The RCB vs LSG game at M Chinnaswamy Stadium was a dramatic match in IPL history, breaking multiple records and having a change of momentum in every delivery. LSG chose to bowl first, and despite Virat Kohli’s quick 50-run stand, he was eventually dismissed by Amit Mishra. Faf du Plessis smashed the longest six of IPL 2023, and along with Glenn Maxwell, attacked the leg-spin bowlers, setting a massive target of 213 runs for LSG. LSG lost three wickets in the powerplay, but Marcus Stoinis and later Ayush Badoni and Nicholas Pooran led a counter-attack, bringing the game back to a close finish. The game’s momentum shifted when Harshal Patel took two wickets in the final over, but LSG ultimately won with a quick single after a ‘Mankad-miss’ moment.
Nicholas Pooran | Player of the Match: I want to dedicate this performance to my wife and new born.
Congratulations to @nicholas_47 & Kathrinam Pooran on the arrival of their lil' bundle of joy Alayra! 🥰🤗#SuperFam, let the keep flowing for our #SuperGiant! 💚#LucknowSuperGiants | #LSG pic.twitter.com/KEzo6Z1baR
— Lucknow Super Giants (@LucknowIPL) January 31, 2023
Nicholas Pooran – We knew that the game was on, Stoinis and KL had a wonderful partnership. Stoinis kept us in the game and I knew this was a nice wicket. We could chase even over 50 in the last four, it was about cashing in. The second ball I came in and smashed a six. It isn’t about getting a look in, if it is in my slot then I will smash it for six. Over the past couple of years, I’ve put a lot of pressure on myself to finish games. Today also I wanted to finish the game, but got out in the end. I hope this is the season for me, in a good space and state of mind. Just want to enjoy my cricket, play with a smile and entertain, and win games for my team.
Last night was just unreal.
Thank you Bangalore ♥️ pic.twitter.com/wvKvpxQYrc
— NickyP (@nicholas_47) April 11, 2023