Rajasthan Royals won a massive match against the flying Lucknow Super Giants. This is the debut season for Lucknow Super Giants in the Indian Premier League. But, they have been playing like an experienced team. They have defeated some big teams like Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. In addition, Lucknow are standing in the 3rd at the point table with 16 points. However, they have lost their previous two consecutive matches in this tournament. They can’t afford to lose more to go to the semifinals.
Sanju Samson, the captain of Rajasthan Royals, won the toss at the Brabourne Stadium and decided to bat first. So, Yashavsi Jaiswal and Josh Buttler came on the pitch to start the innings for Rajasthan Royals. But the Royals didn’t get a decent start as Josh Buttler departed the pitch early. He lost the wicket in the 3rd over after scoring only 2 runs for the team.
After that, Yashavsi Jaiswal made a brilliant partnership of 64 runs with the captain, Sanju Samson. Both batsmen were aggressive on the pitch. Unfortunately, the captain had to go back to the pavilion after scoring 32 runs from 24 balls. He hit six boundaries before the departure.
On the other hand, Yashavsi Jaiswal continued scoring runs. He made another partnership of 26 runs with Devdutt Padikkal. But their partnership broke when Jaiswal lost the wicket. He scored the highest 41 off 29 for Rajasthan Royals. However, Padikkal added 39 runs before losing the wicket. Relying on these runs, Rajasthan Royals scored 178 runs in 20 overs.
Chasing the target, Lucknow Super Giants lost their first wicket in the 3rd over as Quinton de Kock departed the pitch. Moreover, they lost another wicket in the same over as Ayush Badoni had to go back to the pavilion without scoring any runs. Captain KL Rahul also failed to contribute much. However, Deepak Hooda tried to make resistance with the following batsmen. But no one could stay longer on the pitch to chase the target. Deepak Hooda scored the highest 59 runs from 39 balls for the Lucknow. But it was not enough to win the match. Their innings ended in 154 runs. Rajasthan Royals won the match by 24 runs and have overtaken Lucknow Super Giants.