The match number 26 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 has gone in favour of the visiting team as the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) managed to beat home team Rajasthan Royals.
This is a very important win for the Lucknow side as it means that they are back in the hunt for a top of the table race against the same opposition.
Batting first, on a slow pitch that was difficult for the batters to navigate, Lucknow scored 154 runs in their 20 overs.
However, despite a great start by both Yashasvi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler, adding 87 runs opening partnership, Rajasthan kept on losing wickets and the pressure eventually got the better of them as Lucknow won by 10 runs.
The match went out of Rajasthan’s hand right when captain Sanju Samson was run out through a fault of his own. After that, Rajasthan couldn’t get back on feet and eventually lost the match. See how Twitterati reacted.
Captaincy spot on 🎯 @klrahul . Well bowled #lsg bowlers 💙#LSGvsRR pic.twitter.com/oGXmdznANh— virat k (@rcbrcb88) April 19, 2023Advertisement
It was a good, low-scoring game. Full credit goes to LSG bowlers and captain KL Rahul for giving their best and earning 2 points . RR should have sent Dhruv Jurel before Riyan Parag.#RRvsLSG pic.twitter.com/qYwqr9YFxE— Sir BoiesX 🕯 (@BoiesX45) April 19, 2023
Sanju Samson runout was a turning point of this match #RRvsLSG #RajasthanRoyals— HR_in_RajasthanRoyals (@HrithikRoars) April 19, 2023
Lost moment um after sanju 's wicket , poor batting from RR it's un expected ! last match turning lost to win n vice versa . felt sad for sanju samson. end of the day it's ipl good lesson for RR hope next match they will bounce back 🌚. (Riyan must be benched) #RRvsLSG— Venbaa (@Venba_) April 19, 2023
Incredible bowling from Avesh Khan 💪— Sportskeeda (@Sportskeeda) April 19, 2023
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