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RCB vs LSG, 43rd Match at Lucknow, IPL, May 01 2023 - Match Result

RESULT
43rd Match (N), Lucknow, May 01, 2023, Indian Premier League

RCB won by 18 runs

Player Of The Match
44 (40)
faf-du-plessis
Cricinfo's MVP
74.48 ptsImpact List
krishnappa-gowtham
Match centre 
Scores: @Thilak_Rama | Comms: Shashwat Kumar
Scorecard summary
Royal Challengers Bangalore 126/9(20 overs)
31 (30)
2/21 (4)
Lucknow Super Giants 108/10(19.5 overs)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
LSG74.4823(13)37.6753.221/101.0821.26
RCB61.672(2)1.911.922/203.359.75
LSG58.395(10)3.241.022/213.0857.37
RCB53.9544(40)51.3253.95--0
LSG46.3919(30)14.888.92/212.4737.5

12:01am Phew, that brings us to the end of tonight's coverage. It was filled with drama throughout and once the contest ended, tempers threatened to spill over too. But as far as the cricket is concerned, it was a massive win for RCB, and one that has taken them level on points with CSK, RR and of course, LSG. Hope you enjoyed our coverage as much as we enjoyed bringing it to you. Until next time, this is me (Shashwat) signing off on behalf of Raghav, Thilak and everyone else at ESPNcricinfo. Goodbye, goodnight and take care!

Faf du Plessis, the Royal Challengers Bangalore captain is also the Player of the Match: (On the surface) Complete opposites (comparing it to Bengaluru). To have a fifty partnership in the first six overs was a match-winning partnership in the end. (Decision to bat first) Batting first was important. They had four spinners but it looked like right through, playing spin was hard work. It is a little bit easier for a captain, at the Chinnaswamy, it feels like the ball is going everywhere (smiles). I would have liked 135. In my mind, that was a really good score and we were going towards that score. Once again, if you come in on this pitch, it is really tough to score. Said to the boys that if we get two or three early wickets, it would be hard for them. I am super happy for Karn. One of those guys who does the hard work all the time but does not get the recognition. Playing at Chinnaswamy is tough for a leg-spinner. Unbelievable from him tonight. We have missed Hazlewood's experience. Someone like him brings so much calmness and composure. Nice way to ease him into the competition.

Krunal Pandya, Lucknow Super Giants stand-in captain: We did pretty well in the first half restricting them. It was a great team effort. Really happy with how we have bowled this tournament. 126, at the start of the game, we would have taken. But we just could not execute our plans. (On Rahul's injury) It is a sad thing. He pulled his hip flexor, I guess. I do not know how bad it is. The medical team will assess it.

Josh Hazlewood: (On how it felt returning after long) It has been a long while. Excited more than nervous. It is great to be back here, in front of some good fans. The bowlers really turned up and finished off really well at the end. The wicket was quite slow. The spinners played a huge part for both teams. A few more (runs) would have been nice (smiles). It was super loud for both teams. A few of our guys are quite passionate so it gets the crowd up.

11:38pm Wow, that was some game. At the half-way stage, it felt that RCB were just a little short. But as it turned out, they came home with room to spare. Siraj and Hazlewood set the tone in the powerplay, with Maxwell also picking up the crucial wicket of Krunal. LSG then tried to counter-attack but that ploy fell flat on its face, with Pooran and Stoinis getting out while trying to clear the fence. The run-outs did not help either and RCB were professional enough to seal the deal towards the end. This win, by the way, has taken RCB level on points with LSG, who might be left ruing what was a very presentable opportunity.

19.5
W
Harshal to Mishra, OUT

that will be that! RCB win by 18 runs! Slower delivery on a length on leg stump. Mishra is at least a week early into his attempted lofted stroke and somehow skews it towards the keeper. Karthik settles under it and completes the catch, handing RCB their fifth win this season!

Amit Mishra c †Karthik b Patel 19 (30b 2x4 0x6 42m) SR: 63.33

Two legitimate deliveries and RCB will be home

19.4
Harshal to Mishra, no run

dug into the track on leg stump. Mishra backs away and slaps it towards deep point. No run taken again!

Three sixes and we go into a Super Over

19.3
4
Harshal to Mishra, FOUR runs

gets it away for four! Low full toss at the stumps. Mishra walks across his stumps very early and laps it nicely over short fine leg

19.2
Harshal to Mishra, no run

back of a length delivery outside off stump. Mishra takes a step down the track and flat-bats it towards long off. Rahul thinks about walking down to the other end before deciding against it

19.1
Harshal to Mishra, no run

slower delivery on a back of a length outside off stump. Mishra has a hack at it and squirts it off the inside edge towards short fine leg

23 needed off six balls. Mishra and Rahul need to find a way to get the skipper back on strike. Harshal to bowl the final over.

end of over 198 runs • 1 wicket
LSG: 104/9CRR: 5.47 RRR: 23.00 • Need 23 from 6b
KL Rahul0 (3b)
Amit Mishra15 (25b 1x4)
Josh Hazlewood 3-0-15-2
Harshal Patel 3-0-16-0
18.6
Hazlewood to Rahul, no run

short and wide outside off stump. Rahul hits it straight to the fielder at cover point. No run, and Mishra will be on strike for the final over

18.6
1nb
Hazlewood to Rahul, (no ball)

full and wide outside off stump. Rahul leaves it alone and the umpire decides to indulge in a bit of exercise. RCB have reviewed this, though! But hang on, before all of that happens, this has been called a No ball! Oh my, drama at Lucknow!

18.5
Hazlewood to Rahul, no run

back of a length delivery outside off stump. Rahul sits deep in his crease and hacks it towards deep mid wicket

Right. Rahul is here. LSG need 24 off 8. Four sixes off Rahul's bat will get the job done for them

18.4
W
Hazlewood to Naveen-ul-Haq, OUT

edged and taken! Dug into the track outside off stump. Naveen tries to use the pace and ramp it over the keeper's head. He gets bat on it but only manages a very faint tickle that Karthik snaps up with the minimal of fuss!

Naveen-ul-Haq c †Karthik b Hazlewood 13 (13b 2x4 0x6 20m) SR: 100
18.3
4
Hazlewood to Naveen-ul-Haq, FOUR runs

how has he gotten that there?! Very full delivery outside off stump. Naveen looks for the reverse lap and somehow, off the toe-end of the bat, gets it past short fine leg for four!

18.2
2
Hazlewood to Naveen-ul-Haq, 2 runs

back of a length delivery outside off stump. Naveen sits deep in his crease and slices it over extra cover for a couple of runs

18.1
1
Hazlewood to Mishra, 1 run

short and outside off stump. Mishra comes down the track and chips it towards deep point for just another single

Hazlewood is back. LSG need 31 off 12

end of over 189 runs
LSG: 96/8CRR: 5.33 RRR: 15.50 • Need 31 from 12b
Amit Mishra14 (24b 1x4)
Naveen-ul-Haq7 (10b 1x4)
Harshal Patel 3-0-16-0
Mohammed Siraj 3-0-24-1
17.6
1
Harshal to Mishra, 1 run

slower delivery on a back of a length on off stump. Mishra waits in his crease and punches it towards deep point for a single

17.5
1
Harshal to Naveen-ul-Haq, 1 run

yorker slanted into the pads. Naveen digs it out and Mishra is alert enough to scamper across to the other end

17.4
4
Harshal to Naveen-ul-Haq, FOUR runs

shot! Back of a length delivery outside off stump. Naveen marches down the track, gets on top of the bounce and crunches it over extra cover for four! Almost cleared the fence there!

17.3
1
Harshal to Mishra, 1 run

full toss on middle and leg stump. Mishra tugs it away towards deep backward square leg for just a single

17.2
1lb
Harshal to Naveen-ul-Haq, 1 leg bye

very full delivery outside off stump. Naveen shuffles across and misses his flick. The ball, though, deflects off his toe into the off side for a leg bye

17.1
1
Harshal to Mishra, 1 run

slower yorker outside off stump. Mishra dangles his bat and chips it towards extra cover for a single

end of over 178 runs
LSG: 87/8CRR: 5.11 RRR: 13.33 • Need 40 from 18b
Naveen-ul-Haq2 (7b)
Amit Mishra11 (21b 1x4)
Mohammed Siraj 3-0-24-1
Wanindu Hasaranga 4-0-20-1
16.6
Siraj to Naveen-ul-Haq, no run

full and fired into the pads. Naveen does not get bat on it as the ball squirts off the inside edge towards the keeper. Siraj gives Naveen a bit of a stare-down and then throws the ball into the stumps at the batter's end

16.6
1nb
Siraj to Naveen-ul-Haq, (no ball)

short and down the leg side. Naveen ducks underneath it and this time, the square leg umpire calls it a No ball because this is the second bouncer above the batter's shoulder. RCB, though, have reviewed this! But the call stands. Free hit coming up for Naveen!

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
F du Plessis
44 runs (40)
1 four1 six
Productive shot
flick
12 runs
0 four0 six
Control
73%
V Kohli
31 runs (30)
3 fours0 six
Productive shot
flick
8 runs
0 four0 six
Control
73%
Best performances - bowlers
Naveen-ul-Haq
O
4
M
0
R
30
W
3
ECO
7.5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
JR Hazlewood
O
3
M
0
R
15
W
2
ECO
5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
Match details
Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
TossRoyal Challengers Bangalore, elected to bat first
Series
Season2023
Player Of The Match
Match days01 May 2023 - night (20-over match)
LSG Player Replacement
Impact player in out (1st innings, 19.6 ov)
RCB Player Replacement
Impact player in out (2nd innings, 9.6 ov)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsRoyal Challengers Bangalore 2, Lucknow Super Giants 0
Language
English
Win Probability
RCB 100%
RCBLSG
100%50%100%RCB InningsLSG Innings

Over 20 • LSG 108/10

Amit Mishra c †Karthik b Patel 19 (30b 2x4 0x6 42m) SR: 63.33
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TEAMMWLPTNRR
GT14104200.809
CSK1485170.652
LSG1485170.284
MI148616-0.044
RR1477140.148
RCB1477140.135
KKR146812-0.239
PBKS146812-0.304
DC145910-0.808
SRH144108-0.590