The winning streak of Rajasthan Royals was maintained in the 44th match of the IPL 2024 as well. IPL 2024 has been proven one of the most successful seasons for the Rajasthan Royals. From the beginning of this tournament, RR has occupied the top position of the point table continuously. Just for a few days, Kolkata Knight Riders bagged the position only. Before heading to yesterday’s IPL match news, let’s have a look at the point table. Rajasthan Royals are holding the top position on the point table with 16 points and +0.694 NRR (Net Run Rate). They have played 9 matches, won 8, and lost only 1 while Lucknow Super Giants are holding the 4th position of the point table with 10 points and +0.059 NRR. They have played 9 matches, won 5 and lost 4. Let’s get into the match highlights. Read the blog & stay connected with to get all the sports news, cricket news & IPL news on time.

What is the overview of the match?

Last night, Lucknow Super Giants & Rajasthan Royals were scheduled to play the 44th match of the IPL 2024. The venue of the match was BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow and the match started at 7:30 PM.

Who won the toss & decided to do what?

Rajasthan Royals won the toss and opted to bowl first against the Lucknow Super Giants.

What happened on the pitch?

Rajasthan Royals won the toss and opted to bowl first against the Lucknow Super Giants.

LSG decided to go for their trusted openers, KL Rahul & Quinton de Kock.

Although, Quinton de Kock started the match with bash, however, the bash didn’t last long. He scored two consecutive boundaries before being bowled out by an inswinging delivery from Trent Boult. After this, Sandeep Sharma came to the pitch. Although he was in his usual form, however, he also fell soon by Marcus Stoninis.

Well, losing the Sandeep Sharma, LSG became vulnerable at 11/2 in 2 overs.

However, at this vulnerable point, the seniors of the team,  KL Rahul and Deepak Hooda came to the rescue & gave the team the fresh air it needed.KL Rahul and Deepak Hooda then steered their team out of trouble with a 115-run partnership, with both batsmen eventually passing the 50-run mark. However, this partnership also didn’t last long.  Hooda was dismissed soon after his half-century when he tried to go on the offensive against the experienced Ravichandran Ashwin, only to give the ball straight into the hands of Rovman Powell near the boundary line. Later, the wickets of Nicholas Pooran and KL Rahul at crucial junctures left LSG 10-15 runs short of their target as the franchise posted 196 runs in their 20 overs.

Time to look at the performance of Rajasthan Royals.  Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal opened the match for RR. They provided an explosive start to the Rajasthan Royals’ innings to help their team reach the 60-run mark by the end of the powerplay. Buttler (34 off 18 balls) was the first to go for RR, however, when Yash Thakur bowled out the veteran Englishman with a full and straight delivery.

Right after Buttler, Jaiswal also fell. He was dismissed on 24 when he attempted to slog a delivery from Marcus Stoinis over the off-side and the ball fell straight into the hands of Ravi Bishnoi near the boundary line. Veteran leg-spinner Amit Mishra piled the pressure on RR when he claimed the third wicket of the innings, dismissing the in-form Riyan Parag for 14.

After this, skipper Sanju Samson and wicketkeeper-batsman Dhruv Jurel put on an unbeaten 121-run partner which brought a comfortable 7-wicket win for RR.

Who won the Player of the Match title?

The Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson won the Player of the Match title for his 71* runs in just 33 balls.

Post-match: who said what?

Rajasthan maintained its flawless record and obviously, the captain was very happy with it. In the post-match presentation, captain Sanju Samson stated, “We have been doing well. We have been a little lucky as well. We have to stick to the right processes. Mistakes are supposed to happen in T20 cricket, and we reiterate to stick to the process. The results are coming our way, so it is clear that we are doing something right,”

Sanju also praised Jurel for his crucial contribution. “Form is temporary and batting at No.5 is the toughest job in T20 cricket. A youngster like him has the composure we have seen in Tests. We believed in him, he has been batting in the nets for one or two hours and we knew it was a matter of time (before he delivered).”

Final words:

This IPL season, RR has merged as one of the strongest teams. Let’s hope for the best for them. Stay connected with to get all the sports news, cricket news & IPL news on time.