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LSG vs RCB IPL 2024, Match 15th Highlights | LSG Upset RCB in a High-Voltage Match

LSG vs RCB IPL 2024, Match 15th Highlights

The 15th match of IPL 2024 was a night of unexpected twists and turns at the iconic M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. The home crowd, anticipating a dominant performance from their beloved Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), witnessed a different story unfold. The Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), led by the brilliance of two young players, Mayank Yadav and Quinton de Kock, emerged victorious by 28 runs.

LSG captain KL Rahul won the toss and elected to bat first. While they lost a few early wickets, the spotlight fell on the in-form Quinton de Kock. The South African opener, fresh off a fifty in the previous match, continued his golden touch. He played some delightful shots, easily finding the boundary and building a solid foundation for LSG’s innings. RCB’s bowlers, especially their frontline spinner Mayank Dagar, struggled to contain de Kock’s aggressive batting.

While Rahul couldn’t convert his start into a big score, the middle order provided crucial support. Nicholas Pooran, known for his explosive batting, came alive in the death overs. He smashed five sixes in his unbeaten knock of 40 runs off just 21 balls, propelling LSG to a commanding total of 181 runs. The Chinnaswamy pitch, known for its reputation as a batting paradise, offered a surprise with some assistance for the faster bowlers. It would play a significant role later in the match.

Chasing a challenging target of 182, RCB got off to a decent start with their experienced opening pair of Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli stitching together a promising partnership. However, the tide turned dramatically with the introduction of Mayank Yadav, the young Indian pacer from LSG. Bowling with express pace, often exceeding 150 kmph, Mayank rattled RCB’s batting order. He dismissed the dangerous Glenn Maxwell for a duck and followed it up with the prized wicket of the in-form Cameron Green. The dismissal of Kohli, courtesy of a smart piece of bowling by the left-arm spinner M Siddharth, further dented RCB’s chase.

Despite a valiant effort from Mahipal Lomror (33 runs), RCB’s batting faltered under the pressure of the required run rate. Mayank continued his demolition act, picking up another crucial wicket and finishing with figures of 3 wickets for just 14 runs in his four overs. RCB’s chase eventually fell short by 28 runs, handing LSG a well-deserved victory.

This match highlighted the importance of young talent in the IPL. Mayank Yadav, with his fiery pace and skillful bowling, emerged as the hero for LSG. On the other hand, Quinton de Kock continued his excellent form with the bat, providing a solid base for his team’s total. For RCB, the search for bowling consistency and a more stable middle order continues.

The night belonged to the underdogs, LSG. They displayed a well-rounded performance, with both bat and ball contributing to their success. As the IPL 2024 season progresses, it will be interesting to see if LSG can maintain its momentum and challenge the established franchises. At the same time, RCB must find solutions to its current struggles to climb back up the points table.

Match Summary

Lucknow Super Giants                                                      181/5 (20)

Quinton de Kock

81 (56)

Glenn Maxwell

2/23 (4)

Nicholas Pooran

40* (21)

Yash Dayal

1/24 (4)

Marcus Stoinis

24 (15)

Reece Topley

1/39 (4)

Royal Challengers Bengaluru                                         153 (19.4)

Mahipal Lomror

33 (13)

Mayank Yadav

3/14 (4)

Rajat Patidar

29 (21)


2/25 (3.4)

Virat Kohli

22 (16)

Marcus Stoins

1/9 (1)

Toss: RCB won the toss and decided to bowl first.

Stadium: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium

Result: LSG won by 28 runs

Player of the Match: Mayank Yadav (LSG) – 3/14 (4)