LSG vs RR, IPL 2024 Match 44: Sanju Samson Leads From The Front As Rajasthan Make Short Work Of 197-Run Target

LSG vs RR, IPL 2024 Match 44: Sanju Samson Leads From The Front As Rajasthan Make Short Work Of 197-Run Target

Lucknow Super Giants are hosting the Rajasthan Royals in Match 44 of IPL 2024.

Rohan SenUpdated: Saturday, April 27, 2024, 11:13 PM IST
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Rajasthan Royals skipper Sanju Samson led from the front to consign Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) to a comprehensive seven-wicket loss at the Ekana International Stadium. Sanju Samson stayed unbeaten on 71 and shared an unbroken 121-run stand with Dhurv Jurel as the Royals consolidated their top spot with a seven-wicket win.

Half-centuries from KL Rahul and Deepak Hooda helped the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) put on a formidable total of 196-5 in their stipulated 20 overs against the Rajasthan Royals at the Ekana International Stadium. Rahul and Hooda stitched a pristine partnership of 115 to set up a stiff run-chase of 197.

Toss Update:

Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson wins the toss and elects to bowl first against Lucknow Super Giants

Pitch Report:

"It's an incredible lush outfield, the wicket is made up of black clay and it means it's not a friend of the spinners There are large chink of cracks, so there could be some movement for the pacers. There is a nice grass covering and the brown patches are well rolled as well. Expect more runs, 200+ runs have been scored by the team batting first, the average 1st innings score has gone up to 170+ this season and we can expect runs on this surface," reckon Matthew Hayden and Ian Bishop in their pitch report.

Squads:

Rajasthan Royals Squad: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson(w/c), Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal, Keshav Maharaj, Shubham Dubey, Navdeep Saini, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Kuldeep Sen, Nandre Burger, Tanush Kotian, Donovan Ferreira, Abid Mushtaq, Kunal Singh Rathore

Lucknow Super Giants Squad: Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul(w/c), Marcus Stoinis, Devdutt Padikkal, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Matt Henry, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohsin Khan, Yash Thakur, Arshin Kulkarni, Krishnappa Gowtham, Yudhvir Singh Charak, Manimaran Siddharth, Arshad Khan, Prerak Mankad, Amit Mishra, Kyle Mayers, Shamar Joseph, Ashton Turner, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mayank Yadav

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