IPL 2024, RCB vs LSG Highlights: Quinton de Kock fifty, Mayank Yadav’s fiery pace give Lucknow Super Giants a 28-run win over Royal Challengers Bengaluru | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Quinton de Kockthe brilliant half-century of and the dynamic bowling spectacle of Mayank Yadav powered Lucknow Super Giants to a commanding 28-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in their IPL encounter on Tuesday.
Lucknow’s total of 181 for five was anchored by De Kock’s impressive 81 from 56 balls, complemented by Nicolas Pooranis unbeaten 40 off 21 deliveries.
Despite a brief surge from RCB led by Mahipal LomrorMayank Yadav’s aggressive 33 off just 13 balls, Mayank Yadav’s fiery three-wicket haul (3/14) kept the hosts restricted to 153 in total.
But in reality, RCB’s chase never really took off – partly due to their own follies and partly thanks to the excellence of Lucknow’s bowlers.

Lucknow opened the bowling with two spinners – Manimaran Siddharth and Krunal Pandya – and this surprised Faf du Plessis (19 off 13) and Virat Kohli (22 out of 16).
But the introduction of pacer Naveen-ul-Haq saw Kohli up the ante, smoking him for six over the bowler’s head.

Left-arm spinner Siddharth quickly collected the huge wicket of the in-form Kohli as the latter’s attempt to go to reverse resulted in a simple catch from Devdutt Padikkal at backward point.
RCB slipped from that point on, losing skipper du Plessis, to a senseless run-out, Glenn Maxwell and Cameron Green and found themselves at 58 for four in the eighth over.
It was during this period that Mayank picked up the pace of his hat-trick (3-0-13-2).

Maxwell attempted to fire a 151 kmph laser beam from Mayank, but the high pace meant the Australian couldn’t time his shot, resulting in a simple catch from Pooran at mid-wicket.
Green was beaten by Mayank’s raw pace as the delivery picked up a little after pitching on the right length to rattle his off stump.
The right-armer then added Rajat Patidar (27) to his kitty to reduce RCB to 103 for six, and the home side were quickly sinking.
Earlier, De Kock displayed his exceptional hitting skills with a fifty, but Lucknow could not progress beyond a par score.

The left-hander selected the bowlers and positions around the ground to play his shots with precision but the RCB bowlers did not allow the other batsmen, except Pooran, to run freely.
The Super Giants quickly came out of the blocks, reaching 32 for no loss in three overs and then 54 in the Power Play.
Most of the points came from the blade of De Kock, who particularly appreciated the leader Mohammed Siraj.
The South African slammed him for three sixes – two in a row – spread over two overs – two powerful pulls and a lovely loft to mid-wicket.
KL Rahul, who captained the team after being an impact substitute against Punjab Kings in the previous match, started slowly making six runs off his first 10 balls.
But a six off left-arm spinner Yash Dayal gave momentum to his innings and later he swept spinner Maxwell for a six.
However, Rahul perished as soon as an attempt to pull Maxwell’s good length delivery ended up in the palms of Mayank Dagar inside the circle.
The second substantial alliance in LSG’s innings followed Devdutt Padikkal’s outing as De Kock and Marcus Stoinis (24, 15b) added 56 runs off 30 balls for the third wicket.

De Kock, who brought his fifty in 36 balls, maintained his end during this alliance as Stoinis hammered a six each against Maxwell and Green as LSG moved forward.
But the flourishing partnership came to an end when Stoinis’ half-hearted knock was pocketed by Dagar at that point. De Kock soon left, taking Reece Topley to Dagar on a long-term basis.
LSG were 143 for four in 16.3 overs at this stage and needed a few more runs to reach safer shores.
Pooran, who hit left-hand seamer Topley for three sixes in a row in the 19th over and two more maximums in the final over against Mohammed Siraj, gave them these in his final assault.
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(With inputs from PTI)

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