After the second defeat in a row, Rahul openly expressed his displeasure
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Mumbai : The 15 newcomers to the IPL, the Lucknow Super Giants, did well and finished second in the playoffs; But with two defeats in a row, Lucknow has slipped to third place. Lucknow Super Giants lost to Rajasthan Royals by 24 runs on Sunday (May 15). After this defeat, Lucknow captain KL Rahul could not hide his displeasure.
Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to bat first. In pursuit of this challenge, Lucknow could only manage 154 for 8 in the allotted 20 overs. After the match, Rahul said, "It was possible to achieve this goal. The pitch was good. We stopped them at low runs, but our batsmen were disappointed. We failed to play according to our strategy as the batsmen did not come together and play. We have to play well in the next match. '
In this match, captain Rahul also failed against Rajasthan. He scored just 10 off 19 balls. In the previous match against Gujarat too, Rahul had scored 8 off 16 balls. Earlier, he was also dismissed for zero against Kolkata. Rahul's opener partner Quinton de Kock also failed in the second match in a row. Deepak Hooda from Lucknow once again batted well. He hit his fourth half-century of the season, but his efforts were insufficient. This was Lucknow's fifth defeat in 13 matches. Their last match will be against Kolkata Knight Riders and they will have to win this match to maintain their challenge in the playoffs.
Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson expressed satisfaction after the victory. He said, ‘This victory is gratifying. We scored well. The bowlers then did their job. Our spinners have always done well.