Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Lucknow Super Giants by 18 runs with the help of a terrific 96-run knock from skipper Faf du Plessis and a four-wicket haul with the ball from Josh Hazlewood. Initially, RCB were struggling as Chameera picked 2 wickets in 2 balls in the first over of the match but a cameo from Glenn Maxwell and a Solid knock from Faf du Plessis helped RCB to post a total of 181/6 on board.
In reply, Lucknow batters failed to play big knocks. Krunal Pandya was the lone warrior for the franchise. In the end, Hitters like Marcus Stoinis and Jason Holder couldn’t finish the game for them.
Numbers and Stats from RCB vs LSG game:
4 – Virat Kohli was dismissed on golden duck for 4th time in IPL.
4/25 – Josh Hazlewood recorded his best bowling figures of 4/25 in IPL. This was also his first four-wicket haul in the tournament.
Josh Hazlewood best bowling figure in IPL:
4/25 vs LSG in Mumbai-DY Patil, 2022
3/24 vs SRH in Sharjah, 2021
3/28 vs DC in Mumbai, 2022
5 – RCB have won the first 5 out of their 7 games in an IPL season for the third time in a row after 2020 & 2021.
10 – KL Rahul became the 10th Indian player to complete 6000 runs in T20 Cricket. Also, he remains to be the fastest Indian to reach the milestone of 6000 runs.
74 – Harshal Patel surpasses Vinay Kumar to become 2nd leading wicket-taker for RCB.
Most wickets for RCB in IPL:
Yuzvendra Chahal – 139
Harshal Patel – 74
Vinay Kumar – 72
Zaheer Khan – 49
Mohammed Siraj – 46
96 – Faf du Plessis recorded his joint-highest score (96) in IPL.
Faf du Plessis’ highest score in IPL:
96 vs PBKS in Mohali, 2019
96 vs LSG in Mumbai-DY Patil, 2022
95 vs KKR in Mumbai, 2021
88 vs PBKS in Mumbai-DY Patil, 2022
87* vs PBKS in Dubai, 2020
210 – Dinesh Karthik has a batting average of 210 in IPL 2022 at S.R of 205.88 from 7 innings. So far, he has been dismissed only once in this season.
Dinesh Karthik’s scores in IPL 2022:
32*(14) vs PBKS in Mumbai-DY Patil
14*(7) vs KKR in Mumbai-DY Patil
44*(23) vs RR in Mumbai
7*(2) vs MI in Pune
34(14) vs CSK in Mumbai-DY Patil
66*(34) vs DC in Mumbai
13*(8) vs LSG in Mumbai-DY Patil