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Stats highlights: Lucknow hoist the second-highest total in IPL

Last updated on 28 Apr 2023 | 08:52 PM
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Stats highlights: Lucknow hoist the second-highest total in IPL

Here are a few stats from Match 38 between Punjab Kings and Lucknow Super Giants

It was raining runs in the match between Punjab and Lucknow. The game witnessed 458 runs and 67 boundaries. There were plenty of stats from the game, and here are a few of those:

The second 250+ total in the IPL

At one point, Lucknow looked like they would break the record set by Royal Challengers Bangalore. Unfortunately, they fell short by seven runs. Nevertheless, the total of 257/5 by Lucknow is the second-highest in the history of the tournament. There were a few other stats as well:

-In the first six overs, Lucknow scored 73/1, their second-highest in the IPL. Against Chennai Super Kings, they scored 80/1 this year, their best. 

-Lucknow reached the 100-run mark in the eighth over (7.4), the joint-fastest for a team in this year's IPL. Rajasthan Royals against Sunrisers Hyderabad also reached the landmark in 7.4 overs. This is Lucknow's fastest in the IPL.

-In the first 10 overs, Lucknow hoisted 128 runs, the joint second-highest with Bangalore in 2013 (PWI). In a complete 20-over IPL game, only Mumbai against Hyderabad in 2021 scored more (131).  

-Lucknow registered their 200 in the 16th over (15.5), the joint second-fastest by any team in the IPL. In their record-setting game against Pune Warriors in 2013, Bangalore also reached the landmark in 16th over (15.5). Bangalore, in a rain-shortened match (15-over) against Punjab in 2016, reached the milestone in 14.1 overs. 


-In their innings, Lucknow batters smashed 41 boundaries (27 fours and 14 sixes). Only Bangalore, against Pune in 2013, had hit more boundaries in an innings. 

-The 27 fours hit by them in this innings are the third-most. Delhi Capitals (Daredevils then) against Gujarat Lions in 2017 had hit 31, and Mumbai against Hyderabad in 2021 had 30, the most and the second-most.

A match that rained of runs and boundaries 

It was a belter in Mohali. Hence, both teams posted 200+ totals. But Lucknow's score of 257 was so big that even after scoring 201, Punjab fell short by 56 runs. Overall, this match witnessed 458 runs, the third-most in an IPL game. 

Punjab batters could score only 26 boundaries (18 fours and eight sixes) compared to 41 by Lucknow. In 40 overs (39.4) of this game, 67 boundaries were hit (45 fours and 22 sixes), the joint second-most in an IPL game. 

All-out after a high score

Despite scoring 201, Punjab lost all their 10 wickets. Well, they had to go gung-ho from the start. Fortunately, they skittled out after posting a respectable total. In the IPL, this is only the third innings in which a team has been all-out for a score of 200+. 

In all T20s, they became the third team after Nottinghamshire (vs Warwickshire - 55) in 2022 and Leicestershire (vs Yorkshire - 54) in 2019, to lose by a margin of 50+ runs even after scoring 200 in the second innings. Their margin of 56 runs is the biggest margin of loss after scoring 200+ in the second innings. 

Flurry of 200+ totals already

In this IPL, the 200+ totals by Lucknow and Punjab were the 19th and 20th of the season. Mind you, we are still at the halfway stage of the season. 

In a season of IPL, the 20 innings involving a 200+ total is the most. In the entire season of IPL 2022, there were 18 totals of 200+, the most before. 

Few other stats

-In his innings, Kyle Mayers registered a half-century in just 20 balls, the second-fastest for Lucknow in IPL. Nicholas Pooran holds the record (15 balls) against Bangalore in 2023.

-For Lucknow, nine different bowlers bowled at least one ball. In the IPL, they are the second team after Bangalore (vs Gujarat Lions) to achieve this feat. 

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