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IPL 2023: Delhi Fort collapsed in front of Mark Wood’s killer bowling, made many records in the first match itself

Mark Wood, IPL 2023: Lucknow beat Delhi Capitals by 50 runs in the first match. In this victory, Mark Wood created panic by taking five wickets and played an important role.

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IPL 2023, Mark Wood: Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) made a winning start by defeating Delhi Capitals (DC) by 50 runs in their first match. England’s star pacer Mark Wood had a great contribution in this victory of Lucknow. The entire Delhi team collapsed like a pack of cards in front of Wood’s killer bowling. He took five wickets for 14 runs in his 4-over spell. This was one of the top-10 best spells in IPL history. Not only this, Wood has made many records by taking five wickets in this match.

Mark Wood started bowling in the fifth over. As soon as he came in the first over, he clean-bowled Prithvi Shaw and Mitchell Marsh back to back. Marsh could not even open an account. After this, the hat-trick ball was the second bouncer of his over, which was called no. He missed out on a hat trick but got rid of Sarfaraz Khan even on a free hit, but the wicket did not count. Even after this, Sarfaraz could not escape and became his victim. Then later, after dismissing Akshar Patel and Chetan Sakariya, he did not give any runs in the spell of 4 overs and also took five wickets.

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Wood sets a flurry of records
Mark Wood became the first bowler to take 5 wickets in an inning for Lucknow Super Giants on debut last season itself. Apart from this, he became the second England bowler after Dimitri Maskerhanes to take a five-wicket haul in the IPL. This was the best bowling figure of the IPL for Lucknow, while it was the second-best bowling figure against Delhi. Not only this, but he has also entered the top 10 best bowling spells of IPL. Let’s see the complete list: –

Best bowling figures in IPL history
Alzarri Joseph – 12/6 (3.4 overs)
Sohail Tanvir – 14/6 (4 overs)
Adam Zampa – 19/6 (4 overs)
Anil Kumble – 5/5 (3.1 overs)
Jasprit Bumrah – 10/5 (4 overs)
Ishant Sharma – 12/5 (3 overs)
Lasith Malinga – 13/5 (3.4 overs)
Ankit Rajpoot – 14/5 (4 overs)
Mark Wood – 14/5 (4 overs)
Andre Russell – 15/5 (2 overs)

Mark Wood’s havoc bowling helped Lucknow register a comfortable win against Delhi by 50 runs. In this match, playing first, Lucknow scored 193 runs for 6 wickets in 20 overs. Kyle Myers played a blistering inning of 73 off 38 balls. In the end, Nicholas Pooran’s 21-ball 36, and Ayush Badoni’s 7-ball 18 contributed significantly to take the score to 190. In response, the Delhi team could only manage 143 runs losing 9 wickets in 20 overs. Without Rishabh Pant, the batsmen of the Delhi Capitals team led by David Warner were disappointed a lot here. Now it is expected that this team will return against Gujarat Titans at their home on the 4th.




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