IPL 2022, Lucknow Super Giants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Eliminator, Highlights: Magnificent hundred from Rajat Patidar takes RCB closer to final | Cricket News – Times of India


KOLKATA: Little-known home bulwark Rajat Patidar actually owned the largest stage of his nascent profession with an impressive hundred that bought Royal Challengers Bangalore inside a sniffing distance of title conflict after out-batting Lucknow Tremendous Giants by 14 runs within the IPL Eliminator on Wednesday.
RCB will meet Rajasthan Royals within the second Qualifier on Friday, which can determine Gujarat Titans’ opposition for Sunday’s remaining

Courtesy Patidar’s 54-ball-112 not out which had 12 fours and 7 large sixes, RCB actually knocked the stuffing out of LSG assault, piling an imposing 207 for 4 in 20 overs.
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For LSG, the one saving grace was Mohsin Khan’s excellent figures of 1 for 25.
In reply, KL Rahul‘s 78 off 59 balls did not make a lot of an affect save beefing his particular person run-tally as LSG completed on 193 for six after 20 overs.
If Patidar’s hundred set it up properly for RCB, no phrases of reward might be sufficient for the good Harshal Patel (4-0-25-1), whose 18th over filled with extensive yorkers and off-cutter variations decisively tilted the match in his workforce’s favour.

As soon as Josh Hazlewood eliminated Rahul within the nineteenth over, RCB workforce in spirit had already boarded the flight to Ahmedabad.
Whereas Rahul helped himself to a few fours and 5 sixes however his 96-run stand with Deepak Hooda (45) did maintain LSG within the struggle a complete of six boundaries in comparison with 14 sixes informed a special story.
Particularly when RCB hit 21 fours other than the 9 maximums they’d of their innings.
There was a section when Rahul’s batting appeared a tad egocentric and it felt as if he was comfortable so long as he bought his 600 runs for the season.
On a day their famed batting duo trio of Faf du Plessis (0), Glenn Maxwell (9) and Virat Kohli (25) did not enthrall a capability Eden crowd, RCB’s No, 3 performed out of his pores and skin as 90 runs got here in fours and sixes off simply 19 balls.
Whereas a lot of the star-studded RCB batters struggled for timing, the 28-year-old regarded easy together with his slices, punches, counter-punches and drives to tower over the remaining.

And to make Patidar’s story extra attention-grabbing, he went unsold on the public sale this season and joined the workforce as alternative after begin when a participant referred to as Luvnith Sisodia was injured.
Had Sisodia been alright, RCB would not have required companies of Patidar, who made 65,000 at Eden Gardens stand on their toes.
He together with Dinesh Karthik (37 not out from 23 balls) placed on a match-turning unbroken partnership of 92 runs from 41 balls as RCB scored 84 runs within the final 5 overs to prop up the overall.
First, he confirmed the glimpses of his stroke-making expertise to slam Krunal Pandya for 3 boundaries and one six contained in the power-play to overshadow Kohli in a 66-run partnership from 46 balls.
Having cruised to his half-century in 28 balls, he took one other 21 balls to achieve his maiden hundred in T20s.
He bought to the landmark pulling Mohsin Khan over sq. leg with a sweet-timing of the bat that summed up his easy keep on the crease.
RCB misplaced three key wickets of a well-set Kohli, Maxwell and Mahipal Lomror within the center overs to see their run-rate drop.
In-form Dinesh Karthik, who has performed the function of a finisher to perfection for RCB this season, additionally survived some anxious moments towards Ravi Bishnoi to begin with.
However Patidar turned it round within the final over Bishnoi when he smacked the ‘googly-man’ for 3 sixes and two fours in succession in an over that learn 1 6 4 6 4 6.
A sloppy LSG additionally helped his trigger as Patidar, who bought reprieves on 59, 72 and 93. After a 40-minute delayed begin on account of dangerous climate, Lucknow bought off to an excellent begin when Mohsin bought RCB skipper Faf du Plessis for a golden duck within the first over.
Having misplaced their skipper early, it was about biding time as Kohil and Patidar opted for a wait-and-watch coverage earlier than the latter broke unfastened towards Krunal Pandya within the final over of the power-play.
Patidar slammed Krunal for 3 boundaries and one six in an over that yielded 20 runs to make it up for his or her sluggish begin and cruise to 52/1 in six overs.


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