Royal Challengers Bangalore end the Eliminator jinx. They are through to the Qualifier 2 of IPL 2022. The Faf du Plessis-led team beat Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in the Eliminator by 14 runs to set up a clash against Rajasthan Royals (RR). It was a tense defence for RCB as Luckow stayed in the hunt till the very end.
However, some top-class death bowling from Harshal Patel and Josh Hazlewood saved the day for Bangalore. The duo defended 41 runs in the last three overs to seal the deal for RCB. While Hazlewood took the important wicket of KL Rahul, Patel only conceded 10 runs in the 20th over to help RCB progress to the next round.
Earlier, Rajat Patidar did the job with the bat for RCB. The young batter scored 112* off 54 balls to help his team post a healthy total (207/4). With RCB making it to the semifinals, Twitter erupted in joy. While some praised Hazlewood and Harshal for their disciplined bowling, some reserved high praise for Rajat Patidar. Check out the top reactions from the game here: