LSG vs RCB Highlights: Royal Challengers Bangalore have taken revenge for their defeat against Lucknow Super Giants as they beat them 18 runs on Monday at Ekana Cricket Stadium. On a wicket which wasn’t the best to bat on, both teams struggled with the bat. Batting first, RCB posted just 126 runs in the first innings but it proved more than enough in the end.
Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis played cautiously in the powerplay as they added 42 runs in the powerplay. They had played for 8 overs without losing any wickets. It was Ravi Bishnoi, who drew the first blood in the form of Virat Kohli as he departed after scoring 31 runs in 30 balls.
Du Plessis, though, carried on and kept the scoreboard ticket despite wickets falling at the other end. Anuj Rawat (9) came at number three but couldn’t make a mark, while the fans didn’t see a good performance from Maxwell either.
After the departure of Maxwell, wickets fell in quick succession. Amit Mishra took the vital wicket of Du Plessis, who departed after playing a valuable knock of 44 runs in 40 balls. Dinesh Karthik looked good for his knock of 16 off 11 balls but, unfortunately, got run out. In the end, RCB managed to reach a below-par total of 126 runs.
Lucknow’s batting show was a failed exhibition
RCB, however, bowled beautifully and ran through Lucknow’s batting unit in the powerplay. Siraj took the wicket of in-form Kyle Mayers (0) on the second ball of the first over. Maxwell came early in the powerplay and also handed his team the second wicket in the form of Krunal Pandya (14 off 11).
The wicket of Ayush Badoni (4) in the 5th over meant RCB were tottering at 21 for 3. It was followed by the wicket of Deepak Hooda (1) and Nicholas Pooran (9) as LSG lost half of their side for just 38 runs. The likes of Gowtham (23 off 13), Mishra (19 off 30), and Naveen Ul Haq (13 off 13) tried their best but LSG fell 18 runs short in the end.
LSG vs RCB Highlights:
Brief Scores: Royal Challengers Bangalore 126/9 in 20 overs (Faf du Plessis 44, Virat Kohli 31; Naveen ul Haq 3-30, Ravi Bishnoi 2-21) beat Lucknow Super Giants 108 in 19.5 overs (K Gowtham 23, Amit Mishra 19; Josh Hazlewood 2-15, Karn Sharma 2-20) by 18 runs