Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) are locking horns with Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the 20th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. In the second innings, Trent Boult got the wicket of LSG skipper, KL Rahul on the first ball itself with a beautiful in-swinging delivery from round the wicket.
Earlier in the game, KL Rahul won the toss and invited RR to bat first. Despite having a decent start, the Royals were reeling at 67/4. However, Shimron Hetnyer did the rebuilding job for the team alongside R Ashwin as they made a brilliant partnership of 68 runs, and surprisingly, the latter was retired out in the 19th over. Eventually, RR reached a respectable total of 165/6 owing to the late blitz of Hetmyer as he smashed 59 off 36 balls.
On the first delivery of the second innings, Trent Boult bowled a full ball that swung sharply from outside off as he was bowling from round the wicket and KL Rahul couldn’t manage to get his bat on it as the ball swung a bit late. Boult’s angle had worked against Rahul as the ball went through the gap between bat and pad as Rahul tried to mow it through the leg side. Just a couple of balls later Trent Boult trapped Krishnappa Gowtham on a duck.
Here is the video of the beautiful inswinger from Trent Boult:
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Kuldeep Sen, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal
Lucknow Super Giants (Playing XI): KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Jason Holder, Krishnappa Gowtham, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan