RCB vs LKN Dream11: Royal Challengers Bangalore and Lucknow Super Giants played out a classic encounter that ended in a win for the Lucknow franchise. RCB scored a massive total of 212 runs in the first innings. However, they failed to defend the target and suffered back-to-back defeats. Marcus Stoinis led the chase and then Nicholas Pooran took over. In the end, Lucknow won the match by 1 wicket. We now look at the key performances and the turning point of the game.
Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis opened the innings for RCB. Jaydev Unadkat bowled the first over and only conceded 4 runs. Kohli then took over the charge and RCB went on to score 59 runs in the first six overs. Virat scored 42 runs in just 25 balls. After the powerplay, LSG brought on spinners and Virat’s strike rate also went down a bit. He eventually got out after making 61 runs in 44 balls. His innings included 4 fours and 4 sixes. RCB were 96-1 in 11.3 overs. Kohli scored 95 Dream11 points and 87 came from his batting.
Faf du Plessis taking the charge
Faf du Plessis struggled in the powerplay and only scored 12 runs in 11 balls. He was on 31 runs of 25 balls when Virat Kohli was sent to the pavilion. The former South African captain went on to score 79 runs in just 46 balls. His innings included five sixes and five fours. Faf went on to score the most number of points on Dream11. His tally was at 120 points, with 112 coming from his batting.
Maxwell finds his touch
Glenn Maxwell hasn’t been in the best of forms lately. However, the Australian international made his mark by scoring 59 runs in just 29 balls. The 34-year-old hit 3 fours and 6 sixes. He scored 92 points in Dream11.
Lucknow Super Giants bowlers struggled throughout their innings. Jaydev Unadkat bowled two overs. In the first over, he conceded 4 runs and in the second over he went for 23 runs. Avesh Khan had the most expensive figures of 53 runs in 4 overs. Mark Wood and Amit Mishra took one wicket each. The Englishman bowled a maiden over and conceded 35 runs in his four overs. He was the best bowler on the side.
Second innings- RCB bowlers taking the charge
Mohammad Siraj took the new ball and sent Kyle Mayers back to the dressing room by bowling him out for a duck on the third ball. Deepak Hooda joined KL Rahul and he too went out cheaply for 9 runs. Wayne Parnell took his wicket. Krunal Pandya came to the crease and was sent to the pavilion after just 2 balls. Once again Parnell showed his experience. Marcus Stoinis joined his captain in the middle and changed the course of the match.
Stoinis shows his power
Another Australian who was struggling for form was Marcus Stoinis. He changed the game for his side after scoring 65 runs in just 30 balls. KL Rahul was struggling at the other end and Stoinis was timing the ball superbly. He hit 6 fours and 5 sixes and had a strike rate of 216.67 at the end of the match. Karn Sharma was the impact player and he took Stoinis’ wicket. LKN were 99-4 in 104 overs.
Pooran and Badoni taking away the game
Marcus Stoinis’ dismissal was followed by another dismissal. This time KL Rahul gave his wicket to Siraj. Lucknow were reduced to 105-5 in 11.1 overs. Nicholas Pooran and impact player, Ayush Badoni were in the middle. The West Indian international scored 62 runs in just 19 balls and took the game away from RCB. His innings included 4 fours and 7 sixes. He eventually lost his wicket at the end of the 17th over. LKN were 189-6 and required 24 runs from the last 3 overs. Harshal Patel was given the last over and he had to defend 5 runs. Patel took 2 wickets in the over but was unable to stop LKN from chasing the target. In the end, LKN won the match by 1 wicket.
This was a thrilling encounter between these two teams. LKN chased a massive target and earned a well-deserving win.
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