IPL 2022: Rajasthan Royals defeat Lucknow Super Giants by 3 runs

LSG won the toss, choose to bowl first, West Indies batter Hetmyer smashed an unbeaten 59 run in 36 balls makes RR to put 165 for six in 20 overs. LSG lost early wickets but fight back at the end it surrendered to RR.

IPL 2022: Rajasthan Royals defeat Lucknow Super Giants by 3 runs
Rajasthan Royals celebrating victory over Lucknow Super Giants

West Indies batter Shimron Hetmyer's fantastic knock helped the team to win against LSG by three runs on Sunday

LSG won the toss, choose to bowl first, West Indies batter Hetmyer smashed an unbeaten 59 run in 36 balls makes RR to put 165 for six in 20 overs. LSG lost early wickets but fight back at the end it surrendered to RR.

Rajasthan’s bowler too contributed to the victory for the team, Trent Boult took two wickets for 30 runs and Chahal took 4 wickets for 41 runs.

With this win, RR bounced back from their four-wicket loss to RCB in the last match to take the top position in the IPL standings, while LSG slipped to the fifth spot.

Defending the total, Boult produced a ripping late inswinging yorker to dismiss KL Rahul for a first-ball duck, before trapping Krishnappa Gowtham's plumb in front in the opening over as LSG slipped to 1 for 2.

Prasidh Krishna then got rid of Jason Holder with a back of a length delivery which took a top-edge and balloned to Ravichandran Ashwin at mid-on.

Madhya Pradesh pacer Sen made an impressive IPL debut as he disturbed the woods of Deepak Hooda to leave LSG at 52 for four, NDTV reported.

The wily Chahal then got into the act as he first foxed young Ayush Badoni (5), and then had Quinton de Kock (39) holed out to Riyan Parag and knocked back the leg stump of Krunal Pandya (22) as RR put one foot in the door.

Earlier, Jos Buttler (13) and Devdutt Padikkal (29) added 42 runs in five overs but they lost three wickets in a 15-ball burst to be reduced to 67 for four at one stage.

If Buttler was castled by Avesk Khan in his first ball, Gowtham produced a two-wicket burst, removing Devdutt Padikkal and Rasie Van der Dussen (4) in a space of five balls on a track where the ball was holding.