LSG vs RCB highlights 2023: IPL 2023 match number 43 was a low-scoring thriller between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Lucknow Super Giants at LSG’s home ground, BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow. Both teams are well known for their batting order, with some big names playing in the teams, but to the audience’s surprise, a low-scoring match happened where bowlers from both teams dominated the game, though the post-match altercation between two cricket legends, Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir, wasn’t something the crowd had ever expected. Later, everything was calmed down by other team members and staff.
LSG vs RCB highlights IPL 2023: Playing XI of the teams:
Royal Challengers Bangalore: The playing XI of the RCB was same, with Harshal Patel in the impact players’ list.
RCB playing XI: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis(c), Anuj Rawat, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik(w), Suyash Prabhudessai, Wanindu Hasaranga, Karn Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood
Impact Player: Harshal Patel
Lucknow Super Giants: KL Rahul and Co. has a big change in their playing XI as Avesh Khan wasn’t included in the team for the match against RCB.
LSG playing XI: KL Rahul(c), Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Nicholas Pooran(w), Krishnappa Gowtham, Ravi Bishnoi, Naveen-ul-Haq, Amit Mishra, Yash Thakur
Impact Player: Ayush Badoni
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LSG vs RCB highlights IPL 2023: Virat and Faf gave a start to the RCB’s innings
After winning the toss, captain Faf Du Plessis and Virat Kohli opened the RCB’s innings. In the very first ball, Kohli scored the boundary, but the pitch showed its effect later on, and with each over, both of them struggled to score boundaries and run the scoreboard by rotating the strike. Both had a partnership of 62 runs, and in the 9th over of the game, Virat Kohli was trapped by Ravi Bishnoi in his leg spin. Virat Kohli scored 31 runs in 30 balls.
Anuj Rawat and Glenn Maxwell tried to deal with boundaries but couldn’t score well for their team and got dismissed early in the match. Faf was still maintaining its crease but was scoring runs at a slower pace, and in the 17th over, Amit Mishra took his wicket and the run rate fell further. Dinesh Karthik tried running the scoreboard but he managed to score only 16 runs.
At the end of the RCB innings, they managed to put 126 runs on the scoreboard, which was a decent total to defend.
LSG vs RCB highlights IPL 2023: LSG’s top order collapsed
After KL Rahul’s injury during the match, Kyle Myers and Ayush Badoni started the innings for LSG, and it wasn’t a good start for LSG as Kyle Myers got dismissed in the first over, and later the fall of wickets after everyone or two overs didn’t stop. The big hitters in LSG, Marcus Stoinis and Nicholas Pooran, hit the ball out of the park in some moments, but that didn’t last long as they got caught near the boundary cushions.
Krishnappa Gowtham tried handling the situation after the top order collapsed and hit some shots, but while taking a risky double, he got run out, and there was no one left behind who could bat well afterward.
Amit Mishra tried the best he could but failed to seal the victory for his team. In the last ball of the innings, he also got caught and ended up as LSG’s second-highest run scorer in the match.
LSG vs RCB highlights IPL 2023: How was the pitch at Ekana?
The pitch at Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow, was dry and bouncy, and the rough surface helped the bowlers a lot during the match. As predicted by the experts, the match would be low-scoring, but nobody predicted that it would be as low as 126 runs. Bowlers were the real heroes on the field, and they indeed dominated the whole game.
LSG vs RCB highlights IPL 2023: Bowlers Dominated the game at Ekana:
Bowlers from both LSG and RCB teams’ dominated the whole match, especially spinners, as they consumed fewer runs and took wickets at regular intervals that built pressure on the batters. Mohammad Siraj, Naveen-ul-Haq, Karn Sharma, and Ravi Bishnoi dominated the game, and the fielding efforts from both teams were good due to which scoring runs became more difficult. A low-scoring match happened between the teams where RCB had the upper hand. After this match, RCB is in the 5th position in the points table, and LSG is down to the 3rd position.
LSG vs RCB highlights IPL 2023: Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir heated argument:
Undoubtedly, no IPL fan is unaware of the infamous IPL rivalry between these two players. Kohli and Gambhir got into a heated argument in the IPL 2013, when Gautam Gambhir was also a player, playing for the KKR, but later both of them sorted out their differences and were seen together several times until the last night when RCB was playing against LSG in the Ekana stadium, Lucknow, and after RCB defeated the LSG, the team players were shaking hands. During that time, Virat Kohli shared some words with Naveen-Ul-Haq and later with Kyle Myers.
Following that, Kyle Myers was seen talking to Virat Kohli after the formality of shaking hands. Gautam Gambhir jumped in and had some verbal exchanges. Later, the team players and staff calmed the heated situation. Post-match, Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir were fined 100% of their match fees, whereas Naveen-ul-Haq was fined 50% of his match fees for breaching the code of conduct.
LSG vs RCB highlights IPL 2023: Post- Match
Though it was a low-scoring match and the audience saw a few big hits, the post-match altercation added some spice to the match in a negative way. Players should maintain their calm, especially senior players, as juniors would learn from them only. Both teams’ bowlers performed well in the match. KL Rahul’s injury could impact the LSG line-up, so they have to be ready for any playing XI changes.