IPL 2022, Qualifier 2: Rajasthan Royals win toss, opt to bowl against Royal Challengers Bangalore
Rajasthan, who lost to Gujarat in Qualifier 1, didn't make any change in their team for this important clash. "We will bowl first. The wicket is a bit sticky and hopefully it will help our bowlers first-up," said RR skipper Samson at the toss. "Yesterday we had a good practice session. Everyone is happy and excited for the game. Emotionally everyone is connected to the team and the franchise.
IPL 2022: Karthik reprimanded for breaching code of conduct during Eliminator
Article 2.3 of the IPL code of conduct talks about 'Use of an audible obscenity during a Match'. It covers the use of words commonly known and understood to be offensive, obscene and/or profane (in any language) and which can be heard by the spectators and/or the viewing public whether by way of the stump-microphone or otherwise. This conduct may include, for example, swearing in frustration at one's own play or fortune.
IPL 2022, Qualifier 2: Rajasthan face stern test against formidable RCB
Rajasthan have been a solid team in the ongoing IPL edition, which was very much evident during the league stage of the tournament as they finished at the second spot in the points table. However, Royals didn't have a great outing against Gujarat in Qualifier 1, especially because their bowlers failed to deliver under the pressure situation. They now face RCB, who are peaking at the right time in the tournament.
IPL 2022: What Rajat Patidar did was very, very special, says Virat Kohli on RCB's unlikely hero
On Wednesday, at the Eden Gardens, Patidar cruised to a 49-ball century to remain unbeaten on 112 to set the base for Bangalore's victory and set up their Qualifier 2 clash with Rajasthan Royals on Friday in Ahmedabad.
IPL Turning Point: Missed chances cause Lucknow Super Giants' downfall in Eliminator
The result also meant that Lucknow's campaign in their debut season of the IPL came to a close, caused by their missed chances. The trio of Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, and Glenn Maxwell contributed just 34 runs as Rajat Patidar produced a carnage, a 49-ball century, which no one saw coming.
IPL 2022, Eliminator: Patidar's century, Hazlewood's three wickets power Bangalore to Qualifier 2
Patidar produced a knock for the ages, slamming a 49-ball century in powering Royal Challengers Bangalore to a mammoth 207/4 in 20 overs against Lucknow Super Giants on Wednesday night. Patidar slammed 12 boundaries and seven sixes for scoring an unbeaten 112 off just 54 balls, taking Lucknow's bowling attack to the cleaners.
IPL 2022, Eliminator: Bangalore beat Lucknow by 14 runs, to meet Rajasthan in Qualifier 2
After rain delayed proceedings by an hour and ten minutes, Patidar slammed 12 boundaries and seven sixes for scoring an unbeaten 112 off just 54 balls, taking Lucknow's bowling attack to cleaners. Patidar was brutal in the last five overs, which brought a whopping 84 runs with Dinesh Karthik provided finishing fireworks in an unconquered 37 as Bangalore posted a mammoth 207/4.
IPL 2022: Rajat Patidar's 49-ball century powers Bangalore to 207/4 against Lucknow
Patidar slammed 12 boundaries and seven sixes for scoring an unbeaten 112 off just 54 balls, taking Lucknow's bowling attack to cleaners, especially in the last five overs which brought a whooping 84 runs with Dinesh Karthik providing finishing fireworks with an unbeaten 37.
IPL 2022, Eliminator: Lucknow Super Giants win toss, elect to bowl against Royal Challengers Bangalore
Rain and strong winds meant that the toss happened at 7:55pm, with the first ball to be played at 8:10pm. After winning the toss, Rahul said pace all-rounder Dushmantha Chameera and off-spin all-rounder Krunal Pandya come into the playing eleven in place of Jason Holder and K Gowtham. It was an interesting decision at the toss by Rahul as Lucknow have won just twice out of six times while chasing in the tournament.
Miller reveals he was nervous initially and Pandya told him to just play good cricket shots
Chasing an imposing 188 set by Rajasthan Royals, limited-overs specialist Miller devastated the rival bowling, smashing three fours and five sixes in his unbeaten 68 as the IPL newcomers won by seven wickets. "I was a little bit nervous to be honest, but Hardik kept saying like 'you know, let's just play good cricket shots, keep hitting in the gaps'," said the South African, who enjoyed a fruitful unbeaten partnership with his skipper.