‘It’s an action you haven’t…’: RCB skipper Faf du Plessis lauds pace sensation Mayank Yadav | Cricket News


NEW DELHI: Quinton de Kock‘s masterful fifty coupled with the youthful brilliance of pace sensation Mayank Yadav propelled Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) to a commanding 28-run victory over Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) in their IPL clash on Tuesday.
Lucknow’s innings were anchored around the astute batting display of de Kock, who crafted a superb 81 off 56 deliveries. De Kock’s innings provided the much-needed stability to the LSG’s batting lineup, allowing them to construct a competitive total of 181 for five.Nicholas Pooran also played a crucial role, remaining unbeaten on 40 from just 21 balls, providing valuable support to De Kock’s innings.

In response, RCB briefly threatened to chase down the target of 182, primarily through the explosive batting of Mahipal Lomror, who blazed his way to a forceful 33 off just 13 deliveries. However, Lucknow’s pace sensation, Mayank Yadav, had other plans.

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Mayank’s scorching three-wicket haul, conceding a mere 14 runs, proved to be the turning point of the match. His fiery spell dismantled the RCB batting order, leaving them struggling at 153 all out.

Skipper Faf du Plessis spoke his heart out while talking about young pace sensation Mayank, who single-handedly derailed RCB’s run chase.
“Spot on (dropped catches cost us). Two very good players – QDK was on 25-30 and Pooran was on 2 – 60-65 extra runs, mistakes like that can cost you in the IPL. It is the new action you haven’t faced before, and if they have pace then you need time to get used to it (about Mayank). But his ability to control length and have accuracy is impressive,” Du Plessis said at the post-match presentation.

“I didn’t think we were very good with our bowling especially in the powerplay, Maxwell brought it back and there were some pleasing signs in the death overs. You need two guys to bat through and get a partnership which we were not able to do. We need the strong characters in the dressing room to put their hands up,” Du Plessis added.


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