Match Details

LSG vs RCB 15th Match, IPL 2023

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Lucknow Super Giants won by 1 wicket 🏆
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A Khan Logo
A Khan Jersy



A Khan
4s: 0
6s: 0
R Bishnoi Logo
R Bishnoi Jersy
4s: 0
6s: 0
H Patel Logo
H Patel Jersy



H Patel

Econ: 12.00
18th Over:
= 9
Last Over:
= 10
This Over:
= 5
LSGLSG - 2nd Innings
6 Over 5837
10 Over 7391
15 Over 143171
RCBRCB - 1st Innings
6 Over 5456
10 Over 9287
15 Over 139137
20 Over 201212


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Incredible incredible game with a tense finish comes to an end and here's the time where I, Ninaad Dixit bid you goodbyes on behalf of my co-commentators Ayan Chatterjee, AkshayaKrishna Polya and scorer Paras Yadav. Thank you for joining in for the coverage and stay tuned for more cricketing action from around the world.
Nicholas Pooran (Player of the Match): "First of all thanks to all mighty. I dedicate this to my wife and the new boy. I think the plan was simple. Stoinis kept us in the chase. The wicket was nice to bat on and we need to execute the plans. It was a good batting wicket. It did not matter whom was I facing. Backed my instincts and wanted to win games for my team. Working hard on that. Was disappointed to get out at the last moment. It was a frustrating last few years, but I have gotten over it and now enjoying myself and want to keep enjoying going forward. By that, I will perform for my team going forward."   
Player of the Match: Nicholas Pooran
KL Rahul (LSG Captain): "When you are chasing 210 + you need to go hard. Sometimes you lose wickets but the ball was swinging a bit early for them and got wickets. That puts some pressure on you but the way Stoin and Pooran played was brilliant. The reason we have got 2 points here is because of the way they batted.

Not ideal. I want to score more runs and I think I score more runs, the strike rate goes up. We have played a couple of games in tough wickets in Lucknow. Today we lost 3 wickets so I look at the situation and I felt like I did the right thing and if I could have carried on and stayed there till the end and stayed with Nicky, could've won the game a lot easier. Once I get some good knocks under my belt I'll start feeling good and that will go up.

In T20s number 5, 6 and 7 are the most important batting positions. That's where the most games are won, at least the crunch games. Yes the top order will do bulk of the scoring in top tournaments like these but its those boys who really win you games and win you big games and that's why we invested in power in Stoin and Pooran and Ayush is coming of his own. He is a youngster and is learning the art of finishing games. He has done that a couple of times already this season. He's done that a couple of times last season as well. He's growing into that role and really excited about him becoming better in that position and that'd mean our team gets that power."
Active Catch of the Match: Marcus Stoinis
Longest Six Hit in the Match: Faf du Plessis (115m)
Most Fours Hit in the Match: Marcus Stoinis
Most Valuable Player of the Match: Marcus Stoinis
Game Changer of the Match: Faf du Plessis
Electric Striker of the Match: Nicholas Pooran
11:50 PM IST | Time for post-match presentations...
Marcus Stoinis (Lucknow Super Giants): "Not really. It was a beautiful pitch. We were 3/20. I was attacking and then had to play conservatively. The impact player rule has made sure that I don't have to bowl much. So, the rule change is the reason. Nice to contribute to the team. We haven't won away from home. Good to win and contribute to the team. 

It's a good wicket. We bowled well at the powerplay. The way Virat was batting was amazing. But we did well and the spinners of ours pulled it back. So, we knew this was chaseable. The ground history says that 200 is the par score here. Happy to win here since it's an away win for us."  
Faf du Plessis (Royal Challengers Bangalore Captain): "Disappointed! They played really well in the middle overs but we came back really well in the end. With 1 run needed off 1 ball, I fancied our chances with a run-out.

Yeah, it was not an easy wicket to bat on earlier. It was quite drier and made life difficult for stroke makers. But as the match progressed, the pitch became easier for batting and you saw, how Stoinis and Pooran batted. Pooran never missed the middle of the bat. He took the game away from us.

It is hard to defend here at Chinnaswamy and you saw it again. They put us under pressure earlier by smashing one of our premier bowlers- Harshal Patel. He went for a few runs in his first two overs. It was one of those days when you are scratchy. I struggled earlier and I felt that I got into the groove in the 12th over to get my flow back."
11:32 PM IST | If you think Rinku Singh's finish last evening was the most thrilling encounter of the season, then have a look here! A thrilling finish which had everything! The game was swinging faster than a pendulum but the Lucknow Super Giants have registered another win, this time by 1 wicket on the last ball of the match!

Excellent batting performances from Nicholas Pooran, Marcus Stoinis and later from Ayush Badoni in the later stages got LSG back in the game with Mohammed Siraj bowling at his best kept the home team in the hunt. But it was only the second occasion in IPL history where a team has won by 1 wicket off the final ball.

On a well known chasing track, LSG won the toss earlier in the evening and invited RCB to have a bat. Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis played brilliantly, making full use of the field restrictions and added 96 runs for the opening stand with Kohli scoring his 46th IPL fifty on the way.

Then in came Glenn Maxwell at number 3, who tried to hit the ball powerfully straightaway. To add more joy to the home crowd, Faf du Plessis broke the shackles and joined the party, smashing Ravi Bishnoi out of the park for 115m six to complete his 27th IPL fifty. RCB went to 200 from 150 in just 15 deliveries.

Maxwell blistered his way through to his maiden IPL fifty on his home ground for RCB scoring 59 off just 29 balls including 3 fours and 6 sixes and added 115 runs with du Plessis before getting out on the penultimate ball of the innings.

Apart from Mark Wood, no one's bowling figures looked impressive. He bowled a maiden over in his four overs and went for 32 runs with a wicket added to it. Amit Mishra who was substituted yet again, bowled half his spell beautifully but was hit for a six and a four to finish with 1/18 in 2 overs.

Mohammed Siraj provided RCB with a solid start bowling Kyle Mayers for a three-ball duck in the very first over with Wayne Parnell making a comeback in the league after 2014 picking up 2 quick wickets to send Deepak Hooda and Krunal Pandya back.

Rahul took his time and played slowly as Marcus Stoinis came in and played a whirlwind knock of 65 in just 30 balls hitting 6 fours and 5 sixes adding 76 runs for the 4th wicket with the skipper before getting out to the impact player Karn Sharma.

Nicholas Pooran was the next batter to take the crease and knocked off straight away starting with a six and hit 7 of them with 4 fours to register this season's quickest half century getting to the mark in just 15 balls. Rahul was soon out lofting one to Kohli against the bowling of Siraj and scored just 18 in 20. Pooran reached 62 in 18 balls and departed on the very next delivery trying to go big against Siraj.

Ayush Badoni, the impact player played a stellar knock under pressure hitting 30 in 24 balls and hit his final ball over the fence over fine leg but couldn't control the stroke and was out hitwicket, the first batter to get dismissed in this fashion in the ongoing season.

With 7 runs to win in 8 balls, there was another twist in the tale as 2 wickets fell in the final over in form of Mark Wood and Jaydev Unadkat but Avesh Khan and Ravi Bishnoi kept their nerve and stole a bye on the final dramatic ball which also involved a run out attempt at the non striker's end but finally the LSG tailenders sealed the win with the fourth biggest chase in the history of IPL. It was also the fifth occasion when the RCB bowlers have failed to defend a total of more than 200 runs.
Lucknow Super Giants
Ravi Bishnoi
Avesh Khan
Harshal Patel
Dear! What a finish! Dinesh Karthik fumbled behind the stumps and gave the batters time to sneak a bye! Avesh Khan scampers hard and throws his helmet down to the turf as he gets fired up.
19.6 H Patel to A Khan
1b Back of a length slower ball here, Avesh swings and misses. Dinesh Karthik fails to take the ball cleanly and they get the bye here. They sneak in here as the match is completed. LSG wins the game by 1 wicket off the final ball to collect two crucial points here. 
A run out at the non striker's end has been attempted! Harshal missed on the first chance and overran, then puts in the direct hit. Umpire calls it not out.
Avesh Khan strides out in the middle as the number 11 batter. He can smack the ball hard but doesn't have to. Harshal Patel has a big test ahead of him to execute one great ball. Faf has asked David Willey to stand just behind the non striker's stumps at short mid on. But he has been taken off.