Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) cricketer Mahipal Lomror was involved in a hilarious fielding error during the IPL 2022 Eliminator against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) at Eden Gardens on Wednesday.
Chasing a mammoth total of 208 runs, the Super Giants lost the in-form Quinton de Kock in the first over. As RCB applied more pressure after tasting early blood, a fielding error cost the IPL team three crucial runs in the second over of LSG's innings.
KL Rahul nudged the ball into the leg side and immediately called for two runs. Mahipal Lomror showed good commitment, putting in a valiant effort to save the boundary.
The mayhem began with the youngster from Rajasthan colliding with Harshal Patel while sliding in to push the ball away from the boundary rope. Lomror, however, just couldn't gather the ball in his hands. It took him three attempts before he eventually picked it up. Patel, who looked to be in pain, walked off the ground holding his ribs.
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Despite losing de Kock cheaply, Manan Vohra and KL Rahul continued their onslaught. They took adantage of the field restrictions to accumulate quick runs before Vohra perished after a quickfire 19.
The LSG captain scored 17 runs in the sixth over to propel the team to 62/2, 10 runs more than RCB at the same stage.
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Rajat Patidar's unbeaten century propels RCB to 207 runs
The Royal Challengers banked on Dinesh Karthik and Rajat Patidar to help them put a big total on the board. The pair obliged with an unbeaten 92-run partnership.
Asked to bat first, Bangalore captain Faf du Plessis departed early. Patidar went berserk to set up the platform. The Madhya Pradesh cricketer was at his best today and everything he touched turned to gold. The batting side scored 84 off their last five overs, with Patidar scoring an unbeaten 112 off 54 deliveries, including 12 boundaries and seven sixes. Dinesh Karthik, too, played his part, chipping in with an unbeaten 37.
It remains to be seen whether LSG will chase down the total and set up a date with Rajasthan Royals (RR) in Qualifier 2 on Friday. At the time of writing, Lucknow are 84/2 in nine overs.