LSG vs RCB, 15th Match at Bengaluru, IPL, Apr 02 2024 - Match Result

15th Match (N), Bengaluru, April 02, 2024, Indian Premier League

LSG won by 28 runs

Player Of The Match
Cricinfo's MVP
117.03 ptsImpact List
Match centre 
Scores: Chandan Duorah | Comms: @bose_abhimanyu
Scorecard summary
Lucknow Super Giants 181/5(20 overs)
Royal Challengers Bengaluru 153/10(19.4 overs)
2/25 (3.4)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
I. Runs
B. Impact
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
RCB69.160(2)- 1.29- 3.472/232.9672.63

11.35pm So that's that. Two player-of-the-match awards in his first two IPL games and we know Mayank Yadav can end up doing special things. Of course he is today's star. But there were contributions as well from Quinton de Kock and Nicholas Pooran with the bat, and Devdutt Padikkal in the field as LSG handed a bit of a thrashing to RCB. Lomror's 13-ball 33 was probably the only bright spark from RCB's batting, and maybe Rajat Patidar finding some form. But they know they need to really turn things around after losing three of their first four games - and two of them at home! That's all the action from today. On behalf of Himanshu, Chandan and everyone else here at ESPNcricinfo, this is Abhimanyu signing off. Goodnight!

11.25pm Time for the presentation ceremony. As you wait, you can read a little more about this IPL's biggest sensation, courtesy Nagraj Gollapudi.

The player of the match is of course, none other than Mayank Yadav, for the second game in a row. Here's what he has to say: "I feel very good, winning two POTM awards, but I am happier that we won both the matches. My aim is to play for India as much as possible. So I feel this is just the start and my main goal is what I am focussed on. [Favourite wicket?] Cameron Green's. I think to bowl at this speed, a lot of things are important. Diet, sleep, training. If you bowl fast, you have to be perfect in a lot of things. So right now I focus a lot on my diet and recovery."

LSG captain, KL Rahul: "It was overall a really good performance. Very obvious that the wicket was a bit tricky. Slightly on the sticky side. Having said that, Quinton gave us a really good start and by the time the opposition found the right lengths to bowl we had got ahead of the game. They bowled really well in the back end. So yeah, the chat was to use the wicket. Not to bowl yorkers, and to stay calm and not fall under pressure. [On keeping to Mayank Yadav] Yeah one ball hit me really hard but so happy to see Mayank bowl the way he has in the last couple of games. Quietly waited for two seasons because of injury but he has been working very hard. He understands bowling 155kph is not easy. It's great seeing him bowl that fast from behind the stumps. [On defending totals] Every time I come to the ground and we have our meetings and the coach or analysts asks me what I want to do if we win the toss, I always want to say bowl first, but if I have a look at our record, it speaks differently. The good thing I'm doing is losing tosses as that really helps as I end up batting first so even if we lose no one can blame me for making the wrong decision [chuckles]. Unless we are getting bowled out or the opposition has blasted us out of the game, we can go back and look at our strategies. But it's okay to lose a few, doesn't mean we are a bad team. We bounced back really well from the first game. Powerplay bowling has been a big question for us so we are trying to fix that. If we can get a wicket or two. We went with spin today which is a very obvious matchup against RCB. We'll keep seeing how we can get better as a team."

Raghavendhra: "First time team has been all out in an innings this season."

11.10pm Mayank Yadav, in two consecutive matches, has turned it around for LSG. 182 looked like a very chaseable target at the Chinnaswamy but an electric spell of raw pace and great accuracy means that LSG record a comfortable victory! Mayank took three for fourteen, including the big wickets of Maxwell and Green, as he regularly breached the 150kph mark, including the fastest delivery of the season at 156.7kph. LSG targeted Kohli and du Plessis by bowling three overs of left-arm spin right at the start and it did account for Kohli's wicket after he got a quick start. But after that, it was all downhill for the hosts who slump to back-to-back defeats at Chinnaswamy.

QDK: "Normally batting first here is quite difficult. You never know what kind of score is enough. I thought 180 wasn't enough. [On the pitch] The ball was holding in the pitch and bouncing and I couldn't play as freely. I had to control the innings and bat for longer. We lost wickets at bad times so I had to bat longer. [On Mayank Yadav] Glad to have him in our team. He is bowling rockets at the moment. He is keeping things simple. Youngsters bowling express pace can get caught up trying different things. [On Pooran's knock] That's why he's paid the big bucks I guess! When I'm playing anywhere in the world, as an opener I have to figure out my conditions. Anywhere we bat we always get different conditions. Even if you play in the same stadium, it's never the same"

Faf du Plessis: "[On dropping QDK and Pooran] Mistakes like that can really cost you. [On facing Mayank Yadav] As with any new young fast bowler, it's an action you haven't faced before and he has the pace behind it. His pace was great but more impressive was his ability to control length and bowl with discipline. It's pace combined with accuracy. [On the target] I didn't think we were very good tonight with our bowling. Lot of mistakes in the powerplay. We gave some easy boundaries. We bowled some really good death overs to bring them back. But then you need partnerships. As basic as that. And we never got that. Disappointing, but we need some strong characters in that dressing room to put their hands up."

Naveen-ul-Haq to Siraj, OUT

Oh, Nicholas Pooran you beauty! Siraj lofts Naveen straight down the ground, Pooran runs across from long-on and throws himself at it and holds on tumbling forward. And LSG have bowled RCB out to register a 28-run win!

Mohammed Siraj c Pooran b Naveen-ul-Haq 12 (8b 0x4 2x6 8m) SR: 150
Naveen-ul-Haq to Siraj, no run

Short and angled into Siraj, who was backing away and looking to ramp

Shadow-Shell: "So all we need from Siraj is to do a Rinku Singh"

Naveen-ul-Haq to Siraj, no run

Naveen goes wide as Siraj swings for the hills, and misses

Six-smashing Siraj on strike now!

Naveen-ul-Haq to Topley, 1 run

Full and angling into off, pushed towards cover for a single

Naveen-ul-Haq to bowl the last over for LSG

end of over 1914 runs
RCB: 152/9CRR: 8.00 RRR: 30.00 • Need 30 from 6b
Mohammed Siraj12 (5b 2x6)
Reece Topley2 (5b)
Ravi Bishnoi 3-0-33-0
Yash Thakur 4-0-38-1
Ravi Bishnoi to Siraj, SIX runs

Back-to-back sixes! This is tossed up wide and Siraj slogs it down the ground. Into the sightscreen!

Ravi Bishnoi to Siraj, SIX runs

Oh, my days! Siraj takes a step out and thrashes a slot ball over long-off and into the stands!

Ravi Bishnoi to Siraj, no run

And Bishnoi wraps it up! Although, Siraj has reviewed. He is trapped in front by a googly. Hit on the knee roll of the front pad. Siraj has a laugh with Deepak Hooda as they wait on ball tracking. After a long wait, we have ball tracking. And oh! That's going over leg stump! Siraj survives. Two successful reviews for RCB on a day not much else has been successful for them

harshal: "What is the fastest ball bowled by Mayank today clocked at?" 156.7kph!

Ravi Bishnoi to Siraj, 1 wide

Wrong'un on a length goes down leg

Ravi Bishnoi to Siraj, no run

Tossed up outside off, Siraj parries towards point

Ravi Bishnoi to Topley, 1 run

On a length outside off, chopped out to deep point

Ravi Bishnoi to Topley, no run

On a length around off, blocked back to the bowler's right

end of over 182 runs • 2 wickets
RCB: 138/9CRR: 7.66 RRR: 22.00 • Need 44 from 12b
Mohammed Siraj0 (1b)
Reece Topley1 (3b)
Yash Thakur 4-0-38-1
Naveen-ul-Haq 3-0-24-1
Thakur to Siraj, no run

Wafts at a back of length delivery outside off and is beaten

Mohammed Siraj on strike

Thakur to Lomror, OUT

That should be game, set and match. Full outside off, he looks to go over long-off, but hits it too flat and Nicholas Pooran makes absolutely no mistake. Lomror's counterattack ends

Mahipal Lomror c Pooran b Yash Thakur 33 (13b 3x4 3x6 29m) SR: 253.84

Dagar had slipped as he tried to turn back after he saw that Lomror wasn't interested in the single

Thakur to Topley, 1 run

Length ball around off, he taps it towards cover this time and this time they do get a quick single, with a throw at the striker's end missing the stumps

Thakur to Topley, no run

Pace off length ball outside off, Topley taps it towards backward point and wants the quick single but Krunal Pandya is sharp to react and they deny RCB the single

Thakur to Topley, no run

Back of length outside off, Topley can't connect as he looks to dab it on the off side


Thakur to Lomror, 1 run, OUT

Goes high in the air, but lands in no man's land. But wait, there's a run-out! Lomror takes a full ball and skies it short of long-on. Pooran runs in gets the ball and was looking to throw it to the keeper but ends up hitting the stumps at the striker's end where Dagar is caught well short as he looked to go for a second but was sent back

Mayank Dagar run out (Pooran) 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 2m) SR: 0

46 needed off the last three. Lomror key for RCB. Yash Takur to bowl the 18th

end of over 1713 runs • 1 wicket
RCB: 136/7CRR: 8.00 RRR: 15.33 • Need 46 from 18b
Mayank Dagar0 (1b)
Mahipal Lomror32 (11b 3x4 3x6)
Naveen-ul-Haq 3-0-24-1
Yash Thakur 3-0-36-0
Naveen-ul-Haq to Dagar, no run

On a length outside off, Dagar can't connect as he looks to slap it away

Mayank Dagar the new batter in

Naveen-ul-Haq to Karthik, OUT

Gloved behind! That's that for DK. It's a back of length delivery angled into Karthik who wants to pull, but gets cramped for room and it pops up to Rahul

Dinesh Karthik c †Rahul b Naveen-ul-Haq 4 (8b 0x4 0x6 13m) SR: 50
Naveen-ul-Haq to Karthik, 1 wide

Full and slides down leg

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
Q de Kock
81 runs (56)
8 fours5 sixes
Productive shot
17 runs
0 four2 sixes
N Pooran
40 runs (21)
1 four5 sixes
Productive shot
cut shot
19 runs
0 four3 sixes
Best performances - bowlers
MP Yadav
GJ Maxwell
Match details
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
TossRoyal Challengers Bengaluru, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Hours of play (local time)19.30 start, First Session 19.30-21.00, Interval 21.00-21.20, Second Session 21.20-22.50
Match days2 April 2024 - night (20-over match)
RCB Player Replacement
Impact player in out (2nd innings, 12.5 ov)
LSG Player Replacement
Impact player in out (1st innings, 19.6 ov)
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsLucknow Super Giants 2, Royal Challengers Bengaluru 0
Win Probability
LSG 100%
100%50%100%LSG InningsRCB Innings

Over 20 • RCB 153/10

Mohammed Siraj c Pooran b Naveen-ul-Haq 12 (8b 0x4 2x6 8m) SR: 150
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