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LSG defeated PBKS of their IPL 2024 match© BCCI

Lucknow Tremendous Giants determined to make use of KL Rahul as a specialist batter throughout their IPL 2024 match in opposition to Punjab Kings on Friday and changed him with quick bowler Naveen-ul-Haq because the Affect Substitute. LSG began the match with Quinton De Kock, Nicholas Pooran and Marcus Stoinis as their abroad gamers and because of this, the choice to deliver the Afghanistan cricketer because the Affect Sub was properly inside the IPL guidelines. Nevertheless, the substitution came about in the course of the LSG innings with Naveen popping out to bat at No. 9, the match officers discovered themselves in a scenario that uncovered a loophole in IPL guidelines.

Rahul got here out to bat because the opening batter and scored 15 runs in 9 runs earlier than he was dismissed by Arshdeep Singh. Naveen changed him within the enjoying XI and got here out to bat at No. 9 however due to that, LSG really had 12 eligible batters of their line-up. Mayank Yadav and M Siddharth have been nonetheless there within the batting line-up with two wickets left and the IPL rule ebook doesn’t have any provision for this sort of scenario.

Whereas LSG misplaced solely 8 wickets, issues might’ve been trickier for the officers to deal with had the franchise misplaced 2 extra wickets earlier than the top of the innings.

As for the match, younger tempo bowler Mayank Yadav grabbed three wickets whereas Mohsin Khan took two as Lucknow Tremendous Giants defeated Punjab Kings by 21 runs regardless of openers Shikhar Dhawan and Jonny Bairstow’s century partnership on Saturday.

Chasing a tricky 200-run goal for victory after LSG had made 199/8, Shikhar smashed a 50-ball 70, whereas Bairstow was equally belligerent in his 29-ball 42 because the duo amassed 102 runs for the opening wicket.

However Mayank struck when issues have been beginning to look bleak for LSG, eliminating Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh and Jitesh Sharma to return figures of three/27. Mohsin chipped in with 2/34 as PBKS might solely handle 178/5 of their 20 overs.

Earlier, wicketkeeper-batter Quinton de Kock (54), stand-in skipper Nicholas Pooran (42) and Krunal Pandya (43) performed some large photographs because the hosts made a powerful bid to win at house.

Sam Curran emerged probably the most profitable PBKS bowler grabbing three wickets for 28 runs.

(With PTI inputs)

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