[Watch] Pooran and Stoinis Bully Abhishek Sharma, Hit Him For Five Sixes in an Over
Huge Hitting Display by Lucknow Super Giants’ Stoinis and Pooran Against Sunrisers Hyderabad
Lucknow Super Giants’ experienced batters, Marcus Stoinis and Nicholas Pooran, displayed their vintage best as they unleashed a barrage of sixes against young all-rounder Abhishek Sharma in a thrilling encounter against Sunrisers Hyderabad. The duo smashed a remarkable five sixes in a single over, sending the crowd into a frenzy.
The incident unfolded towards the closing stages of the game when Aiden Markram, the captain of Lucknow Super Giants, took a bold decision and handed the ball to Abhishek Sharma to bowl the crucial 16th over. However, this gamble didn’t pay off as Sharma struggled to contain the onslaught from Stoinis and Pooran, ultimately conceding a whopping 31 runs.
Lucknow Super Giants were chasing a target of 183 runs for victory and found themselves in a precarious position. Their batters were struggling to find their rhythm, and despite having eight wickets in hand, the required run rate had soared to 13 runs per over. With just five overs remaining, they needed a daunting 68 runs to secure the win.
It was at this critical juncture that Marcus Stoinis decided to take matters into his own hands. Seeing Abhishek Sharma with the ball, Stoinis unleashed his attacking prowess and hammered two enormous sixes down the ground. The Australian all-rounder, however, fell victim to Sharma’s cunning bowling while attempting another big hit, ending his remarkable innings.
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But Stoinis’ departure did not bring any respite for Sharma, as Nicholas Pooran joined the party. Pooran, in a display of sheer power and timing, blasted three more sixes off Sharma’s bowling, accumulating a sensational 31 runs in the over. In the process, Pooran became only the second spinner, after Rahul Sharma, to endure the humiliation of being struck for five sixes in a single over.
Lucknow Super Giants Regain Control in Spectacular Fashion
The blistering assault by Stoinis and Pooran turned the tables in favor of Lucknow Super Giants. The momentum swung drastically in their favor as they seized control of the game with their breathtaking hitting display. The once-daunting asking rate was now well within their reach, and they had a genuine chance to emerge victorious.
The crowd at the stadium erupted in awe and disbelief at the exhibition of power hitting witnessed during that over. The energy in the stadium was electrifying as Stoinis and Pooran showcased their skill and experience, captivating the spectators with their shot-making ability.
Lucknow Super Giants’ remarkable comeback was a testament to their never-say-die attitude and the depth in their batting lineup. Stoinis and Pooran’s heroics not only revitalized their team but also inflicted a severe blow to the morale of the Sunrisers Hyderabad players.
As the game progressed, the other batsmen in the Lucknow Super Giants’ lineup gained confidence from Stoinis and Pooran’s incredible assault. They capitalized on the momentum and successfully chased down the target with a few balls to spare, achieving a sensational victory.
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