Jason Holder bowled an exceptional last over and held his nerves to take the Lucknow Super Giants to an exceptional win over the Sunrisers Hyderabad by 12 runs in the 12th game of IPL 2022 season at the Dr DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.
Jason Holder also took three wickets for LSG in his first match for the franchise. Avesh Khan returned with four wickets
Earlier, Rahul Tripathi and Aiden Markram steadied the ship for SunRisers Hyderabad with their 44-run partnership for the third wicket, but as soon as they started to gain an upper hand, Krunal Pandya got the better of Markram and Tripathi.
But Sunrisers took the initiative with quickfire knocks from Rahul Tripathi and Nicholas Pooran; at one stage, they needed 27 from 17 balls with six wickets in hand.
But Avesh turned it around once again with two wickets in two balls in the 18th over, and two more solid death overs from Andrew Tye and Jason Holder, playing his first game of the season, completed the job.
Earlier, while defending 169, Avesh Khan had gotten Lucknow Super Giants off to a perfect start as he dismissed Kane Williamson and Abhishek Sharma. Earlier, KL Rahul and Deepak Hooda played knocks of 68 and 51 respectively as Lucknow Super Giants posted 169/7 in the allotted 20 overs.
LSG 169 for 7 in 20 overs (KL Rahul 68 off 50 balls, Deepak Hooda 51 off 33 balls, Washington Sundar 2/28, Romario Shepherd 2/42)
SRH 157/9 (Rahul Tripathi 44 off 30 balls, Avesh Khan Khan 4/24, Jason Holder 3/34).