IPL 2023: Lucknow Supergiants captain KL Rahul creates undesirable batting file in defeat towards Gujarat Titans


India and Lucknow Tremendous Giants (LSG) batsman KL Rahul registered an undesirable file as they handed themselves a seven-run defeat to defending champions Gujarat Titans in Lucknow on Saturday. He performed the third slowest innings in IPL historical past by a batsman who performed at the least 60 balls in his innings. KL scored 68 runs in 61 balls within the match. His knock included eight fours. His runs got here at a strike price of 111.48. His knock is the third slowest in IPL historical past after JP Duminy, who scored 59 (63) with a strike price of 93.65 towards Punjab Kings whereas enjoying for Mumbai Indians (MI) in 2009. He’s adopted by Aaron Finch, who scored 68 (62) at a strike price of 109.68 for Sunrisers Hyderabad towards Mumbai Indians in 2014.

Though KL is the fourth highest run-scorer within the IPL this season, his strike price is a priority. In seven matches, he has scored 262 runs at a mean of 37.42 with two half-centuries and a greatest rating of 74. His strike price to this point in IPL 2023 is 113.91.

Coming into the match, GT put up a decent rating of 135/6 of their 20 overs after opting to bat first. Knocks from Wriddhiman Saha (47 from 37 balls with six fours) and skipper Hardik Pandya (66 from 50 balls with two fours and 4 sixes) helped their workforce attain a modest whole.

Krunal Pandya was the important thing bowler for LSG, taking a spell of two/16 in 4 overs. Marcus Stoinis took 2/20 in his three overs. Naveen-ul and Amit took one wicket every.

Chasing 136, Kyle Mayers (24) and KL regarded to get the workforce entering into the suitable path with a gap stand of 55. Nonetheless, the LSG batsmen misplaced their method and wickets within the final 5 overs, failing to attain their 30 runs in these overs. With 4 wickets falling within the closing over in 4 consecutive balls, together with two run-outs, LSG completed at 128/7 of their 20 overs, seven runs in need of the goal.

Noor Ahmed was one of many bowlers in GT’s seven-run victory, taking 2/18 from his 4 overs. Mohit Sharma took 2/17 from his three overs. Rashid Khan additionally acquired a wicket.

Mohit Sharma was awarded the ‘Man of the Match’ for his unimaginable closing over supply.

With this win, GT is fourth within the factors desk with 4 wins and two losses and a complete of eight factors. LSG are in second place with 4 wins and three losses and a complete of eight factors.

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