The massive-hitting Hetmyer hit an unbeaten 59 off 36 balls and lifted Royals from 67-4 to 165-6 within the second match of the day in Mumbai.
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Fast bowler Trent Boult and leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal then rattled the opposition batting to limit Lucknow, one of the 2 new franchises within the expanded 10-crew IPL, to 162-8.
Marcus Stoinis hit an unbeaten 38 off 17 balls to provide the Royals a scare however IPL debutant Kuldeep Sen defended 15 off the ultimate over.
The left-handed Hetmyer arrange victory with a key 68-run fifth-wicket stand with Ravichandran Ashwin afer the Royals have been invited to bat first.
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Hetmyer made probably the most of a dropped catch by Krunal Pandya on 14 as later modified gears and hit two sixes and a 4 towards West Indies teammate and Lucknow quick bowler Jason Holder.
Ashwin shocked the opposition with an IPL first of ‘retired out’ on 28 off 23 balls as he departed after 18.2 overs of the Royals innings to permit Riyan Parag be part of Hetmyer.
Hetmyer smashed 4 extra sixes within the ultimate two overs and Parag additionally acquired successful over the fence in his 4-ball keep.
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Lucknow have been rattled by a deadly opening burst by New Zealand left-arm fast Boult who bowled skipper KL Rahul for nought on the primary ball of the reply and after bowling a large trapped Krishnappa Gowtham lbw for nought.
Holder fell to Prasidh Krishna with Lucknow on 14-3 and later 74-5.
Quinton de Kock made 39 earlier than falling to Chahal who additionally took down Krunal Pandya, for 22, two balls later.
Stoinis tried to show the sport on its head and hit 4 sixes however the asking price and Sen’s nerves within the twentieth over simply proved too massive a barrier for Lucknow.