The second wicket stand of 85 runs between opener Quinton de Kock (46 off 37) and Deepak Hooda (34 off 28) was the lone bright spot of LSG's innings.
For Bangalore, their batting never came to the fore. The top order couldn't do much and the middle order never looked like pulling off the chase. The pursuit of 145 began on a scratchy note as Virat Kohli could have gone out thrice in the opening over against Trent Boult.
From 40/3, Rayudu helped CSK reach 153/5 with vital partnerships with Ruturaj Gaikwad (30) and Ravindra Jadeja (21 not out), needing 47 runs off 24 balls to win the match.
The latest positive result takes the tally of Covid-19 positive cases in the Delhi camp to six.
Chahal overshadowed some brilliant batting by Shreyas Iyer (85) and Aaron Finch (58) to claim his first hat-trick in IPL. He dismissed Shreyas, Shivam Mavi and Pat Cummins off successive deliveries in the 17th over and turned the match on its head. Chahal ended with 5/40 in his four overs.
With successive tight overs, the required rate was going up and Wriddhiman Saha (11) tried to press the accelerator pedal but he could only pull it to the fielder at deep square leg in Jadeja's over.
The BCCI is staging the premier T20 event in four stadiums across Maharashtra to minimise the COVID-19 threat. However, the play-offs are expected to be played outside the state.
It was Gujarat's fourth win of the IPL 2022 season and they climbed to the top of the points table with 8 points.
Hetmyer came in to bat with Rajasthan Royals struggling at 67/4, and along with R Ashwin added 68 runs for the fifth wicket. He completed his half-century off 32 deliveries.
After Delhi posted a gigantic 215/5 in their 20 overs, thanks to fifties from David Warner, Prithvi Shaw and some blazing knocks from captain Rishabh Pant, Axar Patel and Shardul Thakur, Kolkata needed similar knocks from their batters. But barring a 54 from captain Shreyas Iyer, there weren't many substantial contributions as Kolkata crashed to 171 all out in 19.4 overs.
Shaw and Warner, along with Rishabh Pant's burst of 27 set the stage for Delhi to amass a massive total. But Sunil Narine, with his 2/21, staged a mini-fightback for Kolkata as 200 looked difficult for Delhi to achieve. It took a whirlwind stand of 49 off just 20 balls from Patel (22 not out) and Thakur (29 not out) to set a 216-run target for Kolkata.
IPL 2022: CSK, Mumbai Indians Stay Winless After 4 Games Each
Mumbai Indians: 151 for 6 in 20 overs (Suryakumar Yadav 68 not out; Harshal Patel 2/23, Wanindu Hasaranga 2/28).
Skipper Rishabh Pant then joined Rovman Powell at the crease and they played cautiously against LSG spinners. Powell (3), in particular, was struggling to middle the ball and his struggle was ended by Bishnoi through a googly, leaving Delhi struggling at 74-3 after 10.3 overs.
Buttler, who scored a century against Mumbai Indians in their previous match, blasted four sixes in the last two overs of the innings as he remained unbeaten on 70 runs (42 balls, 6x6).
CSK gave away only 71 runs in the back-10 with a lot of credit going to their troika of overseas pacers -- Dwaine Pretorius (4-0-30-2), Dwayne Bravo (3-0-32-1) and Chris Jordan (4-0-23-2), who used variations to good effect, stifling the opposition batters.
After Gill's wicket in the 18th over, Gujarat Titans could not hit the fifth gear, which was required for a solid finish. David Miller (20), and Rahul Tewatia (14) tried to break the shackles but Mustafizur was just too good with his cutters and change of pace.
Opening the innings after being sent into bat, Buttler hit a whirlwind 100 off 68 balls, only his second ton in the history of the IPL. He struck 11 boundaries and five sixes during his knock.
Rajasthan lost Yashasvi Jaiswal and Devdutt Padikkal cheaply inside the powerplay, but Buttler looked in excellent touch. From the time he got his first boundary off Bumrah in the opening over, Buttler gave the feel of being an unstoppable force on a bright Saturday afternoon.
Bravo and Malinga are followed by Amit Mishra (166), Piyush Chawla and Harbhajan Singh in IPL's all-time leading wicket-takers' list.
In the end the platform set up by Uthappa and Dube helped CSK cross the 200-run mark with skipper Ravindra Jadeja and his predecessor M.S Dhoni landing a few lusty blows towards the end.
Hasaranga scalped his fourth wicket as Southee holed out to long-on. Yadav and Chakravarthy got a couple of boundaries to take Kolkata past 120.
Brief Scores: Kolkata Knight Riders 128 all out in 18.5 overs (Andre Russell 25, Umesh Yadav 18; Wanindu Hasaranga 4/20, Akash Deep 3/45) against Royal Challengers Bangalore
As it was the team's first offence of the season under the IPL's Code of Conduct relating to minimum over rate offences, SRH skipper Kane Williamson was docked Rs 12 lakhs.
Hetmyer, who played a late cameo of 32 in just 13 deliveries, was cleaned up by Natarajan in the last over but he had already done the damage. In the end, Parag (12 off 9) and Nathan Coulter-Nile (1) remained not out as Rajasthan Royals posted 210/6 in 20 overs.
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The pair of Kohli and Du Plessis kept the scoreboard ticking as they dealt in both boundaries and running between the wickets. Continuing his aggressive approach, Faf du Plessis hit Sandeep Sharma for 10 runs as RCB looked set for a big total.
Brief scores: RCB -- 205-2 in 20 overs (Faf du Plessis 88, Virat Kohli 41; Rahul Chahar 1/22) vs PBKS
Brief scores: Mumbai Indians 177/5 in 20 overs (Ishan Kishan 81*, Rohit Sharma 41, Tilak Varma 22; Kuldeep Yadav 3/18, Khaleel Ahmed 2/27) v Delhi Capitals 179/6 in 18.2 overs. Lalit Yadav 48, Axar Patel 38, Prithvi Shaw 38; Basil Thampi 3/35) lost by 4 wickets
Brief scores: Mumbai Indians 177/5 in 20 overs (Ishan Kishan 81*, Rohit Sharma 41, Tilak Varma 22; Kuldeep Yadav 3/18, Khaleel Ahmed 2/27) v Delhi Capitals.
IPL chairman Brijesh Patel also made it clear that this season there will be four matches for the three women teams around men's IPL play-offs.
The franchise also tweeted some photographs of Kohli's arrival and former India and RCB skipper smiling after settling in his room. Video clips of his arrival at the team's base too were doing the rounds of social media sites on Monday.
The wicket-keeper batsman is getting ready to lead Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the current edition of IPL. However, the million dollar question props up again-will Dhoni play in IPL 2023?
The Indian Premier league's new franchise Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) on Monday unveiled the logo of the team, saying the brand identity draws inspiration from ancient Indian mythology.
The shares of Chennai Super Kings Cricket Limited (CSKCL), which controls CSK, had hit an all-time high in the unlisted market on October 26 last year, surging from Rs 110-120 per share to crossing the Rs 220-mark in trade within a week. It brought CSKCL's market cap to around Rs 7,000 crore, which was just Rs 500 crore short of making it to the Unicorn club and came just 11 days after they defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 27 runs in the IPL final.
This year the IPL will likely overlap with the England's Test summer, with the knockout stages "likely to clash with their first Test against New Zealand at Lord's in early June", the report said.
However with the emergence of Omicron variant of COVID-19 and cases on the rise, the situation will remain fluid but if there are restrictions with regards to overseas travel (unless all owners decide to use charter planes), conducting it in India will be less of a logistical nightmare.
Among foreign players, Glenn Maxwell, Jos Buttler, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, and Anrich Nortje were retained. All-rounder Kieron Pollard made the cut for Mumbai Indians whereas Moeen Ali was chosen over the likes of Sam Curran, Faf du Plessis and Dwayne Bravo at Chennai Super Kings.
Despite changing and chopping their squads, captain and coaching staff almost every season, Punjab haven't achieved much success in the history of the cash-rich league.
These are shots from a recent BTS (Behind The Scenes) clip of a music video shared by IPL cricket team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).