Pooran faces a delivery from Mukesh Kumar, but fails to score as he hits the ball hard towards Krunal Pandya. Although Pandya laughs after taking the hit, he is relieved to know that it only hit his pad. The ball was pitched up outside off, and Pooran smacked it towards Pandya, who attempted to avoid it but was unable to do so.
Nicholas Pooran, the wicketkeeper-batsman for Lucknow Supergiants, played an outstanding inning and scored valuable runs for his team. He smashed 36 runs off just 21 deliveries, including 2 fours and 3 sixes.
Despite the poor start they had, LSG will be delighted to have reached a total of 193 runs. KL Rahul had a scratchy performance during his brief stay at the crease, and Chetan Sakariya managed to dismiss him quite early in the innings.
The pacers of Delhi Capitals maintained discipline and restricted the scoring rate, preventing the batters from finding any rhythm. LSG could only manage 30/1 after the powerplay, but the situation improved thereafter.
Despite being dropped in the final over of the powerplay, Mayers made DC pay by smashing Mukesh for two boundaries, which helped him gain momentum. He then launched an attack on both Kuldeep and Axar, finding the boundaries with ease. However, Kuldeep and Axar combined to dismiss Mayers in the 11th and 12th over, respectively.