LSG’s winning wave swap RCB

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) registered their back to back victory and thus they defeated Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) by 28 runs. 

Super Giants after batting first posted 181/5 in 20 overs and in response to this Challengers only managed 153/10 in 19.4 overs. 

Before this Lucknow got their 1st victory in this season which came against PBKS where they won the match by 21 runs whereas Bengaluru got their back to back defeat in their home as they got first defeat in home against KKR by 7 wickets in this season. 

After winning the toss, royals skipper faf du Plessis opted to bowl first. 

Quinton de Kock (81 runs) smashed his 2nd fifty of the season. He was looking great from the beginning of the innings and hit 8 fours and 5 sixes in 56 balls. KL Rahul who was supposed to be the impact player like in the last match but he was fit enough to present in both the innings but unfortunately he didn’t make an impactful knock as he just got 20 runs with the bat. 

Then towards the end, it was again Nicholas Pooran who set the boundary small with his sixes. He contributed unbeaten 40 runs in 21 balls and hit 1 four and 5 huge sixes. His blasting knock boosted the team’s momentum and made it possible to get par 180 mark on the board. 

Glenn Maxwell bowled brilliantly as he got 2 wickets by giving away just 23 runs in his 4 overs. Rest Reece Topley, Yash Dayal and Mohammad Siraj got 1 wicket each. 

During the chase, Bengaluru got a perfect start and in 4.2 overs they got 40 runs. But then suddenly wickets started to fall and at one point of time, they lost 4 wickets in just 58 runs. Things were looking a little controlled when Rajat Patidar (29 runs) and Anuj Rawat (11 runs) were batting, as both of them got 36 runs for the 5th wicket. 

But then wickets again started to fall. Mahipal Lomror showed some destruction as he scored 33 runs in just 13 balls which includes 3 fours and 3 sixes. But the asking rate went too high and at last the whole team got all out. 

Mayank Yadav bowled fantastically and again broke his previous record of 155.8 km/h and bowled 156.7 km/h. Not only this he again got 3 wickets in his pocket by giving away only 14 runs in his 4 overs. Naveen-ul-Haq got 2 wickets while Yash Thakur, Marcus Stoinis and Manimaran Siddharth got 1 wicket each. 

Mayank Yadav, LSG, Player of the Match

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