Mayank Yadav breaks his own record, produces the fastest ball in IPL 2024 again

Mayank Yadav continued their formidable form by claiming three wickets to guide Lucknow Super Giants to a brilliant victory over Royal Challengers Bengaluru on Tuesday. Mayank, who bowled a ripper at 155.8 km/h against Punjab Kings a few days ago, once again delivered a brilliant performance by delivering the fastest delivery of IPL 2024 at 156.7 km/h h. Mayank also took the extremely important wickets of Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green And Rajat Patidar to completely dismantle the RCB fleece.

According to IPL, Mayank currently holds the record for bowling with the fastest delivery in IPL 2024, followed by Heard Burger (153), Gerald Coetzee (152.3), Alzarri Joseph (151.2) and Matheesha Pathirana (150.9).

Quinton de KockThe youthful brilliance of astute fifty and pace sensation Mayank Yadav shaped Lucknow Super Giants’ 28-run battle against Royal Challengers Bengaluru in their IPL match here on Tuesday.

Lucknow built its 181 for five around Quinton De Kock’s 81 (56b) and Nicolas Pooranis undefeated 40 (21b).

RCB threatened to miraculously climb 182 briefly during Mahipal Lomrorwho produced a mighty 33 from 13 balls.

However, Mayank’s torrid three-wicket haul (3/14) was not to be denied as the hosts were bundled out for 153.

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 it surprised Faf du Plessis (19 out of 13) and Virat Kohli (22 out of 16).

But the introduction of the stimulator Naveen-ul-Haq saw Kohli up the ante, smoking it for six off the bowler’s head.

Left-arm spinner Siddharth quickly collected the massive wicket of the in-form Kohli as the latter’s attempt to bowl resulted in a simple catch for Devdutt Padikkal at the back 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 runs came from the blade of De Kock, who particularly liked the pacer. 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 Rahulwho captained the team after being an impact substitute against Punjab Kings in the previous match, slowly started making six runs from his first 10 balls.

But a left six arm pacer Yash Dayal brought 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 hands of Mayank Dagar inside the circle.

The second substantial alliance in the LSG innings followed the exit of Devdutt Padikkal 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, flying away Reece Topley in Dagar for a long time.

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.

(With PTI inputs)

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