Mumbai. Rajasthan Royals have kept their hopes of reaching the top-2 intact. The team defeated Lucknow Super Giants by 24 runs in the 63rd match of IPL 2022. This is the team’s 8th win in 13 matches. Lucknow has also won 8 out of 13 matches so far. After the final match, the number-2 team will be decided. This is also important because the number-2 team gets 2 chances to reach the final. Playing first in the match, Rajasthan scored 178 runs for 6 wickets. Yashasvi Jaiswal scored the highest 41 runs. In reply, Lucknow’s team could score only 154 runs for 8 wickets. The team of Lucknow has come from second to third in the table and the team of Rajasthan has come from third to second. Gujarat Titans team is on top with 20 points.
Lucknow Super Giants, chasing the target, had a very poor start. Trent Boult dismissed Quinton de Kock on the first ball of the third over. He scored 7 runs in 8 balls. On the next ball, Bolt gave the team the second success by LBW to Ayush Badoni. The pressure of rising run rate was also shown on captain KL Rahul. He scored 10 runs off 19 balls and was dismissed by famous Krishna. It was a big setback for the team.
Pandya and Hooda took over
After the fall of 3 wickets for 29 runs, Krunal Pandya and Deepak Hooda took over the team. Both added 65 runs for the fourth wicket. Pandya was dismissed by R Ashwin after scoring 25 off 23 balls. Jos Buttler and Ryan Parag together caught his brilliant catch at long on the boundary. He hit a four and a six. The team’s 100 runs were completed in the 15th over. In the last 5 overs, the team had to score 72 runs to win and 6 wickets were left.
Deepak Hooda’s fourth fifty
Meanwhile, Deepak Hooda scored a fifty off 33 balls. Hit 4 fours and 2 sixes. This is his fourth half-century of the season. In the 16th over, leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal gave great success to the team. Hooda was stumped after scoring 59 runs. In the 17th over, Holder was dismissed after scoring a run off McCoy. The team got the sixth blow. McCoy also dismissed Chamira on the last ball. Now Lucknow had to score 59 runs off 18 balls and Marcus Steinis was on the crease.
Chahal gave 10 runs
Chahal bowled the 18th over and gave away 10 runs. Last ball, Steinis hit a six. McCoy bowled the 19th over. He conceded 15 runs. Now 34 runs were to be scored in the last over. Steinis hit a six off Krishna’s first ball, but on the second ball he was dismissed for 27 runs. Mohsin Khan remained unbeaten on 9 and Avesh Khan scored one run.
Samson and Padikkal also walked
Earlier, Yashasvi Jaiswal (41) along with useful innings of captain Sanju Samson (32) and Devdutt Padikkal (39) made Rajasthan Royals 178 for 6 wickets. Jaiswal took the second wicket with 6 fours and a six in 29 balls and shared an important partnership of 64 runs with Samson. Samson hit 6 fours in his innings of 24 balls. Padikkal hit 5 fours and 2 sixes in his 18-ball attack. In the last over, Trent Boult (17 *) along with Ravichandran Ashwin (10 *) made an unbroken partnership of 26 runs in 14 balls to take the team’s score to 178.
Butler could not do wonders
Ravi Bishnoi took two wickets for Lucknow while Avesh Khan, Jason Holder and Ayush Badoni took one wicket each. Jaiswal expressed his intentions by hitting two consecutive fours against Mohsin Khan in the first over itself. Avesh Khan, who came to bowl in the third over, gave a big success to Lucknow by bowling Jos Buttler (2), who was running in excellent rhythm on the second ball. On the very next ball, Samson opened his account by hitting a four. He also hit 2 fours against Mohsin who came to bowl in the next over.
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100 runs in the 11th over
Jaiswal hit 3 fours and a six against Dushmantha Chamira, who came to bowl in the sixth over. 21 runs were scored from this over, due to which the team’s score became 51 runs for one wicket. Samson once again failed to convert a good start into a big innings. He gave a catch to Deepak Hooda in order to hit a big shot on Jason Holder’s ball. Padikkal, running in great rhythm, then hit two fours and a six in Stoinis’s over. He also hit 2 fours against Chamira in the 11th over, due to which the team completed the century of runs.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : May 15, 2022, 23:28 IST