Twitter reacts as Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Bangalore 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) closed the 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 secure a spot in Qualifier 2 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. Now they will close horns with Rajasthan Royals at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.

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Earlier, after being delayed by nearly an hour due to rain, KL Rahul and Faf du Plessis came to the field and Lucknow Super Giants won the toss and chose to bowl first.

LSG made two major changes to the XI in play when Jason Holder and Krishnappa Gowtham were replaced by Krunal Pandya and Dushmantha Chameera. On the other hand, RCB made only a single change to the playing XI when Mohammed Siraj replaced Siddharth Kaul.

Left-armer Mohsin Khan got the first break for LSG in the first over himself by dismissing RCB captain Faf du Plessis on the 5th ball of the over for a golden duck.

After losing the skipper’s wicket, Rajat Patidar and Virat Kohli hit brilliantly and at the end of the power play RCB was at 52/1 with Patidar at 33 and Kohli at 18.

Rajat Patidar. Photo IPL

Avesh Khan broke the 66-run partnership between Patidar and Kohli by sacking the latter for 25 in the 9th over.

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

In the end, Rajat Patidar crushed an exceptional century and Dinesh Karthik played a great blow to help RCB score 207/4.

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

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

On the hunt for goal, Proteas opener Quinton de Kock was fired by Mohammed Siraj in the first over. Also, Manan Vohra played a good 19 run knockout before being sacked 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 Credit: IPL)
Josh Hazlewood RCB (Image Credit: IPL)

In the end, KL Rahul played a knock-off of 79 runs and 28 balls including 3 fours and 5 sixes and stepped out in the 19th over, which was bowled by Josh Hazlewood. Krunal Pandya also got out in the same over. Evin Lewis also didn’t perform well and Lucknow Super Giants were limited to 193/6.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to IPL 2022 Eliminator between LSG and RCB:

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