Lucknow captain KL Rahul
Lucknow’s captain KL Rahul said after defeat in the thrilling match against Rajasthan "I think we have a team that is never out of competition. We have really deep batting and there are many options with the ball. Even when we are on 20/3, we always believe that we can win this game. Obviously today we needed a good partnership in the middle overs but it didn’t happen. Stoinis did a great job in the end to keep us in the game. Such matches will give us confidence and remind us that we are a good team."
Lucknow’s batsmen performed like this
Chasing the target of 166 runs, Lucknow started poorly. Captain KL Rahul got out without opening the account. Gautham, who came after him, was also out on a duck. Then Jason Holder also could not do anything special and got out after scoring 8 runs. After the fall of three wickets, Deepak Hooda and Quinton de Kock took over the team and both added 38. Hooda got out in the process of playing a big shot. Young batsman Ayush Badoni was also dismissed after scoring 5 runs. In the end, Marcus Stoinis tried to win but he could not succeed. Marcus Stoinis scored 38 runs in 17 balls. But the team missed the win by going close to the target.