IPL 2024: KL Rahul, Pooran roars in LSG’s 194 Runs chase vs RR

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After Lucknow Super Giants top order batters failure, captain KL Rahul and vice-captain Nicholas Pooran took the responsibilities in hand and made a 60+ runs stand for the 5th wicket against Rajasthan Royals.

KL Rahul Brings up his 34th IPL fifty

KL Rahul who missed multiple international games last year made his comeback and lead LSG in the IPL 2024 season. In his first match of the season, KL Rahul made an impressive knock by scoring his 34th IPL fifty.

That too the knock came out during LSG’s tough patch when the team lost 4 batters for 60 runs in their 193 runs-chase innings.

Speaking of the game, Rajasthan Royals won the toss and opted to bat first. As expected Jaiswal and Jos Buttler opened the attack while Mohsin Khan opened the inning on behalf of the Lucknow Super Giants.

Buttler who bagged the orange cap for the IPL 2022 season failed to make an aggressive start. After hitting a couple of boundaries in the 2nd over, Buttler was dismissed by Naveen-ul-Haq.

Naveen-ul-Haq bowled a fuller length delivery just outside off which gets a thick edge and lands in KL Rahul’s glove behind the stumps. Mohsin Khan dismissed the dangerous Jaiswal in the final ball of the 5th over who struck a six of the previous delivery.

Riyan Parag who scored 1130 runs in 32 innings at an average of 47.08 while playing at no. 4 in SMAT scored a descent 43 runs off 29 balls in his outing for the RR.

At the end of 20 overs, Rajasthan Royals scored 193 runs for 4 wickets loss where RR’s skipper Sanju Samson remained unbeaten for 82 runs.

Quinton and KL Rahul opened the inning for LSG where the left-handed WK batter lost his wicket for just 4 runs and gave a struggled start to the team. the pressure loads up on LSG batters after Devdutt Padikkal and Ayush Badoni were dismissed for 0 and 1 runs respectively.

KL Rahul and Nicholas Pooran joined hands when the team scored 60 runs for 4 wickets in 7.3 overs.