IPL 2022: Eliminator: Best memes from LSG vs RCB match

IPL 2022: Eliminator: Best memes from LSG vs RCB match

RCB won by 14 runs to seal their date with Rajasthan Royals in the Qualifier 2.

Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

It was a must-win game for both Lucknow Super Giants and Royal Challengers Bangalore in order to keep their hopes of playing the IPL Final alive, as the duo squared off in the Eliminator match of the IPL 2022 playoff. RCB emerged victorious as they took another step forward to get their maiden IPL title as they defeated LSG by 14 runs.

RCB faced a blow when they lost their skipper and opener Faf du Plessis for a golden duck, but Rajat Patidar stepped in and brought some much-needed energy to the innings by steadying the game alongside Virat Kohli (25 off 24). While he continued to lose his teammates at the wrong time and saw his team fall apart from one end to the other, he remained as cool as ice as he batted his way till the end of the innings.

Patidar (112* off 54) accelerated the entire innings and ultimately found an able companion in Dinesh Karthik (37* off 23), who has had a stellar season with RCB. Their unbeaten 92-run partnership propelled RCB to a massive total, thanks to multiple dropped catches by LSG. While LSG bowlers struggled towards the end of the innings, the duo utilized each and every opportunity thrown at them and built up the innings beautifully by adding 84 runs in the final five overs as RCB ended up scoring 207/4.

RCB enter Qualifier 2 by defeating LSG in a crucial game

LSG did not have the dream start to their chase as their in-form opener Quinton de Kock (6 off 5) had to walk back to the pavilion early. He smashed Mohammed Siraj for a six in the first over, but it was the pacer who had the last laugh as he scalped him on the very next ball. A similar scene occurred in the fifth over, when Manan Vohra hit Josh Hazelwood for back-to-back boundaries, but the Aussie planned his delivery to perfection and dismissed Vohra (19 off 11) to stop the havoc.

LSG had compiled 62 runs by the end of the powerplay, courtesy of KL Rahul’s destruction who hit Siraj for 17 runs but meanwhile lost two good batters. RCB’s celebrations did not last long as Deepak Hooda and KL Rahul stitched up a brilliant partnership in the middle to give their team the much-needed impetus. They batted for slightly more than 10 overs and added 96 runs for the third wicket.

Wanindu Hasaranga gave his team the required breakthrough when he sent Hooda (45 off 26) packing in the 15th over. Hazlewood got the pressure off his team when he scalped Rahul (79 off 58) and Krunal Pandya off consecutive deliveries in the penultimate over. Not much scope was given to the LSG batters as RCB defended their total with perfection in order to make their way into the Qualifier 2 and face the Rajasthan Royals.

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