Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) defeated Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by six wickets in a thrilling contest at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday.
Chasing the huge goal of 211, Lucknow wanted a optimistic begin, and opener Quinton de Kock together with captain KL Rahul did exactly that. The duo took their facet to a flyer, smashing CSK bowlers from the phrase go. The pair added 55 runs within the powerplay, protecting their intentions loud and clear.
Both Rahul and De Kock continued the assault after the powerplay and took the workforce’s whole to 98 runs in 10 overs, with the Proteas star hitting a outstanding half-century.
However, within the very subsequent over, CSK’s newest recruit Dwaine Pretorius supplied the primary breakthrough after dismissing Rahul for a well-made 40 from 26 deliveries. Soon, LSG misplaced one other wicket within the type of Manish Pandey (5) to get lowered to 106/2 in 11.2 overs.
De Kock saved on scoring runs from the opposite finish, however the scoreboard stress compelled him to play glory pictures one after one other, and in that course of, the explosive opener misplaced his wicket for 61 off 45 balls with the assistance of 9 boundaries.
Evin Lewis saved the hopes alive for Lucknow and took the sport deep to make a thriller. He, together with Ayush Badoni, introduced again Lucknow into the sport by gathering 25 runs within the penultimate over to deliver down the equation to 9 runs within the final six balls.
Badoni hit the winnings runs within the remaining over as Lucknow chased down the huge goal with six wickets in hand and three balls to spare. Lewis stayed unbeaten on 55 off 23 balls whereas Badoni remained not out on 19 off 9 deliveries.
Earlier, Robin Uthappa and Shivam Dube starred with the willow because the Super Kings fully dominated the proceedings after LSG requested them to bat first. Uthappa, who got here to open the innings, took LSG bowlers to the cleaners.
Robbie smashed eight fours and a six en path to his 27-ball 50 earlier than Ravi Bishnoi ended his blistering innings. Apart from the Karnataka-based cricketer, all-rounder Dube additionally punished LSG bowlers throughout the bottom.
The left-handed batter scored 49 off 30 balls, with the assistance of seven boundaries, together with two maximums. Former skipper MS Dhoni supplied the late blitz along with his 6-ball 16 run knock to assist CSK submit a humungous 210/7 on the board of their allotted 20 overs.
For Lucknow, Bishnoi returned with spectacular figures. The leg-spinner picked up a couple of wickets for simply 24 runs in his quota of 4 overs. Pacer Avesh Khan additionally bagged two scalps however ended up conceding 38 runs in 4 overs.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
Fantastic chase by Lucknow. They have been down and out however Evin Lewis performed a gem.
Chennai missed a trick in leaving the final two overs for the inexperienced bowlers. #CSKvsLSG pic.twitter.com/xdSQvI0o0W
— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) March 31, 2022
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) March 31, 2022
First time Csk shedding first two video games within the ipl historical past. Lucknow was excellent within the chase. #CSKvLSG
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) March 31, 2022
— Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) March 31, 2022
Lucknow seeing Shivam Dube bowl the nineteenth. pic.twitter.com/Al0IN1ftKT
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) March 31, 2022
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 31, 2022
— Sam Billings (@sambillings) March 31, 2022
Imagine it from Badoni’s pov. You stroll out with 40 wanted off 16, going through IPL’s main wkt taker, behind the stumps you see one of many biggest finishers, you have a look at the realm you are targetting, world’s greatest fielder is there. And then you definitely impress all of them! #CSKvLSG #IPL2022 pic.twitter.com/45Mttt8m8z
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) March 31, 2022
Badoni! Wow, such composure. What a discover. Such a slim, little younger man hitting it far….
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 31, 2022
Brilliant innings from Evin Lewis as a finisher.
The overlap between the abilities wanted as an attacking opener and a finisher – beginning shortly and hitting tempo bowlers excessive – and the oversupply of T20 openers signifies that openers changing to finishers might be a development
— Tim Wigmore (@timwig) March 31, 2022
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) March 31, 2022
Highest targets efficiently chased down in IPL
224 RR vs PBKS Sharjah 2020
219 MI vs CSK Delhi 2021
215 RR vs Deccan Hyderabad 2008.
211 LSG vs CSK Mumbai BS 2022 *
— 🏏Flashscore Cricket Commentators (@FlashCric) March 31, 2022
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) March 31, 2022
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) March 31, 2022
— Reema Malhotra (@ReemaMalhotra8) March 31, 2022
𝗦𝗧𝗥𝗢𝗡𝗚. 𝗦𝗧𝗬𝗟𝗜𝗦𝗛. 𝗦𝗨𝗕𝗟𝗜𝗠𝗘. 🙌
Have we described #QDK‘s fiery 5️⃣0️⃣ appropriately? 😋
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) March 31, 2022
Dhoni end nahi, finisher hai. Not out once more, image aabhi bahut baaki hai. @msdhoni
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) March 31, 2022
— Subhayan Chakraborty (@CricSubhayan) March 31, 2022
Ravi Bishnoi has bowled a good spell right here!
— Prasenjit Dey (@CricPrasen) March 31, 2022
Indians with one of the best strike-rate within the powerplay in IPL since 2021 (min 75 balls confronted)
— Rohit Sankar (@imRohit_SN) March 31, 2022
Evin Lewis is the hero for Lucknow, he was unsold then in final spherical LSG picked him as backup opener with base worth then requested to bat at 4 and scored 55* runs from simply 23 balls together with 6 fours and three sixes. What a knock, Lewis. pic.twitter.com/4jK27cs4Nj
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) March 31, 2022
Literally each spectator current stood up took their cellphone out recorded MS Dhoni’s grand entry and so they all loudly cheered. The maestro doesn’t disappoint them as he smashes the primary ball for a SIX.#CSKvLSG
— Prajakta (@18prajakta) March 31, 2022