Unheralded Uttar Pradesh left-arm pacer Mohsin Khan put up an exceptional bowling performance as Lucknow Super Giants beat Delhi Capitals by six runs yesterday, thereby taking a giant stride towards qualifying for the IPL play-offs.
It was skipper KL Rahul’s 77 off 51 balls and newly promoted Deepak Hooda’s 52 off 34 balls that propelled LSG to an imposing 195 for 3 despite stuttering towards the end of the innings.
In reply, Mohsin got breakthroughs exactly when things seemed to spiral out of control as Delhi Capitals finally managed 189 for 7 in the end.
LSG now have 14 points from 10 games and another win out of the remaining four games would seal a play-off spot for them considering 16 being the magic number in most years.
For DC, things get really tough from hereon as 8 points from nine games mean that they might have to win four out of their remaining five games which looks to be an uphill task with this bowling attack which has been defensive on most occasions.