A clinical Rajasthan Royals came close to securing a playoff berth with a convincing round of 24 victory over the Lucknow Super Giants in the Indian Premier League on Sunday. RR and LSG are now tied on 16 points from 13 games and need another win to confirm their place in the next stage of the competition. RR also beat LSG from second place thanks to their win. Batting first, Yashasvi Jaiswal led the way with a 41, while Devdutt Padikkal batted 39 on 18 and Rajasthan Royals had a 178 on 6. Captain Sanju Samson hit 32 of 24 balls.
Ravi Bishnoi is LSG’s most successful bowler with 2/31 in four overs.
When it was their turn to bat, LSG was stopped at eighths at 154.
The Super Giants got off to a bad start as Trent Boult (2/18) sent back two of their top hitters – Quinton De Cock (7) and Ayush Ba Dhoni (0) – Consecutive at the start of the third quarter.
De Kock was caught by the nimble Jimmy Neesham and Badoni was stuck in front of the wicket before the batsman opted for a review to allay his doubts.
Deepak Huda (59 over 39 balls) denied Bolt’s hat-trick – the ball went in the direction of the slip, but after a rebound.
In its next delivery, though, Hooda succeeded with a beautiful way across the cover.
After a double strike from the New Zealand Pacers, Prasid Krishna (2/32) and Bolt dropped just two points in the next two rounds as RR remained tight.
However, KL Rahul (10) hit Prasidh with a 6 to start the final strong game, but the bowler had the last laugh as he let the LSK skipper catch with his clever bowling.
LSG were stranded 29-3 in the sixth inning when Krunal Pandya added Hooda in the middle.
The pair quickly added 65 points for the fourth wicket to keep their teams in the game, thanks to some great work from deep by Jos Buttler and Riyan Parag before Ravichandran Ashwin removed Pandya in the clutch. Work.
Hooda, meanwhile, lifted his 50 but Yuzvendra Chahal stumped the charging batsman after Sanju Samson nearly blew it.
Obed McCoy (2/35) then picked up the wickets for Jason Holder and Dushmantha Chameera to put RR one step closer to winning.
Earlier, Jaswal confidently started the Royals, knocking down Mosin Khan four times in a row in the first round.
But as the batsman tried to scoop it off the slender leg, RR quickly suffered a physical blow when Avesh Khan knocked down an in-form Jos Buttler (2) at the start of the third.
Butler was sacked early and captain Sanju Samson went into the middle, and to restore his touch, he got into action right away, flicking Awish over the middle wicket to finish at Brabourne Stadium. ) draw the boundary.
Samson then made a late cut against Mosin and the ball flew over the skid line to create a boundary. Then a lovely screen came from the RR captain’s Blades when the team was 25 in four.
Meanwhile, Jaiswal came to life after getting an awkward boundary as Mohsin threw him off Avesh’s bowling ball and failed to catch the ball despite having both hands.
LSG paid dearly for Mohsin’s splurge as Jaiswal made the most of his rep, amassing 21 runs at Chameera to lift RR to 51, one in six strong runs.
He started the game with a 4, found two more fences, and finished in style, taking the Sri Lankan Pacers’ short ball into a huge 6 in the midfield area.
Even after Jaswal finished bowling, the ever-busy Samson seemed content to be the second runner-up.
However, Samson looked relaxed against Ravi Bishnoy as he knocked down Ravi Bish with a slower ball in the next game by Jason Holder Ravi Bishnoi knocked him to the ground earlier, allowing Deepak Hooda to catch the ball deep.
Here comes Devdutt Padikkal, 14 of 5 with the help of two fours and sixes against Marcus Stoinis.
Padikkal then scored on Chameera’s two boundaries when RR was over 100 in the 11th inning.
At the other end, however, Jaiswal was caught and batted by Ayush Badoni. However, Paddykal was not disturbed by the loss of a set Jaswar, and he continued to play and hit a 6 over Krunal Pandya.
Padikkal persevered, though.
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