“Mayers’ batting gives me Gayle vibes” – Fans react after Kyle Mayers hits a whirlwind fifty off 20 balls against PBKS

Punjab Kings are locking horns with Lucknow Super Giants in the 38th match of the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League. The game is currently being held at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali.

As things stand, Punjab Kings are sixth on the IPL 2023 points table. Having played seven games so far, they have won four games and lost the other three games. They have collected eight points by far.

On the other hand, Lucknow Super Giants are fourth on the table with four wins and three defeats. Talking about the game, Punjab Kings won the toss and opted to bowl first.

Lucknow-based franchise got off to a scintillating start to the game in the form of Kyle Mayers and KL Rahul. The duo added a quickfire 41-run stand in just 19 balls before Kagiso Rabada dismissed captain KL Rahul for 12 runs.

Kyle Mayers hits a whirlwind fifty off 20 balls against PBKS

On the other hand, LSG opener, Kyle Mayers continued his onslaught on the opposition bowlers by playing a fearless brand of cricket. The left-handed batter punished every length delivery and piled up runs when it mattered the most.

In the process, he went on to score a quickfire half-century off just 20 balls against Punjab Kings. He constructed his innings with the help of seven boundaries and four hits over the fence at a strike rate of 225.

Kyle Mayers has been the leading run-scorer for Lucknow Super Giants in the ongoing season. He scored 297 runs in eight games including four half-centuries.

Lucknow Super Giants’ playing XI: KL Rahul (c), Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Ayush Badoni, Naveen-ul-Haq, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Yash Thakur

Punjab Kings’ playing XI: Atharva Taide, Shikhar Dhawan (c), Sikandar Raza, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shahrukh Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Gurnoor Brar, Arshdeep Singh

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