IPL 2024: Royals defeat Giants by 20 runs

Sanju Samson led Rajasthan Royals to victory over Lucknow Super Giants by 20 runs in a thrilling IPL 2024 match. Despite Nicholas Pooran’s 63 and KL Rahul’s 58 for LSG, Samson’s unbeaten 82 and a strong bowling performance secured the win for Rajasthan.

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Rajasthan Royals chose to bat first and posted a competitive 193/4, with Samson and Riyan Parag sharing a crucial 93-run partnership. In response, Lucknow Super Giants struggled early on, losing Quinton de Kock and Devdutt Padikkal to Trent Boult’s bowling.

However, Deepak Hooda and Rahul steadied the innings with a partnership, with Hooda smashing a quick 26 off 13 balls. Despite a valiant effort from Pooran, who scored sensibly, Lucknow fell short, finishing on 173/6. Boult and Harshit Rana were key for RR with the ball, while Sandeep Sharma’s brilliant 19th over sealed the win. Samson’s innings, marked by six sixes and three boundaries, was crucial in setting up the victory for Rajasthan.

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Overall, it was a great team performance by Rajasthan Royals, with contributions from both bat and ball. They will be looking to carry this momentum into their next IPL 2024 match against Delhi Capitals. RR will play their next match against Delhi Capitals on March 28 at 7:30 pm IST. Meanwhile, LSG will face Punjab Kings on March 30 at the same time.

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