With this win, Rajasthan Royals have again reached the top of the points table.
Shimron Hetmyer was at his devastating best as he smashed an unbeaten 59 off just 36 balls which included a lone four and six sixes. With the ball, Yuzvendra Chahal took four for 41 in his spell as Rajasthan Royals beat Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) by three runs in Match 20. IPL 2022 At Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Trent Boult was also fatal from his opening spell and eventually finished with figures of 2/30.
Speaking about the result of the match, LSG won the toss and opted to field first. Marcus Stoinis and Dushmantha Chammera replaced Evin Lewis and Andrew Tye respectively as RR also made two changes. Kuldeep Sen came in place of Navdeep Saini and Rassi van der Dussen came in place of Yashasvi Jaiswal for Royals. Jos Buttler and captain Sanju Samson both scored 13 runs and Devdutt Padikkal made 29 runs.
It was not a perfect debut for South Africa’s van der Dussen as he was dismissed for just four runs. Hetmyer then began his heroics as the mighty West Indies achieved six huge maximums with a 28-run stand with R Ashwin. The latter retired as he became the first player in the history of the IPL and the fourth player overall in all T20Is. RR posted 165/6 with both K Gautam and Jason Holder taking two scalps each. Holder was the costliest bowler for the Giants as he conceded 50 runs.
Chasing 166 for victory, Rahul bagged his second consecutive golden duck at the Wankhede Stadium as Boult troubled his stumps. The New Zealander also dismissed Gautam, who had come to bat at number one. Three, a first ball duck in the first over. Holder and Aayush Badoni both registered single-digit scores as LSG were reduced to 74/5.
While de Kock scored 39 runs in 32 balls, Marcus Stoinis came in at no. He scored 38 not out off eight, 17 balls with the help of two fours and four sixes. The Australian tried hard to chase down the target but it was too late for the Giants as they lost by a narrow margin of three runs. To take his four wickets, Yuzvendra Chahali Player of the match was declared.
Meanwhile, here are some important stats and numbers for the match 20 between Rajasthan Royals and Lucknow Super Giants in the Indian Premier League 2022:
2 Shimron Hetmyer scored his second highest score in IPL (59*). His highest score is 75 against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in 2019.
150 Yuzvendra Chahal reached the landmark of 150 wickets in the league.
251 Quinton de Kock completed 250 fours in IPL.
203 Devdutt Padikkal hit 200 fours in T20 matches.
2 KL Rahul became the third player to get two golden ducks in a season of IPL. Sanath Jayasuriya in 2008 and Unmukt Chand in 2013 are the other two players.
7512 – Quinton de Kock completed 7500 runs in T20 cricket.
3 – Chahal recorded his third best figure (4/41) in IPL.
6 – Quinton de Kock was dismissed by Yuzvendra Chahal for the sixth time in the IPL, which is the most dismissals against him. R Ashwin has taken the wicket of de Kock four times.
1 Chahal has taken the most (11) wickets in this season so far. Both Kuldeep Yadav and Umesh Yadav are in second place with ten wickets each.
4 – RR registered their fourth shortest win in terms of runs (3). He has won the IPL thrice by a margin of two runs.
2 Marcus Stoinis batted at No. Eight for just the second time in a T20 match. Another example was in the IPL as well, in the 2018 clash between Punjab Kings and RR. Interestingly, K Gautam also batted at no. Three places in that game. Both then played for opposite sides.
2507 Hetmyer reached 2500 runs in T20 matches.
1 R Ashwin became the first player to retire in the IPL and the fourth player overall in all T20Is.
262.00 – Shimron Hetmyer has a devastating strike rate of 262.00 in the long overs in this IPL campaign. He has scored 131 runs in the last five overs with a maximum of 13 in 50 balls.
51 – K Gautam reaches the milestone of 50 wickets in T20 cricket.