RR vs LSG Score: Rajasthan Royals didn’t look like winning the game given how they had started their innings against Lucknow on Sunday. The likes of Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, and Samson all got starts but couldn’t convert them into big scores. Debutant Rassie van der Dussen scored only four runs in his first innings.
Rajasthan had lost four wickets for just 67 runs in the first half of the innings. At that stage, it looked like reaching 140 would be a tough ask for them as they didn’t have a lot of depth in their batting unit.
However, Hetmyer and Ashwin then stitched a 48-run partnership to leave a fantastic recovery. Hetmyer went on to score an unbeaten 59 run-knock off 36 balls to guide his team to a competitive 165-run total at the end of the first innings.
Lucknow Super Giants’ early batting collapse
To win the game against a solid Lucknow batting unit, Rajasthan needed early wickets. And, on the very first ball of the innings, Trent Boult bowled a peach of a delivery to rattle KL Rahul’s stumps. On the second ball of the same over, he sent K Gowtham back into the hut before Prasidh Krishna sent Jason Holder back to the hut in the 4th over. Lucknow at that stage were in all sorts of trouble at 14 for 3 in 3.3 overs.
Quinton de Kock, however, held firm and build a crucial partnership with Deepak Hooda. However, neither of them could go on to play right till the end. De Kock got out after scoring 39 off 32 balls, while Hooda managed 25 off 24 balls. Later, Krunal Pandya played a vital 22 off 15, Marcus Stoinis remained unbeaten for his 17-ball 38 but Lucknow still fell 3 runs short of the target.