'We were trying to hit fours and sixes but they bowled really well': KL Rahul after loss against RCB
There was a seven-over period after the powerplay during which Rahul managed to hit just one boundary.
As the game progressed, Patidar became even more confident, playing some incredible shots against both the pacers and the spinners.
If not even an over a side is possible, the league standing will take precedence and will decide the winner, according to an IPL briefing note. This will also apply to Qualifiers 1, 2 and Eliminator.
A bit of frustration came out in Quinton de Kock's uncharacteristic celebration after his blazing hundred against Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL.
After being down and out chasing 211, KKR brought the equation down to five off three balls with the help of Rinku Singh.
De Kock gave a batting masterclass enroute to an unbeaten 140 off 70 balls as he and Rahul (68 not out off 51) fired LSG to 210 for no loss, the highest opening stand in IPL history.
Lucknow Super Giants need to win their remaining game against Kolkata Knight Riders on Wednesday to finish in the top two and get two shots at reaching the final.
Batting first, Yashasvi Jaiswal top-scored with 41 while Devdutt Padikkal blazed away to an 18-ball 39, as Rajasthan Royals posted 178 for six.
Rajasthan Royals inched closer to securing a play-offs berth with a convincing 24-run win over LSG in Mumbai.
LSG skipper KL Rahul conceded that this was not the time to overanalyse but to keep the energy and intensity in the field intact.
Quinton De Kock slammed a 29-ball-50 but Lucknow almost frittered away a solid start before some lusty hitting in a 30-run penultimate over off Shivam Mavi took them to 176 for 7.
Rahul has led LSG from the front, amassing a staggering 451 runs from 10 matches, with two hundreds and as many fifties to be the second highest run-getter this season.
With 50 needed off the last four overs, Mohsin Khan once again did the trick as he bowled a short cutter angling across to finish just outside off.
Lucknow left out pacer Avesh Khan and included off-spinner Krishnappa Gowtham, while Delhi fielded the same XI.
Delhi have endured a tough couple of weeks with a mini COVID outbreak in their camp and a no-ball controversy, however, Pant and his troops came out from it to march to a four-wicket win over KKR.
Punjab did not make any changes from the previous game while Lucknow brought in Avesh Khan in place of Manish Pandey.
In the ongoing IPL-15, Lucknow Super Giants skipper Rahul has been in sublime form at the top of order and has already hit two hundreds -- both against Mumbai Indians.
Rahul has been in sublime form at the top of the order and has already hit two hundreds -- both against Mumbai Indians -- and a fifty-plus score this season.
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Lucknow Super Giants skipper KL Rahul said that he happy that the depth in his side due to multiple all-rounders is allowing him to play freely.