atch the Highlights of IPL 2023, Match 15 between RCB vs LSG at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
KL Rahul on the win
“This is the Chinnaswamy, only venue where so many last-ball finishes are possible. From the position we were in, to end up winning it, is superb. We had to go hard and the ball swung early, and they got two to three wickets to put the pressure on us. The only reason we got two points today is for the way the lower order batted. Not ideal for me, I want to score more runs and get the strike rate up as well.”
Pooran keen to finish games
“Over the past couple of years, I’ve put a lot of pressure on myself to finish games. Today also I wanted to finish the game, but got out in the end. I hope this is the season for me, in a good space and state of mind. Just want to enjoy my cricket, play with a smile and entertain, and win games for my team.”
Nicholas Pooran on winning the Player of the Match Award
“I want to dedicate this performance to my wife and newborn. We knew that the game was on, Marcus Stoinis and KL Rahul had a wonderful partnership. Stoinis kept us in the game and I knew this was a nice wicket. We could chase even over 50 in the last four, it was about cashing in.”
Marcus Stoinis reflects on the win
“It was a beautiful pitch. I knew I had to be attacking but I also knew it was a pretty important stage of the game as well. It was nice to contribute to the team. We are a young franchise. We hadn’t won a game away from home this season yet, it’s important. We’re all getting on really well. That’s important to get some momentum early. It’s fun to hit the middle of the bat and contribute for the team.”
Faf du Plessis reflects on the loss
“Disappointed. They played well through the middle. One ball one run. We backed ourselves to get a run-out. Just looking at the wicket, from 7-14 it was quite slower. The last five overs it started skidding. Really good for some good cricketing shots. Stoinis and Pooran played everything off the middle.”
LSG 213/9 (20) beats RCB 212/2 (20) by one wicket
What a finish and what drama as Lucknow Super Giants steal a thriller by defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore by just one wicket! This was something that RCB would never have expected after posting in excess of 200… Breathe, it was one roller coaster of a chase!
LSG 208/7 in 19 Overs
What drama! Badoni hits a six but then his bat crashed into the wickets, which means he is hit-wicket and the thriller continues to grip fans. Lucknow needs five runs from six balls.
LSG 198/6 in 18 Overs
Jaydev Unadkar picks a boundary but Bangalore has stormed back into the match with the wicket of Pooran. Nine runs from Harshal’s over as Lucknow now needs 15 runs from 12 deliveries.
LSG 189/6 in 17 Overs
Nicholas Pooran falls for an outstanding 19-ball 62 and almost won the match for Lucknow but Siraj picks his third wicket. Shahbaz Ahmed held on to a catch as Pooran flicked a full toss behind the square leg and the umpires went for a review and the decision was out. Huge moment in the game.
LSG 185/5 in 16 Overs
Ayush Badoni gets into the act as he fetches a boundary and then Pooran dispatches Willey with a sublime flick over the deep square leg boundary as Lucknow requires 28 runs from 24 balls with Pooran batting unbeaten on 62 off just 18 balls. Phew! That is some smashing.
LSG 171/5 in 15 Overs
A 15-ball half-century and that’s the fastest fifty of the season and Nicholas Pooran is in some mood today. Fabulous innings under pressure and he has put Lucknow in a very strong position. Loots 17 runs from Wayne Parnell’s over with a couple of boundaries and a six and suddenly RCB is looking very nervous.
LSH 154/5 in 14 Overs
Pooran continues to attack and this time he smashes Harshal Patel for a maximum, targetting the fine leg region and Harshal has struggled with his line and length. Pooran has kept Lucknow in the hunt with a boundary in the penultimate delivery and ended the over with an incredible pull shot for a six! He is striking at 333.33 and this is sensational batting from Pooran.
LSG 136/5 in 13 Overs
Nicholas Pooran is trying to keep Lucknow in the game as he punishes Karn Sharma for two sixes – one over the deep square leg region and then a fine hit over the extra cover region as the leg spinner continues to be costly leaking 48 runs and picking a wicket in three overs. Lucknow needs 77 runs from 42 deliveries.
LSG 116/5 in 12 Overs
Siraj strikes as the fast bowler dismisses KL Rahul as the Lucknow skipper hits a full delivery straight into the hands of Virat Kohli at deep and the skipper falls for a scratchy 20-ball 18. Rahul struggled largely to get boundaries and with the wickets falling at other end, he finally decided to go for a big shot but ended up losing his wicket.
LSG 91/3 in 10 Overs
Shahbaz Ahmed into the attack and Marcus Stoinis hammers the spinner for two sixes with a huge six over long-off to bring his half-century. The Australian ended the over with another six over the deep as the ball sails into the crowd and Lucknow is right back in this game.
LSG 76/3 in 9 Overs
Impact Player Karn Sharma into the attack and Stoinis welcomed the spinner by dispatching a short delivery over the deep for a maximum. The batsman then upped the ante as he smashed the spinner straight down the ground for another boundary. The fifty-run partnership is up between Stoinis and Rahul and Lucknow is still in very much in the game needing another 137 runs in 66 balls.
LSG 60/3 in 8 Overs
Lucknow has got some momentum as Stoinis tonks Harshal for a maximum over the deep square leg and then drills the medium pacer for back-to-back boundaries – the first over the backward point region and then down the ground to inject some impetus in the chase.
LSG 43/3 in 7 Overs
Six singles and that’s not going to hurt Bangalore as the required run-rate has almost touched 13 rpo and Willey has bowled a brilliant over.
LSG 37/3 in 6 Overs
Wayne Parnell and Mohammed Siraj have put Bangalore in a strong position in the PowerPlay and the run chase has got a bit stiff for Lucknow. Rahul is joined by Stoinis and the duo has the skill to execute a manoeuvre and dig the team out of trouble. Bangalore, however, will be attacking and will aim to pick wickets having got three wickets and chaining the opposition.
LSG 30/3 in 5 Overs
Lucknow is in deep trouble having lost three wickets inside the PowerPlay as Marcus Stoinis walked in early to join KL Rahul. Parnell has been brilliant having picked two wickets in his opening over. Soinis was almost on his way back but thanks to Siraj for handing a life as the fast bowler dropped a slightly difficult chance. Relief for Soinis as the batsman gets off the mark with a boundary.
LSG 23/3 in 4 Overs
Wayne Parnell induced an outside edge as Deepak Hooda walked back after nicking one to Dinesh Karthik behind the stumps. It was an off-scutter and Hooda tried to run it down to third man but ended up getting an edge as Karthik collected a clean catch. Parnell ended the over by knocking over Krunal Pandya for a duck as the batsman went for a drive only to get a healthy outside edge with Karthik taking his second catch of the match.
LSG 16/1 in 3 Overs
Excellent over from Siraj as although Rahul punished the bowler for a boundary, the RCB pacer bounced back strongly to contain the batsmen and bowl three consecutive dot balls in a row to tie down Rahul.
LSG 10/1 in 2 Overs
David Willey partners Siraj with the new ball and Bangalore missed an opportunity to pack off KL Rahul early as a run-out chance went begging. Willey starts well and keeps the pressure on Lucknow by giving just five from his over with Hooda living dangerously in the middle as a mistimed shot almost saw Faf du Plessis grabbing the catch.
LSG 5/1 in 1 Over
Mohammed Siraj and his habit of providing early breakthroughs continue as the fast bowler castles Kyle Mayers for a duck as the batsmen chopped on while facing his third delivery of the match. Got cramped for room and the sound of the timber sets the Chinnaswamy on fire! Deepak Hooda walks in early and joins his skipper in chase of 213. Good start from Bangalore.
Lucknow begins chase
We are back for the chase and the Lucknow openers are out there in the middle with Mohammed Siraj starting proceedings with the new ball. Karn Sharma is the Impact Player in place of Anuj Rawat. Mayers and KL Rahul have a job in their hands. Here we go!
RCB 212/2 in 20 Overs
Bangalore rode on half-centuries from Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell and Faf du Plessis to post a daunting 212 runs for the loss of just two wickets. Kohli and du Plessis got the home side to a good start with a 96-run partnership and then Maxwell joined hands with the skipper to forge a brilliant 115 runs in just 50 balls for the second wicket to take Bangalore past the 200-run mark. Bangalore exploded at the death overs as du Plessis and Maxwell looted 75 runs in the last five overs to post a huge total on board. Back for the chase in a bit.
RCB 203/1 in 19 Overs
The 100-run partnership is up between Du Plessis and Maxwell with the Australian bringing up his half-century off 24 balls with a huge six over point and the RCB skipper punishing Avesh with a boundary to the long-off region. The 200 is up for Bangalore and this has been an ultimate carnage from Du Plessis and Maxwell.
Maxwell in the best seat!
RCB 183/1 in 18 Overs
Unadkat back into the attack and Maxwell fetches a boundary by getting connecting his toe-end of the bat to a wide delivery. Krunal Pandya handed Maxwell a life as he failed to latch on to a catch as the all-rounder dropped Maxwell and then Du Plessis smoked Unadkat into the mid-on top-tier for a maximum and then dispatched the pacer for a huge six over the wide of deep square leg and ended the over with a boundary to loot 23 runs in the over.
RCB 160/1 in 17 Overs
Ayush Badoni is the Impact Player in place of Amit Mishra. Maxwell has got his eye in and this time the big-hitter smacks Avesh Khan high over the deep square leg for a huge maximum to put the bowler under pressure. Maxwell then cashed in on a low full toss as he carved Avesh over the extra cover region for a boundary.
RCB 146/1 in 16 Overs
The captain comes to the party with a brilliant half-century and has switched gears seamlessly to up the ante for Bangalore. Du Plessis started slowly but as the innings progressed, the opener grew in confidence and broke away from the shackles with a monstrous six off Ravi Bishnoi and has hit shots out of the park. The skipper has found his touch and will Maxwell at the other end, Bangalore is well-set for the late surge.
RCB 137/1 in 15 Overs
Faf du Plessis gets into the act as he latched on to a short and wide delivery from Ravi Bishnoi for a maximum over wide long-off and then smoked the leg spinner out of the ground by tonking a rank short ball for a 115 metres six! That was a monstrous hit from the RCB skipper. Maxwell then finished the over with a maximum to spoil Bishnoi’s figures as the leg-spinner gave 20 runs from his final over to finish with figures of 4-0-39-0.
RCB 117/1 in 14 Overs
Amit Mishra almost packed off Faf du Plessis but failed to latch on to a return catch and Bangalore has gained a much-needed momentum. Maxwell released the pressure by making room and smashed the leg-spinner through the deep point region and then dispatched Mishra over the long-on boundary for a huge maximum.
RCB 104/1 in 13 Overs
Faf du Plessis needs to up the ante as Bangalore is going just at about 8 rpo at a venue where the average score is around 190 and with 42 deliveries remaining and wickets in hand, RCB batsmen have to target the boundaries. Maxwell is due to play a cameo and Lucknow bowlers are giving nothing at this moment.
RCB 99/1 in 12 Overs
Amit Mishra into the attack and this is a smart move from KL Rahul as the veteran spinner packed off Virat Kohli and provided the much-needed breakthrough for Lucknow. Short delivery, Kohli tried to muscle it over the deep mid-wicket but hit it straight down the throat of Marcus Stoinis. The ploy to not feed Kohli with pace has worked and on a dry wicket, Mishra weaves his magic by dismissing the RCB opener who departs for a well-made 61 off 44 deliveries.
RCB 94/0 in 11 Overs
Du Plessis makes a move on as he cuts Ravi Bishnoi through the backward point region for a boundary and the key there was the RCB skipper going deep into the crease and playing the ball late. Bishnoi, though, has been clever with his variations and is bowling a touch slower through the air and cutting off the pace to make shot-making difficult. Bangalore needs a move on.
RCB 87/0 in 10 Overs
Krunal Pandya has taken a hammering as Kohli broke away from the shackles and pulled a back of length delivery over the deep mid-wicket for a maximum and then du Plessis got into the act with a swipe through the mid-wicket. Krunal finished his quota with figures of 4-0-35-0 and the Bangalore openers have decided to press on the accelerator.
RCB 74/0 in 9 Overs
Kohli reaches his half-century in 35 balls and his innings is laced with four hits to the fence and three sixes. The RCB opener has looked in imperious touch and is poised to hit a big one. Bangalore is off to a good start and the platform is set for Kohli to get a century, and it’s been a while since the former skipper hit one.
RCB 68/0 in 8 Overs
Spin from both ends as Kruinal Pandya finished his third over and the left-arm spinner has been largely economical, following the batsmen when they are making room in an attempt to play the big shot. Just six runs from Krunal’s third over and the last couple of overs have been rather quiet. Kohli nearing his half-century.
RCB 62/0 in 7 Overs
Spin into the attack after the PowerPlay and it’s Ravi Bishnoi who started well by giving just six runs in his opening over. Bisnoi dragged one short and Kohli was furious with himself after missing out on an opportunity to send the ball into the stands.
RCB 56/0 in 6 Overs
Kohli welcomed Mark Wood into the attack with a brilliant shot over the bowler’s head and then brought his wrists into play by whipping a length ball over the deep mid-wicket for a maximum to bring the fifty up for Bangalore. Wood leaked 14 runs in his opening over and Bangalore will be satisfied with the way its openers have approached the PowerPlay.
RCB 42/0 in 5 Overs
There is no stopping Kohli as this time he punishes Krunal Pandya by rocking on his backfoot, going deep inside his crease and lofting the spinner over the mid-on for a maximum. Kohli is looking confident and along with Du Plessis has given Bangalore a bright start.
RCB 33/0 in 4 Overs
Kohli has developed a liking for the pace of Avesh as the bowler offered a bit of width and the opener cashed in by just punching the bowler through the line as the ball raced away to the extra cover boundary. The timing only got better as Kohli leaned into a length delivery and guided the ball through the covers for another boundary. This is Kohli at his best and is looking in sublime touch.
RCB 25/0 in 3 Overs
KL Rahul employed spin early and given Kohli’s struggle against spin, it was Krunal Pandya who was introduced into the attack. The master batsman tucks a length delivery to the mid-wicket for a single and then du Plessis picked a boundary by dispatching Krunal to the wide of mid-on boundary to end the over.
RCB 17/0 in 2 Overs
Kohli hits the first six of the innings as Avesh Khan digs it short and Kohli went for the pull shot, got a thick top edge and it was enough for the ball to fly over the keeper’s head for a maximum. The former RCB skipper then exhibited a brilliant drive over the extra cover to drive Bangalore after Lucknow won the toss and asked the home side to bat first.
RCB 4/0 in 1 Over
Jaydev Unadkat starts well by bowling in the right channel, just around the off-stump corridor. Kohli did step out and charged Unadkat for a big shot but the connection was not that strong for the ball to go over the ropes. The RCB skipper is off the mark with a single as Unadkat starts well.
Kohli, du Plessis begin RCB’s innings
Right then Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis are out in the middle and it will be Jaydev Unadkat who will start proceedings with the new ball. Here we go!
KL Rahul wins toss, Lucknow opts to chase
Shahbaz Ahmed on getting opportunities
“I haven’t played a lot yet this year but going forward I will have moments, I hope I get to perform today. Team’s balance has become better because of the impact player, and I’m waiting for moments where my bowling could be required, similarly with my batting. We won our first game convincingly at home, and it feels good to be back here after travelling to Kolkata. The full focus now is to ace the next six home matches, and maintain a solid team balance. On this surface, the bounce is ideal for my style of batting – it makes it easy for me to score runs and in the previous game we also noticed the ball was gripping.”
LSG Playing XI
KL Rahul(c), Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Nicholas Pooran(w), Jaydev Unadkat, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Mark Wood, Ravi Bishnoi
RCB Playing XI
Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis(c), Mahipal Lomror, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik(w), Anuj Rawat, David Willey, Wayne Parnell, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj
KL Rahul after winning the Toss
“We will bowl first, Going by the history of the ground. It is a good chasing ground Quite simple and straightforward. It is still home for me. I have grown up here and played all my cricket. We got close against CSK trying to chase down 220. The crowd will be getting loud and getting behind their team here. Few changes. Wood comes back in. Romario is out.”
Lucknow Super Giants wins toss, opts to bowl first
Pitch Report by Simon Doull
“It’s the exact same pitch which was used for the Mumbai Indians-RCB game. The hard length worked for the pacers. I don’t think it’s going to turn much, hasn’t changed a lot from last week. There’s a little bit of grass on it. It’s a very mosaic-looking surface. Not much seam movement, not much spin. With the size of the ground, 200 here is a must. Small boundaries, good surface, I don’t mind runs on the board because I’m hearing no dew at all at this ground. So get runs on the board and if it’s over 200, you should be able to defend it.”
LSG Full Squad
KL Rahul (c), Ayush Badoni, Karan Sharma, Manan Vohra, Quinton de Kock, Marcus Stoinis, Krishnappa Gowtham, Deepak Hooda, Kyle Mayers, Krunal Pandya, Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan, Mark Wood, Mayank Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi, Nicholas Pooran, Jaydev Unadkat, Yash Thakur, Romario Shepherd, Daniel Sams, Amit Mishra, Prerak Mankad, Swapnil Singh, Naveen-ul-Haq, Yudhvir Charak.
RCB Full Squad
Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Suyash Prabhudessai, Dinesh Karthik, Anuj Rawat, Finn Allen, Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, David Willey, Karn Sharma, Mahipal Lomror, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood, Siddarth Kaul, Akash Deep, Himanshu Sharma, Michael Bracewell (replacement), Manoj Bhandage, Rajan Kumar, Avinash Singh, Sonu Yadav, Wayne Parnell, Vyshak Vijay Kumar.
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RCB vs LSG head-to-head in IPL: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Lucknow Super Giants stats, most runs, wickets
RCB vs LSG: Here are all the head-to-head numbers, stats and past top performers ahead of the IPL 2023 match between Bangalore and Lucknow.
RCB vs LSG Dream 11 Prediction
Wicketkeepers: Quinton de Kock, Nicholas Pooran
Batters: Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Faf du Plessis (c)
All-rounders: Glenn Maxwell, Krunal Pandya (vc), Kyle Mayers
Bowlers: Mohammed Siraj, Mark Wood, Ravi Bishnoi
Team Composition: RCB 4:7 LSG Credits Left: 7.5
RCB faces another spin test against LSG
IPL 2023: RCB faces another spin test against LSG
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will look to stabilise its capricious Indian Premier League (IPL) form when it takes on Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
LSG Impact Players Options
Amit Mishra, Ayush Badoni, Krishnappa Gowtham, Prerak Mankad, Manan Vohra
LSG Predicted Playing XI (Bowling first)
KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Nicholas Pooran, Mark Wood, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Jaydev Unadkat, Amit Mishra.
LSG Predicted Playing XI (Batting First)
KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Nicholas Pooran, Ayush Badoni, Mark Wood, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Jaydev Unadkat
RCB Impact Player Options
Anuj Rawat, Karn Sharma, Suyash Prabhudessai, Mahipal Lomror, Manoj Bhandage.
RCB vs LSG Live Streaming Info
The IPL 2023 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Lucknow Super Giants will be streamed LIVE on the Jio Cinema app.
RCB Predicted Playing XI (Bowling first)
Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Michael Bracewell/Wanindu Hasaranga, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, David Willey, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj, Karn Sharma
RCB Predicted XI (Batting first)
Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Michael Bracewell/Wanindu Hasaranga, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Anuj Rawat, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, David Willey, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj
RCB vs LSG Head 2 Head Record
Matches played: 2
Royal Challengers Bangalore won: 2
Lucknow Super Giants won: 0
Last result: Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 14 runs (Eden Gardens; 2022)
Live Streaming Info: When and where to watch Bangalore vs Lucknow IPL 2023?
The IPL 2023 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Lucknow Super Giants will be televised LIVE on the Star Sports Network in India.
KL Rahul(c), Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran(w), Romario Shepherd, Krunal Pandya, Amit Mishra, Yash Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Ravi Bishnoi, Ayush Badoni, Swapnil Singh, Avesh Khan, Prerak Mankad, Daniel Sams, Quinton de Kock, Mark Wood, Naveen-ul-Haq, Krishnappa Gowtham, Manan Vohra, Yudhvir Singh Charak, Karan Sharma, Mayank Yadav
Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis(c), Michael Bracewell, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik(w), David Willey, Harshal Patel, Karn Sharma, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj, Anuj Rawat, Suyash Prabhudessai, Mahipal Lomror, Finn Allen, Sonu Yadav, Siddarth Kaul, Wayne Parnell, Manoj Bhandage, Rajan Kumar, Avinash Singh, Himanshu Sharma
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RCB will look to stabilise its capricious IPL form when it takes on Lucknow. Though two games do not form an adequate-enough sample size to examine credentials, the wild shift in the franchise’s performance will not go unnoticed. Where RCB thrashed Mumbai Indians by eight wickets in its opening fixture at home, it capitulated against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens by a mammoth 81 runs.