IPL 2024: 15th Match: Lucknow Super Giants vs. Royal Challengers Bengaluru – Who Said What?

LSG scored 28 runs to beat RCB.

In the IPL 2024, Royal Challengers Bengaluru suffered their second straight loss and their third overall. The batters and bowlers once again fell short of their capabilities, which contributed to their dismal performance in the event. Their bowling unit never appeared to be a threat, and the Lucknow Super Giants took full advantage, scoring 181 runs in the opening half. Nicholas Pooran provided the final touch with a stunning 40* runs off of 21 deliveries after Quinton de Kock, the South Africa international, got off to a fantastic start with 81 runs off 56 deliveries.

Bengaluru’s best bowler was Glenn Maxwell, as Mohammed Siraj and Reece Topley were unable to contain LSG’s batting lineup. Although Yash Dayal was impressive, LSG’s assault continued. The RCB lost wickets during the chase like a house of cards. Despite their 40-run partnership, Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis lost their composure when the first wicket fell, particularly when Mayank Yadav took the ball.

The youthful, uncapped Indian pacer wrecked the top order for RCB, bringing them down to 58/4 at one point. With his three wickets, Yadav snapped the backbone of the RCB. Impact player Mahipal Lomror’s furious blow towards the end gave the hosts some hope, but ultimately it was an unachievable feat. On the other side, Anuj Rawat scored 11 runs off of 21 deliveries, although Dinesh Karthik gave him very little assistance. As a result, LSG rose to fourth on the points table and RCB stayed in ninth place.

1. Quinton is dependable and aware of the winning formula

Tonight at M Chinnaswamy, the surface wasn’t very scoring. Quinton de Kock played well because he was well aware of that. The 31-year-old received criticism for his strike rate in the last game, but he kept his cool and helped LSG get off to a great start by scoring 81 runs off just 56 balls. Even though his strike rate is still a topic of discussion, Quinton would be thrilled to contribute significantly to his team’s victory.

2. Pooran can’t be calmed by you

Given Nicholas Pooran’s prior IPL performances, the team was slammed by Lucknow for spending a large sum of money to acquire him. But now, he’s a different man. This Pooran is skilled in his craft and knows how to finish it. The West Indies player hit five sixes in the final two overs and smashed 40* runs off of 21 deliveries. It was only because of his outstanding hitting that LSG was able to secure a safe total.

See Also: Nicholas Pooran’s “Shot of the Day” in which he chases Reece Topley out of Chinnaswamy

3. Recognise Mayank Yadav

Mayank Yadav is a seamer who excels in length and line in addition to his quickness. By getting rid of Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, and Rajat Patidar, the 21-year-old helped LSG put pressure on RCB. Teams should be keeping an eye on him for the next games since he has been a fantastic find. The cricketer from Delhi may be able to travel with the Indian team for the next T20 World Cup if he continues to play at his current level.

Captain Faf du Plessis, who is out, said:

Spot on (dropped catches cost us). Two very good players, QdK when was on 25-30 and Nicky P was on 2, 60-65 extra runs, mistakes like that can cost you in the IPL. It is the new action you haven’t faced before, and if they have pace then you need time to get used to it (about Mayank). But his ability to control length and have accuracy is impressive. I didn’t think we were very good with our bowling especially in the powerplay, Maxwell brought it back and there were some pleasing signs in the death overs. You need two guys to bat through and get a partnership which we were not able to do. We need the strong characters in the dressing room to put their hand up.

KL Rahul, the winning captain, said:

Overall a really good performance. the wicket was a bit tricky and there was some help for the seamers. Quinton got us off to a good start. We were 10-15 runs ahead of what we needed to be. The talk was about using the wicket and not the yorkers. It’s important to stay calm. One ball hit me really hard, so happy to see Mayank bowl the way he’s been bowling. He’s waited patiently for a year, he’s working really hard, he’s really professional, has a great temperament. Bowling first has been the trend in T20 cricket. If I have a look at our record, it speaks differently. The good thing I am doing is losing the toss. If we get bowled out, if the opposition blasts out, there’s something to go back and look. It’s okay to lose sometimes, the first game was one such game, we have bounced back really well. This is how we play our cricket. Powerplay bowling has always been a question mark, trying to fix that. We’ve gone spin this game, very obvious match-up against RCB which worked. We’ll try find ways to get wickets in the powerplay.

Mayank Yadav, POTM, stated:

Having won two Player of the Match titles in two games makes me feel great. We won both of our bouts, which makes me pleased. To play for the nation is my objective. This seems like just the beginning. The most enjoyable wicket I saw was Cameron Green’s. Bowling quickly is influenced by many things, including training, nutrition, and sleep. I’m concentrating a lot on my diet and ice bath recuperation.

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