Rajasthan Royals successfully defended 178/6 to register a 24-run win against Lucknow Super Giants. Catch LSG vs RR, IPL 2022 highlights and cricket scores.
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Hours after Gujarat Titans thrashed defending champions Chennai Super Kings, fellow debutants Lucknow Super Giants crashed to a 24-run defeat in a crucial Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 match at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai on Sunday. Batting first, Rajasthan Royals reached a fighting 178/6, then fought well to restrict KL Rahul & Co. to 154/8 to complete a precious league double. Sanju Samson's men needed to restrict the Giants below 159 to second in IPL 2022 points table... and they did it despite a chaotic final passage of play.
Here's how the top-four looks like: 1 - Gujarat Titans (20 points, 10 wins, NRR +0.391); 2 - Rajasthan Royals (16 points, 8 wins, NRR +0.304); 3 - Lucknow Super Giants (16 points, 8 wins, NRR +0.262); 4 - Royal Challengers Bangalore (14 points, 7 wins, NRR -0.323). They have all played 13 matches each. It will be some fight for the top two. And don't forget the chasing pack. Catch LSG vs RR highlights and scores here:
Trent Bout is the player of the match for 2/9 in three overs, then 2/18 in four. A dream spell on a "good pitch" for batting, as said by losing captain KL Rahul.
"Good pitch, obviously something there with the new ball. We bowled well to restrict them to that total. We backed ourselves but we couldn't execute. Once again the batting group hasn't been able to perform," admits Lucknow Super Giants.
Sanju Samson, Rajasthan Royals captain, credits "the boys. You keep on losing here and there. We want to go out there and express ourselves as a batting unit. We have a quality bowling line up to defend."
Prasidh Krishna with the final over. Marcus Stoinis hits the first ball for a six, over long on. And wicket. Taken at long on, by Riyan Parag. Easy, and the youngster reminds his previous dropped and verdict by slowly lowering his hand. History will judge that act. Stoinis goes for 27 off 17. FoW - 151/8 (19.2).
Avesh Khan is the new man. A dot, and a single to mid wicket. A well-directed bouncer and a nice take behind the wicket. And a wide, outside off. Very tight. Just outside the marker. A yorker and a single to end the match. Rajasthan Royals win by 24 runs. LSG - 154/8 (20); RR - 178/6 (20)
Obed McCoy on with his final over. A single, and the bowler is struggling. Cramped! A wide, outside off. A four, over mid wicket for Marcus Stoinis. One a stunning catch at long on to end Stoinis' 15-ball knock. No. It's bounced. Riyan Parag will need to take back his celebration. Then, two wides as McCoy seriously shows his fragility. Mohsin Khan takes a couple, past cover. And a four, to third man. 15 from the over. 2/35 for McCoy. Lucknow need 34 runs in 6 balls. LSG - 145/7 (19)
Mohsin Khan is the new man. Yuzvendra Chahal on with his final over. Tw dots, and a couple. Two singles, then a six over long on for Stoinis. 10 from the over. 1/42 for Chahal. Lucknow need 49 runs in 12 balls. LSG - 130/7 (18)
Dushmantha Chameera is the new man. A dot, and swing and miss. Hits middle and leg. A two-ball duck. Four runs and a couple of wickets. LSG - 120/7 (17)
Jason Holder is the new man. Obed McCoy returns for his third over. A single, a wide and two singles. He prises out Holder with a slower delivery. Caught behind. Holder goes for 1 off 2. Lucknow need 59 runs in 20 balls. LSG - 120/6 (16.4)
Yuzvendra Chahal returns for his third over. A dot, and a four for Deepak Hooda. He sweeps with some conviction. A wide, down the leg. A couple to mid wicket. And a single. One more single, and crazy dismissal. Hooda comes down and gets an inside edge. Ball rolls to wicketkeeper, and a fumbling Sanju Samson breaks the stumps before collecting the ball. But he recollects and uproots the wickets even as Hooda watches on. Fairly dismissed! Hooda goes for 59 off 39. Nine from the over. Lucknow need 63 runs in 24 balls. LSG - 116/5 (15.6)
Trent Boult returns for his final over. A dot, and a streaky for past short third man for Deepak Hooda. Two singles, and a couple past cover for firty in 33 balls (four fours and two sixes). One more single. Nine from the over. 2/18 for Boult. Lucknow need 72 runs in 30 balls. LSG - 107/4 (15)
Marcus Stoinis is the new man. He takes a couple to square leg. And a dot. A single, past cover. One more, to point. A dot to end the over. Four runs and a wicket. 1/24 for Ravichandran Ashwin. Lucknow need 81 runs in 36 balls. LSG - 98/4 (14).
Ravichandran Ashwin continues. Krunal Pandya hits the first ball hard, over mid on but finds Jos Buttler, who relays it back to Riyan Parag for a tag catch at deep. Pandya goes for 25 off 23. 65-run stand in 46 balls broken. LSG - 94/4 (13.1)
Obed McCoy returns for his second over. A yorker to start, but Deepak Hooda digs it out for a single to cover. McCoy slips on his follow through. Two more singles. One more, at cover with Jimmy Neesham making a fine stop. Two more singles. Six from the over. 44 runs in the last 30 balls. Lucknow need 85 runs in 42 balls. LSG - 94/3 (13)
Ravichandran Ashwin continues. Deepak Hooda plays the first ball past cover and takes a couple. And a check for run out at the bowler's end. A direct hit, but Krunal Pandya is home. Two singles, and an edge. Beats wicketkeeper and a short third man for a four. Poor effort from Obed McCoy. Ashwin is not happy. A single, and a dot to end the over. Lucknow need 91 in 48. LSG - 88/3 (12)
Yuzvendra Chahal returns for his second over. Deepak Hooda comes down and hits a six, over deep cover. And a four, to long leg. A single, then a dot to Krunal Pandya. Two singles and a fifty-run stand in 33 balls. Lucknow need 100 runs in 54 balls. LSG - 79/3 (11)
Ravichandran Ashwin continues. A dot, and a single for Krunal Pandya to long on. A wide down the leg. A couple to long on, and two dots. Ashwin desperate for a review for LBW against Hooda. Probably, missing the leg. A single to end the over. Five from it. Lucknow need 113 runs in 60 balls. LSG - 66/3 (10)
Obed McCoy on. A dot, and three runs for Krunal Pandya to sweeper cover with Trent Boult saving one run with a stunning ground fielding. Whiplashed! And the Kiwi is having some pain. A dot, then a six to fine leg as Deepak Hooda sweetly connect his hook. Wayward from McCoy. One leg bye and a single to end the over. 11 from it. Lucknow need 118 in 67. LSG - 61/3 (9)
Spin from both end. A leading-edge and almost carried to Jimmy Neesham at cover. Deepak Hooda lucky to get a single. A single for Krunal Pandya at square leg. Asking rate quickly climbing over 10. Singles to end the over. Six from it. LSG - 50/3 (8)
Yuzvendra Chahal (23 wickets) on. And a beauty to start. Almost a return catch for him with Krunal Pandya plays a defensive shot. A single, then another. Pandya then lofts the fourth for a six, over long on. Sweet, clean. A single to short fine leg. And one more to long on. 11 from the over. LSG - 44/3 (7)
Krunal Pandya is the new man. A dot, and four past backward point. One leg by to end the over. 11 runs and a wicket. Lucknow need 145 runs in 84 balls. LSG - 34/3 (6)
Prasidh Krishna continues, and KL Rahul breaks the shackles with a beauty of a cover drive six. A dot, then the wicket. Rahul tries to play uppishly but is cramped for room and caught by a leaping Yashasvi Jaiswal at point. Rahul goes for 10 off 19. LSG - 29/3 (5.3)
Trent Boult on with his third over. Four dots to KL Rahul. A single off the fifth, to square leg. And a dot to Deepak Hooda. 8 in 16 for the third wicket stand. Two runs in 12 balls. LSG - 23/2 (5)
Prasidh Krishna continues. Five dots to KL Rahul. And a single, to third man. Very fine over. KL Rahul on 3 off 11. LSG - 22/2 (4)
Deepak Hooda joins KL Rahil in the middle and almost a wicket. Mix up, but a poor throw at the non-striker's end saves the Lucknow skipper. And a four to calm things down. Hooda times his cover drive to perfection. A couple past point. Six runs and a wicket from Trent Boult's second over. LSG - 21/2 (3)
Ayush Badoni is the new man, and he's trapped in front. Umpire quick to react. Given. Lucknow Super Giants review it. No contact, and it's hitting middle. Out, first-ball duck. LSG - 15/2 (2.2)
Trent Boult continues. And a catch, taken low by Jimmy Neesham at point. Quinton de Kock slashes hard but finds the fielder. Check completed. Clean, it says. de Kock goes for 7 off 8. LSG - 15/1 (2.1)
Prasidh Krishna shares the new ball. Overpitched, and Quinton de Kock shows the full face and it races for a for four. Beauty. A dot, and a single. KL Rahul swings and almost carried to Obed McCoy at third man. Single. Half chance. And five wides, outside off and no chance of Sanju Samson. A single. A dot and 12 from the over. LSG - 15/0 (2)
Quinton de Kock starts with a quick single. KL Rahul also off with a single. A dot, then another single. Two dots and three from Trent Boult's first over. LSG - 3/0 (1)
Quinton de Kock and KL Rahul to open for Lucknow Super Giants. Trent Boult with the new ball. Target 179 runs in 120 balls.
Avesh Khan with the final over. A single to long on, and a couple to deep mid wicket as Ravichandran Ashwin makes ground with some desperate running towards the bowler's end. A dot and a single to mid off. Another single. Ashwin finds a four off the fifth, to deep mid wicket. A diving Ravi Bishnoi fails to stop it. A couple to end the over. 10 from it. 48 runs and two wickets in the last five. RR - 178/6 (20)
Mohsin Khan on with his final over. A rocket. Tennis forearm from Trent Boult, to long off for a four. And another four, to deep extra cover. A single to long off. And a single to square leg for Ravichandran Ashwin. A couple past point with Ayush Badoni almost making stop. A couple more to end the 14-run over. 0/41 for Mohsin. RR -168/6 (19)
Trent Boult is the new man. Two singles to end the over. Five runs and a couple of wickets in the over. 2/31 for Ravi Bishnoi. RR - 154/6 (18)
Ravichandran Ashwin is the new man. Wide, down the leg. A single to cover. One more, to point. And run out. Ashwin is back, sacrificing his wicket. But the officials checking it they have crossed. Neesham is out, just by a step. Not what they planned. He goes for 14 off 12. RR - 152/6 (17.4)
Ravi Bishnoi on with his final over. Wicket off the first ball. Riyan Parag pulls but taken at deep by Marcus Stoinis. Parag goes for 19 off 16. 41 runs and two wickets in the last 30 balls. RR - 149/5 (17.1)
Mohsin Khan returns for his third over. Jimmy Neesham takes a single, and a dot. Riyan Parag hits the next for a six, deep into deep mid wicket. Clean hit. Goes for another, but fails to connect, and lands between two fielders at deep. A couple for the effort. Two leg byes as Mohsin mulls appealing for a LBW. Poor fielding. A single to end the over. 12 from it. RR - 149/4 (17)
Ravi Bishnoi on with his third over. A four to start as Jimmy Neesham beats the deep midwicket fielder. A dot, then a single to long on. A wrong'un to beat Riyan Parag. Also a shout for caught behind. Then, a fine work behind the wicket from Quinton de Kock. Down the leg, clipping the pad, and de Kock waits a bit then dislodges the bails even as Parag loses balance. Back foot is down, in the nick of time. Not out. A couple to deep mid wicket to end the over. Seven from it. RR - 137/4 (16)
Krunal Pandya continues. A couple of singles and a four to third man for Jimmy Neesham. Then two dots. A single to end the over. Seven from the over. 40 runs and a couple of wickets in the last 30 balls. RR - 130/4 (15)
Jimmy Neesham is the new man. A dot and off the mark with a single to mid off. Seven runs and a wicket from Ravi Bishnoi's second over. RR - 123/4 (14)
Ravi Bishnoi returns for his second over. A dot, and a four as Devdutt Padikkal finds the gap between mid wicket and long on. Swept. A couple to backward point. And taken. Krunal Pandya takes a good catch at deep midwicket. Perishes to a slog sweep. Padikkal goes for 39 off 18. RR - 122/4 (13.4)
Double bowling change. Krunal Pandya on. A single, a dot, and another single. Devdutt Padikkal hits the fourth ball for a six, over midwicket. Nine from the over. RR - 116/3 (13)
Riyan Parag is the new man. And one leg bye. Devdutt takes a single, and a couple of couples to end the over. Six runs and a wicket. RR - 107/3 (12)
Ayush Badoni on. A dot, and the wicket. Top edge and caught & bowled. Yashasvi Jaiswal goes for 41 off 29. RR - 77/3 (11.2)
Dushmantha Chameera returns for his third over. A single and two dots. Devdutt Padikkal gets a four off the fourth, over mid off. Almost a catch for KL Rahul, but ends up with a four. A couple, and a four to fine leg. 11 from the over. RR - 101/2 (11)
Marcus Stoinis gets his first over. A dot, and a single to long on for Yashasvi Jaiswal takes. Jason Holder misfields at mid off and four for Devdutt Padikkal. And a straight six. A dot, then a four to past point. 15 from the over. RR - 90/2 (10)
A dot to new man Devdutt Padikkal, courtesy a fine effort from Krunal Pandya at cover. Three runs and a wicket from Jason Holder's second over. RR - 75/2 (9)
Jason Holder continues. Three singles, and a dot to Yashasvi Jaiswal. And the stand (64 off 40) is broken. Sanju Samson chips and goes down at deep, caught by Deepak Hooda. Samson goes for 32 off 24. RR - 75/2 (8.5)
Ravi Bishnoi on. Spin on. A lofted cover drive to start, and a four for Sanju Samson. Fifty-run stand in 30 balls. Another brutal hit but Marcus Stoinis puts his body on the line at long on and saves a couple. Too short and down the leg, but Samson fails to punish it. Only a single to backward square leg. Then, another lofted cover drive for four to end the over. Samson on 31 off 21. 12 from the over. RR - 72/1 (8)
Bowling change. Jason Holder on. Three singles. Make it four. And a four, bounces off the turf. A slower bouncer and Sanju Samson dismisses with a disdainful pull shot. A single to end the over. Nine runs from it. RR - 60/1 (7)
Dushmantha Chameera returns for his second over. Yashasvi Jaiswal hits the first ball for a four, over short third man. Swings hard. And a skier, but lands safely at long on, for a couple. One more four, this time to deep extra cover and off a front foot no ball. Full toss as well. Free hit, but well bowled. A dot to mid off. A four to fine leg. Enough contact on the pull. Then a massive pull for a six. Massive. 103m into deep mid-wicket. Slight hold up. A dot to end the 21-run over. RR - 51/1 (6)
Avesh Khan continues. He beats Yashasvi Jaiswal a couple of times with raw pace, then the batter responds with a four. Backs away and over the umpire for a straight four. And he gets a life, dropped at short fine leg by Mohsin Khan. A single taken for the trouble. Two dots to end the over. RR - 30/1 (5)
Mohsin Khan returns for his second over. Sanju Samson gets an edge off the first and four to third man. A dot, and a wide, down leg. Fine take, Quinton de Kock. Three dots, a cracking cover drive for a four to end the over. RR - 25/1 (4)
Sanju Samson, the new man, starts with a four, through mid wicket. Pure timing. Five from Avesh Khan's first over. RR - 16/1 (3)
Avesh Khan on. A dot, and Jos Buttler looks to go over fine leg, but instead ends up messing his stumps. You miss, I hit says Avesh. Buttler goes for 2 off 6. RR - 11/1 (2.2)
Dushmantha Chameera on. Jos Buttler takes a single off the first, to third man. Two more singles as commentators relive their fair share of memories from the time spent with Andrew Symonds. RR - 11/0 (2)
Four dots, and Yashasvi Jaiswal finds the gap with a brilliant cove drive. On the up and through the line. Class act. He then follows it up with a pull-hook for a four, picking the length early and dismissing. Two fours spoil Mohsin Khan's first over. RR - 8/0 (1)
Yashasvi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler to open for Rajasthan Royals. Mohsin Khan with the new ball for Lucknow Super Giants. And players are wearing black armbands as a mark of respect to departed Andrew Symonds.
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Gujarat Titans just consolidated their top spot in IPL 2022 points table with a big win against Chennai Super Kings. They have 20 points from 13 matches (10 wins and three defeats).
Chennai Super Kings: 133/5 (20 overs). Ruturaj Gaikwad 53, N Jagadeesan 39 not out; Mohammad Shami 2/19, Rashid Khan 1/31.
Gujarat Titans: 137/3 (19.1 overs). Wriddhiman Saha 67 not out; Matheesha Pathirana 2/24.
Two changes for Rajasthan Royals. Jimmy Neesham and Obed McCoy in for Rassie van der Dussen and Kuldeep Sen. One for Lucknow Super Giants - Ravi Bishnoi in for Karan Sharma. Here are the playing XIs:
Lucknow Super Giants: 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: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, James Neesham, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Obed McCoy.
Rajasthan Royals win the toss and bat first against Lucknow Super Giants.
Both the teams paid tributes to Aussie legend Andrew Symonds, who died in a car accident.
A true great of the modern game, gone too early.— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) May 14, 2022
Rest in peace, Symo. 💔 pic.twitter.com/JzxfpzANuw
Earlier, Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans players wore black armbands as mark of respect.
Jos Buttler (625) leads the batting charts, while KL Rahul is second with 459 runs. But both have struggled in recent outings. Expect at least one of these batters to score big.
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The venue has some high-scoring games. In the last three matches, 200+ scores have been posted by teams batting first twice. And worryingly for the chasing teams, the three previous games have been won the teams batting sides. So, toss will be crucial, as usual.
This is the proverbial make-or-break time for both Lucknow Super Giants and Rajasthan Royals. They have done the hard work to stay in the top half of IPL 2022 points so far. But the task is only getting bigger and more dangerous.