Introduction of LSG defeated RCB

One more defeat for RCB. Well, this is not something new for RCB or the RCB fans. However, this time they got beaten at their home ground. LSG defeated RCB by 28 runs at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. Well, RCB management should think about the kind of strategy they are using that is producing this kind of results. RCB has enough talent in their team (except the bowling line-up). However, why are they not able to make it? Let’s get into the details of the match to get a more clear view of this match. Read the blog and keep following to get all the sports updates on time.

What are the details about the match?

Yesterday, LSG & RCB was scheduled to play the 15th match of the IPL 2024. This was the 3rd franchise match for LSG and 4th franchise match for RCB. The venue of the match was M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.

Who won the toss?

RCB won the toss and opted to bowl first. However, LSG scored 181/5 in 20 overs while RCB scored 153 in 19.4 overs.

Let’s focus on the match details:

RCB won the toss and opted for bowl first. LSG posted a target of 182 runs for RCB. RCB went to the batting in the second innings of the match &  Royal Challengers were all out at 153 runs.

 In yesterday’s match, the batting order of RCB fell like fragile architecture. RCB lost Virat Kohli (22), Glenn Maxwell (0), Faf du Plessis (19), and Cameron Green (9) within a span of just 8 overs.

However, Rajat Patidar and Mahipal Lomror tried to take control of the situation but it didn’t work.  Rajat Patidar scored 29 runs and Mahipal Lomror scored 33 runs.  However, after this, they could not stand the pace of Mayank Yadava and Yash Thakur. By 19.4 over, the RCB was packed up at 153 runs.

In the bowling department of RCB, Glenn Maxwell clinched two crucial wickets.

Now come to the main part of the day, it was the Mayank Yadav. For LSG, Mayank Yadav took three wickets. For three wickets he gave just 14 runs only. Apart from, Mayank  Naveen-ul-Haq two wickets, while Yash Thakur and Marcus Stoinis picked one each respectively.

Mayank won the Player of the Match title even for his terrific performance. Well, this is the second POTM title for Mayank. He won the Player of the Match title in his debut match and then this was his second match. In the second match, he won the 2nd consecutive POTM. Well, what a performance Mayank. We hope that he will continue this form and will play for Team India soon.

Earlier, Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) scored 181/5 after 20 overs. Quinton de Kock slammed a wonderful 81, while Vice Captain Nicholas Pooran provided some acceleration in the death overs.

RCB vs LSG Playing XI:

Lucknow Super Giants Playing XI: KL Rahul(C), Quinton de Kock(Wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Ravi Bishnoi, Yash Thakur, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mayank Yadav

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Playing XI: Faf du Plessis(C), Virat Kohli, Cameron Green, Glenn Maxwell, Rajat Patidar, Dinesh Karthik, Anuj Rawat(Wk), Reece Topley, Mayank Dagar, Mohammed Siraj, Yash Dayal

Mayank Yadav: A star in the making

In yesterday’s match, Mayank Yadav bowled with a speed of 156.7kph. This was the fastest ball of IPL 2024 as Mayank rewrote the record books with his blistering pace. The ball was almost in the air and the batter had no choice except to watch that. Actually, a batter needs to surrender when a bowler does his job in this way.

Well, this is not the first time that Myank did bowling at this speed. In his debut match, he delivered 9 bowls at this speed. In his debut match, he took three crucial wickets and conceded only 27 runs, leading LSG to their first win of the season against Punjab Kings. His performance was so impressive that it caught the attention of cricket legends like Brett Lee and Dale Steyn, who praised the young Indian pacer for his raw pace and potential.

Post-match scenario:

LSG skipper KL Rahul shared his thoughts on the win after the conclusion of the game as he praised the all-round performance from his side.

“Overall it was a really good performance,” Rahul began.

“The wicket was a bit tricky and there was some help for the seamers. Quinton got us off to a good start. We were 10-15 runs ahead of what we needed to be. The talk was about using the wicket and not the yorkers. It’s important to stay calm,” he explained.

Just like us, Rahul also can’t stop praising Mayank.

“So happy to see Mayank bowl the way he’s been bowling. He’s waited patiently for a year. He is working really hard and he is really professional. He has a great temperament,” the skipper said.

Data shows that LSG has won the matches where they batted first, which is just the opposite of the T20 format.

“Bowling first has been the trend in T20 cricket. If I have a look at our record, it speaks differently,” Rahul said.

“The good thing I am doing is losing the toss,” he joked.

“If we get bowled out, if the opposition blasts out, there’s something to go back and look at,” he added.

LSG opened the 2024 campaign with a loss against Rajasthan Royals but made a strong comeback with two wins on the bounce since.

“It’s okay to lose sometimes, the first game was one such game, and we have bounced back really well. This is how we play our cricket,” Rahul added.

“Powerplay bowling has always been a question mark, trying to fix that. We’ve gone spin this game, a very obvious match-up against RCB which worked. We’ll try to find ways to get wickets in the powerplay,” the LSG captain concluded.

Final words: LSG defeated RCB

Mayank will be a giant of this field if he keeps playing like this. We are hoping the best for Mayank & for LSG. Keep following to get all the sports updates on time.