Trent Boult Nasty Bouncer Breaks Devdutt’s Helmet: IPL 2024

Trent Boult breaks Devdutt Padikkal’s helmet and took the wicket on the next ball

The IPL 2024 has started and we have seen a few close games already in the first three days. We have seen some moments to remember as well. And we will talk about one of them in this article. We will talk about Trent Boult breaking Devdutt Padikkal’s helmet in the RR vs LSG game. Eventually, after Trent Boult breaks Devdutt Padikkal’s helmet, he gets his wicket on the next ball. He was the pick of the bowlers in the 2nd inning and helped Rajasthan Royals (RR) register their first win of the IPL 2024.

Sanju and Parag help RR to post a good total

Captain Sanju Samson won the toss and elected to bat first at home. Considering Sawai Mansingh Stadium’s pitch, he decided to bat first. They lost Jos Buttler in the 2nd over. Yashasvi Jaiswal played a few good shots, but his inning also didn’t last long.

Riyan Parag joins captain Sanju Samson at the crease. The latter played outstanding well and scored 82 runs off 52 balls with 3 fours and 6 sixes. Riyan Parag also played a crucial knock of 43 runs off 29 balls with four and 3 sixes. He enjoyed his new role of No. 4 and we might see him playing at that number in the tournament. RR reached a total of 193 for the loss of 4 wickets.

Trent Boult and company defends 193 to win the game for RR

Trent Boult made an immediate impact in the 2nd inning. He took 2 wickets with the new ball and made this run chase even more difficult for Lucknow Super Giants (LSG). He took a wicket of dangerous Quinton de Kock in the very first over.

Trent Boult breaks Devdutt Padikkal’s helmet

It was the 3rd over of the inning (Boult’s 2nd over) when Trent Boult broke Devdutt Padikkal’s helmet. On the first ball of the over, Trent Boult banged the short ball hard on the pitch and Devdutt Padikkal missed the pull shot. He took his eyes off while playing the shot and the ball hit on the grill.

The impact was such that the neck-guard went flying. According to the concussion protocol, the physio came out to check if the batter was ok or not.

A wicket on the very next ball for Boult

After Trent Boult breaks Devdutt Padikkal’s helmet, he took his wicket on the very next ball. Probably, the previous ball stuck in Padikkal’s mind. Next ball, Boult bowled a skiddy length delivery and Padikkal’s feet didn’t move. The batter tries to hit a pull but misses completely. He was stuck on the back foot and got bowled with a perfect setup by the bowler. Padikkal went for a 3-ball duck in his first outing for LSG.

Other bowlers too did the job for RR

Nandre Burger played his first-ever IPL game. He took a wicket of Ayush Badoni. Yuzvendra Chahal took the wicket of Deepak Hooda before the latter tried to counter-attack.

Nicholas Pooran and captain KL Rahul steadied the ship for LSG. The pair added 85 runs for the 5th wicket. But Sandeep Sharma took the wicket of KL Rahul to break the partnership.

RR registers their first win of the IPL 2024

At one stage, LSG needed 42 runs off the last 3 overs with Pooran set at the crease and Stoinis and Krunal to come. But they didn’t get over the line. RR won the game by 20 runs in the end. Pooran remains not out on 64 runs off 41 balls. Sanju Samson becomes the man of the match for his outstanding knock of 82.

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Conclusion

So this is it for today. We have seen some instances in the past as well regarding the short ball hitting the batter’s head. Thank god Devdutt Padikkal’s blow wasn’t a big one. But eventually, he got out on the next ball.

Whatever, RR won their first game in the IPL 2024. And that too at their home ground. Last year, they lost to LSG at the same venue. RR will play their next game against Delhi Capitals (DC) at the same venue on March 28. LSG will try to come back in their next game against Punjab Kings (PBKS) on March 30 in Lucknow.

What do you think? Who will win the next game? Comment your predictions below. Thank you for reading the article. We hope you find it useful. Keep following us for the latest sports-related updates.

FAQs:-

1. What are the head-to-head between Rajasthan Royals and Lucknow Super Giants?

The two teams have played 4 games against each other. RR has won 3 out of them while LSG has only managed to win one game.

2. Has RR won the IPL title yet?

Yes. RR won the first-ever title in the inauguration season (2008) in the captaincy of the late Shane Warne.

3. What was the performance of LSG in IPL 2023?

LSG finished at No. 3 in the IPL 2023 points table with 8 wins in 14 games. They lost an eliminator against Mumbai Indians (MI) by 81 runs.

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