Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) beat Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 10 runs in match number 26 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Wednesday, April 19. Batting first after losing the toss, LSG posted 154/7 and then held RR to 144/6. Here are the player ratings for RR vs LSG IPL 2023 match 26.
Lucknow Super Giants
KL Rahul (7/10): Was among the runs again, but his strike rate remains a major concern. Was dropped twice but yet ended up scoring only 39 off 32 balls, hitting four fours and a six. Was out disappointingly, giving a catch to long-on. Impressed with his captaincy. Took the crucial catch of Shimron Hetmyer.
Kyle Mayers (7/10): Notched up his third half-century of the series. Scored 51 off 42. Got in, but failed to carry on. Hit four fours and three sixes before being bowled by Ravichandran Ashwin.
Deepak Hooda (3/10): Added to his long list of failures. Was out for 2 off 4. Was caught at deep square leg, trying to go after Ravichandran Ashwin. Took a brilliant catch to dismiss Dhruv Jurel.
Marcus Stoinis (9.5/10): Contributed a handy 21 off 16, hitting two fours. Was excellent with the ball. Dismissed both RR openers and finished with figures of 2/28. Brought LSG back into the game after Rajasthan’s solid start.
Nicholas Pooran (6/10): Scored 29 off 20 with the help of two fours and a six. Got off to a slow start before taking on Jason Holder and lifting LSG past 150.
Ayush Badoni (0.5/10): Tried to get too cheeky against Trent Boult without getting his eye in. Was bowled for 1, looking to scoop the left-arm pacer.
Naveen-ul-Haq (8/10): Did not get a wicket but kept things extremely tight. Conceded only 19 runs in his four overs to stifle RR.
Avesh Khan (9/10): Bowled a brilliant spell of 3/25. Dismissed Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal and Dhruv Jurel to derail RR’s chase.
Yudhvir Singh Charak (3/10): Bowled two overs for 27 without claiming a wicket.
Ravi Bishnoi (7/10): Did not pick up a wicket but kept things tight. Went for only 25 runs in his four overs.
Amit Mishra (5/10): Bowled two overs for 15. Did not claim a wicket.
Jos Buttler (6.5/10): Struggled with his momentum on the day. Scored 40 off 41 balls. Hit only four fours and a six during his innings. Fell to Marcus Stoinis, pulling a back-of-a-length delivery to deep midwicket.
Yashasvi Jaiswal (8/10): Scored a brisk 44 off 35 balls. Hit four fours and two sixes before being dismissed by Marcus Stoinis. Was caught at the short third man while trying to guide the ball.
Devdutt Padikkal (7/10): Gave RR hope as an Impact Player. Struck 26 off 21 but could not take the team past the finish line.
Sanju Samson (1/10): Was run out for 2 following a mix-up with Jos Buttler.
Riyan Parag (5/10): Was unbeaten on 15 off 12. Could have opened up earlier.
Shimron Hetmyer (4/10): Took a brilliant catch to dismiss Deepak Hooda. Was out for 2 to Avesh Khan, failing to time a big hit.
Dhruv Jurel (0/10): Perished first ball to a well-judged catch by Deepak Hooda on the boundary.
Ravichandran Ashwin (9/10): Bowled an excellent spell to stifle LSG. Picked up the wickets of Deepak Hooda and Kyle Mayers and did not give away too many runs. Ended his spell with wonderful figures of 2/23.
Jason Holder (5/10): Got the wicket of KL Rahul, but proved expensive. Went for 38 runs in four overs as he could not get his line and length right. Dropped a sitter offered by KL Rahul.
Trent Boult (9/10): Was exceptional with the ball. Sent the tone of the match by beginning with a maiden over. Cleaned up Ayush Badoni for 1. Ended with wonderful figures of 1/16 from his four overs.
Sandeep Sharma (6.5/10): Was economical once again. Conceded 32 runs in his four overs. Got the wicket of Marcus Stoinis in an impressive last over.
Yuzvendra Chahal (2/10): Was expensive for a change. Went for 41 runs in his four overs without claiming a wicket.