RR vs LSG IPL 2024, Match in Pictures: Samson’s class, Sandeep’s guile script Rajasthan’s win over Lucknow

Rajasthan Royals edged Lucknow Super Giants by 20 runs to kickstart its IPL 2024 campaign in style

Rajasthan Royals openers Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal fell early after skipper Sanju Samson elected to bat

Riyan Parag, along with Sanju Samson, steadied the ship. The pair was watchful against LSG’s spinners

Parag and Samson soon accelerated, carting pacer Yash Thakur for 21 runs in an over

Krunal Pandya was the pick of the LSG bowlers, giving away just 19 runs in his four overs

Sanju Samson soon got to his fifty, and along with Dhruv Jurel, helped Rajasthan end with 193

Rajasthan Royals’ defence began on the right note with Trent Boult scalping two early wickets

LSG skipper KL Rahul took control of the chase, getting to his fifty off 35 balls

Nicholas Pooran joined his skipper, scoring a hat-trick of boundaries against Trent Boult

Sandeep Sharma brought RR back into the game with a brilliant late spell, giving away just 22 runs in three overs

Rajasthan Royals overcame a late blitz from Pooran to secure a 20-run win