WATCH: Devdutt Padikkal sends Faf du Plessis packing in Chinnaswamy

Devdutt Padikkal
Brilliant direct-hit from Devdutt Padikkal to dismiss Faf du Plessis.

Devdutt Padikkal

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Faf du Plessis did not perform the way he wanted with the bat in the game against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG). The 15th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 is being held at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

Royal Challengers Bangalore had a positive start while chasing the target of 182 runs. Captain Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli hit some sensational shots while trying to maximize the powerplay. Du Plessis looked particularly good and entertained the crowd.

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It looked like it would be Faf du Plessis’s night, but his stay at the crease was cut short by Devdutt Padikkal’s brilliance in the field. The Lucknow Super Giants batsman produced a brilliant effort and ensured that he took his team to the top at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

Faf du Plessis hit a four on midwicket off the ball of Mayank Yadav. The ball went straight to Devdutt Padikkal as Royal Challengers Bangalore tried to take a single, which was unavailable. The LSG player got a good bounce and picked it up immediately.

Devdutt Padikkal, who had a stump to aim for, hit the target as Faf du Plessis remained away from his crease. It was a brilliant effort from the Lucknow Super Giants player as it put his team in the driver’s seat at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru

Even though he failed with the bat, Devdutt Padikkal made sure that he came forward for his team in the field. He helped his team get important wickets. Faf du Plessis scored 19 runs in 13 balls. He batted at a strike rate of around 147 and also hit three fours in his innings.

The wicket of Faf du Plessis put Royal Challengers Bangalore under immense pressure. They also lost Virat Kohli a few balls ago. The opening batsman scored 22 runs in 16 balls. He hit two fours and 1 six in his innings before he was dismissed by M Siddharth in the 5th over.

RCB loses Glenn Maxwell and Cameron Green after Faf du Plessis

After the dismissal of Faf du Plessis, the situation worsened for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the ongoing match against Lucknow Super Giants at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. They lost wickets in quick succession and came under immense pressure as fast bowler Mayank Yadav wreaked havoc with his pace.

Mayank Yadav first dismissed Glenn Maxwell for a duck in two balls and if that was not enough, he sent Royal Challengers Bangalore wobbly by knocking down the stumps of Cameron Green. He bowled out both Australian batsmen with his pace at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, leaving the home side at 58/4.


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Now the responsibility of taking his team home will be on Rajat Patidar. The right-handed batsman has batted incredibly well so far in the game and is expected to continue. He is going through a tough phase and this would be an ideal opportunity for him to take his team home and prove his worth to his team.

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