BANGALORE, India (AP) — Lucknow Super Giants grabbed a run off the final ball to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by one wicket in a high-scoring Indian Premier League game on Monday.
Lucknow reached 213-9 in a nervy final over and overhauled Bangalore’s challenging total of 212-2.
Lucknow tops the leaderboard with six points from four games. Bangalore slipped to No. 7 with one win from three matches.
Needing five off Harshal Patel’s last over, Lucknow lost the wickets of Mark Wood and Jaydev Unadkat and needed one run from the final ball with one wicket left.
Patel missed an opportunity to run out Ravi Bishnoi at the non-striker’s end which could have thrown the game into the super over but had to bowl the final delivery again. The last-wicket pair of Avesh Khan and Bishnoi scampered for a bye as wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik couldn’t gather the ball cleanly.
Fans trolled Karthik for his costly mistake.
RCB have lost two games in a row after winning against Mumbai Indians.