LSG vs SRH: SRH won by 10 wickets (with 62 balls remaining)

57th Match (N), Hyderabad, May 08, 2024, Indian Premier League
ScoreResultPlayer of the match
LSG165/4SRH won by 10 wickets (with 62 balls remaining)Travis Head, SRH 89* (30)

An exhilarating evening at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium was marked by another thrilling Indian Premier League match, where the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) hosted the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG). Both teams were neck and neck, each with 12 points in the tournament table, and each striving to strengthen their positions in the playoff race.

Brilliant Game by Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Travis Head

LSG vs SRH: SRH won by 10 wickets (with 62 balls remaining)

In the match against the Lucknow Super Giants, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the bowling star of Sunrisers Hyderabad, demonstrated an outstanding game, limiting the opponents to just 12 runs for 4 overs and taking 2 wickets. His accurate and thoughtful deliveries left no chance for LSG’s batting, allowing SRH to establish control over the game from the very beginning. Travis Head, who was named the player of the match, together with Abhishek Sharma, created a real furor on the field, scoring a combined 164 runs without loss. Head, staying in the game, scored 89 runs from 30 balls, including 8 fours and 8 sixes, showing incredible power and accuracy of hits. This partnership was a key moment of the match, allowing SRH to achieve one of the fastest victories in the history of T20 cricket.

Resilience of Ayush Badoni and Nicholas Pooran

In the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, the Lucknow Super Giants showed incredible resilience, especially thanks to the efforts of Ayush Badoni and Nicholas Pooran. These two players formed an invincible partnership, which brought the team 99 runs for 52 balls. Badoni, remaining undefeated until the end, scored 55 runs from 30 balls, including 9 fours. Pooran, also not leaving the field, added 48 runs from 26 balls, demonstrating powerful and accurate hits, which included 6 fours and one six. Their partnership was especially important after the team lost 4 wickets for just 66 runs in the first 11.2 overs. This partnership not only helped LSG reach a competitive score of 165/4, but also underscored their unshakeable spirit and ability to fight to the very end, despite the difficulties they faced at the start of the match.

Rout Outcome

The outcome of the match was unexpected for many: SRH achieved a victory with a rout score of 167 without loss against 165/4 by LSG, finishing the game in 9.4 overs. This result not only brought SRH to third place in the tournament table, but also gave them a significant advantage in net run rate. SRH’s victory also meant the elimination of Mumbai Indians from the playoff race, which was the first such case in the IPL 2024 season.