VIDEO: De chakka, de chauka… Nicholas Pooran’s ruckus before IPL, 41 runs in just 19 balls
Pooran, who was batting with a strike of 215.78, created an outcry by hitting three sixes in the seventh over. The bowler reminded Fortuyn of Nani. After hitting the first six of the over on the second ball, the next ball also hit a sixer. This time, Puran waited deep in the crease for the short ball that hit the leg stump and hit such a long six over deep square leg that the spectators kept watching. After narrowly escaping the next ball, Fortuin slotted the fifth ball straight, Pooran sent it over deep square leg for a six.
South Africa lost by seven runs
Pooran, who was batting furiously, fell victim to lungi ngidi in the 11th over, Quinton de Kock sent him to the pavilion with the help of his gloves behind the wicket. I dodged a back of a length delivery outside off stump. When Pooran was out, West Indies’ score became 110/5. Johnson Charles, who scored a century while batting fast in the last match, could not even open the account this time. In the final over, Romario Shepherd’s unbeaten 22-ball 44 helped West Indies score 220 runs in 20 overs losing eight wickets. In reply, South Africa fought till the last over, but could manage only 213 runs and lost the match and the series by seven runs.
Nicholas Pooran is the life of Lucknow in IPL
Last time the new team Gujarat Titans became the champions and Lucknow Supergiants also reached the playoffs, this time they will also strive to become the winners. The reins of the team are definitely in the hands of KL Rahul, but Nicholas Pooran is also an important character. In the auction, he was bought by Lucknow after spending Rs 16 crore. The franchise will definitely be happy with Puran’s form. Lucknow’s first match will be against Delhi Capitals on 1 April.