LSG VS RCB MATCH-43 IPL23
ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE WON BY 18 RUNS
LUCKNOW SUPER GIANTS
ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE
LOCATION – Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
At the Ekana Stadium, RCB pulls off an impressive victory in a low-scoring thriller. After deciding to bat first, Kohli and Faf helped RCB get off to a good start. No other batter was able to get even 20 runs after the pair put up 62 runs for the first wicket. LSG strangled RCB’s scoring rate with 13 overs of spin bowling. Only 73 runs were given up, and the spinners were responsible for 5 dismissals. LSG lost too many wickets in the powerplay, making the goal of 127 appear larger. Without utilising the powerplay, the top order had returned to the pavilion. In the middle overs, Karn Sharma excelled, taking two crucial wickets in Pooran and Stoinis. At number 7, Krishnappa Gowtham delivered a couple lusty strikes but was unable to penetrate the opponent’s defence. In their own backyard, RCB settles scores with LSG and exacts revenge for the loss.
Player of the Game is Faf Du Plessis.
“A contrast of what happened at the Chinnaswamy,” said Skipper Faf Du Plessis. We got off to a strong start and played pretty well in the first six overs. A fifty-run partnership in the first six overs changed the course of the game. Batting first was crucial and it was a nice toss to win. It was always going to be difficult to play spinners here. It is difficult to score if you can bowl the ball in a decent spot. We told the guys before we entered the field that we could achieve the game-winning score. I sensed that it would be difficult if we lost early wickets in the powerplay, especially since KL wasn’t present. Karn Sharma should be very thrilled. One of those people that consistently puts in the effort but never receives credit.