IPL 2022: In the Eliminator match held on Wednesday night in IPL, Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) were face to face. In this match, RCB defeated LSG by 14 runs. Batting first, RCB made a mammoth score of 207 runs thanks to the brilliant innings of Rajat Patidar (112) and Dinesh Karthik (37). In response, the LSG team also chased down the target strongly but could only score 193 runs in the allotted overs. What were the major reasons for the defeat of LSG in this match, understand here..
1. Dropping the catch of Dinesh Karthik: When Dinesh Karthik was batting after scoring 2 runs off 6 balls, his catch was dropped by Lucknow captain KL Rahul. This catch was missed on the fifth ball of the 15th over of the match. After this Dinesh Karthik played 17 more balls and scored 35 runs. In this way, Karthik remained unbeaten on 37 runs in 23 balls. His quick innings helped RCB to cross 200.
2. Dropping the catch of Rajat Patidar: LSG had a good chance to dismiss Rajat Patidar on the third ball of the 16th over of RCB’s innings but Deepak Hooda dropped the catch. Rajat was playing after scoring 72 runs off 40 balls at that time. After the release of this catch, Rajat scored 40 runs in 14 balls in a quick manner. Had Hooda caught this catch of Rajat at that time, RCB could have been put under pressure and could have been prevented from scoring big.
3. Amazing of RCB bowlers in death overs: Despite all the mistakes in fielding during RCB’s batting, Lucknow’s team could have won this match. At one time, Lucknow needed only 41 runs from 18 balls, while its 7 wickets were in hand. Here RCB bowlers Harshal Patel and Jos Hazlewood did not allow Lucknow to score the required runs while bowling strong. In the death overs, Harshal gave only 17 runs in two overs and took one wicket, while Hazlewood returned the pavilion to two batsmen after spending 9 runs in an over. In this way, both these bowlers wrote the prayer of winning RCB in the last over.