It was indeed one of the rare games of IPL where bowlers from both sides dominated the game and outperformed the batters; although some of the batters played good inning from both sides, but overall it was a low-scoring match.
After winning the toss, RR decided to bowl first. Still, LSG got a stable start as the captain scored a respectable 39 runs in 32 balls with Kyle Mayers, who also scored a half-century, but after that, the bowlers started attacking the LSG and limited them to just 154 runs and took seven wickets.
T. Boult completed his spell of 4 overs with an economy of just 4.00 runs and took one wicket, while Sandeep Sharma and Jason Holder got two wickets each; R.Ashwin also performed well and got two wickets.
In response, Y.jaiswal scored 44 runs in 35 balls. At a point, he really became a headache for the LSG, but at 11.3 overs, he got caught out by Avesh Khan on the bowl of M.Stoinis; J.buttler also scored 40 runs in 41 balls, whereas D.padikkal scored 26 runs in 21 balls; Avesh khan took two wickets, and M.stoinis got three wickets for the LSG and limited the RR for 144 runs in 20 overs which led to winning of the LSG by ten runs.
Author – Sarthak Shandilya