Lucknow Super Giants did the correct thing by opting to bowl 1st in moist and clammy problems as chasing would be simpler. But tiny did they hope Rajat Patidar to blow them absent with his maiden IPL century.
IPL 2022 Eliminator: LSG vs RCB
The day obviously belonged to Rajat Patidar (112* off 54 balls) as he was in elegant type with the ball racing off his bat earning the sweet seem of the best get hold of. The drives, flicks and swiveling sixes had been a handle to check out. On a working day in which batsmen like Virat Kohli (25 off 24 balls) and Dinesh Karthik (37* off 23 balls) struggled with timing, Patidar’s knock gets far more outstanding.
RCB plundered 85 operates off the very last 30 balls to out a enormous complete of 207/4. LSG fielding also ended up not upto the mark with a couple of dropped catches – just one of Dinesh Karthik which the captain couldn’t keep on at mid-off and the other was of Patidar’s capture in deep mid-wicket when he was on 79.
For Lucknow Tremendous Giants, KL Rahul (79 off 58 balls) set a fantastic struggle with aid from Deepak Hooda (45 off 26 balls) but none of the other LSG batters could match upto the scoring rate.
In the stop Josh Hazelwood’s (3 wks for 45 operates) bowling turned out to the coronary heart-breaker for Lucknow.