RCB vs LSG, IPL 2024 Match 15: Nicholas Pooran Blitz, Mayank Yadav's Pace Helps Lucknow Blow Away Bengaluru

RCB vs LSG, IPL 2024 Match 15: Nicholas Pooran Blitz, Mayank Yadav's Pace Helps Lucknow Blow Away Bengaluru

RCB vs LSG, IPL 2024 Match 15: Lucknow (181/5) Beat Bengaluru (153) By 28 Runs. Lomror (33), Mayank Yadav (3/14)

Rohan SenUpdated: Tuesday, April 02, 2024, 11:11 PM IST
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Final Result:

A terrific spell of super fast bowling from Mayank Yadav after Nicholas Pooran's fireworks with the bat saw Lucknow Super Giants crush Royal Challengers Bengaluru by 28 runs in Match 15 of IPL 2024 on Tuesday.

Chasing a challenging 182 for victory, LSG expertly defended the total through sheer pace and tactics with the white ball to silence the home fans at the jam-packed M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

RCB couldn't get going from the onset and it was only Mahipal Lomror's late hitting in the dying stages which kept them afloat for a while before the team capitulated for 153.

Brief scores: Lucknow (181/5) Beat Bengaluru (153) By 28 Runs. Lomror (33), Mayank Yadav (3/14).

Mid-Innings Update:

Lucknow Super Giants posted an impressive total of 181/5 in 20 overs against Royal Challengers Bengaluru. The pitch is showing inconsistency, making it a challenging chase for the home team. Quinton de Kock had a strong start, forming a partnership of over 50 runs with captain KL Rahul. After a slight dip in momentum for LSG, RCB regained momentum by effectively bowling Dagar and Green for four consecutive overs.

de Kock and Stoinis capitalized on this opportunity, swiftly adding another 50+ partnership. Maxwell disrupted their partnership, giving RCB hope, but Pooran's drop catch in the 17th over by Rawat proved costly as he went on to hit five sixes in the final two overs, pushing LSG's total beyond 180. Now, it's up to Kohli and his team to chase the target.

Toss Update:

Royal Challengers Bengaluru captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and elected to bowl first against Lucknow Super Giants in Match 15 of IPL 2024.

The good news for LSG is that Rahul is fit and back to lead the team at the M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru.

Both teams have made one change each. Reece Topley comes in for Alzarri Joseph in RCB XI while Yash Thakur replaces injured Mohsin Khan in LSG's final team.

LSG: Quinton de Kock (wk), Devdutt Padikkal, KL Rahul, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran (capt), Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Ravi Bishnoi, Yash Thakur, Mayank Yadav, M Siddharth

RCB: F du Plessis (capt), V Kohli, RM Patidar, GJ Maxwell, C Green, KD Karthik, Anuj Rawat (wk), Reece Topley, MJ Dagar, Mohammed Siraj, Yash Dayal

RCB vs LSG Preview:

Royal Challengers Bangalore, who have been inconsistent, are eager to turn the tide as they welcome Lucknow Super Giants in the IPL fixture scheduled for Tuesday.

Currently occupying the eighth position on the table with two points from three matches, Royal Challengers face concern as their net run rate plummeted to -0.71 after a substantial loss against Kolkata Knight Riders last week.

Meanwhile, Lucknow Super Giants grapple with their own issues regarding the fitness of regular captain KL Rahul. Rahul, serving as an Impact Sub in their 21-run victory over Punjab Kings, will undergo close scrutiny.

Will Lucknow Super Giants persist with using Rahul as an impact player while Nicholas Pooran assumes the captaincy, or will Rahul resume his triple role as skipper, batsman, and wicketkeeper?

Pitch Report

"Average first innings score over here in the last few years has gone up to 196. What I have seen straightaway on this pitch is that it's very dry. I think there will be spin," said Murali Kartik.

Squads:

Lucknow Super Giants Squad: Quinton de Kock(w), KL Rahul, Devdutt Padikkal, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran(c), Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohsin Khan, Mayank Yadav, Manimaran Siddharth, Naveen-ul-Haq, Amit Mishra, Kyle Mayers, Ashton Turner, Krishnappa Gowtham, Matt Henry, Deepak Hooda, Prerak Mankad, Yash Thakur, Shivam Mavi, Yudhvir Singh Charak, Arshad Khan, Shamar Joseph, Arshin Kulkarni

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Squad: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis(c), Cameron Green, Glenn Maxwell, Rajat Patidar, Anuj Rawat(w), Alzarri Joseph, Mayank Dagar, Mohammed Siraj, Yash Dayal, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Dinesh Karthik, Karn Sharma, Reece Topley, Tom Curran, Swapnil Singh, Lockie Ferguson, Mahipal Lomror, Will Jacks, Suyash Prabhudessai, Manoj Bhandage, Akash Deep, Saurav Chauhan, Rajan Kumar, Himanshu Sharma

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