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IPL 2022: Watch - Virat Kohli's painful smile after being dismissed by Dushmantha Chameera
 

KL Rahul-led Lucknow Super Giants went one on one against Royal Challengers Bangalore on 19th April, Tuesday. Having a look at the match, RCB was asked to bat first after losing the toss. 

Responding to that, Royal Challengers Bangalore posted a well challenging total of 181 runs on the board. Faf du Plessis was the lone warrior who smashed 96 runs and got dismissed in the final over of the game.

Glenn Maxwell and Shahbaz Ahmed were the other batters to cross the 20 runs mark. Chasing the target, Lucknow Super Giants didn't get the expected start as they lost a couple of wickets before the end of the powerplay overs.

However, skipper KL Rahul and Krunal Pandya tried to get the momentum back but had to warm the bench after scoring 30 and 42 runs respectively. In the end, RCB won the match by a margin of 18 runs and are moved to the second spot on the league table.

Third defeat for Lucknow Super Giants:

IPL 2022 - Faf du Plessis - Virat Kohli - RCB

After losing the match, KL Rahul shared a lot in the post-match presentation about the match. "I think we started really well, after getting 2 wickets in the first over and then give away 50 in the powerplay, we could have done better.

80 on that pitch was 15-20 extra runs we gave away, we couldn't really squeeze in the middle and with the bat as well we needed one in the top three to go deep and the other batters to bat around him and unfortunately we couldn't do that," KL Rahul was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.

"We have a really good team, very happy with how we are playing, yes a couple of games we could have done better. I think we started well against Rajasthan and here as well we put them under pressure but we couldn't sustain for much longer.

Everyone has chipped in and everyone looks in good form and everyone scored for us. Important that one or two guys who have a good day they need to dig in and take the team through," he added.

Besides, Virat Kohli has once again failed to contribute with the bat for his side in this game as well. RCB and Virat fans were not happy seeing this man struggling with the bat.

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