IPL 2024, RCB vs LSG Highlights: Quinton de Kock fifty, Mayank Yadav’s fiery pace give Lucknow Super Giants 28-run win over Royal Challengers Bengaluru | Cricket News

Apr2,2024



New Delhi: quinton de kockBrilliant half-century and dynamic bowling performance Mayank Yadav Lucknow Super Giants registered a resounding 28-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in their IPL match on Tuesday.
Lucknow's score of 181 runs for five wickets was handled by De Kock with his brilliant innings of 81 runs in 56 balls. nicholas puran40 not out in 21 balls.
Despite a brief surge into the lead, RCB Mahipal LomrorAn aggressive 33 runs off just 13 balls, coupled with Mayank Yadav's explosive three wickets (3/14) ensured that the hosts were bowled out for 153 runs.
But in reality, RCB's target never materialized – partly because of their own idiosyncrasies and partly because of the excellence of the Lucknow bowlers.

Lucknow opened the bowling with two spinners – Manimaran Siddharth and Krunal Pandya – and this surprised Faf du Plessis (19 off 13). Virat Kohli (16 of 22).
But with the arrival of fast bowler Naveen-ul-Haq, Kohli's enthusiasm increased and he hit a six over the bowler's head.

Left-arm spinner Siddharth soon got the big wicket of in-form Kohli as Kohli's attempted in-out move resulted in a simple catch by Devdutt Padikkal at backward point.
RCB fell behind at that time due to unplanned run-outs of captain du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell and Cameron Green and their score was 58 runs for four wickets in the eighth over.
This was the time when Mayank increased the pace in his three-over spell (3-0-13-2).

Maxwell tried to pull Mayank's 151 kmph laser beam, but due to the sheer pace the Australian could not find time to pull it, resulting in an easy catch to Pooran at short mid-wicket.
Green suffered the loss due to Mayank's pace as the ball straightened a bit after being pitched on a good length and his off stump was uprooted.
The right-arm fast bowler later added Rajat Patidar (27) to take RCB's score to 103 for six with the home side then looking increasingly vulnerable.
Earlier, De Kock showcased his extraordinary hitting skills with a half-century, but Lucknow could not go beyond the par score.

The left-handed batsman selected the bowlers and positions around the field to play his shots with accuracy, but the RCB bowlers did not allow other batsmen except Pooran to play freely.
The Super Giants surged ahead and reached 32 without loss in three overs and then scored 54 in the power play.
Most of the runs came from the blades of de Kock, who took particular liking to fast bowler Mohammed Siraj.
The South African hit three sixes off him – two in a row – spread over two overs – two powerful pulls and a beautiful loft over mid-wicket.
KL Rahul, who captained the side after coming in as an impact sub against Punjab Kings in the last game, started slowly scoring six runs from his first 10 balls.
But a six by left arm fast bowler Yash Dayal gave momentum to his innings and later he hit a six to spinner Maxwell.
However, Rahul soon fell into the palms of Mayank Dagar inside the circle while trying to pull Maxwell's good length delivery.
The second important alliance in the LSG innings came after the dismissal of Devdutt Padikkal, when De Kock and Marcus Stoinis (24, 15b) added 56 runs off 30 balls for the third wicket.

De Kock, who brought up his half-century in 36 balls, continued his form throughout the stand as Stoinis hit a six each off Maxwell and Green as LSG moved forward.
But this blossoming partnership ended when Stoinis' half-hearted swat was edged to point by Dagar. De Kock departed soon after and sent Reece Topley to Dagar at long-on.
At that time LSG's score was 143 runs for four wickets in 16.3 overs and they needed a few more runs to reach the safe side.
Pooran, who hit three consecutive sixes off left-arm pacer Topley in the 19th over and two more sixes off Mohammed Siraj in the final over, gave him the upper hand during his final attack.
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(With inputs from PTI)



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