In an electrifying Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter on April 10, 2023, Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) pulled off a sensational one-wicket victory against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), with no balls remaining in the 20th over.
Royal Challengers Bangalore, led by captain Faf du Plessis, put up a formidable total of 212/2 in 20 overs. Batting first, RCB witnessed strong performances from Virat Kohli (61 off 44 balls), Faf du Plessis (79 not out off 46 balls), and Glenn Maxwell (59 off 29 balls). Their combined efforts, along with some extras, propelled RCB to a challenging target for the Super Giants.
LSG’s bowlers had a tough day at the office, with Amit Mishra being the most economical bowler, taking one wicket for 18 runs in two overs. Mark Wood claimed the crucial wicket of Glenn Maxwell, who was dismissed for 59, leaving RCB at 211/2.
In response, LSG started on the back foot, losing early wickets in the powerplay. However, Marcus Stoinis (65 off 30 balls) and Nicholas Pooran (62 off 19 balls) came to the rescue, delivering stunning knocks and propelling the team closer to the target. Ayush Badoni contributed a valuable 30 runs off 24 balls before an unfortunate hit-wicket dismissal.
RCB’s Mohammed Siraj was the standout bowler, claiming three crucial wickets for 22 runs in his four overs. Wayne Parnell also chipped in with three wickets for 41 runs, while Harshal Patel picked up two wickets in the final over to keep the contest alive.
The match went down to the wire as LSG needed two runs off the last ball with just one wicket remaining. Avesh Khan managed to score the required runs, sealing a thrilling victory for the Super Giants.
RCB was penalized for a slow over-rate in the 20th over, adding to their woes. The match will be remembered for the incredible performances from both teams, with LSG coming out on top in the end.