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Rapid Yadav dents Bengaluru's hopes as LSG beat RCB by 28 runs

Rapid Yadav dents Bengaluru's hopes as LSG beat RCB by 28 runs
IPL 2024

Rapid Yadav dents Bengaluru's hopes as LSG beat RCB by 28 runs

Lucknow Super Giants defeated Royal Challengers Bengaluru in the 15th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 as they won by 28 runs at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Tuesday.

Match Summary

Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Lucknow Super Giants, Match 15, Indian Premier League

Royal Challengers Bengaluru 153/10 (19.4 ov)

Lucknow Super Giants 181/5 (20 ov)

Result - Lucknow Super Giants won by 28 runs

Match Analysis

Asked to bat, Lucknow ended with 181 for five, in response Bengaluru couldn’t get going at all and were restricted to 153. 

Quinton de Kock (81:56b, 8x4, 5x6) took Lucknow off to a flying start. De Kock added a 53-run partnership with skipper KL Rahul (20:14b, 2x6) and then contributed 56 runs with Marcus Stoinis (24:15b, 1x4, 2x6).

Lucknow came under a bit of pressure as they lost wickets quickly in the middle phase. But Nicholas Pooran (40 not out:21b, 1x4, 5x6) made sure that he finished the innings on a high as Lucknow ended with 181 for five.

Glenn Maxwell was the pick of the bowlers as he picked two wickets. 

Virat Kohli (22:16b, 2x4, 1x6) and Faf du Plessis (19:13b, 3x4) took Bengaluru off to a decent start. But the wicket of Kohli triggered the collapse for the batting team as they lost wickets in quick succession.

Rajat Patidar (29:21b, 2x4, 2x6) played a decent hand but couldn’t take his team home as Bengaluru was left tottering at 103 for six. Impact played Mahipal Lomror (33:13b, 3x4, 3x6) hit some big blows in the end and brought his team back in the game.

But Lucknow bowlers made sure that they didn’t let the game drift away. They bundled out opposition for just 153 to win the game by 28 runs. 


Comment and Quotes

Speedster Mayank Yadav bowled the quickest ball of the new IPL season at 156.7 km/h (97.4 mph) in a fiery spell to power Lucknow Super Giants to a 28-run win over Royal Challengers Bengaluru on Tuesday.

Lucknow rode Quinton de Kock's 56-ball 81 and an unbeaten 40 by Nicholas Pooran to post 181-5 at Bengaluru's M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.

New pace sensation Yadav then turned up the heat with his thunderbolts to return figures of 3-14, which included removing Glenn Maxwell for a duck and bowling Cameron Green for nine.

"Glad to have him in our team," De Kock said of Lucknow's pace ace.

"He is bowling rockets at the moment. He is keeping things simple. Youngsters bowling express pace can get caught up trying different things."

Bengaluru were bowled out for 153 and suffered their third loss in four matches this season. Lucknow won their second straight match after an opening defeat.

The 21-year-old Yadav surpassed his previous top speed, having sent down a ball at 155.8 km/h on his IPL debut in Lucknow's first win of the season on Saturday.

Shaun Tait bowled the IPL's fastest ever ball in 2011 at 157.71 km/h.

Delhi-born Yadav went to Lucknow for $24,000 ahead of the 2023 edition but was ruled out by an injury that cost him the entire season.

He has set the tournament alight in his first two matches and ultimately dreams of representing his country.

"I feel very good, winning two player of the match awards, but I am happier that we won both the matches," he said.

"My aim is to play for India as much as possible. So I feel this is just the start and my main goal is what I am focused on."

Bengaluru lost the wickets of Virat Kohli, skipper Faf du Plessis and Maxwell in the space of nine deliveries and three runs.

Left-arm spinner Manimaran Siddharth, who came in as impact substitute in place of De Kock, got Kohli as his debut wicket as the star batsman miscued a shot to backward point and walked back after his 22 off 16 balls.

Du Plessis was run out in the next over off a direct throw and three balls later Yadav had Maxwell out caught at mid-on with his searing pace.

Wickets kept tumbling and despite cameos from Rajat Patidar, who made 29, and Mahipal Lomror, who hit 33 off 13, the chase ended tamely.

De Kock set up victory at the top of the order with an attacking knock featuring eight fours and five sixes, and put on a key 56-run stand with Marcus Stoinis, who hit 24 off 15 balls.

Bengaluru slowed the surge with disciplined bowling in the middle overs before Pooran, who was dropped on two, hit back with three sixes off Reece Topley.

Match Stats

Lucknow Super Giants Fall of wickets: 1-53 (KL Rahul - 5.3 ov), 2-73 (Devdutt Padikkal - 8.5 ov), 3-129 (Marcus Stoinis - 13.5 ov), 4-143 (Quinton de Kock - 16.4 ov), 5-148 (Ayush Badoni - 17.6 ov)

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Fall of wickets: 1-40 (Virat Kohli - 4.2 ov), 2-42 (Faf du Plessis - 5.1 ov), 3-43 (Glenn Maxwell - 5.4 ov), 4-58 (Cameron Green - 7.4 ov), 5-94 (Anuj Rawat - 12.5 ov), 6-103 (Rajat Patidar - 14.2 ov), 7-136 (Dinesh Karthik - 16.5 ov), 8-137 (Mayank Dagar - 17.1 ov), 9-138 (Mahipal Lomror - 17.5 ov), 10-153 (Mohammed Siraj - 19.4 ov)

Match Details

Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2024 15:00

Venue:  M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Toss: Royal Challengers Bengaluru elected to bowl

Officials Umpires: Alex Wharf (England) Nikhil Patwardhan (India) Jayaraman Madanagopal (India TV)

Match Referee: Narayanan Kutty (India)

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