IPL 2023: RCB pacer Harshal Patel attempted a sensational run out at the non-striker’s end in the final ball of the Lucknow Super Giants innings. Here’s how things unfolded.
- RCB lost to LSG in a final ball thriller
- Nicholas Pooran changed the complexion of the game
- Harshal Patel attempted an outrageous run-out in the final ball
By PosterGuy: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Lucknow Super Giants turned out to be an absolute thriller in the Indian Premier League, on Monday, 10 April. The match culminated in an incredible Harshal Patel over, where the pacer had to defend 5 runs in 6 balls.
RCB vs LSG: As it Happened
Harshal bagged two wickets in the final over and brought the equation down to one off one ball. With Avesh Khan in the crease and Ravi Bishnoi at the non-striker’s end, LSG tried to be cheeky and steal a few yards hopes of completing the winning run. Harshal steamed into his action but pulled out at the last second, and attempted an incredible non striker run-out. Missing the stump by a whisker, Harshal threw the ball back at the stumps after completing his stride and tried to attempt a normal run-out, one that was ruled out by the umpire.
RCB packed the field inside for the final few balls, but were not able to stop the final run by Avesh Khan, and lost the game in the final ball of the innings. Nicholas Pooran, Marcus Stoinis, and Ayush Badoni were LSG’s heroes on the day, pulling off an incredible heist while chasing 213 runs at Bangalore. LSG onslaught came after a struggling outing from the top order where captain KL Rahul, Kyle Mayers and Krunal Pandya failed to impress. Rahul got out for 18 off 20 balls in the 12th over of the game. LSG were 23/3 inside the powerplay, but a sensational counter-attack from Marcus Stoinis bowed the seeds of rebellion in the game.
RCB vs LSG: Match Report
On back to back days, IPL saw two sensational finishes, first between GT vs KKR, where Rinku Singh took apart Yash Dayal in the final over and now in RCB vs LSG, where the Lucknow side pulled off an incredible heist in Bengaluru.