LSG VS RCB: Lucknow Super Giants couldn’t digest the fact that they lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Eliminator clash at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
The newly-inducted franchise was one of the consistent teams in this season. They qualified for the playoffs without any fuss and in fact, they were placed second on the table.
However, Rajasthan Royals had bettered them over the Net Run Rate. As a result, the Royals finished second and pushed LSG to the third place. LSG had to play the Eliminator against RCB.
Although they gave absolutely everything in the game, RCB were marginally ahead of them across all aspects of the game. RCB won the game by 14 runs in a sensational fashion.
Faf du Plessis and Co will lock horns with Rajasthan Royals tomorrow in the second qualifier at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The winner of the second qualifier will play against Gujarat Titans in the final.
The intriguing final will take place on May 29 at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Earlier, Gujarat Titans beat Rajasthan Royals in the first qualifier to book their place in the final.
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Meanwhile, Lucknow Super Giants’ mentor Gautam Gambhir post-match picture with KL Rahul has been doing the rounds on social media portals. It clearly seems that Gambhir wasn’t really pleased with the result despite giving everything in the game. Gambhir was seen staring at captain KL Rahul.
RCB posted a colossal total of 207 for the loss of 4 wickets in their quota of 20 overs. On the other hand, Lucknow Super Giants managed to score 193/6. They lost the game by 14 runs.
The 28-year-old Indore-born cricketer Rajat Patidar was the pick of the batsmen for RCB. He grew from strength to strength and scored an impeccable knock in the important clash.
In the process, he also became the first uncapped player to score a century in the playoffs. He was also named the man of the match for his masterful innings. The 28-year-old Indore-born cricketer scored an unbeaten 112 off 54 balls.
He constructed his innings with the help of 12 fours and 7 sixes. At the post-match presentation, he said, “When I time the ball, my focus was on it. The last over of the powerplay when Krunal was bowling to me, my execution went fine then and I got confident afterwards.
“The wicket was pretty good and I played some good shots. I never feel any pressure as I think I have the ability to make up for the dots, I was busy after the 2021 IPL playing for my club. I wasn’t picked after the 2021 IPL but that wasn’t in my control.”
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