LSG vs RCB IPL 2022 Highlights And Updates: Josh Hazlewood claimed four wickets to derail Lucknow Super Giants chase at regular intervals while another RCB bowler also chipped well to help them secure the 18-run win. The win has helped Royal Challengers Bangalore to move second on the points table. Earlier, Royal Challengers Bangalore recovered from Powerplay jolts to post a challenging 181/6 against Lucknow Super Giants. RCB captain Faf du Read More
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And It’s DONE AND DUSTED! Jason Holder hit a couple of sixes in the final over but they weren’t enough. A good final over from Harshal Patel to seal the game for his team. It was a collective performance from the bowling unit which outclassed Lucknow Super Giants here. Faf du Plessis was the start with the bat for his 96-run knock while Josh Hazlewood claimed four wickets to derail Lucknow’s chase. RCB (181/6) beat LSG (163/8) by 18 runs
OUT! MASSIVE BLOW! Marcus Stoinis is livid and shouting loudly after getting bowled. He was not happy with the umpire for the previous calls where it was a wide quite evidently but the umpire didn’t give it. On the next ball, Stonis shuffled and the ball hits his pads and then deflected towards his stumps to dislodge the bails. LSG 148/7 in 18.2 overs
Excellent over from Harshal Patel as seven runs came from it. The pressure is mounting on the batters here to smash everything in the next two overs. Marcus Stoinis is key for Lucknow here to take the game closer. LSG 148/6 in 18 overs
OUT! BIG WICKET! Young Ayush Badoni, who was looking dangerous departs for 13. The batter went wide to play the ramp shot, and Hazlewood followed him. Badoni knocked it behind the stumps to Dinesh Karthik. LSG 135/5 in 16.4 overs
Marcus Stoinis displayed a glimpse of his power in the last over when he smashed Wanindu Hasaranga for a maximum. He is fondly called Hulk by his friends and he can literally smash the ball very hard. 11 runs came from the over and it’s time for Strategic Time Out. LSG 128/5 in 16 overs
A tight over from Mohammed Siraj at this stage as only seven runs came from it. The required run rate has jumped to 13 now and Ayush Badoni and Marcus Stoinis are in the middle for Lucknow. Badoni can play 360 degree while Stoinis can smash almost anything with brute power. LSG 117/5 in 15 overs
OUT! Glenn Maxwell gets the big fish here as Krunal Pandya was playing a good knock there. He scored 42 runs off 28 balls. It was a short ball and was asking to get hit, Krunal launched it over deep mid-wicket where Shahbaz Ahmed took a fine catch. And RCB are at the top of this game now. LSG 108/5 in 13.4 overs
OUT! Good Catch from Suyash Prabhudessai as Deepak Hooda departs on 13. The batter played the upper-cut but failed to connect it well. Suyash covered the ground quite quickly and slide hard to take a stunning catch and Lucknow are under pressure once again. First wicket of the night for Mohammed Siraj. LSG 100/4 in 12.3 overs
A tidy over from Shahbaz Ahmed as only five runs came from it. Deepak Hooda got a couple of life in the over. This partnership is looking dangerous here but the pressure of the required run rate might create some havoc here. LSG 88/3 in 11overs
Krunal Pandya is showcasing his batting talent here. Deepak Hooda and Krunal are approaching this chase with a positive intent despite losing the top-order. This is the perfect way to move forward in this chase. RCB need to get a wicket here. LSG 83/3 in 10 overs
Krunal Pandya has decided that he will play his shots no matter what the situation is. The Hooda-Krunal duo has to do something special to pull Lucknow back in the game as the required run rate has already touched the 10 mark. LSG 72/3 in 9 overs
OUT! MASSIVE BLOW! GREAT REVIEW! KL Rahul was looking in sublime touch and he got out on a very poor delivery. It was going down the leg side for a boundary and Rahul just tickle it to the wicketkeeper. It was given not out initially but a sharp DRS call from Faf du Plessis worked in their favour. LSG 64/3 in 8 overs
Lucknow Super Giants are scoring at a fine rate here as they have enough depth in their batting order. RCB have to take wickets at regular intervals to put pressure on LSG as they are 20-run shorts at this pitch which looks heaven for batting. LSG 50/2 in 7 overs
Krunal Pandya finished Lucknow’s powerplay on a high with back-to-back boundaries but still, RCB are at the top. Lucknow have to sort out their number 3 as Manish Pandey has been very inconsistent for them. RCB have a big task ahead of them to get rid of KL Rahul. LSG 44/2 in 6 overs
OUT! Wicket number 2 for Josh Hazlewood! RCB are ahead in this game as Manish Pandey departs for just 5 here. Hazlewood banged it short as Pandey pulled it on mid-wicket but failed to connect it well as Harshal Patel took an easy catch inside the circle. LSG 33/2 in 5 overs
Virat Kohli brought Shahbaz Ahmed early into the attack to trouble the two right-handers, however, they didn’t face much problem facing him there as Manish Pandey also collected a boundary. 7 runs came off the over. LSG 24/1 in 4 overs
OUT! Almost a perfect delivery for a left-hander from Josh Hazlewood as the length ball pitched at the middle stump and slightly move away from the batter as Quinton de Kock edged to the first slip where Glenn Maxwell took a fine catch. LSG 17/1 in 2.5 overs
A tidy over from Glenn Maxwell as five runs came from it. RCB have to use their bowlers efficiently and try to get rid of KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock as both of them can quickly take away the game from their reach. LSG 14/0 in 2 overs
A steady start for Lucknow Super Giants as KL Rahul scored back-to-back boundaries to make his intentions quite clear. However, a short ball from Mohammed Siraj hurt Quinton de Kock which halted the player for some time. While Virat Kohli is currently leading the RCB side as Faf du Plessis is off the field. LSG 9/0 in 1 over
Quinton de Kock and KL Rahul are in the middle for the 182-run chase. Mohammed Siraj will start the proceedings with the new ball.
LSG had reduced RCB to 44/3 inside Powerplay and then to 62/4. However, Du Plessis stayed put as he led the recovery. Jason Holder and Dushmantha Chameera took a couple of wickets each for LSG.
Earlier, LSG captain KL Rahul won the toss and opted to bowl first at the DY Patil Stadium. Both the teams won their last matches and hence decided to take the field with the same eleven. This is the first meeting between these two sides in IPL 2022.
In the 31st match of the ongoing season of Indian Premier League, Lucknow Super Giants will lock horns with Royal Challengers Bangalore at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai tonight. LSG and RCB head into the match after wins over Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals, respectively and both teams, who have eight points from six outings, would be keen to continue their winning streak.
Up against the second-placed Super Giants, RCB will need to address their top-order woes. While skipper Faf du Plessis has failed to fire since the opening game, opener Anuj Rawat has looked scratchy.
Virat Kohli continues to have a frustrating season. Despite looking in good form, the former RCB captain has failed to get the big runs.
However, the arrival of Maxwell has strengthened the side. The Australian all-rounder blasted 55 of 34 balls to get the momentum going in the chase against DC.
Meanwhile, Karthik is revelling in his role as a finisher, single-handedly winning matches for his new side.
The seasoned wicketkeeper batter has not put a foot wrong in the ongoing season, playing some of the finest knocks as he bids to make a comeback for the national team. He has been instrumental in RCB’s rise into the top four of the league table.
Engineer-turned cricketer Shahbaz Ahmed too has impressed with his batting so far.
On the bowling front, Josh Hazlewood bowled an exceptional spell against DC that swayed the match in RCB’s favour and the Australian pacer would be eager to continue in the same vein.
Alongside Hazlewood, Sri Lankan leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga will be key in stopping Rahul and Co while death overs specialist Harshal Patel will also have to play his role to perfection if RCB aim to contain a powerful LSG batting unit.
On the other hand, Rahul (235 runs) has led the new entrants admirably. The skipper himself is in sublime form. He registered his maiden century of the season against Mumbai and sits only behind Rajasthan Royals’ Jos Buttler (272 runs) in the leading run-scorer chart.
LSG also have enough fire power in de Kock, who has displayed imperious form in recent games, young Ayush Badoni, the big-hitting Deepak Hooda and Krunal Pandya to name a few.
The new-entrants have further been bolstered by the addition of the multi-talented duo of Jason Holder and Marcus Stoinis. The two adding more depth in both bowling and batting. The pace-spin duo of Avesh Khan and Ravi Bishnoi have managed to hold their own against some of the most established names in T20 cricket.