IPL 2022: Rajat Patidar hits ton as Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Lucknow Tremendous Giants in eliminator

Josh Hazlewood celebrating a wicket

Josh Hazlewood took the key wicket of KL Rahul for 79
Indian Premier League 2022: Eliminator
Royal Challengers Bangalore 207-4: Patidar 112* (54); Khan 1-25
Lucknow Super Giants 193-6: KL Rahul 79 (58); Hazlewood 3-43
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 14 runs

Rajat Patidar hit a sublime century as Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Lucknow Super Giants by 14 runs in the Indian Premier League eliminator.

Patidar struck an unbeaten 112 from just 54 balls to help RCB post 207-4.

Super Giants captain KL Rahul made 79 off 58 in reply but the IPL newcomers could only make 193-6 as Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood claimed 3-43.

RCB face Rajasthan Royals in the second qualifier on Friday to decide who will join Gujarat Titans in Sunday’s final.

India star Virat Kohli roared with delight after RCB secured victory, having lost the eliminator in the last two campaigns.

Kohli, who stepped down from the RCB captaincy last year to be replaced by Faf du Plessis, is still seeking a maiden IPL…