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How LSG Pacer Mayank Yadav rocked PBKS batters with fiery 150 kmph deliveries. Watch | Cricket News

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The Indian Premier League match between Lucknow Super Giants and Pujab Kings on Saturday saw a new hero emerge, as debutant Mayank Yadav foiled the PBKS batters with his pace and accuracy. Mayank emerged as the player of the match for his team, taking three wickets as Lucknow registered a 21-run victory over Punjab. With his figures of 3/27, Mayank controlled the scoring rate of the PBKS batters, picking the wickets of Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh and Jitesh Sharma.

The 21-year-old speedster regularly exceeded 150 km/h. One of these deliveries reached 155.8 km/h, setting the record for the fastest ball thrown this season.

After the match, Mayank said in the post-match presentation: “I always heard from others that there is some nervousness during debut but that goes away after the first ball. My plan was not to be under too much pressure, bowl at stumps and use pace as much as possible.Initially we thought about mixing the pace but the wicket helped me and the skipper told me to bowl fast . The first wicket was the favorite. Coming off injury last season was tough, I set a goal of making my debut at a young age, but the injuries were a setback.”

Mayank has played two first-class matches, 17 List A matches and 11 T20 matches. He represents Delhi at the domestic level, having made his List A debut in 2021 and his first-class debut in 2022. He was chosen as the ‘Player of the Match’ for his spell of 27/3, getting the wickets of Jonny Bairstow. , Prabhsimran Singh and Jitesh Sharma.

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