Who would have thought that we would witness KL Rahul getting dismissed for a golden duck twice within the first five matches of the Lucknow Super Giants? However, Trent Boult has made it happen as it uprooted KL’s stumps with a beautiful inswinging delivery.
In the game between Rajasthan Royals and Lucknow Super Giants, the Kiwi pacer Trent Boult castled KL Rahul with a ripping inswinger. It was a peach of a delivery, and the Karnataka batter had no answer to it. As a result, Rahul is now dismissed twice for a golden duck in the IPL 2022.
Batting first, Rajasthan Royals posted a total of 165/6 in 20 overs. It seemed impossible at a point as LSG reduced the Royals to 67/4 in 10 overs. However, Ravi Ashwin and Shimron Hetmyer stitched a beautiful partnership before the off-spinner got tactically retired out. Meanwhile, Hetmyer provided Rajasthan Royals with a thunderous finish as the left-handed southpaw returned with unbeaten 59 runs off 36 deliveries.
Chasing a total of 166, LSG needed a solid start from their skipper KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock, but Trent Boult had different plans in his mind. The left-arm pacer came round the wicket to Rahul and uprooted his stumps with a wonderful in-swinging delivery.
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The Super Giants need a miracle to win the game
After the departure of the skipper KL Rahul, LSG’s batting failed to get off the blocks as Rajasthan Royals reduced them to 14/3 in no time. Deepak Hooda and Quinton de Kock tried to negate the threat and made some recovery. However, Rajasthan Royals dismissed Hooda and Ayush Badoni in quick succession to leave LSG reeling at 74/5 in 12 overs.
At the time of the writing, KL Rahul’s team needs 92 runs in 8 overs with Quinton de Kock and Krunal Pandya in the middle. All of their hopes are now pinned on the South African as the left-handed batter is batting at 35 runs off 26 deliveries.