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IPL 2023: RCB efficiently defend low whole towards high-flying LSG in Lucknow, beat them by 18 runs

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Royal Challengers Bangalore surprised the house aspect Lucknow Tremendous Giants in a low-scoring affair on Monday. On a monitor that wasn’t nice for batting, RCB bowlers made probably the most of this opportunity and defended a low whole towards LSG – a aspect that registered the second-highest whole in IPL of their earlier recreation.

Electing to bat first after successful the toss, the star-studded pair of Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli received RCB off to a flyer for the nth time this season. 

Throughout the second over, LSG captain KL Rahul suffered a leg harm whereas chasing the ball and fell in utter ache and was taken off the bottom.

In the meantime, the pair added 62 runs for the primary wicket earlier than Ravi Bishnoi eliminated Kohli stumped on 31. Within the span of the following six overs, RCB misplaced three extra wickets, all to the spinners, as batters continued to wrestle in Lucknow. 

With Naveen ul Haq getting into the assault, he put RCB’s again towards the wall, choosing up three wickets for 30 in his 4 overs. Captain Faf was the lone fighter with the bat as he hit 44 from 30 balls. 

With bowlers dominating all through, LSG restricted RCB to a modest whole of 126 for 9 in 20 overs. 

Within the absence of normal skipper Rahul, left-handed Krunal Pandya opened the innings alongside the person in kind, Kyle Mayers. A lot to everybody’s shock, Mayers departed on a second-ball duck to Mohammed Siraj. It was only the start as LSG misplaced one other 4 wickets inside seven overs.

With the hosts reeling at 38 for 5 at one stage with one batter much less, the chase appeared like getting out of their attain.

Final match’s hero, Marcus Stoinis and all-rounder Krishnappa Gowtham tried saving the sinking ship however fell prey to some excellent bowling and fielding. 

Whereas Naveen and Amit Mishra appeared like pulling off the miracle, returning Josh Hazlewood eliminated the Afghan bowler that noticed injured KL Rahul coming to bat at quantity 11. Rahul could not discover runs on the 2 balls he confronted as LSG fell shy of the goal by 18 runs. 

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