The Brabourne Stadium has witnessed fairly a number of high-scoring fixtures on this version of the Indian Premier League, and issues had been no completely different on Sunday as Rajasthan Royals put up 178 for six in opposition to Lucknow Super Giants in a must-win recreation.
That complete proved ample for Royals as Super Giants, regardless of an aggressive 59 (39b, 5×4, 2×6) by Deepak Hooda, may handle solely 154 for eight, handing the Rajasthan aspect a 24-run win.
Opting to bat first, Royals discovered themselves in a spot of hassle as Avesh Khan cleaned up opener Jos Buttler for simply two runs. But Yashasvi Jaiswal (41, 29b, 6×4, 1×6) and Sanju Samson (32, 24b, 6×4) added 64 runs for the second wicket.
Jaiswal tore aside Dushmantha Chameera, hitting three boundaries and a six within the sixth over.
Captain Sanju, too, hit a number of fours earlier than providing a catch to Hooda on the deep off Jason Holder.
After Sanju’s dismissal, Devdutt Padikkal (39, 18b, 5×4, 2×6) and Jaiswal motored alongside.
The workforce reached the 100-run mark in 11 overs, earlier than a caught and bowled by Ayush Badoni noticed Jaiswal strolling again to the pavilion.
Then, Padikkal holed out to Krunal Pandya at deep-midwicket with a slog-sweep off Ravi Bishnoi.
A quickfire 17 off 9 deliveries by Trent Boult within the fag ultimately ensured that Royals put up a aggressive complete.