Last Updated: April 11, 2022, 00:55 IST
RR vs LSG IPL 2022 Latest Updates: Some great death bowling from debutante from Rewa, MP, Kuldeep Sen made sure Rajasthan Royals defend 15 runs off final over. With Stoinis in full flow, the youngster bowled three dots to pull this off. Earlier Quinton de Kock tried his best but never found the assistance he was looking for in a tricky chase. Read More
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Some great death bowling from debutante from Rewa, MP, Kuldeep Sen made sure Rajasthan Royals defend 15 runs off final over. With Stoinis in full flow, the youngster bowled three dots to pull this off. Earlier Quinton de Kock tried his best but never found the assistance he was looking for in a tricky chase.
Six off the last ball, but its too late. RR beat LSG by three runs, great bowling from youngster Kuldeep Sen, who was making his debut.
Stoinis gets four and now LSG need 10 off 1 ball, RR can’t bowl a no ball.
Wow, Kuldeep Sen bowls his third dot ball…14 off 2 needed.
Another dot! Batter was looking to scoop, but didn’t connect. 14 OFF 3 needed.
Good ball from young debutante Kuldeep Sen…Stoinis gets nothing…14 off 4 needed.
First ball, Avesh Khan takes a single and Stoinis back on strike.
Last ball…SIX! Stoinis is as calm as one can get. Equation now down to 15 off 6!
Marcus Stoinis hits a couple of maximums and the equation is now down to 21 off 9 balls. What’s happening, Sanju Samson looking rattled. Meanwhile the Aussie has raced to 22 off 10. LSG 145/8(18.4)
Wow what an eventful over here. Chahal having a go at the umpire and then he takes a wicket which made sure it’s a four for. And then the very next ball it was a huge six. LSG 132/8(18)
Yuzvendra Chahal is unhappy with the umpire as he gave that ball a wide ball call. The ball tapped and moved away, but it was no way a wide ball. Chahal is not happy. LSG 126/8(17.5)
Yuzvendra Chahal is welcomed with a huge six…Marcus Stoinis clearing the boundary. This is going to be a great battle as the spinner has already taken three wickets. LSG 124/7(17.3)
Lucknow Super Giants need those hits. And Dushmantha Chameera taking things into his own hands…four. But apart from that, no scoring shot here. LSG need 49 off 18!
With the equation getting tighter, Krunal Pandya is bowled down his legs! Can you believe it? Pandya has already been a butt of meme fests on Twitter and now this! Meanwhile Chahal gets three! LSG 106/7
And that might be it. Looked like he will clear the ropes, but Riyan Parag takes a simple catch. And with this LSG might lose hope of pulling off a chase as De Kock was a set batter. LSG 101/6 (15.3)
FOUR AND FOUR…Off Krunal Pandya’s bat. The equation now for LSG is 69 of 31…is this heading for tight finish? This was an ordinary over from Krishna has bowled really well in recent times.
LSG need big hits, not runs and that’s where they need those shots from Krunal Pandya. He had earlier dropped a catch, so a huge compensation is needed. LSG 87/5(14)
In the air and taken with full swag by Riyan Parag and Yuzvendra Chahal gives the batter an epic stare. LSG in real trouble in this tricky chase. Who will steer them now? De Kock. LSG 74/5(12)
A battle is underway and De Kock looking to go all out, but not able to clear the boundary as the RR have kept the fielders inside the 30-yard circle. LSG 65/4(11)
Battle of youngsters as Ayush Badoni walks in with LSG in some sort of trouble. He will be facing Kuldeep Sen who has just taken a wicket. Meanwhile De Kock finds a boundary and he moves to 24. LSG 61/4(10)
Shimron Hetmyer played a gem of a knock to guide Rajasthan Royals to a fighting 165/6 in 20 overs against Lucknow Super Giants. Off-spinner Krishnappa Gowtham triggered a mini-collapse with a couple of crucial wickets to hurt RR but Hetmyer smashed unbeaten 59 runs to give his bowlers a fighting chance in the crucial clash.
Lucknow Super Giants skipper KL Rahul won the toss and elected to bowl against Rajasthan Royals at Wankhede Stadium. Lucknow made two changes to their playing XI as Marcus Stoinis got a place after returning from the Pakistan tour as he replaced Evin Lewis. While Dushmantha Chammera got a chance in place of Andrew Tye. Rajasthan also made a couple of changes as Rassie van der Dussen and Kuldeep Sen came in for Yashasvi Jaiswal and Navdeep Saini.
Lucknow will add more strength to their side as Marcus Stoinis has returned from the Pakistan tour to join the side. The Aussie allrounder was picked by Lucknow before the auction as he has been a proven match-winner in the shortest format of the game.
KL Rahul’s team lost its opening game narrowly to fellow first-timers Gujarat Titans, but have since recorded comprehensive wins over defending champions Chennai Super Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad and a very formidable Delhi Capitals outfit.
As far as bowling is concerned, the pace-spin duo of Avesh Khan and Ravi Bishnoi have managed to hold their own against some of the most established names of T20 cricket.
However, it is easier said than done when up against a side like RR, which has emerged as one of the stronger teams in the competition so far, notwithstanding the loss to Royal Challengers Bangalore in its last outing.
Before the reverse against RCB, RR won two matches, beating Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians by 61 runs and 23 runs respectively.
Arguably one of the best batters in the shortest format, Jos Buttler is going great guns, following up his blazing hundred with a 47-ball 70 against RCB.
Buttler in form is a huge positive for RR, who can also look up to Devdutt Padikkal and Shimron Hetmyer for quick runs. And then there is also skipper Sanju Samson, who can tear apart any bowling attack once he settles down in the middle.
Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson (captain/wicketkeeper), Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna, Riyan Parag, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Devdutt Padikkal, Navdeep Saini, Karun Nair, Rassie van der Dussen, James Neesham, Anunay Singh, Daryl Mitchell, Dhruv Jurel, Shubham Garhwal, Kuldip Yadav, Kuldeep Sen, Obed McCoy, Tejas Baroka, KC Cariappa.
Lucknow Super Giants: KL Rahul (captain/wicketkeeper), Quinton de Kock (wk), Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Evin Lewis, Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder, Andrew Tye, Kyle Mayers, Avesh Khan, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi, Ayush Badoni, Manan Vohra, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shahbaz Nadeem, Ankit Rajpoot, Mayank Yadav, Mohsin Khan, Karan Sharma.