Young Kuldeep Sen defended 15 runs in the final over of the match, to lead his side to a win by 3 runs to send Rajasthan Royals top of the IPL standings. Prasidh Krishna’s penultimate over which saw the bowler concede 19 runs breathed life into the contest, but Lucknow Super Giants couldn’t complete the chase.
Earlier in the match, KL Rahul won the toss and asked the Royals to bat first. They got off to a slow start and kept losing wickets at regular intervals. While Jos Buttler and Devdutt Padikkal began the contest with caution, once Avesh Khan dismissed Buttler in the fifth over, LSG took complete control of the contest at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.