New Delhi: The fans were a bit surprised to see the 26th match of IPL. Actually, in the match played between Rajasthan Royals and Lucknow Super Giants in Jaipur, Royals had to face defeat by 10 runs. The team had a small target of 155 runs, but the Royals Brigade could manage only 144 runs at home losing 6 wickets. This was the condition of RR when the team got a strong opening partnership of 87 runs. After this, the batting slowed down after the early dismissals of captain Sanju Samson and Shimron Hetmyer. Riyan Parag and Devdutt Padikkal could not win the team. At the same time, Dhruv Jurel and Ravichandran Ashchin were also sent to bat after Parag.
it was a chaseable score
After this defeat, Captain Sanju Samson said – It is not a good feeling after the defeat, but it is okay. We would have liked to have won the first game in Jaipur. We will definitely take a lesson from this and move forward. We had this chaseable score with a good batting line-up, but LSG bowled really well. He used the conditions really well.
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Big partnership needed after Jaiswal’s dismissal
Regarding the pitch, Sanju said- Personally I was expecting something like this. Was expecting a bit slow and down wicket, but you need to play some smart cricket. We did that till the ninth over. Right after Jaiswal’s dismissal, the team needed a big partnership. Whenever we tried to go hard, I think we lost wickets. The way they were bowling, 50 runs in 5 overs on a wicket like this is a bit tough.
we’ll learn from it
Sanju further said- If you win or lose a game, you take a lesson from it, that is the beauty of this game. We will take lessons from this. We did a pretty good job of restricting them to 150. There are a lot of lessons in the bowling side as well as in the batting. We expect a much better performance and everyone knows the level of cricket we are playing. We have to move on and play some better cricket. Despite a good start by the Royals, Lucknow came back in the game and restricted RR to 144 runs. Avesh Khan played brilliantly in the last over. He took 3 wickets for 25 runs in a total of 4 overs.