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IPL 2022 | Rajasthan Royals script easy win over Lucknow Super Giants

Devdutt Padikkal of Rajasthan Royals in action against Lucknow Super Giants at the Brabourne Stadium (CCI) in Mumbai on May 15, 2022

Devdutt Padikkal of Rajasthan Royals in action against Lucknow Super Giants at the Brabourne Stadium (CCI) in Mumbai on May 15, 2022 | Photo Credit: PTI

The Brabourne Stadium has witnessed quite a few high-scoring fixtures in this edition of the Indian Premier League, and things were no different on Sunday as Rajasthan Royals put up 178 for six against Lucknow Super Giants in a must-win game.

That total proved sufficient for Royals as Super Giants, despite an aggressive 59 (39b, 5x4, 2x6) by Deepak Hooda, could manage only 154 for eight, handing the Rajasthan side a 24-run win.

Opting to bat first, Royals found themselves in a spot of bother as Avesh Khan cleaned up opener Jos Buttler for just two runs. But Yashasvi Jaiswal (41, 29b, 6x4, 1x6) and Sanju Samson (32, 24b, 6x4) added 64 runs for the second wicket.

Jaiswal tore apart Dushmantha Chameera, hitting three boundaries and a six in the sixth over.

Captain Sanju, too, hit a few fours before offering a catch to Hooda at the deep off Jason Holder.

After Sanju’s dismissal, Devdutt Padikkal (39, 18b, 5x4, 2x6) and Jaiswal motored along.

The team reached the 100-run mark in 11 overs, before a caught and bowled by Ayush Badoni saw Jaiswal walking back to the pavilion.

Then, Padikkal holed out to Krunal Pandya at deep-midwicket with a slog-sweep off Ravi Bishnoi.

A quickfire 17 off nine deliveries by Trent Boult in the fag in the end ensured that Royals put up a competitive total.


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