RCB vs LSG, Match 15 IPL 2023 Stats Review: Nicholas Pooran's record half-century, Marcus Stoinis' feat and other stats

LSG registered their highest successful run-chase in IPL.

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A blistering 65-run knock from Marcus Stoinis followed by ruthless 62 off just 19 from Nicholas Pooran helped Lucknow Super Giants edge over RCB by one wicket in a massive 213-run chase at M Chinnasamy Stadium on April 11. 

KL Rahul won the toss and opted to field in match 15 of Indian Premier League 2023 RCB's innings was all about the top three batters. Initially, Virat Kohli and skipper Faf du Plessis got off to a sensational start, toying with the LSG bowlers.

The duo added 96 runs for the first wicket as Kohli registered his 51st fifty-plus score. Spinner Amit Mishra drew the first blood for LSG as he took the wicket of Kohli in the 12th over. Glenn Maxwell then joined the party along with Faf du Plessis, as the duo added a quick-fire century stand, helping RCB post a massive total of 212/2 in 20 overs. 

In response to 212, LSG lost their in-form player Kyle Mayers for a duck ourtesy of a brilliant bowling display from Mohammed Siraj. Deepak Hooda and Krunal Pandya too fell cheaply inside the powerplay as LSG were put in even more trouble at 23/3.

An incredible knock from Marcus Stoinis kept LSG’s hopes alive in the chase. Stoinis registered his fifth IPL half-century, which included six fours and five sixes. Meanwhile, Nicholas Pooran hammered 62 off just 19 with the help of four fours and seven towering maximums at a deadly strike rate of 326.32. However, both the batters were dismissed as RCB made a comeback into the game. Eventually, LSG chased down the target on the final ball of the match.

Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers from Match no. 15 between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Lucknow Super Giants in the Indian Premier League 2023:

213 - LSG registered their highest successful run-chase in IPL. Their previous best was 210 against CSK in 2022.

2 - Nicholas Pooran smashed the second joint-fastest fifty in IPL, tied with Sunil Narine and Yusuf Pathan. 

1000 - Nicholas Pooran completed 1000 runs in IPL.

93.54 -The percentage of runs scored in boundaries by Nicholas Pooran. It is fourth in terms of highest percentage of runs by a batter in boundaries in an IPL innings (minimum 50 runs or more).

Highest % of runs in boundaries in IPL innings:

96.55%- Suresh Raina vs PBKS 2014 

95.38%- Andre Russell vs RCB 2019 

94.12% -KL Rahul PBKS vs DC 2018 

93.54% -Nicholas Pooran vs RCB 2023 

1- Nicholas Pooran registered the fastest fifty for LSG, bettering Kyle Mayers' record (21 balls against CSK).

5 - This match saw the fifth instance of three batters scoring more than fifty runs in an IPL innings. 

Top three batters scoring 50 or more runs for a team in an IPL innings:

Mahela Jayawardene (55), Virender Sehwag (73) & Kevin Pietersen (50*) -DC vs MI (2012)

David Warner (51), Shikhar Dhawan (77), Kane Williamson (54*) -SRH vs PBKS(2017)

Shubman Gill (76), Chris Lynn (54), Andre Russell (80*) - KKR vs MI (2019)

Yashasvi Jaiswal (54), Jos Buttler (54), Sanju Samson (55) -RR vs SRH (2023)

Virat Kohli (61), Faf du Plessis (79*), Glenn Maxwell (59) -RCB vs LSG (2023)

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