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KL Rahul for defence minister? LSG now 13-0 defending 160-plus

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TOI Sports Desk / TIMESOFINDIA.COM / Updated: Apr 8, 2024, 14:14 IST

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Lucknow Super Giants defeated Gujarat Titans in their IPL match on Sunday, extending their unbeaten run while defending totals of 160-plus to 13-0. Yash Thakur’s five-wicket haul and Marcus Stoinis’s all-round show were instrumental in the victory. LSG are now third on the points table with 3 wins in 4 matches.

IPL: KL Rahul for defence minister? Lucknow Super Giants are 13-0 when defending totals of 160-plus

From left, Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul and Krunal Pandya (IANS Photo)

Lucknow Super Giants‘ (LSG) win over Gujarat Titans in their IPL match on Sunday extended their unbeaten run while defending totals of 160-plus to 13-0.
The franchise shared the statistic via an innovative video posted on microblogging platform ‘X’.

LSG defeated the Titans by 33 runs, propelled by an outstanding performance from all-rounder Marcus Stoinis and pacer Yash Thakur on their home ground — the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium — in Lucknow.

Opting to bat first, LSG capitalized on Stoinis’s half-century to score 163 for 5, aided by his partnership of 73 runs with skipper Rahul (33).
Stoinis scored 58 off 43 balls, while Nicholas Pooran’s quickfire 32 off 22 balls added the finishing touches to the innings.
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Defending the total, Thakur’s exceptional five-wicket haul led the way in sealing the win.
It was a torrid chase for Gujarat, with Thakur (5/30) and Krunal Pandya (3/11) sharing eight wickets between them. The Titans were bowled out for 130 in 18.5 overs.

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