Lucknow Super Giants registered a one-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 15th match of IPL 2023. Batting first in this match, RCB scored 212 runs at the loss of 2 wickets. During this, captain Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell, including Virat Kohli, played half-century innings. The target of 213 runs was achieved by LSG on the last ball of the match. For Lucknow, Marcus Stoinis scored 65 off 30 balls, while Nicholas Pooran snatched victory from RCB’s mouth playing a stormy inning of 62 off 19 balls. Let’s know the 5 big things of the match.
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Virat Kohli’s record half-century
Virat Kohli brings up his fifty off 35 balls against Lucknow Super Giants. This was his first fifty against LSG. With this, he has become the first batsman to score a half-century against 13 teams in IPL. In this list, he has beaten batsmen like David Warner, Gambhir Gambhir and Shikhar Dhawan, who have a record of scoring half-centuries against 12-12 teams. Kohli got out after scoring 61 runs in this match.
Longest six of IPL 2023
RCB captain Faf du Plessis hit the longest six of IPL 2023 against Lucknow Super Giants. On the fourth ball of Ravi Bishnoi, who brought the 15th over, he hit the ball 115 meters away. This six of Du Plessis fell in the car parking outside the ground. In the list of batsmen who have hit the longest six in IPL 2023, Shivam Dube is at the second position with 102 metres. At the same time, Rinku Singh, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahmanullah Gurbaj and Nehal Wadhera have hit 101-101 meters long sixes.
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Kohli, Duplessis and Maxwell created history for RCB
Batting against Lucknow Super Giants, RCB had scored 212 runs in 20 overs at the loss of 2 wickets. Virat Kohli played a blistering inning of 61 runs for Bangalore, while Faf du Plessis scored an unbeaten 79 and Glenn Maxwell scored 59 runs. This is the first time that the top 3 batsmen have scored more than 50 runs for RCB. With this, RCB has become the 5th team in the history of IPL to do so.
Puran scored the second fastest half-century in IPL history
Lucknow Super Giants’ wicket-keeper batsman Nicholas Pooran scored a half-century off 15 balls in this match against RCB. This is the second fastest fifty in the history of IPL. The record for the fastest half-century in IPL is in the name of KL Rahul and Pat Cummins, who did this feat in 14-14 balls. At the same time, apart from Puran, Yusuf Pathan and Sunil Narine have scored half-centuries in 15-15 balls.
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Biggest target chased in Chinnaswamy
Lucknow Super Giants chased 212 runs against Royal Challengers Bangalore to create the record for the highest run chase at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Earlier this record was in the name of Chennai Super Kings who had scored 206 runs chasing the target against RCB in 2018. But Lucknow has achieved this record by scoring 213 runs.
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