Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) opener-keeper Quinton de Kock said that he was surprised by the team’s win over Punjab Kings (PBKS) in their most recent match of the IPL 2022 on April 29. LSG defended 153 runs and won by 20 runs in the match.
After being asked to bat first by PBKS captain Mayank Agarwal, LSG posted 153/8 in 20 overs with KL Rahul making 46, Deepak Hooda making 34 and lower-order contributions from Dushmantha Chameera (17) and Mohsin Khan (11). Kagiso Rabada was the main wicket-taker for PBKS with 4/38.
In reply, PBKS struggled to form partnerships with Mayank Agarwal (25), Jonny Bairstow (32), and Rishi Dhawan (21*) being the main scorers. For LSG, Mohsin Khan picked 3/24, while Chameera and Krunal Pandya picked two wickets apiece.
"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," said Quinton de Kock in a post-match presentation.
"Couple of bombs thereby Mohsin at the end, it's great to see, but it's not his job to be doing it. 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," added de Kock.