15th and 16th overs decided the defeat of LSG! Captain Rahul was also responsible for this, the sack-bed had to be tied

LSG captain KL Rahul (centre) and Deepak Hooda (right) dropped catches, which cost the team heavy.

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In the match held at Eden Gardens Stadi, Kolkata, RCB had set a target of 208 runs for LSG to win, but Lucknow scored 193 runs and lost the match by 14 runs.

The two teams to debut in IPL 2022, Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super Giants (Lucknow Super Giants) continued to perform well and reached the playoffs in the very first season. Gujarat Titans has even reached the final, but the journey of Lucknow is over. On Wednesday, May 25, in the Eliminator match, he had to face defeat by 14 runs at the hands of Royal Challengers Bangalore. Although Bangalore performed well in this match, but Lucknow also helped them a lot in this and made such mistakes, which are considered to be the worst in a cricket match. That too not once, but twice.

Due to Rajat Patidar’s century in the match played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata and Bangalore’s strong bowling in the last over, Lucknow had to leave the playoff itself. Lucknow made some mistakes during Bangalore’s batting and their batting, which ultimately cost the team. At present, it is only about Bangalore’s innings, ie Lucknow’s bowling, where the team made a mistake. By the way, this mistake was not in the bowling but due to the fielders failing to support the bowlers, who on many occasions not only lost wicket opportunities but also gave extra runs.

Faulted twice in 5 balls

Now coming straight to the point. The talk starts from the 15th over of Bangalore’s innings. By that time, Bangalore’s score was 117 runs in 14 overs and Rajat Patidar was at the crease, with Dinesh Karthik coming to support him. The 15th over was from Mohsin Khan, who was bowling brilliantly and on the fifth ball of the over he made another chance. Dinesh Karthik failed to play a big shot and was caught towards extra covers, for which captain KL Rahul ran to his left.

This catch was not easy at all, but it was not too difficult either. But captain Rahul squandered this opportunity. Karthik was on two runs at that time.

If a mistake happens once, it will work, but if it happens again and again, it becomes a problem and the same thing happened in the case of Lucknow. Lucknow made a similar mistake within just five balls. On the third ball of the 16th over, Rajat Patidar played a pull shot towards midwicket and the catch was jumped, but Deepak Hooda, posted on the boundary, squandered this easy opportunity and the ball went for 4 runs. Rajat was playing at that time scoring 72 runs in 40 balls.

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This mistake was very heavy for Lucknow

These mistakes were very heavy for Lucknow because after this both the batsmen rained runs. Karthik added 35 runs to his score, while Patidar scored 40 runs. Both the batsmen remained frozen till the end and scored 92 runs in the partnership of just 41 balls for the fifth wicket and took the team to 207 runs. In the end, Lucknow missed the target by just 15 runs.