LSG vs RCB IPL 2022 Live Score Updates: Defending 24 off the final over, Harshal Patel bowled superbly and gave away just 9 runs in it despite Dushmantha Chameera hitting a six in it. With a solid 14 runs victory, RCB set up a date with RR in Qualifier 2 on Friday, the winner of which will play Gujarat Titans in the summit clash on Sunday. Check LSG vs RCB IPL live score updates, scorecard, Ball by ball commentary, live streaming and highlights on Times of India.Read Less
Harshal Patel was the hero for Bangalore! When Faf du Plessis wanted a wicket, he went to his key bowler and Harshal proved to be the game-changer. He was the most economical of all five bowlers! Other bowlers went for runs but came back at a crucial time to grab some wickets. Other than bowling and batting, Bangalore were on top in the fielding department as well, and to be honest, Lucknow's fielding kept them away from the victory line as well.
Earlier in the evening, we witnessed a masterclass from Rajat Patidar. He along with Dinesh Karthik set a huge target and gave the bowlers a lot to fight with. They were leaking runs at the beginning of the second innings but they fought back well and put a lid on the rid flow in the middle phase. In the end, Harshal Patel and Josh Hazlewood displayed their magic and defended the runs. Stay tuned for interviews...
KL Rahul is down for a chat. He says they let their selves down in the field, easy catches being dropped never helps the side, Patidar played a terrific knock and Bangalore were excellent in the field and they were poor. Mentions that they will take back a lot of positives, they have played well, they have a really young team, a lot of guys are under the age of 25 who have done well in patches but they have a lot of learnings to do, and they will keep getting better. On Mohsin Khan, he says that he has been good for them, he will only get better and he will get faster as well and he has a great future ahead of him.
Harshal Patel is down for a chat. He says that his hand is healing superficially, but there is a slight issue inside. However, if he can bowl his 24 balls he is fine! Mentions that he had a lot of thought regarding his bowling in his mind considering they were playing in Mumbai which supports the batters, so he wanted to bowl hard lengths and he did see his stats which say that he goes for around 7 runs in an over when he bowls his hard lengths, so he stuck with that. States that it feels exceptional to go through and he can't express his emotions of what he felt when Mumbai beat Delhi, and he knew then that Bangalore would be a tough team to beat!
Faf du Plessis, the winning skipper of Bangalore, says the guys put in a great performance, he is over the moon, Rajat Patidar played an exceptional knock, the way he played it just tells us there is a good head on those shoulders, it was one of the better hundreds he has seen. Mentions that he has got all the shots, and every time they were under pressure, Patidar came back stronger and played his shots. Adds that they were high on emotion and were very happy before the game and it was important to keep calm and have a clear mind during the game. States that Harshal Patel is the joker in the pack, he is a special guy in the team, and he always wants to bowl the important overs for Bangalore!
Rajat Patidar (112* off 54 balls) is the Player of the match. He says he was just focusing to time the ball well and not hitting too hard. Adds that in the 5th over, facing Pandya, he started to execute well and he felt it might be something special for him. Tells that he wanted to cash in on this batting pitch. Shares he doesn't feel much pressure of dots as he can cover up later quickly. Mentions that he was not picked up in 2021 but he kept his focus throughout.
Right then! We are nearing the end of this league but in the most important phase as well. From Mumbai to Kolkata and now Ahmedabad, it is time for Qualifier 2, Rajasthan will take on Bangalore on Friday, 27th May at 7.30 pm IST (2 pm GMT). Do join us in advance for the build-up as well. Also, in the Women's T20 Challenge, there is a crunch game between Velocity vs Trailblazers on 26h May at 7.30 pm IST (2 pm GMT). Tune in early for the build-up of that game as well. It's goodbye from here!
When I time the ball, my focus is on it. The last over of the powerplay when Krunal was bowling to me, my execution went fine then and I got confident afterwards. The wicket was pretty good and I played some good shots. I never feel any pressure as I think I have the ability to make up for the dots. I was busy after the 2021 IPL playing for my club. I wasn't picked after the 2021 IPL but that wasn't in my control.
Today was a special day. The guys put in a special performance. Over the moon. For a young guy to play like he did. The way he celebrated also tells you he has a good head on his shoulders. His hundred was one of the best I have seen in the IPL. Our bowlers were clear and calm and that was good. He has got all the shots. Every single time he attacks, he transfers the pressure back on the opposition. It is important to celebrate this despite something big coming up. We were very happy as a group. As a group we needed some calm presence. We didn't feel like it was a big game. Everyone was calm and relaxed. Harshal is the joker in the pack. A special card I can pick. He bowls the important overs. Second last one over from him changed the game for us.
My hand's fine, but there's a bit of an issue. I am happy as long as I can bowl my 24 balls. There were a lot of thoughts in my mind, I thought about it a lot - how I will work on my bowling. I was looking at my stats the other day, and figured out my hard length balls are going at 7.5 at an over. I had a plan to bowl wide to Stoinis, but it didn't come off well. So I went back to whatever worked for me in the first two overs. It feels exceptional, I can't describe the feeling. We want to come out as a good team and come out well on top from here on.
BANGALORE HAVE ADVANCED TO QUALIFIER 2! A complete performance from the team in red and after running on luck, they have beaten Lucknow to get further in this competition. Lucknow played well too, but they were always under pressure and it got too big on them in the end.
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Lucknow were always behind the eight ball as they were chasing a huge total and they were hampered down in the first over as Quinton de Kock got out. It was the stand between Hooda and Rahul that brought the impetus back as both played with calmness and control to keep the required run rate in check. Once Hooda fell, the pressure was on KL who tried his best to play the anchor role but when he tried to change the gears, he perished and after that, it was too hard for Lucknow to chase it down.
I think it's quite obvious - the reasons why we didn't win. We let ourselves down in the field. Dropping easy catches never helps. Difference was obviously Patidar playing such a knock. When someone in the top three scores a hundred, more often the team wins. They fielded really well and we were poor. We'll take back a lot of positives. It's a new franchise. We've made a lot of mistakes, every team does that. Have to try and come back stronger. It's a young team. They'll learn from their mistakes, go back home and try and be better players. Mohsin showed everybody how good he is and what skill he possesses. As he grows with confidence, he'll be able to clock speeds which are much higher. He will learn and develop a few more skills hopefully by next season.
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It's all over! Royal Challengers Bangalore (207/4) beat Lucknow Super Giants (193/6) by 14 runs in the Eliminator. Bangalore will now play Rajasthan Royals in Qualifier 2 on Friday
Defending 24 off the final over, Harshal Patel bowled superbly and gave away just 9 runs in it despite Dushmantha Chameera hitting a six in it. Harshal's final figures: 4-0-25-1. With a solid 14 runs victory, RCB set up a date with RR in Qualifier 2 on Friday, the winner of which will play Gujarat Titans in the summit clash on Sunday.
Harshal Patel to Evin Lewis, Another swing and a miss! That's it! Harshal Patel has been a hero in this game. Another off pace delivery, wide of off, fuller in length. Evin Lewis swings his bat once again, but he fails to get any connection. Bangalore win by 14 runs and they progress ahead to Qualifier 2!
Harshal Patel to Evin Lewis, Swing and a miss! A slower, full ball, wide of off. Evin Lewis swings his bat at it but he misses.
Halt in play! There is a pitch invader...
Harshal Patel to Dushmantha Chameera, No, he can't! A yorker-length delivery, around middle. Dushmantha Chameera digs it out towards mid-wicket. Single taken! The crowd erupts here at Eden Gardens!
Harshal Patel to Dushmantha Chameera, SIX! KABOOM! A pace on delivery, short in length, around off. Dushmantha Chameera pulls it high over long on for a biggie. 16 needed off 3 balls. Can Dushmantha Chameera do this?