Thanks to half-centuries from Kyle Mayers and Marcus Stoinis, LSG established a daunting 258-run target for the hosts after being asked to bat first. Notably, this was the second-highest total in the history of the league that is flush with revenue.
After LSG scored the highest total of the current IPL season, pacer Yash Thakur believed the team had the confidence and conviction to post a massive total from the beginning of the game. He did admit, however, that he did not anticipate the team to score one of the highest totals in IPL history.
“We must adapt our strokes to the pitches provided in Lucknow and elsewhere. I did not anticipate that our team would amass one of the highest scores in the Indian Premier League, despite the fact that our batting confidence was high from the outset. According to India Today, Thakur stated in the post-match press conference, “We feel that we have been playing well.”
We acted in accordance with the pitch: Yash Thakur
While discussing the pitch, Thakur asserted that pitches cannot be expected to be identical in all locations. He noted that the pitch at Lucknow Stadium was difficult for batting. The two middle-order batters, according to the 24-year-old pacer, determined the highest score on the pitch and played accordingly.
“Conditions cannot be identical everywhere. We played based on the pitch. In Lucknow, the batting surface is difficult. The two middle order competitors determined the optimal score on the field and played accordingly,” Thakur added.
Thakur was instrumental in safeguarding LSG’s enormous total against Punjab. He dismissed Sikandar Raza, Jitesh Sharma, Shahrukh Khan, and Rahul Chahar for four wickets. In addition to Thakur, Naveen-ul-Haq took three wickets, Ravi Bishnoi took two, and Stoinis took one as LSG dismissed PBKS for 201 runs with one delivery remaining.