The 12th match of the IPL 2022 saw Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) losing to the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on April 4, 2022, by 12 runs in a chase that many would say they bottled.
SRH captain Kane Williamson won the toss and chose to bowl first. Washington Sundar had rattled LSG batting with quick wickets of Quinton de Kock and Evin Lewis, leaving them 27/3. But then Deepak Hooda (51 in 33 balls with 3 fours and 3 sixes) and KL Rahul (68 in 50 balls with 6 fours and 1 six) added 87 runs for the fourth wicket.
In the end, Ayush Badoni smashed 19 in 12 balls to take LSG to a final total of 169/7 in 20 overs. For Sunrisers, Washington Sundar (2/28), Romario Shepherd (2/42), and T Natarajan (2/26) were the picks of the bowlers.
In the chase, SRH batters too got off to a lukewarm start with Kane Williamson (16), Abhishek Sharma (13), and Aiden Markram (12) falling early. But Rahul Tripathi with 44 and Nicholas Pooran with 34 kept them in the hunt.
However, Krunal Pandya and Avesh Khan wreaked havoc with wickets at opportune moments, leaving SRH to get 17 runs in the last over. However, that was not to be as SRH finished on 157/9 in 20 overs and lost by 12 runs.
Avesh Khan finished on 4/24, while Jason Holder got 3/34, and Krunal Pandya pouched two wickets for LSG.
The cricket fraternity was all praises for a brilliant team effort by LSG and their bowlers to get a crucial win.
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