Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Lucknow Super Giants by 14 runs in the IPL 2022 Eliminator on Wednesday to book a meeting with Rajasthan Royals in Qualifier 2 on Friday in Ahmedabad.
Royal Challengers had earlier qualified for the playoffs courtesy of Mumbai Indians’ five-wicket win over Delhi Capitals on Saturday. Royal Challengers were on 16 points and Capitals on 14 ahead of the game, but Capitals needed a win to make it to the playoffs because of their superior Net Run Rate.
RCB had appointed Faf du Plessis, one of its big-ticket signings at the mega auction, as captain for IPL 2022.
Yet to win an IPL crown, the Royal Challengers will look to build on their three back-to-back playoffs appearances and go all the time this year.