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Lucknow Super Giants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Highlights, IPL 2022 Updates: Faf du Plessis, Josh Hazlewood Guide Royal Challengers to 18-run Win

Lucknow Super Giants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Highlights IPL 2022 Today Match: When and Where to live stream the LSG vs RCB IPL match in India.

LSG vs RCB IPL 2022 Highlights And Updates: Josh Hazlewood claimed four wickets to derail Lucknow Super Giants chase at regular intervals while another RCB bowler also chipped well to help them secure the 18-run win. The win has helped Royal Challengers Bangalore to move second on the points table. Earlier, Royal Challengers Bangalore recovered from Powerplay jolts to post a challenging 181/6 against Lucknow Super Giants. RCB captain Faf du Plessis played a captain’s innings as he held the innings together, not allowing to disintegrate as he made 96 off 64 with the help of 11 fours and two sixes.

Lucknow Super Giants had reduced RCB to 44/3 inside Powerplay and then to 62/4. However, Du Plessis stayed put as he led the recovery. Jason Holder and Dushmantha Chameera took a couple of wickets each for LSG.
Lucknow Super Giants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Highlights, IPL 2022 Updates: Faf du Plessis, Josh Hazlewood Guid

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Earlier, LSG captain KL Rahul won the toss and opted to bowl first at the DY Patil Stadium. Both the teams won their last matches and hence decided to take the field with the same eleven. This is the first meeting between these two sides in IPL 2022.

In the 31st match of the ongoing season of Indian Premier League, Lucknow Super Giants will lock horns with Royal Challengers Bangalore at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai tonight. LSG and RCB head into the match after wins over Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals, respectively and both teams, who have eight points from six outings, would be keen to continue their winning streak.

Up against the second-placed Super Giants, RCB will need to address their top-order woes. While skipper Faf du Plessis has failed to fire since the opening game, opener Anuj Rawat has looked scratchy.

Virat Kohli continues to have a frustrating season. Despite looking in good form, the former RCB captain has failed to get the big runs.

However, the arrival of Maxwell has strengthened the side. The Australian all-rounder blasted 55 of 34 balls to get the momentum going in the chase against DC.

Meanwhile, Karthik is revelling in his role as a finisher, single-handedly winning matches for his new side.

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The seasoned wicketkeeper batter has not put a foot wrong in the ongoing season, playing some of the finest knocks as he bids to make a comeback for the national team. He has been instrumental in RCB’s rise into the top four of the league table.

Engineer-turned cricketer Shahbaz Ahmed too has impressed with his batting so far.

On the bowling front, Josh Hazlewood bowled an exceptional spell against DC that swayed the match in RCB’s favour and the Australian pacer would be eager to continue in the same vein.

Alongside Hazlewood, Sri Lankan leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga will be key in stopping Rahul and Co while death overs specialist Harshal Patel will also have to play his role to perfection if RCB aim to contain a powerful LSG batting unit.

On the other hand, Rahul (235 runs) has led the new entrants admirably. The skipper himself is in sublime form. He registered his maiden century of the season against Mumbai and sits only behind Rajasthan Royals’ Jos Buttler (272 runs) in the leading run-scorer chart.

LSG also have enough fire power in de Kock, who has displayed imperious form in recent games, young Ayush Badoni, the big-hitting Deepak Hooda and Krunal Pandya to name a few.

The new-entrants have further been bolstered by the addition of the multi-talented duo of Jason Holder and Marcus Stoinis. The two adding more depth in both bowling and batting. The pace-spin duo of Avesh Khan and Ravi Bishnoi have managed to hold their own against some of the most established names in T20 cricket.

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