Lucknow Super Giants made a remarkable comeback in the game against Rajasthan Royals to clinch a victory by 10 runs.
Defending a total of 154, the visiting team restricted RR to 144. Sanju Samson‘s team was the favourite, having restricted the rivals to a below-par total.
Rajasthan were going strong, with Yashasvi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler adding 87 runs for the opening wicket. Yashasvi’s dismissal after scoring 44 brought captain Samson to the crease. However, due to a misunderstanding with Butter, he was run out, which allowed LSG to control the game.
Sanju sacrificed his wicket for Jos as he was the set batter. RR kept losing wickets in front of the disciplined bowling by LSG bowlers.
Earlier, the Lucknow-based team started slowly on a challenging wicket.
Kyle Mayers (51) and KL Rahul (39) provided a platform for the rest of the batters. Nicholas Pooran (29) and Marcus Stoinis (21) took the team to 154/7.
Speaking to Sanjay Manjrekar in the post-match presentation ceremony, Rahul admitted that Samson’s run-out was the turning point.
“We bowled well in the game, and I feel Samon’s run out was the turning point. I thought we were 10 runs short in the beginning, but we made a remarkable comeback to win the game,” he said.