A clinical Rajasthan Royals defeated Lucknow Super Giants by 24 runs last evening to inch closer to securing a play-offs berth in the Indian Premier League.
Both Rajasthan and Lucknow are now tied on 16 points from 13 matches and need another win to confirm their place in the next stage of the tournament.
Thanks to their margin of victory, Rajasthan also toppled Lucknow from the second place.
Batting first, Yashasvi Jaiswal top-scored with 41 while Devdutt Padikkal blazed away to an 18-ball 39, as Rajasthan Royals posted 178 for six. Skipper Sanju Samson made 32 off 24 balls.
Ravi Bishnoi was the most successful bowler for Lucknow, picking 2/31 in four overs.
Lucknow were restricted to 154 for eight during the chase with only Deepak Hooda making 59. Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna and Obed McCoy picked up two wickets apiece for the Royals.