The Punjab Kings team has faltered again in the IPL 2022 season. The Punjab Kings lost to the Lucknow Super Giants by 20 runs in a match played at the MCA Stadium in Pune on Friday night. Lucknow batted first and won the toss and elected to bat first. No one in the Punjab team was able to score significantly except Johnny Bairstow (5×4 off 32 balls) in the ensuing chase. With that .. the team was eventually limited to 133/8. This is the sixth win for the Lucknow team, which has played its 9th match in the latest season. It was also the fifth defeat for Punjab in the 9th match. With that .. the team was limited to seventh place. The team that won the toss and elected to bat first. But in the end, the lower order batsmen Jason Holder (11), Chamira (17) and Mohsin Khan (13) hit sixes to give the team a score of 153. Captain KL Rahul (6), Krunal Pandya (7), Marcus Steinis (1) and Aayush Badoni (4) were disappointing. Punjab opener Shikhar Dhawan (5) was the top scorer with 154 runs. Captain Mayank Agarwal (25:17 off 2×4, 2×6) played very fast. Bairstow (5×4 off 32 balls) who came after him continued the same aggression as Punjab looked set to win by a landslide. But .. the midfielder turned out. Bhanuka Rajapaksa (9), Livingstone (18) and Jitesh Sharma (2) were out in a row. Finally Rishi Dhawan (21 not out: 3×4, 1×6 off 22 balls) hitting .. Punjab could only narrow the gap to defeat. Among the Lucknow bowlers, Mohsin Khan took three wickets while Chamira and Krunal Pandya Chero took two wickets and Ravi Bishnoi one.