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Lucknow Secures Historic Victory Against Gujarat in IPL 2024

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In a thrilling encounter at the IPL 2024 T20 cricket series, Lucknow emerged victorious against Gujarat, marking a significant milestone in their IPL journey. The match, held on April 7th, witnessed a spectacular performance by Lucknow, as they defeated Gujarat by 33 runs.

Batting first, Lucknow set a competitive target of 163/5 in 20 overs. Marcus Stoinis led the charge with a stellar knock of 58 runs, ably supported by Nicholas Pooran’s 42 and captain Rahul’s contribution of 33 runs. Umesh Yadav and Darshan Nalkande stood out for Gujarat, each claiming two crucial wickets.

Gujarat began their chase with promise, courtesy of a brisk start provided by Sai Sudarsan, who scored 31 runs off 23 balls. However, Lucknow’s bowlers tightened their grip on the game, with Yash Thakur emerging as the hero of the day. Thakur’s exceptional bowling performance, where he claimed five wickets, dismantled Gujarat’s batting lineup. Krunal Pandya’s three-wicket haul further compounded Gujarat’s woes as they were bowled out for 130 runs in 18.5 overs.

Thakur’s outstanding display earned him the coveted ‘Man of the Match’ award. Reflecting on his achievement, Thakur credited his success to a well-executed plan against Subman Gill, Gujarat’s key batsman. He expressed gratitude to captain KL Rahul for inspiring him to execute the plan effectively.

In post-match remarks, Thakur shared his elation, stating, “Delighted to take 5 wickets and win the Man of the Match award. I made a plan against Gill and I followed it. KL Rahul told me to do the same, and it worked. Unfortunately, Mayang Yadav got injured, but I seized the opportunity. We registered a win against Gujarat for the first time in the history of IPL. We are very happy about that. Subman Gill’s wicket was unforgettable.”

Lucknow’s triumph not only secured their third win in the IPL 2024 but also propelled them to the third position in the points table. The victory holds special significance as it marked Lucknow’s maiden win against Gujarat in IPL history, signaling a new chapter of success for the team.

As Lucknow continues its IPL campaign, this historic victory against Gujarat will serve as a source of motivation and inspiration, instilling confidence in the team as they aim for further glory in the tournament.