'Lucknow' lost due to slow innings of Rahul or was there some other reason?

New Delhi: The journey of Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in IPL 2022 is over. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) defeated Lucknow by 14 runs in the Eliminator match played on Wednesday. Now in the second qualifier, RCB will take on Rajasthan Royals (RR) on 27 May (Friday). In the match against Bangalore, Lucknow captain KL Rahul scored 79 runs in 58 balls with excellent batting. However, during this time Rahul's rate was only 136.21, about which a lot of questions are being raised.

Chasing the big target, KL Rahl & Co. got off to a slow start. Rahul played a big role behind this slow start, who spent 43 balls to complete his half-century. Later, Rahul tried to bat fast, but by then his team had lagged behind in the match. KL Rahul also completed 600 runs in IPL 2022 during his 79-run innings. Rahul has scored 616 runs in a total of 15 matches this season at an average of 51.33 and a strike rate of 135.38. During this time, 2 centuries and 4 half-centuries came from his bat. Rahul is second in the list of highest run-scorers in IPL 2022.

Batting first after losing the toss, RCB were 207 for four. Rajat Patidar played a whirlwind knock of 112 not out off 54 balls, which included 12 fours and seven sixes. Dinesh Karthik made a useful contribution of 37 not out and Virat Kohli 25 runs. For Lucknow, Mohsin Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Krunal Pandya and Avesh Khan took one wicket each. In reply, Lucknow could only score 193 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs. For Lucknow, KL Rahul scored 79 runs and Deepak Hooda scored 45 runs. For RCB, Josh Hazlewood achieved the most three successes. Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel and Mohammed Siraj took one wicket each.

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