Lucknow SuperGiants smash the second highest total in IPL history; defeats Punjab by 56 runs

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    The 38th game of IPL 15 saw a stunner as LSG put on the highest total on the board in the history of the tournament. They smashed a mammoth 257 runs and won the game as their opponents fell 56 runs short.

    Lucknow SuperGiants thrash Punjab in a one-sided game, hits 257

    After being put to bat first, Lucknow Supergiants started banging from the first over itself. West Indian batter Kyle Mayers started the show as he smashed a smacking 54 off 24. The batters next in the list carried the show forward, with Stoinis scoring a sensational 72 off 40. Badoni and Pooran were excellent, too, as they hit 43 off 24 and 45 off 19, respectively. 

    Lucknow SuperGiants put up a total of 257 on the board, the highest in this season and the second-highest in IPL history. First on the list is Royal Challengers Bangalore, who put a staggering 263 runs batting first against Pune Warriors India in 2013. Chris Gayle was unbeaten for 175 in that game. 

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    LSG batters went on to hit 41 boundaries in total, leaving the opponent bowlers in despair.

    Punjab bowled out for 201

    In a batting-friendly wicket, Punjab batters put up 201 runs chasing. They’ve bowled out 56 runs short while massive efforts from Atharva Taide went in vain who hit an exceptional 66 off 36. The next batters, including Sikander Raja, Curran, Jitesh Sharma, and Livingstone, played short stormy cameos but weren’t enough to help their team pass the winning mark. 

    With this big win, Lucknow SuperGiants are second in the table, while Punjab currently stands at no 6. With each passing day, IPL 15 is taking a different level, and it’ll be interesting to watch what’s in the pile for the rest of the tournament.

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