RCB v LSG highlights: Nicholas Pooran’s fastest fifty of IPL 2023, Lucknow beat Bangalore at home
RCB v LSG highlights: On the basis of Nicholas Pooran’s fastest fifty of IPL 2023, Lucknow Super Giants defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 1 wicket in a thrilling match. Chasing the target of 213 runs set by RCB, the Supergiants team won the last ball at the loss of 9 wickets. Earlier, on the basis of Captain Faf Duplesey’s unbeaten 79, Virat Kohli’s 61 and Glenn Maxwell’s 59 runs, Royal Challengers Bangalore set a target of 213 runs in front of Lucknow Super Giants. Lucknow Super Giants won the toss and decided to bowl first.
RCB lost even after scoring 212 runs. Royal Challengers Bangalore, who came to play at their home, were defeated by Lucknow Supergiants on the last ball. Supergiants registered a memorable victory by one wicket. Overall this was the third match between the two teams where RCB had to face defeat from the opposition team for the first time. Stoinis scored 65 and Nicholas Pooran scored 62 runs for the Supergiants.
RCB’s Playing XI – Virat Kohli, Faf Duplesey (Captain), Mahipal Lomror, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Nadeem, Dinesh Karthik (Wicketkeeper), Anuj Rawat, David Willey, Wayne Parnell, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj.
Playing XI of Lucknow Super Giants- KL Rahul (Captain), Kyle Myers, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Nicholas Pooran (Wicketkeeper), Jaydev Unadkat, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Mark Wood, Ravi Bishnoi.
In their previous match, Kolkata defeated RCB by 81 runs, causing RCB to seek a comeback in their upcoming home game. During the 15th season of IPL, RCB and Kolkata played against each other twice, with RCB winning by 18 runs in the league-level match. Additionally, they faced each other in the Eliminator last year, where Bangalore emerged victorious by a margin of 14 runs.