IPL 2024
Devdutt Padikkal’s Bullseye Dismisses Faf du Plessis
By CricShots - Apr 2, 2024 10:46 pm
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In the recent IPL 2024 encounter between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), skipper Faf du Plessis faced disappointment with the bat at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Despite his efforts, RCB couldn’t secure victory in the chase of 182 runs.

Devdutt Padikkal
Devdutt Padikkal hit the bullseye

The match began with RCB showing promising intent during the powerplay overs, with du Plessis and Virat Kohli showcasing their batting prowess. Du Plessis, in particular, displayed impressive strokeplay, delighting the crowd with his shots.

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However, du Plessis’ innings was abruptly halted by an exceptional fielding effort from Devdutt Padikkal of LSG. As du Plessis attempted to push for a single off Mayank Yadav’s delivery, the ball found its way to mid-wicket, where Padikkal swiftly collected it.

Padikkal’s lightning-quick reflexes and accurate throw saw du Plessis fall short of his crease, resulting in his dismissal. This pivotal moment shifted the momentum in favor of LSG, positioning them in a commanding position at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

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Despite du Plessis’ early departure, RCB continued their pursuit, aiming to chase down the target set by LSG. However, Padikkal’s remarkable fielding display proved crucial in shaping the outcome of the match, ultimately contributing to LSG’s dominance at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

 

Royal Challengers Bengaluru (Playing XI): Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Cameron Green, Glenn Maxwell, Rajat Patidar, Dinesh Karthik, Anuj Rawat (wk), Mayank Dagar, Reece Topley, Mohammed Siraj, Yash Dayal

Lucknow Super Giants (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Ravi Bishnoi, Yash Thakur, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mayank Yadav, Manimaran Siddharth