Lucknow Tremendous Giants did the appropriate matter by opting to bowl initial in damp and clammy conditions as chasing would be simpler. But little did they count on Rajat Patidar to blow them away with his maiden IPL century.
IPL 2022 Eliminator: LSG vs RCB
The working day obviously belonged to Rajat Patidar (112* off 54 balls) as he was in elegant kind with the ball racing off his bat creating the sweet seem of the ideal get in touch with. The drives, flicks and swiveling sixes had been a deal with to enjoy. On a day where by batsmen like Virat Kohli (25 off 24 balls) and Dinesh Karthik (37* off 23 balls) struggled with timing, Patidar’s knock gets to be much more remarkable.
RCB plundered 85 operates off the very last 30 balls to out a massive complete of 207/4. LSG fielding also were not upto the mark with a few of dropped catches – a single of Dinesh Karthik which the captain could not hold on at mid-off and the other was of Patidar’s catch in deep mid-wicket when he was on 79.
For Lucknow Tremendous Giants, KL Rahul (79 off 58 balls) set a great battle with guidance from Deepak Hooda (45 off 26 balls) but none of the other LSG batters could match upto the scoring rate.
In the finish Josh Hazelwood’s (3 wks for 45 operates) bowling turned out to the heart-breaker for Lucknow.