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Lucknow Super Giants 154-8 (20 Ovs)
Mohsin Khan 9 (7)
Rajasthan Royals 178-6
Obed McCoy 4-0-35-2
Rajasthan Royals won by 24 runs
Can LSG secure their playoff spot tonight? © BCCI / IPL
RAJASTHAN ROYALS WIN A clinical all-round display by Rajasthan Royals – with bat, ball and on the field helped them secure a 24-run win over Lucknow Super Giants and strengthen their chances of qualifying for the playoffs. Sanju Samson, Devdutt Padikkal and Yashasvi Jaiswal played handy knocks while Obed McCoy and Trent Boult bagged a brace each. With this result, Lucknow Super Giants’ wait to secure the playoff berth has been lengthened.
Three wickets in seven balls derail LSG’s chase completely. Deepak Hooda is out stumped by Yuzvendra Chahal. Obed McCoy follows that with a two-wicket over, dismissing Jason Holder and Dushmantha Chameera to dent LSG. Too much remains to be done by Marcus Stoinis. Gautam Gambhir doesn’t look too pleased with this performance!
FIFTYDeepak Hooda’s good form has continued. He has scored a crucial half-century in relatively quick time to keep his team in the run chase.
WICKETRajasthan Royals finally strikes. Krunal Pandya takes the attack to R Ashwin but gets caught in the deep courtesy a fine relay catch from Jos Buttler to Riyan Parag. 94/4
FIFTY STAND Deepak Hooda and Krunal Pandya have revived LSG’s innings with a half-century partnership and put them in a position to go for the target.
WICKET Another big strike for RR. Prasidh Krishna gets rid off his senior state-mate and leave LSG’s chase reeling at 29/3.
A gentle reminder by Deepu: Ayush Badoni started off the season hitting 54 against GT. In ten innings since his highest score of him is 19 *.
A double strike by Trent Boult has left Lucknow Super Giants reeling early in chase. Quinton de Kock’s cut goes straight into the hands of James Neesham at point. Ayush Badoni then gets trapped legbefore for a first-ball duck. 15/2
KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock have walked out to open the chase for Lucknow Super Giants
A few late hits by R Ashwin and Trent Boult has helped Rajasthan Royals to 178 for 6 – a competitive score for RR’s strong bowling line-up to defend
Riyan Parag and James Neesham have fallen in quick succession. Rajasthan Royals’ efforts to power in the death overs has been hit hard with their feeble lower order having to take charge from hereon. 152/6 in 17.4 overs
WICKETDevdutt Padikkal’s breezy innings comes to an end. His slog sweep off Ravi Bishnoi goes straight into the hands of Krunal Pandya at deep mid wicket.122/4
WICKET Ayush Badoni strikes off the second ball. Looking to play a big shot across the line, Yashasvi Jaiswal skies one high. Badoni settles under the ball and takes an easy catch. Two settled batsmen dismissed in quick succession.
WICKETSanju Samson falls chipping to the fielder at deep extra cover. Another promising knock by the Rajasthan Royals captain comes to an end in the 30s.
Yashasvi Jaiswal’s blitz has propelled Rajasthan Royals to 51 for 1 at the end of the Powerplay
DROPPEDMohsin Khan has put down Yashasvi Jaiswal on 13 at short fine leg. Avesh Khan, the bowler, isn’t too pleased with the effort.
WICKET For the second time this season, Avesh Khan has dismissed Jos Buttler. In fact, in three balls the two players have faced off in, Buttler has been dismissed twice without scoring a run. 11/1
Two cracking boundaries in the first over to get going. Yashasvi Jaiswal has helped Rajasthan Royals to a good start.
TOSSSanju Samson has won the toss and Rajasthan Royals have elected to bat. For LSG, Ravi Bishnoi returns in place of Karan Sharma.
Lucknow Super Giants (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock (wk), KL Rahul (c), Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Ayush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder, Mohsin Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Dushmantha Chameera, Avesh Khan
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c / wk), Devdutt Padikkal, James Neesham, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Obed McCoy
UPDATE FROM ELSEWHERE: Gujarat Titans are assured of a top-two finish with this win over Chennai Super Kings. If Lucknow Super Giants beat Rajasthan Royals later tonight, GT will meet LSG in the first qualifier.
Hello and welcome to Match 63 of IPL 2022 – set to be played between Lucknow Super Giants and Rajasthan Royals at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. It has been the highest scoring venue this season, and it won’t be a surprise if we see another high-scoring encounter today. Both teams are eyeing a sealed spot in the playoffs. We will be bringing you the live updates from the contest. You can join in as well with your views and questions. Tweet to us using #CricbuzzQnV