Uncapped Rajat Patidar scored a century, then Royal Challengers Bangalore defended 207/4 to beat Lucknow Super Giants in IPL 2022 Eliminator. Catch LSG vs RCB highlights and scores.
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Joy in Eden for Royal Challengers Bangalore! The so-called bridesmaids of IPL beat Lucknow Super Giants by 14 runs to set up a May 27 date with Rajasthan Royals at Ahmedabad. And the occasion will be Qualifier 2 of the IPL 2022. The Eliminator started under ominous circumstances with rain delaying the start of the match at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata. The playing field at the iconic venue was covered, giving a sense of uncertainty even as the who's of who of world cricket and the ever vociferous Kolkata crowd gathered to witness the knock-out. After a delay of more than an hour, KL Rahul won the toss and opted to bowl first. The decision was vindicated by his pacers, removing the RCB's top three cheaply. But only that much. Then, an uncapped Rajat Patidar changed the course of the match, hitting an unbeaten 112 off 54 balls, laced with 12 fours and seven sixes... as the famed Lucknow pace attack fizzled, with none taking more than a wicket.
Patidar, who came in as an injury replacement late in the season, found a perfect ally in ever-creative Dinesh Karthik (37 not out of 23). The third highest scorer of the innings was Virat Kohli, who laboured to 25 off 24.
The chase also got off to a wobbly start, with Lucknow losing dangerous Quinton de Kock in the first over itself. Manan Vohra also flirted with 19 runs. Then skipper KL Rahul dropped anchor, and together with Deepak Hooda (45 off 26), he kept LSG's hunt alive. But in the penultimate over, Josh Hazlewood snubbed the life out of the debutants with the wickets of Rahul (79 off 58) and Krunal Pandya (0 off 1). In the final over, the equation became 24 off 6. Harshal Patel started with back-to-back wides, and conceded a six off the third. But the RCB pacer still ended up leaking only nine runs. Catch LSG vs RCB, IPL 2022 Eliminator highlights and cricket scores.
Rajat Patidar is of course the player of the match. The youngster feels that his execution went fine and it helped in the long run.
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Losing captain KL Rahul a little earlier stated the obvious. Dropped catches. He also hailed Patidar.
Faf du Plessis said, it's a special day for RCB. They are still chasing that elusive title. New team for him, and he's two wins away from doing what some of the greats have failed to achieve, leading very good RCB teams over the years.
Harshal Patel on with the final over. Evin Lewis creates the first ball, but Wanindu Hasaranga restricts it to a single with a sensational stop at cover. A wide, outside. A dot, and check for run out. Nothing there. Dushmantha Chameera is home. Then a six over long on. 16 in 3 now. Patel comes from around the wicket, and Chameera manages a single. 15 in 2. A swing and miss for dot to Lewis. 15 in 1. And another dot. 1/25 for Patel. RCB win by 14 runs. LSG - 193/6 (20); RCB - 207/4 (20)
Dushmantha Chameera is the new man. And he drills one for a straight for, beating the diving fielder at long off boundary. Nine runs and two wickets in the over. 3/43 for Josh Hazlewood. Lucknow need 24 runs in 6 balls. LSG - 184/6 (19)
Krunal Pandya is the new man. A full toss, and caught ad bowled. First ball duck. Lucknow need 28 runs in 7 balls. LSG - 180/6 (18.5)
Josh Hazlewood on with the penultimate over. A dot to KL Rahul. Just inside the blue line. And a wide, this time outside that line even as Rahul changes his grip and stance. A swinging yorker for a single to long on. Wide, down leg. Hazlewood just misses the target. One more wide, again down leg. Swing and miss, but RCB miss a run-out chance. One bye. Outside off, feeding KL Rahul what he wants. And it goes straight to Shahbaz Ahmed at short fine leg. Leaping catch. Plotting the downfall. Rahul goes for 79 off 58. Lucknow need 28 runs in 8 balls. LSG - 180/5 (18.4)
Power-hitter Evin Lewis is the new man. He takes a single, past cover, and KL Rahul on 77 off 54 is back to take strike. On the leg, and just one to backward square leg. And a dot to end the over. Swing and miss. Eight runs and a wicket from the over. Lucknow need 33 runs in 12 balls. LSG - 175/5 (18)
Harshal Patel on with his third over. Starts with a wide, very very wide wide. It almost became a no ball with the ball landing/pitching outside the pitch.
Another one, in the same corridor and this time it beats Dinesh Karthik too, for five wides. Six runs for zero ball. A bouncer to Marcus Stoinis for a dot. One more slower bouncer for back-to-back dots. A slap and flies straight to Rajat Patidar like a bullet to deep cover point boundary. Caught. Stoinis goes for run-a-ball nine. Lucknow need 35 runs in 15 balls. LSG - 173/4 (17.3)
Wanindu Hasaranga on with his final ove. Two singles and KL Rahul picks the googly, and launches over fine leg for a six. Class. Confidence. And 136th six conceded by RCB, now one more than KKR. Unwanted. And a four, to fine leg. That brings up his 600 runs this IPL. Two singles. 14 from the over. 1/42 for Hasaranga. Lucknow need 41 runs in 18 balls. LSG - 167/3 (17)
Mohammed Siraj (1/31) returns for his final over. Two singles, and a dot. A bouncer, but KL Rahul connects. It sails over long on for a six. 150 up. Lucknow are 11 runs ahead of Bengaluru at this stage. Some fight. A single, past cover. And Siraj sprays. Wide outside out. Under the bat for a dot end the over. 10 from the over. 1/41 for Siraj tonight. Lucknow need 55 runs in 24 balls. LSG - 153/3 (16)
A dot to new man, Marcus Stoinis. The Aussie all-rounder smokes the last one for a six, over deep midwicket. 18 from the over. Lucknow need 65 runs in 30 balls. LSG - 143/3 (15)
Wanindu Hasaranga on with his third over. Deepak Hooda hits the first ball for a six, over deep midwicket. Another swing, but ball keeps low. Almost a stumping. And Hooda comes down. Connects. And six. Over long on. He's loving it. Then, Hasaranga brings his A-game. Middle stump. Bowled. 96-run stand in 61 balls is broken. Hooda goes for 45 off 26. Lucknow need 71 runs in 32 balls. LSG - 137/3 (14.4)
Josh Hazlewood returns for his third over. KL Rahul pulls the first ball for a six, over over deep midwicket. And fifty for the skipper in 43 (two fours and three sixes). A couple to long on. A dot, then a single to backward square leg. Rahul fails to make proper contact. Missed chance. Deepak Hooda stands dismisses the next over for a six, over long on. A full toss but manages only a single to deep. 16 from the over. Lucknow need 83 runs in 36 balls. LSG - 125/2 (14)
Shahbaz Ahmed on with his final over. Three singles, and a couple as Deepak Hooda plays over cover. Two more singles. Lucknow need 99 runs in 42 balls. 0/35 for Shahbaz. LSG - 109/2 (13)
Harshal Patel continues. One leg bye, and three singles. 35 runs in the last five over. Lucknow need 106 runs in 48 balls. They are running out of overs. KL Rahul and Deepak Hooda are keeping their cool though. In an unbeaten 61 off 45 balls for the third wicket stand. LSG - 102/2 (12)
Shahbaz Ahmed on with his third over. KL Rahul plays a reverse paddle/sweep and manages to beat Dinesh Karthik for a four. Twi singles. One more. And a dot to Deepak Hooda. The batter loses his bat. It flies. A wide, outside off. A single to the nine-run over. Lucknow need 110 in 54. LSG - 98/2 (11)
Harshal Patel gets his first over. A dot, and a single to short third man. Risky run. A direct hit from Josh Hazlewood would have ended Deepak Hooda's run. And a brilliant effort from Wanindu Hasaranga at third man. He does everything, literally everything to avoid touching the rope after holding onto the ball with a diving effort. Surely not in control as he takes the fall, then contorts his legs and relays the ball. Three runs saved. KL Rahul takes a single off the next. Two more singles. Five from the over. Lucknow need 119 in 60. LSG - 89/2 (10)
Wanindu Hasaranga continues. Five singles, again. 10 from two for Hasa. KL Rahul (34 off 28) and Deepak Hooda (17 off 10) in a 43-run stand. Lucknow need 124 in 66. Almost 12 an over. LSG - 84/2 (9).
Lucknow's five losses in the league stage were against the eventual top-four teams, including one against Bengaluru.
Spin from both ends. Shahbaz Ahmed on with his second over. A dot, then three singles. Deepak Hooda plays an inside out for a six over extra cover. A wide, then a couple to end the over. 12 from it. LSG - 79/2 (8)
Wanindu Hasaranga on. Singles, then a dot to KL Rahul off the third. Three more singles. Five from the over. 54 runs in the last 30 balls. KL Rahul and Deepak Hooda unbeaten on 29 off 21 and 6 off 5. LSG - 67/2 (7)
Mohammed Siraj returns for his third. KL Rahul hits the first ball for a four, over midwicket. Then hooks the second for a six, over backward square leg. And almost a catch for short third man. A bouncer and lands just in front of Josh Hazlewood. KL pulls the next for a six. Wanindu Hasaranga then stops a certain four at backward point. Umpires even checking for a catch. Livewire. Flies off the bat, and just bounces off before grooving into the hands of a diving Hasaranga. A single to end the 17-run over. LSG - 62/2 (6)
Deepak Hooda is the new man. A dot, then another, thanks to a stunning fielding effort from Wanindu Hasaranga at cover. Hooda finds comfort with a four, off the next, through cover. 14 runs and a wicket in Josh Hazlewood's second over. LSG - 45/2 (5)
Josh Hazlewood continues. Manan Vohra flicks the first for a four. And six, over long off. Overpitched and gently lofts. Then, the wicket. Caught by Shahbaz Ahmed at midwicket. Vohra goes for 19 off 11. LSG - 41/2 (4.3)
Shahbaz Ahmed on. And Dinesh Karthik misses a regulation stumping chance, and for byes. Manan Vohra comes down and misses the ball, but DK fails to collect. And six, over deep midwicket. Rubbing salt. A single, to mid off. Almost carries to Faf du Plessis. Two dots. One more. 11 from the over. LSG - 31/1 (4)
Mohammed Siraj continues. Lovely drive, through cover, but only a couple. A single off the next, over point. A couple of dots to Manan Vohra, and two wides from a bouncer. A single to square leg. Another single, and seven from the over. LSG - 20/1 (3)
Manan Vohra is the new man. Josh Hazlewood shares the new ball. A dot, then KL Rahul plays the second ball to deep square leg and run three. Mahipal Lomror and Harshal Patel almost do a tag team to let the ball roll over. Desperate attempt to hilarious effect. Five from the over. LSG - 13/1 (2)
Two dots to Quinton de Kock, and one leg bye, to the wicketkeeper. A diving Dinesh Karthik, to his left, fails to collect. A dot to square leg. De Kock then flicks the fifth for a six. Nonchalance personified. And he holes out. Caught by his South African compatriot Faf du Plessis at mid on. He goes for 6 off 5. LSG - 8/1 (1)
Quinton de Kock and KL Rahul to open for LSG. Mohammed Siraj with the new ball. Target - 208 in 120 balls.
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Avesh Khan with the final over. A couple to long on, and four, straight over the bowler's head. Clean hitting from Dinesh Karthik. 200 up. Slower bouncer for a dot. Another dot, just inside the white line as DK looks to play a scoop. A dot, then five wides. Bouncer beating everyone. And LSG taking some time to set the field for the last two deliveries of the innings. DK takes a single, to long on. A single to long off. 13 from the over. 1/44 for Avesh Khan. A 92-run stand in 41 balls for the fifth wicket. Rajat Patidar and DK unbeaten on 112 off 54 and 37 off 23, respectively. RCB - 207/4 (20)
Dushmantha Chameera with the penultimate over. Dinesh Karthik given LBW out. He reviews and it's bat. Faint scratch. And six, over long on. And a four, over short third man. A single to short fine leg to rotate the strike. Patidar pockets the next deep into deep midwicket for a six. A four to fine leg to end the over. 21 from it. 0/54 for Chameera. 77 runs in the last five. Patidar is only the fourth uncapped player to hit a century in the IPL. RCB - 194/4 (19)
Mohsin Khan on with his final over. A couple of dots, and an edge over cover and dropped catch as two fielders converge. Two for the effort. Rajat Patidar then hits the next for a six, over deep square leg for his maiden century, in 50 balls. 11 fours and six sixes. Two dots to end the over. Eight from the over. 1/25 for Mohsin Khan. RCB - 173/4 (18)
Avesh Khan on with his third over. A dot, and over cover for a four for Dinesh Karthik. Another four. Same channel, but driven along the ground. Creamy. DK shuffles, leaves his ground and looks to play over the keeper but Avesh changes his line. Still a wide, wide of off. And DK connects this time, top edge and four, over the cordon. DK digs out a yorker for a single, to backward point. A single to mid wicket to make a 15 from the over. 50-run stand in 23 balls. 42 in the last two. RCB - 165/4 (17)
Ravi Bishnoi on with his final over. Dinesh Karthik plays the first ball to deep cover for a single. And a six as Rajat Patidar pulls the second over deep midwicket. And a dropped and four, at deep midwicket. A sliding Deepak Hooda, the culprit. Then a six, down the ground. Clean. And a four, past extra cover. Six to finish the over. Over long on. 27 from the over. Patidar is now on 92 off 44. 1/45 for Bishnoi. RCB - 150/4 (16)
Mohsin Khan returned for his third over. Rajat Patidar plays the first ball to long off for a single. Dinesh Karthik rotates the strike, with a single to fine leg. A single and a dot to DK. Leading edge and KL drops DK at extra cover. Tough chance. LSG skipper makes the ground but the ball spills out as the hands hit the ground. A couple for DK for the trouble. And a single deep backward square. Six from the over. RCB - 123/4 (15)
Keep low and dot to new man Dinesh Karthik. And massive shout for LBW. Looks like going down. Completely beaten though. Not out and the decision is challenged. No bat, and hit on the knee-roll. Clipping leg stump, and umpire's call. DK remains not out. Another dot, and a quick single to short fine leg. A single to end a brilliant over. Two runs and a single. RCB - 117/4 (14)
Ravi Bishnoi on with his third. Widish delivery and soft dismissal. Mahipal Lomror swipes and is caught by KL Rahul at cover. Low catch. Well taken. 29-run stand broken. Lomror goes for 14 off 9. RCB - 115/4 (13.1)
Krunal Pandya on with his final over. Four singles, a wide down the leg. Tight call. And a four, over short fine leg. Mohsin Khan almost gets his hands on the ball. Top edge. Lucky Patidar. Nine from the over. 1/39 for Pandya. RCB - 115/3 (13)
Dushmantha Chameera returns for his third over. A no ball to start the over. Over waist line. And Mahipal Lomror fails to make the free hit count. Rajat Patidar picks the full toss and a four, past cover point. A single, then Lomror beats the fine leg fielder for a four. One bounce. And one more, square. Delicate hands. 16 from the over. RCB - 106/3 (12)
Krunal Pandya on with his third over. Rajat Patidar takes a single off the second and fifty in 28 balls (seven fours and two sixes). Glenn Maxwell holes out next ball for 9 off 10, at deep square leg. Caught by Evin Lewis. New man Mahipal Lomror takes a couple off the fourth, and two singles. Six runs and a wicket. RCB - 90/3 (11)
Ravi Bishnoi on with his second over. Four dots to Glenn Maxwell. And a six, to break the shackles. Typical Maxwell. Goes down town. 91 metres. Bishnoi tosses up and pays the price. And a single, to long off. Seven from the over. 52 runs in the last 30 balls. RCB - 84/2 (10)
Glenn Maxwell is the new man. A dot, and a single to cover. Rajat Patidar picks the short ball and guides it over long leg for a six. 8 runs and a wicket from Avesh Khan's second over. RCB - 77/2 (9)
Avesh Khan returns for his second over. A dot, and the wicket. Breaks 66-run stand in 46 balls with the wicket of Virat Kohli (25 off 24), caught at third man. Looking to take on, plays an upper cut, but finds Mohsin Khan. RCB - 70/2 (8.3)
Bowling change. Ravi Bishnoi on with his leg break. Two singles, and wide, down the leg. A couple for Virat Kohli to fine leg. Two more singles, and a couple to end the over. Kohli gently plays to deep square and calls for two. Nine from the over. RCB - 69/1 (8)
Dushmantha Chameera on with his second over. Rajat Patidar takes a couple off the first, and a fifty-run stand in 32 balls with Virat Kohli. Two dots and a mistimed shot for a single. Kohli takes a single, to third man. Patidar pulls the last ball for a four. Eight from the over. Patidar on 40 off 23. Kohli on 19 off 18. RCB - 60/1 (7)
Krunal Pandya continues. Virat Kohli takes a single. Rajat Patidar hits the second ball for a four, to through midwicket. And another, clears mid on. A six, over mid off. And a four, through point. A single to end the 20-run over. RCB - 52/1 (6)
Double bowling change. Avesh Khan on. Into to body, and dot. And four, over point. Just falling short of the boundary. One more, this time over mid-wicket. Cracking pull shot. Rajat Patidar on song. ay and miss. Another shortish delivery, and dot. And another dot. Eight from the over. RCB - 32/1 (5)
Spin on. Krunal Pandya with his first over. Virat Kohli takes a single off the first, to mid-wicket. A dot, and single for Rajat Patidar. A dot, and another single. And another. Four from the over. RCB - 24/1 (4)
Mohsin Khan continues. An uppish drive and four for Virat Kohli. A dot, and a couple to third man. Thick edge, and Kohli is lucky. Another dot, and a quick single to cover. A dot to end the seven-run over. RCB - 20/1 (3)
Dushmantha Chameera shares the new ball. Virat Kohli dismisses the first ball for a four, through mid-wicket. Confident start for Kohli against one of his nemeses. Two dots. A quick single to mind on. Avesh Khan little too slow to react. A dot, and punched and bounces over backward point. Four. Marcus Stoinis makes a desperate attempt. Nine from the over. RCB - 13/1 (2)
A dot to new man Rajat Patidar. Four runs and a bg wicket for Mohsin Khan in the first over.
Three dots to Virat Kohli, and a wide down the leg. Kohli plays the next for a lofted drive, and sneaks in a three. To edge but not in danger. Then a egde. Faf du Plessis goes for a first-ball duck. Caught behind. Beauty from the left-arm pacer. RCB - 4/1 (0.5)
Jhulan Goswami rings the bell to announce the start of the play. Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis to open for the RCB. Mohsin Khan with the new ball for LSG.
Two changes for LSG. Krunal Pandya and Dushmantha Chameera in for K Gowtham and Jason Holder. Mohammed Siraj back for RCB. Here are the playing XIs
Lucknow Super Giants: Quinton de Kock (wk), KL Rahul (c), Evin Lewis, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Manan Vohra, Marcus Stoinis, Mohsin Khan, Avesh Khan, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj.
KL Rahul wins the toss and Lucknow Super Giants will bowl first.
Toss will be at 7:55 PM IST, and the first ball at 8:10 PM.
Groundstaff are removing the weights and boulders. Expect good news soon.
9:40 PM - For start without any reduction in overs - that's a buffer or more than two hours;
11:56 PM - 5-overs match;
12:50 AM - Super over.
*If the Super Over is not possible, then LSG qualify thanks to their league standing -- 3rd as against RCB's 4th.
The entire ground is under covers. The slight delay can become a long wait.
Delhi High Court has placed Hockey India under the Committee of Administrators (CoA) for Sports Code violation.
The wind picks up and the covers are in the middle, just before the toss. Captains and match officials are still in the middle. Meanwhile, here are the playing conditions.
Graeme Smith with the pitch report for the official broadcaster. Pitch looks perfect for another matchup, reckons Former South Africa captain. This is the same surface used yesterday for Qualifier 1 between Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals. GT chased down a target of 189 with relative ease.
Against LSG's power hitters like Marcus Stoinis and Deepak Hooda, RCB will bank on their Sri Lankan spinner Wanindu Hasaranga, who has taken 24 wickets at an average of 15.08 in 14 innings of as many matches. Hasaranga is the second-highest wicket-taker in IPL 2022 behind Rajasthan Royals' Yuzvendra Chahal.
Lucknow's pace attack will be tested against one of the most formidable batting line-ups in IPL 2022. Avesh Khan has been exceptional once again and he has been rewarded with an Indian team call-up for the upcoming T20 series against South Africa. Can Avesh tame back-to-form Kohli & Company?
Wednesday's match will be a virtual quarterfinal as the winning side will face Rajasthan Royals in the second qualifier in Ahmedabad on May 27. Royal Challengers Bangalore had beaten Lucknow Super Giants by 18 runs when the teams met at the league stage.