Royal Challengers Bangalore had the two best batters at the crease during the last five overs against Lucknow Super Giants. Rajat Patidar and Dinesh Karthik gave a blistering finish to RCB’s innings in the Eliminator of IPL 2022.
The two added 87 runs in the last 30 balls, which is the highest by a team in an IPL playoff.
The Faf du Plessis-led team surpassed the Mumbai Indians landmark, which they had achieved against Delhi Capitals in 2020. The five-time champions accumulated 78 runs in the final stage of the contest.
Most runs by a team in the last 5 overs in an IPL playoff match
87: Bangalore vs. LSG (today)*
78: Mumbai vs. DC (2020)
77: Mumbai vs. RCB (2010)
73: Chennai vs. MI (2012)
While Rajat remained unbeaten on 112 runs, Karthik amassed 37 not out off 23 balls to take their team to 207/4 in 20 overs.