TATA IPL 2024: LSG Triumphs Over RCB by 28 Runs; Yadav, de Kock, Pooran Shine

TATA IPL 2024: LSG Triumphs Over RCB by 28 Runs; Yadav, de Kock, Pooran Shine
Mayank Yadav delivered an exceptional pace bowling performance, featuring the season's fastest delivery clocked at 156.7, and secured figures of 3-14, contributing significantly to Lucknow Super Giants' 28-run victory over Royal Challengers Bengaluru in Match 15 of the Indian Premier League 2024 held at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.
The 21-year-old Yadav, who claimed figures of 3-27 in his debut match a"LSG Triumphs Over RCB by 28 Runs; Yadav, de Kock, Pooran Shine"gainst Punjab Kings last Saturday, consistently exceeded the 150kmph mark nine times at the BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium. He delivered a particularly blazing ball, recorded at 155.8 kph, marking the fastest delivery of the current season. Yadav, hailing from the Sonnet Club of Delhi, showcased his pace prowess by touching 156.7 kmph during Tuesday's encounter against Royal Challengers Bengaluru, notably against Cameron Green.
He got the wickets of Glenn Maxwell (0), Cameron Green (9) and Rajat Patidar (29) and with Naveen-Ul-Haq claiming 2-25, Lucknow Super Giants bowled out RCB for 153 in 19.4 overs to win their second win in three matches and moved up to fourth in the standings with four points, the same as Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings, and Gujarat Titans. Rajasthan Royals lead the standings with six points from three matches.
Yadav's heroics came after opener Quinton de Kock had blasted a 56-ball 81 to lay the foundation while Nicholas Pooran hammered five massive sixes in the final two overs of the match in scoring a 21-ball 40 to propel LSG to 181/5 in 20 overs after RCB had applied the brakes in the middle overs.
RCB had got off a good start with Virat Kohli, who had struck back-to-back half-centuries in the tournament so far, striking two boundaries and a six in scoring a 16-ball 22. The former RCB and India captain fell to left-arm spinner Manimaran Siddharth in the fifth over as LSG skipper opened the bowling with left-arm spinners from both ends. Krunal Pandya conceded 10 runs in the only over he bowled but Siddharth finished with 1-21 in the three overs he bowled on Tuesday night.
LSG faced another setback when skipper Faf du Plessis was dismissed due to a brilliant direct throw by Devdutt Padikkal, scoring 19. Yadav then swiftly dismissed Maxwell and Cameron Green, causing RCB's score to plummet to 58/4 in the eighth over. Anuj Rawat (11) and Rajat Patidar (29, 21 balls, 2 fours, 2 sixes) attempted to revive the innings, but both fell rapidly, leaving RCB struggling at 103/6 and on the brink of defeat.
Mahipal Lomror provided a glimmer of hope with some powerful hitting, smashing three massive sixes and an equal number of boundaries to compile a brilliant 39 off just 13 balls. As the innings approached its conclusion, Mohammed Siraj launched consecutive sixes off Ravi Bishnoi's bowling before being caught in a sensational manner by Nicholas Pooran off Naveen-Ul-Haq's delivery on the fourth ball of the final over, leaving RCB on the losing end. While Mayank Yadav was the center of attention for his mesmerizing pace bowling, LSG also excelled in the field, displaying exceptional catching and fielding skills. Devdutt Padikkal contributed with three catches and a run-out, while Nicholas Pooran also took three catches and executed a run-out with a direct hit.
Source: IANS