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LSG vs RR Highlights: Sanju Samson, Dhruv Jurel power Royals to 7-wicket win

LSG vs RR Highlights: Sanju Samson, Dhruv Jurel power Royals to 7-wicket win

The Lucknow Super Giants are placed 4th, and the Rajasthan Royals are the top spot holders in the IPL 2024 Points Table.

LSG vs RR Live Updates, Match 44: Sanju Samson and Dhruv Jurel powered Rajasthan Royals to a dominating 7-wicket win against Lucknow Super Giants at the Ekana stadium in Lucknow. With this win, RR have sealed their spot in IPL 2024 playoffs as they cement their position at the top of the points table. Sanju Samson and Dhruv Jurel stitched together a dominating partnership, taking LSG bowlers to the cleaners. Jurel finally found his touch as he scored his maiden T20 fifty. On the other hand, Sanju Samson’s fine form continued as the RR skipper took his team across the line with his sublime knock.

RR win!

Samson, Jurel smash fifty

Sanju Samson brings up his half-century off 28 deliveries. Dhruv Jurel scores his maiden fifty in T20 cricket. RR are now inches away from victory.
RR need 18 runs off 14 deliveries.

Jurel, Samson step on the accelerator

Sanju Samson and Dhruv Jurel are bringing the fight against LSG as the required rate hovers around 10 runs per over.

RR are 154/3 in 15.4 overs and need 43 runs off 25 deliveries.

RR fight back

RR: 110/3 after 12 overs

Amit Mishra strikes

Amit Mishra strikes in his very first appearance for LSG in IPL 2024, dismisses Riyan Parag

RR: 78/3 after 8.4 overs

Now, Jaiswal departs

Marcus Stoinis strikes gold in his very first delivery, dismisses Yashasvi Jaiswal.

RR: 60/2 after 6.1 overs

Buttler departs

Yash Thakur gets the breakthrough for LSG as he gets rid of the dangerous Jos Buttler

RR: 60/1 after 6 overs

RR race to 50 within powerplay

Yashasvi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler continue to tormet the LSG bowlers, dominate powerplay

RR: 50/0 after 5 overs

Buttler & Jaiswal start strong

Yashasvi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler have given the Rajasthan Royals a rapid start.

RR: 28/0 after 3 overs

RR begin run-chase

Yashasvi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler begin proceedings for Royals.

Rajasthan Royals need 197 to seal IPL 2024 Playoff spot

LSG: 196/5 in 20 overs.

Can LSG get to 200?

LSG: 184/5 in 19 overs.

Rahul gone for 76

A great knock by KL Rahul comes to an end. Now, it’s up to Ayush Badoni and Krunal Pandya to take LSG to 200.

LSG: 173/5 in 17.2 overs.

Pooran’s poor knock

Nicholas Pooran’s struggle comes to an end. He departs for a run-a-ball 11.

LSG: 150/4 in 16 overs.

200 on the cards

Nicholas Pooran is struggling a little bit, 11(10), but the platform is set and the West Indies is ready to go boom.

LSG: 150/4 in 15.1 overs.

Nicky P & KL take the game forward

Nicholas Pooran and KL Rahul are taking it on. 200 looks gettable now.

LSG: 141/3 in 14 overs.

Hooda departs

Deepak Hooda goes after a quick 50 from just 31 balls.

LSG: 126/3 in 12.1 overs.

KL & Hooda stitch 100-run stand

KL Rahul and Deepak Hooda are taking the game forward.

LSG: 112/2 in 11 overs.

Rahul finally picks pace

And in the last few overs Rahul hits a few boundaries and his strike rate is up to 160. It is 81/2 in 9 overs.

Powerplay done

After 6 overs the score is 46/2 and Lucknow are struggling to get some quick runs.

Slowish start

IT IS 22/2.

Another one

Sandep Sharma comes up with a ripper. He cleans up last match’s centurion Stoinis. It is 11/2 now in 2 overs.

Out

Two fours and a wicket, that is how Trent Boult starts vs Quinton de Kock. LSG is 8/1 in .3 overs.

Rahul says

The wicket is good, there’s not much dew in Lucknow and the wicket will play well for the entire 40 overs. We’ll need to play some good cricket. It’s nice to get past 200, every team would like to do so, but the dimensions of this ground favours the bowlers a bit more and we’ve enjoyed it. No changes for us. Every player goes through a bit of time like that when you can’t get runs ( asked about Padikkal’s form). He looks good in the nets and he’ll have to stay positive, you saw last night when Jonny came back after getting dropped and then getting a hundred.

Playing Xis

Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson(w/c), Rovman Powell, Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal


Lucknow Super Giants (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul(w/c), Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Matt Henry, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohsin Khan, Yash Thakur

RR to bowl

There is some confusion over what Sanju Samson called. But finally he has won the toss and opted to bowl.

Toss time

While the first match is still on, it is toss time for LSG vs RR now. Will Mayank Yadav play?

Welcome to the coverage of the 44th match of the IPL 2024 season between the Lucknow Super Giants and Rajasthan Royals.

LSG vs RR: Squads

Rajasthan Royals: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel. Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal. Keshav Maharaj, Shubham Dubey, Navdeep Saini, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Kuldeep Sen, Nandre Burger. Tanush Kotian, Donovan Ferreira, Abid Mushtaq, Kunal Singh Rathore.

Lucknow Super Giants: Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul (c & wk), Marcus Stoinis, Devdutt Padikkal. Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Matt Henry, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohsin Khan, Yash Thakur. Arshin Kulkarni, Krishnappa Gowtham, Yudhvir Singh Charak, Manimaran Siddharth, Arshad Khan, Prerak Mankad. Amit Mishra, Kyle Mayers, Shamar Joseph, Ashton Turner, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mayank Yadav.

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