Faf stands tall; unlucky Rahul has a fall: LSG vs RCB Player Ratings  

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) beat Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) by 18 runs in match number 43 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Monday, May 1. Batting first after winning the toss, RCB put up 126/9 on the board and then cleaned up LSG for 108 in 19.5 overs. Here are the player ratings for LSG v RCB IPL 2023 match 43.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Virat Kohli (9/10): Scored 31 off 30 on a challenging batting surface. Hit three fours before being stumped off Ravi Bishnoi’s bowling. Also took two crucial catches.

Faf du Plessis (9/10): Top-scored for RCB with 44 off 40. Hit one four and a six in a workmanlike innings. Sliced a delivery from Amit Mishra to cover.

Anuj Rawat (3/10): Struggled during his stay. Scored 9 off 11. Perished to K Gowtham, dragging a delivery to deep midwicket.

Glenn Maxwell (6.5/10): Missed his reverse against Ravi Bishnoi and was trapped right in front of the stumps for 4. Got the wicket of Krunal Pandya with a flighted delivery.

Mahipal Lomror (2/10): Was trapped lbw by Naveen-ul-Haq for 3 off four balls.

Dinesh Karthik (6/10): Scored 16 off 11 with one four and a six. Was run out by a brilliant direct hit from Yash Thakur. Was busy behind the stumps. Stumped Deepak Hooda and effected two runs outs.

Suyash Prabhudessai (3/10): Was out for 6 off 7, holing out to long off against Amit Mishra’s bowling.

Wanindu Hasaranga (8.5/10): Had Deepak Hooda stumped. Finished with economical figures of 1/20. Contributed a handy 8 not out with the bat.

Karn Sharma (9/10): Excelled with the ball on a surface, offering him plenty of assistance. Got the major scalps of Nicholas Pooran and Marcus Stoinis to end with wonderful figures of 2/20.

Mohammed Siraj (7.5/10): Got the big wicket of Kyle Mayers for a duck. Ended with figures of 1/24 from three overs.

Josh Hazlewood (8.5/10): Impressed on comeback with figures of 2/15 from three overs. Dismissed Ayush Badoni and Naveen-ul-Haq.

Harshal Patel (7/10): Kept things tight. Bowled 3.5 overs for 20 runs. Got the wicket of Amit Mishra.

Lucknow Super Giants

KL Rahul (No Rating): Hurt himself while fielding. Came out to bat at No. 11. Scored zero off 3 balls.

Kyle Mayers (0): Was out for a second-ball duck, slicing a delivery from Mohammed Siraj to mid-on.

Deepak Hooda (0.5/10): His horror run with the bat continued. Was stumped for 1 off a googly by Wanindu Hasaranga.

Ayush Badoni (1/10): Came in as the Impact Player. Fell for 4 off 11 trying to take on Josh Hazlewood.

Marcus Stoinis (4/10): Bowled one over for 11. Was out for 13 off 19, unable to time a big hit off Karn Sharma’s bowling.

Krunal Pandya (7/10): Bowled four overs for 21 though he did not claim a wicket. Was out for 14 off 11, trying to take on Glenn Maxwell.

Nicholas Pooran (3/10): Perished to Karn Sharma for 9 off 7.

Krishnappa Gowtham (8/10): Got the wicket of Anuj Rawat. Bowled two overs for 10 runs. Top-scored for LSG with 23 off 13.

Ravi Bishnoi (8/10): Bowled four overs for 21. Got the big wickets of Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell.

Naveen-ul-Haq (7.5/10): Ran through the RCB tail to finish with 3/30.

Amit Mishra (8/10): Claimed two wickets in three overs for 21 runs. Contributed 19 with the bat.

Yash Thakur (5/10): Bowled two overs for 12. Ran out Dinesh Karthik with a direct hit.

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