IPL 2024: Pacy Mayank Yadav derails Royal Challengers Bengaluru in Lucknow Super Giants’ win | Cricket News

Apr3,2024


Bengaluru: While the two Bengaluru boys – KL Rahul (20) and Devdutt Padikkal (6) – were struggling in their backyard, their teammates Quinton de Kock (81; 56b; 8×4; 5×6) and Mayank Yadav (3-14) defeated the hosts Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) at their home ground Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) lost by 28 runs in the Indian Premier League here on Tuesday.
Chasing LSG's competitive 181-5, RCB were all out for 153 in 19.4 overs.

If De Kock wore his dancing shoes during his explosive innings, Mayank made the RCB batsmen dance with his pace and accuracy. The 21-year-old, who regularly clocked speeds above 150 kmph, troubled the RCB batsmen, who were lost on pace and struggling to understand Mayank's lengths.

Spinner M Siddharth, who had come in impressively for Quinton de Kock, made it count as Virat Kohli became the rookie's first IPL wicket. Kohli went for a wide shot which barely connected and Padikkal came under the skier at backward point.
Padikkal had a day off from the bat, but was in great form as a fielder. A sharp throw from Padikkal through midwicket sent back captain Faf du Plessis, who was away from the crease in an attempt to steal a non-existent single off Mayank.
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RCB found Mayank unplayable on the slow surface of the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. He did not give any chance to the batsmen and Glenn Maxwell got a taste of it when he top-edged Nicholas Pooran at mid-on. Cameron Green soon followed, who was impressed by Mayank's pace and lost his off stump in the process.
After this the sequence of batsmen started and only impact player Mahipal Lamror (33 runs on 13 balls) was successful in making an impact.
Invited to bat on a testing surface, LSG got off to a great start. Left-arm fast bowler Reece Topley, who replaced Alzarri Joseph, started the bowling and De Kock welcomed him with a boundary. The 31-year-old opening batsman displayed equal parts calmness and confidence as he countered Topley with cheeky punches and captivating drives.

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Maxwell (2/23) was brought into the attack in the fourth over, after fast bowler De Kock failed to contain his explosive form. The off-spinner, who has been sparingly used in the competition, having bowled only eight overs in three matches so far, struck his second over.
Rahul chased a short ball after sending a fuller ball to deep backward point to the Australian but did not anticipate the bounce. He missed a short ball and Mayank Dagar took the catch at cover.
Padikkal, who had a great season, is struggling in the IPL; And Tuesday was no different. The left-handed batsman did not look comfortable in the 11 balls he faced and Mohammed Siraj ended his misery. A short ball and Padikkal went for the predictable pull short and could only get a thick edge, which wicketkeeper Anuj Rawat called and took a good catch at short third-man.

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Maxwell got the nod of Marcus Stoinis (24) and then the RCB bowlers also tightened their bowling until they reached Pooran, who has a strike rate of 217.4 at the venue.
West Indies were dropped for two by Anuj Rawat off Topley and he punished them with an unbeaten 40 (21b; 1×4; 5×6). De Kock fell to Topley as Dagar took the catch inches away from the long-off boundary.



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