IPL 2024 SRH vs LSG: Match Highlights, Key Moments And Videos

Abhishek Sharma in action against LSG (BCCI)Abhishek Sharma in action against LSG (BCCI)

Sunrisers Hyderabad devoured a hapless Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) unit in match number 57 of the IPL 2024 at Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on May 8.

After restricting the LSG batters to a competitive 165-run total, SRH openers gunned down their target in record time.

Here’s the timeline of how SRH vs LSG panned out in Hyderabad-

SRH vs LSG Highlights: Bhuvneshwar Kumar Gets The Ball Swinging At The Top

Ace paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar struck big for SRH with the new-ball. After trapping LSG opener Quinton de Kock in just the second over of his opening spell, the ‘Orange Army’ speedster also orchestrated Marcus Stoinis’ early departure from the crease.

Bhuvneshwar’s twin strikes at the top ensured LSG slipped to 21-2 at one stage of their opening powerplay.

SRH vs LSG Highlights: Birthday Boy Pat Cummins Extinguishes Rising SRH Hopes

Just as Krunal Pandya and captain KL Rahul were beginning to steer LSG towards safe waters, SRH skipper Pat Cummins removed his counterpart with an astute on-pace delivery. Rahul’s dismissal was soon followed by the unfortunate runout of a well-set Pandya at the hands of Cummins as LSG’s troubles worsened at 66-4.

SRH vs LSG Highlights: Pooran, Badoni Lift LSG To 165

Overcoming LSG’s top-order jitters, in-form middle-order batters Nicholas Pooran and Ayush Badoni lifted their team’s innings from a precarious 66-4 to a competitive 165. The two cricketers defied SRH’s charged-up bowling attack by sharing a commanding 99-run partnership from just 52 balls.

While Pooran bashed a sizzling 26-ball 48*, Badoni smacked a boundary-filled half-century to finish at 55*.

SRH vs LSG Highlights: SRH Race To 107-0 Off Six In Typical Head, Sharma Start

As has been a norm this IPL 2024 season, SRH’s firebrand openers Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma laid out yet another batting blitzkrieg at the top. Chasing 166 for a win, the two batters wiped out 107 of those runs within the opening powerplay of the innings itself.

Head raced to a 16-ball half-century and blazed his team past the 100-run mark in just 5.4 overs.

SRH vs LSG Highlights: Head, Sharma Gun Down LSG In 9.4 Overs

Shortly after Travis Head unleashed a 16-ball half-century, his young opener partner Abhishek Sharma shaped a 19-ball fifty during their whirlwind partnership. The two cricketers ended up launching 14 sixes and 16 boundaries combined in just 9.4 overs.

Head (30-ball 89*) and Sharma’s (28-ball 75*) batting bombardment ensured the ‘Orange Army’ gunned down LSG’s 165-run target with all their wickets intact and more than 10 overs to spare.