Punjab Kings have competed with KL Rahul-led Lucknow Super Giants in Pune on 29th April, Friday. Having a look at the game, Mayank Agarwal won the toss and asked the opposition to bat.
Batting first, Lucknow Super Giants posted a quite decent total of 13 runs in the first half of the game. Quinton de Kock has been the best with the bat for Lucknow, scoring 46 runs for his team.
Following him, Deepak Hooda also played a decent knock of 34 runs as both the batters were the only hope for their side. Chasing the target posted by the opposition, Punjab Kings lost the match, as they ended up short of 20 runs.
Jonny Bairstow scored 32 runs whereas Mayank Agarwal added 25 runs before getting dismissed by Chameera. However, Lucknow Super Giants registered their sixth win and moved to the third spot on the league table.
Bit of a surprise to be honest: Quinton de Kock
After winning the match against Punjab Kings, Quinton de Kock who had a good day with the bat has shared his views about the battle against the opposition in the post-match presentation.
"Bit of a surprise to be honest. We didn't quite have the total we wanted to, but the guys bowled really well. We have got a lot to thank them for. They bowled really well, it's great to have that sort of bowling line-up with us at the moment.
Couple of bombs thereby Mohsin at the end, it's great to see, but it's not his job to be doing it," Quinton de Kock was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.
"It's us, that's our job. But to do it, didn't really want to put that type of responsibility on him. Congrats to him, he had a great game. I am at ease, we play so much, just got to keep soldiering on. That's just what I am focusing on at the moment. Just trying to take it game by game," he added.
Besides, during the chase, Liam Livingstone has become one of the main reasons for the loss against Lucknow Super Giants, as he played an unwanted shot and goes back to the dressing room.
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