Wed, 25 May 2022
IPL Updates: Hasaranga strikes, removes Hooda for 45
23:43 Hasaranga strikes, removes Hooda for 45
Shahbaz continues, Rahul and Hooda deal in singles. They fail to time it well. Boundaries have dried up. After 13 overs LSG are 109-2.
LSG 143-3 (15 Ovs) vs RCB 207-4 (20 Ovs)
After timeout, Rahul welcomes Hazlewood with a six! Back with a couple. Another six from this over, this time it is Hooda. 16 came off it, after 14 overs LSG are 125-2. They need 83 from 36 balls.
Hasaranga is back, Hooda slams him for a huge huge six! Misses the next. Hammers another maximum!
Wicket! Bowled! The length did the trick and Hooda misses it completely. He departs for 45 off 26 balls. Stoinis is the new batter, he defends. Hammers a huge six and is off the mark in style. After 15 overs LSG are 143-3. They need 65 from 30 balls.
23:34 100 comes up for LSG
Shahbaz is here again, Rahul welcomes him with a boundary. Rest of the over, they deal in singles. 9 came off the over. After 11 overs LSG are 98-2.
LSG 102-2 (12 Ovs) vs RCB 207-4 (20 Ovs)
Harshal Patel continues, Hooda pulls, will get a single. Rahul defends. Slower ball and sends it to long on for a single. Hooda cuts to mid off for a single. Rahul ducks under the bouncer. Single to end the over. After 12 overs LSG are 102-2. They need 106 from 48 balls.
23:14 Rahul, Hooda steady LSG
Hasaranga continues, Rahul and Hooda deals in singles. Just 5 came off it. After 9 overs LSG are 84-2. They need 124 from 66 balls.
LSG 89-2 (10 Ovs) vs RCB 207-4 (20 Ovs)
After the time out, Harshal Patel is brought into the attack, Rahul pushes to covers, won't get any runs. Risky singles for Rahul. Caught? No but Excellent efforts from Hasaranga. Hooda will get just a single. Rahul sends it to midwicket for a single. Hooda mistimes, mishits, falls short of Shahbaz, Hooda will get a single. Single to end the over. Excellent over from Harshal, just five singles off it. After 10 overs LSG are 89-2. They need 119 from 60 balls.
23:03 Rahul, Hooda steady LSG after early wickets
After the powerplay, Hasaranga comes into the attack. Excellent over for RCB, just 5 came off it. After 7 overs LSG are 67-2. They need 141 in 78 balls to win.
LSG 79-2 (8 Ovs) vs RCB 207-4 (20 Ovs)
Shahbaz comes to bowl again, Rahul sends the first back to the bowler. Hooda and Rahul exchange singles. Hooda connects and hammers it for six! Wide called. Two quick singles to end the over. 12 came off it, after 8 overs LSG are 79-2.
22:58 LSG are 62-2 at the end of powerplay
Deepak Hooda is the new batter. He defends first two and slams a boundary off the last ball of the over. After 5 overs LSG are 45-2.
LSG 62-2 (6 Ovs) vs RCB 207-4 (20 Ovs)
Siraj is here, Rahul welcomes him with a boundary. Backs it with a six! Short of Hazlewood at third man. KL Rahul hammers another maximum! Hasaranga takes a low catch, TV umpires want to check it, it was short. Rahul stays. Single to end the over. 17 came off it. At the end of the powerplay LSG are 62-2.
22:41 Hazlewood strikes, LSG 2 down in powerplay
Shahbaz Khan into the attack now, DK misses regular stumping. Ball races to the rope for four runs. Hammers a huge six. Falls short of Faf, not a catch, Vohra will get a single. Rahul punches to midwicket, won't get any runs. Two more dots to end the over. After 4 overs LSG are 31-1.
LSG 41-2 (4.3 Ovs) vs RCB 207-4 (20 Ovs)
Hazlewood continues, Vohra slams a boundary. Goes and distance for six! Hazlewood has the last laugh, Shahbaz takes a good catch at midwicket to dismiss Vohra for 19 off 11.
22:34 Excellent bowing from Siraj
Manan Vohra is the new batter. Hazlewood comes from the other end. Rahul blocks it. He flicks the next, Lomror chases it down, will get three runs. But Harshal Patel gets injured. He is off the field. Vohra is off the mark with a single. Rahul ficks to point, won't get any runs. Two more singles from the over. After 2 overs LSG are 13-1.
LSG 20-1 (3 Ovs) vs RCB 207-4 (20 Ovs)
Siraj continues, Rahul pushes to covers for a couple. Another quick single for the LSG skipper. Vohra defends the next two. Going down the leg, wide called. Single off the next. Single to end the over. 7 came off it, excellent over from Siraj. After 3overs RCB are 20-1, they need 188 from 102 balls.
22:27 Siraj strikes early, removes De Kock for 6
Siraj has the new ball, Quinton de Kock and KL Rahul are out to bat. Starts with two dot balls. DK dives, could have been a catch. Rahul is off the mark with a single. De Kock hammers a huge six.
LSG 8-1 (1 Ovs) vs RCB 207-4 (20 Ovs)
Wicket! Faf takes a simple catch to dismiss De Kock. He departs scoring 6 off 5 balls.
22:19 RCB post 207-4 against LSG
Rajat Patidar smashed a scintillating century as Royal Challengers Bangalore posted 207 for 4 against Lucknow Super Giants in the IPL Eliminator.
RCB 207-4 (20 Ovs) vs LSG
Invited to bat, Patidar hit 12 fours and 7 sixes during his stunning unbeaten 54-ball 111-run knock to anchor the innings. He added 66 with Virat Kohli (25) first before sharing another 92 off 41 balls with Dinesh Karthik (37 not out off 23) to take RCB across the 200-mark.
For LSG, Mohsin Khan (1/25), Krunal Pandya (1/39), Avesh Khan (1/44) and Ravi Bishnoi (1/45) were among wickets.
Virat Kohli celebrates Rajat Patidar's century
22:05 RCB set 208 target for LSG to win
Chameera to bowl 19th over, given out LBW but DK reviews. Ball going straight, decision is reversed. DK stays. He hammers a huge six. Backs it with a boundary. A single and puts Patidar on strike. Six and four also to Patidar. 21 came off the over. After 19 overs RCB are 194-4.
RCB 207-4 (20 Ovs) vs LSG
Avesh to bowl last over, DK sends it to long on for a couple. He hammers to long off for four runs. With that 200 comes up for RCB. Two more dots. Bouncer and it goes to the ropes for four runs. Wide called. 5 more for RCB. DK sends it to long on for a single. Single to end the over.
After 20 overs RCB are 207-4.
Patidar's 112 (54) and DK's 37 (23) helped RCB reach 207-4.
21:54 Patidar brings up his century
Avesh Khan is here, DK is beaten. DK comes to the party now, hammers back-to-back boundaries. Wide called. Another boundary for DK. Two more singles to end the over. After 17 overs RCB are 165-4.
RCB 173-4 (18 Ovs) vs LSG
Mohsin Khan is into his 4th over, to bowl out. Starts with two dot balls. Manan Vohra drops it. Patidar hammers a six! Brings up his century, his team mates are up, fans are up! Two dots to end the over. After 18 overs RCB are 173-4.
21:36 Patidar hammers Bishnoi for 27 runs
DK walks in, he is beaten. Huge appeal for LBW, Umpire not interested. LSG review. It is hitting leg but umpires call and DK stays. Tries to sweep, won't get any runs. Two more singles to end the over. After 14 overs RCB are 117-4. Excellent over for LSG as just 2 runs and a wicket came off it.
RCB 150-4 (16 Ovs) vs LSG
Mohsin Khan is brought into the attack, he puches to long on for a single. DK cuts to leg side for a single. DROPPED at mid on by skipper KL Rahul. Another lifeline to DK. He will get a couple. Single to end the over. After 15 overs RCB are 123-4.
Bishnoi is back, DK will get a single. Patidar on fire, hammers a huge six. DROPPED by Hooda. That should have been taken. Four runs for Patidar. Spectacular shot, six more for Patidar. Another boundary. Six more to end the over. 27 came off it.
After 16 overs RCB are 150-4. Patidar moves to 92 off just 44 balls.
21:22 Bishnoi strikes, dismisses Lomror for 14
Krunal comes to bowl his last over, Patidar and Lomror exchange singles. Wide from Krunal. Patidar hammers a boundary. He swings and misses. He goes past the leg stump. 9 came off it, after 13 overs RCB are 115-3.
RCB 115-4 (13.1 Ovs) vs LSG
Bishnoi is back, Lomror drives it towards extra cover and KL Rahul takes a low catch to send him back for 14 (9).
The man in form DK walks in.
21:21 100 comes up for RCB
Chameera is back, starts with no ball. Free hit, lucky! Dot ball. Lomror sends to third man for a single. Glorious shot, four runs for Patidar. He backs it with a single. Lomror hammers back-to-back boundaries. 16 came off it. After 12 overs RCB are 106-3.
RCB 106-3 (12 Ovs) vs LSG
21:09 Krunal dismisses Maxwell, RCB 3 down
Bishnoi is back, Maxwell struggles. Four dots on a trot. Maxwell hammers a maximum! Single to end the over. After 10 overs RCB are 84-2.
RCB 90-3 (11 Ovs) vs LSG
Krunal Pandya is back, Maxwell cuts to deep for a single. Single for Patidar and with that he brings up his fifty in 28 balls.
Wicket! Maxwell goes for big one but there is no power on the shot, Lewis catches it safe at deep square. Maxwell departs scoring 9 off 10 balls. Mahipal Lomror is the new batter. He is off the mark with a couple. Two more singles from the over. Six runs and a wicket came off it. After 11 overs RCB are 90-3.
20:58 Avesh strikes, removes Kohli for 25
Chameera is back, Patidar punches to long-on for a couple. PAtidar defends next two. He pushes to long on for a single. Kohli sends to third man for a single. Patidar ends the over with a boundary. 8 came off it. At the end of 7 overs RCB are 60-1.
RCB 77-2 (9 Ovs) vs LSG
Bishnoi is brought into the attack, Patidar and Kohli deal in singles, 9 came off it. After 8 overs RCB are 69-1.
Avesh is back, Patidar cuts to deep for a single. Kohli defends.
Wicket! Kohli cuts it and is caught at third man by Mohsin Khan. Kohli is stunned, he walks back scoring 25 off 24 balls. Glenn Maxwell is the new batter. He defends and sends the next to covers for a single. Patidar continues with the fireworks, hammers a maximum to end the over. 8 came off it. After 9 overs RCB are 77-2.
20:42 Patidar hammers Krunal, 50 comes up for RCB
Krunal Pandya comes to bowl now, Kohli pushes to deep for a single. Patidar defends. Flicks to deep for a single. Two ore singles from the over. After 4 overs RCB are 24-1.
RCB 52-1 (6 Ovs) vs LSG
Avesh Khan is brought into the attack. Starts with a bouncer which hits Patidar's ribs. Patidar reacts with back-to-back boundaries. He is beaten off the next. Sends it back to the bowler. 8 came off it. After 5 overs RCB are 32-1.
Pandya to bowl the last over of the powerplay, Kohli sends it to leg side for a single. Patidar hammers back-to-back boundaries. Huge huge six! Finds the gap and another boundary! Single to end the over. 20 came off it. Excellent over for RCB. At the end of the powerplay RCB are 52-1.
20:28 Mohsin Khan on fire tonight
Chameera comes from the other end. Kohli flicks it to the ropes for four runs. Kohli leaves it and defends the next. Kohli steals a single. Patidhar defends and hammers the last ball of the over for four runs. At the end of the second over RCB are 13-1.
RCB 20-1 (3 Ovs) vs LSG
Mohsin continues, nearly caught but Kohli is lucky tonight. Ball races to the boundary. Kohli defends the next. Thick edge, Kohli will get a couple. Flicks to midwicket, fielder there. One more single from the over. After three overs RCB are 20-1.
20:28 Mohsin strikes, dismisses Faf for a duck
RCB 4-1 (1 Ovs) vs LSG
Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis are out to bat. Mohsin Khan starts the proceedings with the ball. Kohli defends the first. Nearly edge, Mohsin is disappointed. He nearly had Kohli. Kohli flicks to square leg, won't get any runs. Going down the leg, wide called. Kohli mistimes, but will get three runs.
Wicket! Edge and gone! Mohsin Khan strikes and Faf has to go back on a duck. Quinton makes no mistake in grabbing that.
Rajat Patidar is the new batter. He is beaten
20:04 LSG win toss, opt to field vs RCB
Lucknow Super Giants have won the toss and opted to field against RCB.
Siraj is back for RCB. Meanwhile there are two changes in the LSG squad, Gowtham and Jason miss out, Krunal and Chameera come in.
Here are the playing XIs:
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis(c), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik(w), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj
Lucknow Super Giants: Quinton de Kock(w), KL Rahul(c), Evin Lewis, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Manan Vohra, Marcus Stoinis, Mohsin Khan, Avesh Khan, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi
19:33 Toss delayed due to rain
The rain has gotten heavier and the ground is fully under covers now. Looks like we are in for a long delay.
Looking at the present situation, we might be in for a rain-shortened game.
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18:54 RCB upbeat in their quest of an elusive IPL title
Virat Kohli's return to form and a rather dramatic entry into the IPL play-offs will make Royal Challengers Bangalore a more confident unit when they meet a top-heavy Lucknow Super Giants in the IPL 2022 Eliminator match in Kolkata.
After a string of low scores, Kohli found his rhythm enroute to a scintillating 54-ball 73 in their last match against Gujarat Titans.
Kohli's return to form will be a big plus to their top-order which often has struggled to get going in the Powerplay.
Add Dinesh Karthik's new-found finishing exploits, a quality pace trio in Josh Hazlewood, Wanindu Hasaranga and Harshal Patel who would look to embrace the seam-friendly conditions at the Eden Gardens, and Faf du Plessis's calm and astute captaincy, RCB will be upbeat in their quest of an elusive IPL title.