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Twitter Reacts As Royal Challengers Bangalore Defeat Lucknow Super Giants To Cement Spot In IPL 2022 Qualifier 2

In the Eliminator of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2022) KL Rahul-led Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) locked horns with Faf du Plessis-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Wednesday, May 25 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

Royal Challengers Bangalore won the match against Lucknow Super Giants by 14 runs to book a spot in Qualifier 2 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. Now they will lock horns with Rajasthan Royals at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.

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Earlier, after a delay of almost an hour due to rain, KL Rahul and Faf du Plessis made their way to the pitch and Lucknow Super Giants won the toss and elected to bowl first.

LSG made two huge changes to the playing XI as Jason Holder and Krishnappa Gowtham were replaced by Krunal Pandya and Dushmantha Chameera. On the other hand, RCB made just a solitary change to the playing XI as Mohammed Siraj replaced Siddharth Kaul.

Left-arm pacer Mohsin Khan got the first breakthrough for LSG in the first over itself by dismissing RCB captain Faf du Plessis on the 5th ball of the over for a golden duck.

After losing the wicket of skipper, Rajat Patidar and Virat Kohli batted brilliantly and at the end of the powerplay, RCB were at 52/1 with Patidar at 33 and Kohli at 18.

Rajat Patidar. Photo-IPL

Avesh Khan broke the 66 runs partnership between Patidar and Kohli by dismissing the latter for 25 in the 9th over.

Explosive batter Glenn Maxwell scored just 9 runs before getting dismissed by Krunal Pandya in the 11th over. After the strategic timeout leg-spinner, Ravi Bishnoi dismissed Mahipal Lomror for 14 in the 14th over.

In the end, Rajat Patidar smashed an exceptional century and Dinesh Karthik played a terrific knock to help RCB score 207/4.

Also, in death overs, RCB batters smashed 84 runs. Rajat Patidar scored 112 * runs off 54 balls, including 12 fours and 7 sixes while Dinesh Karthik scored 37 * runs off 23 balls, including 5 fours and 1 six.

Quinton de Kock and KL Rahul.Photo-IPL
Quinton de Kock and KL Rahul.Photo-IPL

Chasing the target, Proteas opener Quinton de Kock was dismissed by Mohammed Siraj in the first over. Also, Manan Vohra played a good 19-run knock before being dismissed by Josh Hazlewood in the 5th over. Deepak Hooda played an incredible innings of 45 runs before losing his wicket in the 15th over.

Josh Hazlewood RCB (Image Credits: IPL)
Josh Hazlewood RCB (Image Credits: IPL)

In the end, KL Rahul played a 79 runs knock off 28 balls, including 3 fours and 5 sixes and got out in the 19th over, which was bowled by Josh Hazlewood. Krunal Pandya also got out in the same over. Evin Lewis also failed to perform well and Lucknow Super Giants were restricted at 193/6.

Here’s How Twitter Reacted To IPL 2022 Eliminator Between LSG and RCB:

Also Read: LSG vs RCB: Twitter Erupts As Rajat Patidar Becomes First Uncapped Indian To Smash A Century In IPL Playoffs

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