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24-Mar-2024 16:02:00 GMT
RR vs LSG - 4th match, Jaipur

Samson, bowlers deliver winning start for Royals

Rajasthan Royals 193 for 4 (Samson 82*, Parag 43) beat Lucknow Super Giants 173 for 6 (Pooran 64*, Rahul 58, Boult 2-35) by 20 runs

Jaipur: Captain Sanju Samson's powerful knock of 82* (52) coupled with some brilliant Powerplay and slog-overs bowling, helped Rajasthan Royals get off to a winning start as they beat Lucknow Super Giants by 20 runs in Match 4 of the TATA IPL 2024 at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.

Samson (82) and Riyan Parag (43 off 29) stitched a brilliant 93-run sand off 59 balls to help RR post a competitive 193/4.

The RR pacers, Trent Boult and Nandre Burger, set the tone with three wickets in the Powerplay.

Sandeep Sharma, R Ashwin and Avesh Khan then bowled brilliantly in the slog overs, after LSG's fightback, to defend 60 off the last five overs and start off with a win.

Chasing 194, LSG were jolted early as Trent Boult did Trent Boult things and picked up a wicket in the first over, sending back Quinton de Kock. He made it two in two overs, cleaning up Devdutt Padikkal with a beauty.

Nandre Burger then picked up his maiden IPL wicket as he had Ayush Badoni caught at mid off.

LSG sent in Deepak Hooda as their Impact Player, replacing Yash Thakur. He started off aggressively straightaway, hitting a six and a four off his first three balls. He got together with KL Rahul and took the aggressive route, bringing up LSG's fifty in the seventh over.

Samson then introduced Yuzvendra Chahal into the attack, and the leg-spinner struck in the first over, dismissing Hooda.

After a couple of frugal overs, Nicholas Pooran and Rahul upped the ante as Rahul took the attack to Burger, cracking a six and a couple of fours to take 17 runs off it.

Pooran, too, changed gears as he smashed a couple of sixes and a four to take 20 runs off Boult.

Rahul brought up his fifty off 35 balls. The pair added 85 runs, but with 49 needed off 24, Sandeep Sharma provided a crucial moment in the match, having Rahul (58 off 44) caught at deep point.

RR struck again in quick succession as R Ashwin had Marcus Stoinis caught at deep mid-wicket.

In between, Pooran brought up his fifty off 30 balls.

With 38 needed off 12, Pooran cracked a couple of fours off Sharma, but it was still a good over for RR as it went for just 11.

With 27 required off 6, Avesh Khan bowled a superb last over to give away just six runs and win it for RR. Pooran remained unbeaten on 64 off 41 balls.

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