowtham to face the last ball as an impact player for Badoni as soon as the latter got out and the former ended up smashing the only ball he faced for a six. LSG thus ended up reaching a score of 193/6 in 20 overs.
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- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 11:29 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score IPL 2023: Lucknow Super Giants beat Delhi Capitals by 50 runs
Wood ends up with figures of 5/14 which is just extraordinary. DC had got off to a good start in this chase but Wood just turned the tables on them in two overs. Ravi Bishnoi followed that up with the big wickets of Rossouw and Powell. Then Wood came back with his fire to take two more and complete his fifer. Some big hitting and some fiery pace has started the season off for LSG.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 11:23 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score: GONE! Five wicket haul for Wood!
A maiden IPL five-wicket haul for Wood on his LSG debut. Sakariya holes out at short midwicket and that gives Wood his fifth.
Sakariya c Pandya b Wood 4 (4), DC 143/9 off 19.5 overs
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 11:19 PM
IPL 2023 Live score: OUT! Wood gets four!
Mark Wood has become a crowd favourite in Lucknow already. He takes a while to mark his run up and then dismisses Axar Patel off the very first ball. 4/10 are is figures for now. Extraordinary from the England World Cup winner.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 11:15 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score IPL 2023: DC 131/7 in 18 overs
Hits a four and a six off the third and the fourth balls of the over. DC need 63 to win off 12 balls after that over, in case you are wondering.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 11:02 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score: OUT! Warner's misery ends
Warner miscues his lofted drive and is caught at long on. That is that for the DC captain and for the match really. No chance for Delhi to chase this down. The only thing they can do is damage control now.
Warner c Gowtham b Avesh Khan 56 (48), DC 113/7 in 16 overs
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 10:57 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score IPL 2023: OUT! Avesh gets one
The impact player Aman Khan top edges his pull and is caught by Nicholas Pooran. Another one bites the dust. Axar Patel comes in next. He has been in sensational form with the bat but that is in Test cricket, this is a different kind of game altogether.
Aman Khan c Pooran b Avesh Khan 4 (5), DC 112/6 in 15.3 overs
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 10:54 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score: DC 110/5 in 15 overs
It's all on Warner now. DC need 84 to win in the last six overs, which is a long shot if there was any.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 10:53 PM
IPL 2023 Live score: 50 for Warner!
That is Warner's 56th half century in the IPL, which is just ridiculous. But it has come in 45 balls, which is not good at all for DC. It is all on him now.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 10:47 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score IPL 2023: OUT! Powell goes
The match slipping out of DC's hands now and this might be a nice big win for LSG to start their season as well. googly from Bishnoi that skids on from outside off and takes Powell on the pads. Plumb out and that's another big blow.
Powell lbw b Ravi Bishnoi 1 (3), DC 96/5 in 14 overs
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 10:34 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score: GONE! Bishnoi gets Rossouw
Big appeal for LBW from Bishnoi but umpire is unmoved. Bishnoi begs for a review and Rahul goes for it. Looks pretty bad for the batter as the umpire checks the ultraedge. Rossouw, in fact marches off even before replays started showing and so he is gone for sure, the third umpire's call just a formality. Wow, what a blow this is for DC.
Rossouw c Mayers b Ravi Bishnoi 30 (20), DC 86/4 off 12 overs
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 10:27 PM
IPL 2023 Live score: FOUR AND SIX! Rossouw gets going!
Unadkat seemed set for a catch off the fifth ball of the 10th, he takes a chest high catch, tried flicking the ball up as his momentum took one foot over the boundary but when he caught it, his other foot was touching the rope! DC are 75/3 in 10 overs.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 10:22 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score IPL 2023: DC 58/3 in 9 overs
Warner is on 32 off 30, Rilee Roussouw at the other end with five off six. Roussouw is a dangerous player and so DC still well within a chance of pulling off this chase. Wood is sure to be taken off now.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 10:14 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score: GONE! Vicious bouncer from Wood, Sarfaraz goes!
Wood bangs it in for the last ball of the seventh at 137kph, Sarfaraz ducks and seems to make a last second decision to try a ramp. He ends up middling it but puts it straight down the throat of deep fine leg.
Sarfaraz Khan c Gowtham b Wood 4 (9), DC 48/3 in 7 overs
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 10:03 PM
IPL 2023 Live score: DC 42/2 in 5 overs
That over was pure havoc. The hat-trick ball ended up being declared a no-ball after David Warner reviewed a bouncer. Sarfaraz Khan took a swing at the free hit delivery and it took an edge and was caught behind. Which means in some other universe, Mark Wood has got a hat-trick. Sarfaraz survives the last two balls and that's the end of that little phenomenon.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 09:58 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score IPL 2023: GONE! TWO IN TWO FOR WOOD!
Wow another 147kph howitzer and Marsh is beaten by the sharp inward movement. The stumps have been smashed up. Wood on a hat-trick, jeepers creepers!
Marsh b Wood 0 (1), DC 41/2 off 4.4 overs
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 09:57 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score: OUT! Shaw falls!
Shaw b Wood 12 (9), DC 41/1 off 4.3 overs
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 09:55 PM
IPL 2023 Live score: FOUR! DC 40/0 after 4 overs
The last delivery of the third sent in at 137kph by Avesh and Warner gets a bottom edge on an attempted cut that goes straight behind for four. Some luck for the DC skipper.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 09:47 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score: FOUR! DC off to a good start
Gowtham goes short on middle, Warner pulls fiercely over square leg to the rope. DC are 33/0 after 3 overs.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 09:43 PM
IPL 2023 Live score: FOUR! 17 runs from the 2nd!
Back of a length on the hips from Unadkat to Warner for the last ball of the second and that disappears to the deep fine leg boundary. Warner had hit another off the fourth and Shaw had got one off the second so expensive over for LSG.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 09:40 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score IPL 2023: DC 9/0 in 1 over
Warner gets a boundary off the third ball and so that is a good tally from the first over for DC. LSG may have a good total on board but the dew factor will make this defence a tough nonetheless.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 09:35 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score: They are back!
All right, Kyle Mayers, who opened the batting brilliantly for LSG, now opens the bowling. Prithvi Shaw is facing up with David Warner at the other end.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 09:29 PM
IPL 2023 Live score: Kyle Mayers talks
"It was a tricky surface at the start. It kept a bit low and the bounce was variable. But it's still a good wicket. Our bowlers need to use the wicket, it's gripping a bit and I think we'll be in good stead. [On the ball that got him out.] I think that's the drier end of the pitch. There's an area on that pitch that's very dry and the other end is full of grass so I think the spinners need to execute from that end in particular. It's a new surface. I tried to get information from the guys. It's tricky trying to get accustomed as fast as possible. [On being dropped on 14] It's always good to get some luck. Sometimes you play a good shot and a guy takes a blinder. So I'm happy to get an opportunity. I just wanted to do well on my first game and help my team and I did that."
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 09:19 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score IPL 2023: LSG 193/6 in 20 overs
And the impact player Gowtham lives up to his billing! He hits the only ball he faces for a six, 22 runs off the last over for LSG. It is going to be hard to get a bigger “Impact Player” moment than that this season. Slower ball outside off, Gowtham smacks it over the bowler's head. LSG have scored over 190 runs on a pitch that Rovman Powell said looked slow. Yikes!
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 09:18 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score: LSG bring an impact player out!
Krishnappa Gowtham has come on to bat as an impact player and he will face just one ball. LSG taking the definition of impact player quite literally. He comes in from Badoni and so some skilfull maneuvering here from LSG.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 09:16 PM
IPL 2023 Live score: OUT! Badoni goes
What a blinder this youngster has played today, he ends up edging it to the wicketkeeper.
Badoni c †Khan b Sakariya 18 (7), LSG 187/6 (19.5 Ov)
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 09:14 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score IPL 2023: SIX AGAIN! Badoni doing a Dhoni!
He smashes the next ball over the bowler's head as well. Sakariya not really bowling to the field and Axar Patel shows how unhappy he is with that delivery. 16 runs off the last over so far and there are still 2 balls left.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 09:14 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score: SIX! Badoni lets fly!
Sakariya bowling the last over, third delivery is sent flying over the bowler's head. Two wides have been bowled and two singles so that's 10 runs off the first three balls.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 09:08 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score IPL 2023: LSG 171/5 in 19 overs
Ayush Badoni (remember him?) is on strike having scored five in three, Krunal is on 14 off 12. DC have brought on Aman Khan as an impact player in place of Khaleel Ahmed. Extra batter.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 09:04 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score: OUT! Pooran hits it straight to Shaw
That is straight at Shaw which is the only reason he was able to catch that as it was absolutely lasered by Pooran. Took less than a second for that ball to fly from the batter to extra cover. Shaw's face shows that the catch was as much an effort in self preservation as anything else.
Pooran c Shaw b Ahmed 36 (21), LSG 165/5 in 18.3 overs
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 09:02 PM
IPL 2023 Live score: SIX!
And a clean catch beyond the boundary from the ball person. Pooran is all class as he powers the firs tball of the 19th from Khaleel over the extra cover rope.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 08:54 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score IPL 2023: LSG 150/4 in 17 overs
Pooran on 24 off 14, Krunal on 12 off 10. If this really is as slow as it was in that match between India and New Zealand, this is an unmitigated disaster for DC. But it might not be.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 08:53 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score: SIX! Now Krunal Pandya
The elder Pandya sends Sakariya sailing over long-on off the fifth ball of the 17th. He has been standing by all this time but gets one himself at last.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 08:51 PM
IPL 2023 Live score: SIX AND FOUR! Pooran is in the mood
Pooran sends the second ball of the 17th into the stands. The ball is retrieved and brought back for the game, only for Pooran to send it to the boundary over square leg with disdain. He has raced to 23 off 12.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 08:43 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score IPL 2023: LSG 127/4 in 15 overs
Let's do a little recap here, the last T20 match to be played here was the second T20I between India and New Zealand and the surface was so slow that the pitch curator ended up getting the sack. New Zealand were limited to a score of 99/8. Easy-peasy, one would think, for the hosts to chase that, well think differently. It actually looked like the Kiwis might actually defend the target if it wasn't for Hardik Pandya and Suryakumar Yadav shutting up shop and putting up an unbeaten 31 off 32 balls for the fifth wicket. India chased down the target of 100 with six wickets and just one ball remaining. Captain Pandya said after the match that the pitch was a "shocker" and the curator later got a shocker on the mail saying that he has lost his job. The match was called a thriller by the BCCI's own commentators and yet, the UPCA thought the curator who made that pitch should not have a job any more. Quite extraordinary, to put it lightly.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 08:41 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score: FOUR AND SIX! Pooran gets to work!
The fourth and fifth balls of the 15th sizzle past the boundary, one along the ground past deep backward square, the next over wide long-on.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 08:41 PM
IPL 2023 Live score: OUT! Khaleel strikes!
And it's Marcus Stoinis. Khaleel is celebrating like a man possessed, a lot of relief there. Although that relief may be a bit misplaced considering it's not Stoinis he had dropped on 14, it was Mayers, who was eventually out on 73. Good for wicketkeeper Sarfaraz as well, it was a simple edge and caught behind but still, that will give the make-shift keeper feel good.
Stoinis c Khan b Ahmed 12 (10), LSG 117/4 in 14.1 overs
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 08:37 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score IPL 2023: LSG 114/3 in 14 overs
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 08:31 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score: SIX! Stoinis in the house now
Third ball of the 13th, Stoinis comes down the track to Kuldeep and clobbers the ball to the sight screen. Someone needs to get a stethoscope and check on that poor old ball it has been given a hammering today and there are still over seven overs to go in this innings.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 08:26 PM
IPL 2023 Live score: GONE! Sensational turn from Axar, Mayers falls
Mayers left standing there with his mouth slightly open. It would have taken something special for him to fall and that was special allright. Axar digs in the third ball of the 12th over at a good length outside off. Mayers looks to cut but the ball absolute careens off the pitch onto off stump. That's the kind of spin Shane Warne used to generate and made batters look silly. A great innings from Mayers ends, made the conditions look much better for batting than it probably is.
Mayers b Patel 73 (38), LSG 100/3 in 11.3 overs
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 08:24 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score IPL 2023: OUT! Hooda falls
Hooda c Warner b Kuldeep Yadav 17 (18), LSG 98/2 in 11 overs
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 08:20 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score: SIX! CREAMED OVER COVERS!
Mayers's seventh six of the innings and this has been utterly smashed over extra cover. A lofted cover drive this was supposed to be but he has lasered it instead. Extraordinary hitting here.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 08:19 PM
IPL 2023 Live score: LSG 89/1 in 10 overs
This partnership between Kyle Mayers and Deepak Hooda has reached 76 off 37. Mayers is going after all of them now.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 08:18 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score IPL 2023: Make that back to back sixes!
Axar goes wider next ball, Mayers smashes it over long-off. He has got to 63 in 33.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 08:18 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score: SIX! Mayers flaying away!
Somebody stop me, he is saying. Well, Khaleel could have done that before he was roaring in this manner and he dropped that chance. That dropped catch costing DC more and more here. Second ball of the 10th, Mayers sends it to the boundary over wide midwicket
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 08:14 PM
IPL 2023 Live score: SIX! 50 FOR MAYERS!
Mayers was dropped on 14, he has now got to fifty in 28 balls. Kuldeep goes full outside leg for the third ball of the ninth, Mayers slog sweeps that over deep backward square. What a debut he has had today for LSG.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 08:11 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score IPL 2023: LSG 60/1 in 8 overs
Delhi Capitals have come on field with slippery soap water in their hands. Another terrible misfield from Rovman Powell this time allows LSG to run three off the second last ball. This has to be one of the worst fielding performances by any team in the first 10 overs of an inning at least in the history of the IPL itself.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 08:07 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score: SIX NOW! Mayers on fire!
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 08:07 PM
IPL 2023 Live score: FOUR! Mayers gets LSG to 50 in style!
He has got a measure of this pitch allright. Powers this one off the backfoot through covers off Axar Patel in what is the first delivery of spin in this match.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 08:05 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score IPL 2023: SIX! Mayers making the most of his second life
Short from Mukesh for the second last ball of the seventh, Mayers wallops it into the second tier with the mightiest of pull shots. Every one of these will be hanging heavy on Khaleel now.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 08:02 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score: SIX! Mayers gets one at last
Length ball on off for the second delivery after the powerplay from Mukesh Kumar, Mayers loads up and unleashes a shot over long off. One gets a sense that it's not DC but the slow conditions Powell spoke about that has pinned down LSG here and that means that Delhi have a real task at hand at the moment.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 07:58 PM
IPL 2023 Live score: DROPPED! DROPAZZO! DROP OF THE SEASON FROM KHALEEL AHMED!
That is extraordinary, Kyle Mayers giving catching practice to Khaleel Ahmed and the latter fails miserably. If he had done that in training he might have lost his place in the team altogether. Will be hard to see more extraordinary drops than this one this season and yet, despite DC's utterly horrendous fielding, LSG are still on 28/1 after 5.4 overs! Slow bouncer on off from Sakariya, Mayers waits for it and than tries a cut over short third man. He instead ends up nicely lobbing it to the fielder there, who is Khaleel, the way the fielding coach might lob balls up in the nets for the fielders to practice. It all happens in slow motion, the ball loops up, Khaleel underneath it, and it pops out of his hands. That is garbage that helps no one.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 07:55 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score IPL 2023: DC 25/1 in 5 overs
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 07:50 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score: OUT! That's it for KL Rahul!
Sakariya lays out the trap and Rahul takes the bait. Slower ball, back of a length on the legs. Rahul flicks it to backward square leg where Axar takes the easy catch.
Rahul c Patel b Sakariya 8 (12), LSG 19/1 in 4 overs
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 07:49 PM
IPL 2023 Live score: SIX! Rahul lets one fly!
Chetan Sakariya bowling the third and Rahul sends the second ball of the over flying over long on for the first six of the night. How LSG need more of those!
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 07:44 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score IPL 2023: FOUR! Boundary at last
Short and on the pads from Khaleel, Mayers pulls it through square leg for the first boundary of the match.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 07:42 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score: Misfields galore!
Back to back misfields off the last two balls of the 2nd over allowed the batters to run two off both. Then they run one off the first ball of the third because the DC wicketkeeper, whom is Sarfaraz Khan, fumbles the collection.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 07:39 PM
IPL 2023 Live score: LSG 6/0 after 2 overs
A rather sedate start to the innings here. Mukesh Kumar gives away five in the second over. Rovman Powell, who is mic'ed up today, says that he didn't like the look of this pitch, seemed like something that could be slow. The last T20 match to be played here was between India and Australia and it was as slow a T20 game as it gets.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 07:35 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score IPL 2023: Just one run off the first over!
Very tidy first over there from Khaleel Ahmed. Rahul took a single off the first ball and Mayers was then pinned to the crease by the Indian pacer.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 07:29 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score IPL 2023: The players walk out!
Right, it's become a rainy mess in Mohali but in Lucknow, the two teams are ready to go. DC were out first, which as Sunil Gavaskar says, shows intent. Khaleel Ahmed opens the bowling for them, KL Rahul facing the first ball with Kyle Mayers at the other end.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 07:14 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score: Lucknow Super Giants XI
KL Rahul(c), Kyle Mayers, Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Nicholas Pooran(w), Ayush Badoni, Mark Wood, Jaydev Unadkat, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 07:13 PM
IPL 2023 Live score: Delhi Capitals XI
David Warner(c), Prithvi Shaw, Mitchell Marsh, Rilee Rossouw, Sarfaraz Khan(w), Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Chetan Sakariya, Khaleel Ahmed, Mukesh Kumar
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 07:06 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score IPL 2023: What KL Rahul said
“That's how most IPL teams work. They want to make their home ground their fortress. We're as clueless as the opposition. We haven't played here. We're going in with no expectations. For all you know, it might be a good batting wicket. It's new (impact player). Still getting used to it. It gives teams a chance to be in the game or come back in the game. It's fun. Hopefully it's a good change.”
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 07:06 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score: David Warner's thoughts
“Going to have a bowl. For us it's about trying to assess conditions early and knowing what to chase. It can be quite confusing, maybe stressful at times (impact player). I'm excited to be back. We send our best out to Rishabh.”
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 07:01 PM
IPL 2023 Live score: TOSS ALERT!
DC win the toss and choose to field
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 06:50 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score IPL 2023: The pitch
Here is Ian Bishop with the pitch report. "65 meters to my left, 62 to my right. And it will need a good thump down the ground at 77 meters. Importantly, the 22-yards is interesting because there's very little grass at this end. It's very bare and the ball may grip on this half. As I walk down, you can see the disparity. You get to the middle, you start seeing more grass, and it's patchy as well. So it's a pitch with contrasting halves. There's so much more grass on one side, but it's patchy grass. So when it hits the bald areas, it could hold. Hoping that the red soil makes the bounce and carry."
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 06:40 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score: Missing South Africans
South Africa's ODI series against Netherlands gets over with the last match tomorrow and both sides are without their Proteas stars because of that. LSG are without Quinton de Kock. DC, on the other hand, don't have pacers Anrich Nortje and Lungi Ngidi today.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 06:30 PM
IPL 2023 Live score: David Warner's Delhi sojourn
Warner was one of the first, and few, foreign players to have come to their national selectors' reckoning through the IPL. He made a splash in his early years playing for the Delhi Daredevils under the captaincy of Virender Sehwag. So good was he that he became the first Australian in 132 years to make his international debut without playing any first class cricket. He has since admitted that he followed the Sehwag playbook, which thus made him one of the first names on the team sheet for Australia in all formats, including Test cricket despite his aggressive approach to batting. He left the Daredevils and led Sunrisers Hyderabad to the IPL title in 2016. He was absolutely devastating as SRH captain, never scoring less than 500 runs between 2015 and 2020 but it all came to a rather unceremonious end in 2021 when he was stripped of his captaincy and axed from the team. He returned to Delhi, now called the Delhi Capitals and is now captain of the side with Pant sidelined. Talk about full circles.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 06:17 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score IPL 2023: Toss just over half an hour away
Right, the match today is being hosted by Lucknow at the Ekana Stadium. Teams batting first have won five of the six T20s played here. It was in the last match that a team batting second won and India captain Hardik Pandya had said that the pitch was a shocker.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 06:02 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score: Ponting on the teams this season
DC coach Ricky Ponting gave his two cents on who he thinks can be the toughest to beat this season. "Obviously, Gujarat (Titans) last year was amazing, a brand new team, and they were able to win the tournament. The other finalist last year, the Rajasthan Royals, have, in my opinion, a really, really good squad. And we said that last year, immediately after the auction, we were pretty impressed with what they were able to do and put a good squad together," Ponting said when asked about the favourites for the title this year.
"They’ve only built on that again this year. I think Rajasthan will be there, thereabouts. It’s a hard game to judge, and it's a hard game to understand who’s going to win. Those who stand up in the moment will generally win more often than not. But if I’m looking at the squads, Rajasthan has got a good squad as anybody," he added.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 05:43 PM
IPL 2023 Live score: MS Dhoni on the impact player rule
This is what one of the greatest international and IPL captains of all time had to say about the new rule: “It’s a luxury to have (Impact Player). It becomes slightly easy to take the decision because you can use it at any time. Influence of all-rounder has become slightly less because of the rule."
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 05:39 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score IPL 2023: Impact Players!
Pant's tweet brings us nicely to the impact player rule. In the match between PBKS and DC, Rishi Dhawan has been brought on as an impact player replacement for Bhanuka Rajapaksa. Yesterday, CSK brought on Tushar Deshpande as replacement for Ambati Rayudu so it is pretty clear that the teams batting first are using the rule to bring on an extra bowler. GT showed the other way the rule can be used, they didn't have to bat with a batter less due to the injury to Kane Williamson. Not that Sai Sudharshan was expected to be an equal to the Kiwi great but the Indian did a very good job of holding up fort and was crucial to GT's win.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 05:22 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score: Rishabh Pant, the 13th man
“I am 13th player coz of impact rule otherwise would have been 12th man,” says Rishabh Pant in a reply to a tweet from DC in which they are asking fans to guess their XI. Oh, how Pant must be itching to go right now.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 05:16 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score IPL 2023: Ravi Bishnoi vs David Warner
In T20 cricket, Bishnoi has taken the wicket of Warner three times in six balls. So it will be an interesting battle to watch! Bishnoi has also removed Powell four times in 34 balls.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 05:01 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score IPL 2023: All eyes on Nicholas Pooran
Last season, LSG had a shaky middle order, which proved to be costly. So for this season, they purchased Pooran for ₹16 crores to strengthen their middle order. He adds to the wicketkeeping options too!
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 04:49 PM
IPL 2023 Live score: PBKS vs KKR
The Kings are facing the Knight Riders today and the former are batting first. They maintianed a run rate of over 10 for much of their innings but they now have two new batters in Sikandar Raza and Sam Curran in the last five overs. CSK were going at a good click yesterday before they lost momentum in the end and ended up losing the match. PBKS are currently going on an eerily similar form.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 04:33 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score IPL 2023: Kumble impressed by Gaikwad
"We don't associate him (Gaikwad) with six hitting but to hit nine sixes in an inning is really amazing. Clean, it looked really clean. It was not like he was going out of shape and trying to muscle it, just pure timing," said Kumble.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 04:23 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score: Warner on vice-captain Axar
“Axar will have great knowledge about all the players in the squad. He'll be in control of relaying information to the bowlers and also help me deal with the language barrier,” he said. Axar will be vice-captain for DC this season.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 04:10 PM
IPL 2023 Live score: The tragedy of Kane Williamson
Williamson injured his knee while pulling off a truly extraordinary fielding effort yesterday at the boundary line for Gujarat Titans to stop a six. He had to be helped off the field and is reportedly ruled out of the IPL. While that in itself is sad, let us hope that he recovers well over the course of this tournament and this does not become the start of another injury saga for the former New Zealand captain. Williamson had recently gone on a century-scoring spree, even leading the Kiwis to a thrilling last ball win against Sri Lanka with an unbeaten ton which confirmed a WTC final spot for India. It is in Test cricket that players like Williamson become a true joy to watch and let's hope that this knee issue doesn't hinder his flow of runs any more.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 04:06 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score: The great Indian openers' race
Ruturaj Gaikwad made the early gains this season with a masterful 92 off 50 balls but Shubman Gill, the player currently in pole position by a fair distance for that T20 opening slot alongwith Rohit Sharma, was crucial in laying the foundation for GT's succesfull chase yesterday with his own quickfire half century. Today, Prithvi Shaw and KL Rahul will attempt to make their cases heard while tomorrow, Ishan Kishan will come into play. Add to it the fact that Virat Kohli will also be opening a lot this season for RCB and there have been calls to make Rishabh Pant play in that slot whenever he is able to make a comeback and well, one gets the feeling that being a selector is a rather unenviable job at the moment.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 03:50 PM
IPL 2023 Live score: Prithvi Shaw's breakout season?
Back in 2018, all the hype was around captain and boy wonder Prithvi Shaw as India went to the U19 World Cup. They won the trophy but the star of the tournament was a Punjab player named Shubman Gill who was also seen as someone with a lot of potential but didn't quite have the hype that Shaw had. Shaw marked his international debut with a Test century and both players made their ODI debuts in the same series. Two years later, Gill has all but established himself as India's premier opener in all formats with Rohit Sharma by scoring centuries in Tests, ODIs and T20Is this year alone while Shaw seems to have fallen out of reckoning after a string of rather dismal performances while he played for India and for DC in the IPL. His off-field troubles did no favours either, However, Shaw has plundered runs in all formats in domestic cricket over the last year, can he do the same in the IPL this season and put his name back up there?
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 03:44 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score IPL 2023: What Andy Flower said about KL Rahul
LSG head coach Andy Flower was bullish about his captain. “He (Rahul) is a great batsman, motivator and inspiration for the entire team. He did wonders with the willow last season, helping the side win as many as seven matches in the league phase before losing in the Eliminator. The chemistry between Rahul and me is wonderful, and I am sure he will again lead from the front and let his bat do the talking.”
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 03:39 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score: KL Rahul's form
What happened to Shikhar Dhawan since the pandemic might as well be happening to KL Rahul right now, albeit while he is about 5 years younger than the former was. Rahul's approach of strike rates being overrated has resulted in his status as India's T20I opener coming under all kinds of questions with multitudes of potential big-hitters challenging for that opening spot. He has practically lost his Test vice-captaincy and spot altogether due to his utterly terrible recent form. And yet, he has proven time and again in recent performances that he is invaluable in the middle order for India in ODIs. The IPL is not a 50-over tournament though, and Rahul's form will certainly be under the scanner.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 03:27 PM
IPL 2023 Live score: DC's wicketkeeper situation
DC put all their wicketkeeping eggs in one basket and that basket was captain Rishabh Pant. Now it is practically impossible for anybody to be playing as a wicketkeeper ahead of Pant, unless the player is MS Dhoni which was the case in Pant's early games with the Indian team. But DC could have done better than having players who have hardly ever kept wickets in their lives as backup. Now they have roped in Abhishek Porel, a largely unheralded name who had rather dismal returns with the bat in last year's SMAT. Sarfaraz Khan is the other option they have but he is one of those who have never really kept wickets on a long term. It is likely that DC are going to have problems in this position. We could be wrong, of course, and Porel might turn out to be the find of the season, but let's see.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 03:17 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score: DC Full squad
David Warner(c), Prithvi Shaw, Mitchell Marsh, Philip Salt(w), Sarfaraz Khan, Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Aman Hakim Khan, Kuldeep Yadav, Chetan Sakariya, Khaleel Ahmed, Ishant Sharma, Manish Pandey, Praveen Dubey, Mukesh Kumar, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Lalit Yadav, Rilee Rossouw, Ripal Patel, Yash Dhull, Vicky Ostwal, Abishek Porel
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 03:15 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score IPL 2023: LSG full squad
KL Rahul(w/c), Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Marcus Stoinis, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Prerak Mankad, Jaydev Unadkat, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Swapnil Singh, Naveen-ul-Haq, Yash Thakur, Daniel Sams, Romario Shepherd, Yudhvir Singh Charak, Karan Sharma, Mayank Yadav, Amit Mishra, Manan Vohra
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 03:01 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score IPL 2023: Team news
LSG will be without De Kock, who will join the square on April 3, after South Africa's ODI series vs Netherlands. Meanwhile, DC's South African players, Nortje and Ngidi, will miss the match too. Meanwhile, Mustafizur revealed on Twitter that he will join DC on Saturday.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 02:53 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score IPL 2023: Focus on KL Rahul
Since 2021, Rahul powerplay strike rate in IPL is only 109.73. His innings picks up as it progresses, scoring at 149.09 in the middle phase and 207.14 at the death. In the same time period, he also hasn't fared well vs left-arm finger spinners, with a strike rate of 111.46. Although he has a healthy average of 35.00.
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 02:42 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score IPL 2023: Weather report
The weather in Lucknow is expected to be ideal for the match, without any chance of rain, which is good news for fans!
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 02:35 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score IPL 2023: Pitch report
The Lucknow pitch has held six T20Is, and the teams batting first have won five times. Teams also struggle to post big totals here. So it's going to be hard for the batters!
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 02:22 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score IPL 2023: Head-to-head
Both sides faced each other twice last season with LSG winning both fixtures and therefore have a 2-0 head-to-head record vs DC. Their last encounter ended in a six-wicket win for LSG!
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 02:15 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score IPL 2023: Squads
LSG: KL Rahul(w/c), Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Marcus Stoinis, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Prerak Mankad, Jaydev Unadkat, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Swapnil Singh, Naveen-ul-Haq, Yash Thakur, Daniel Sams, Romario Shepherd, Yudhvir Singh Charak, Karan Sharma, Mayank Yadav, Amit Mishra, Manan Vohra
DC: David Warner(c), Prithvi Shaw, Mitchell Marsh, Philip Salt(w), Sarfaraz Khan, Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Aman Hakim Khan, Kuldeep Yadav, Chetan Sakariya, Khaleel Ahmed, Ishant Sharma, Manish Pandey, Praveen Dubey, Mukesh Kumar, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Lalit Yadav, Rilee Rossouw, Ripal Patel, Yash Dhull, Vicky Ostwal, Abishek Porel
- Sat, 01 Apr 2023 02:06 PM
LSG vs DC Live Score IPL 2023: Hello and good afternoon everyone!
Hello and good afternoon everyone! Welcome to our live coverage of today's second IPL 2023 match between LSG and DC, straight from Lucknow. Stay tuned folks for some exciting cricket!