Navi Mumbai: Royal Challengers Bangalore are in trouble after losing two wickets in the first over of the 31st match of the IPL here today. Against the target, Lucknow Super Giants reached 163 for 8 in 20 overs and RCB won by 18 runs.
Chasing the target, Lucknow lost two wickets for 33 runs in the powerplay. After that Captain Rahul also scored 30 runs while Deepak Hooda was dismissed for 13. Lucknow lost 4 wickets for 100 runs. After that Krunal Pandya was dismissed for 42 off 28 balls and Ayush Bado was dismissed for 13. Lucknow lost six wickets for 135 runs. Marcus Stoinis was dismissed for 24 when he needed 34 in the final two overs. In the end, Lucknow reached 163 for 8 in 20 overs and RCB won by 18 runs. For RCB, Josh Hazlewood was instrumental in the victory, taking 4 wickets.
After the Lucknow Super Giants won the toss and elected to field, RCB lost two wickets in the first over. However, Captain Du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell then put on a 37-run partnership. Maxwell was dismissed for a short innings of 23 off 11 balls, followed by Suyash Prabhudesai, who was also dismissed for 10. Du Plessis and Shahbaz Ahmed had a 70-run partnership. Shahbaz was dismissed for 26. Du Plessis was dismissed in the fifth ball of the final over. He hit 96 off 64 balls with 11 fours and 2 sixes.