In Indian Premier League action today, a brilliant unbeaten century from Rajat Patidar, powered the Royal Challengers Bangalore past the Lucknow Super Giants.

Lucknow won the toss and sent in RCB, they lost captain Faf du Plessis to a first ball duck. Virat Kohli (25) put on a half century with Patidar, who smashed 12 fours and 7 sixes in his 112 from just 54 deliveries. They eventually posted a challenging 207 for 4 from their 20 overs.

In reply, Lucknow got to 193 for 6 in 20 overs, to lose by 14 runs. Only 3 batters got to double figures, with captain KL Rahul top scoring with 79. Hard hitting West Indian Evin Lewis, was surprisingly used at number 6 in the batting order and he remained not out on 2 from 6 deliveries.

With the win, RCB will now face the Rajasthan Royals on Friday. The winner of that match will face the Gujurat Titans on Sunday to crown the 2022 IPL champions.