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IPL 2024: Samson’s Unbeaten 82 Outshines Rahul, Pooran in Royals’ 20-Run Victory over Giants

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IPL 2024: Samson's 82* triumphs over Rahul, Pooran's half-centuries as Royals beat Giants by 20 runs (ld)

In a thrilling IPL match, Rajasthan Royals defeated Lucknow Super Giants by 20 runs at Sawai Mansingh Stadium. Skipper Sanju Samson’s unbeaten 82 led RR to 193/4. Despite Pooran and Rahul’s efforts, LSG fell short at 173/6. Boult and Samson shone in a remarkable performance.

Lucknow Super Giants struggled in the chase as Boult dismissed de Kock and Padikkal early on. Rahul and Hooda’s partnership brought LSG back in the game. However, Chahal’s wicket of Hooda added pressure. Despite a valiant effort by Pooran and Rahul, LSG fell short in the end with a solid performance by Rajasthan Royals.

Samson’s outstanding innings of 82 off 52 deliveries guided RR to a competitive total. Parag also played a crucial role, scoring 43 runs. The partnership between the two batters proved vital for RR’s victory. The Giants missed opportunities in the field, dropping catches which proved costly in the end.

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Sandeep Sharma’s brilliant 19th over and Boult’s impactful bowling sealed the win for Rajasthan Royals. Ashwin also contributed with a crucial wicket. Avesh Khan’s final over ensured a 20-run victory for the Royals. A strong team effort led RR to a successful start in the tournament, setting the tone for their upcoming matches.

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