Brief Scores: LSG 211/4 in 19.3 overs (Quinton de Kock 61, Evin Lewis 55*; Dwaine Pretorius 2/32) Beat Chennai Super Kings 210/7 (Robin Uthappa 50, Shivam Dube 49; Ravi Bishnoi 2/24) by Six Wickets.
Lucknow Super Giants vs Chennai Super Kings Highlights: A blazing unbeaten fifty from Evin Lewis helped LSG chase down 211 against CSK in Mumbai on Thursday night as the franchise registered their first win in Indian Premier League. Lewis blasted 55 off 23 while Quinton de Kock top-scored with 61 off 45 in a six-wicket win. Ayush Badoni played another eye-catching knock, remaining unbeaten on 19 off 9. Earlier, a quickfire fifty from Robin Uthappa helped CSK post a big 210/7 at the Brabourne Stadium but the total wasn’t enough as the defending champions succumbed to their second straight defeat.
Brief Scores: Lucknow Super Giants 211/4 in 19.3 overs (Quinton de Kock 61, Evin Lewis 55*; Dwaine Pretorius 2/32) Beat Chennai Super Kings 210/7 (Robin Uthappa 50, Shivam Dube 49; Ravi Bishnoi 2/24) by Six Wickets
Match Preview (CSK vs LSG):
Chennai Super Kings will welcome the return of star allrounder Moeen Ali as they eye a much improved batting performance in the IPL clash against Lucknow Super Giants. Both the teams come into the game after a loss in their respective opening matches. A common factor in their defeats were the failure of the top-order and they would be looking to correct that at the Brabourne Stadium.
It is still very early days in the two-month long IPL but the toss is already playing a significant role in the game’s outcome. With the second innings dew in mind, teams are preferring to put the opposition in.
The losses for CSK and LSG came after batting first at the Wankhede. Conditions are not expected to be very different at the nearby CCI ground with heavy dew likely to set in the second half of the game.
Lucknow skipper KL Rahul and star opener Quinton De Kock had a forgettable outing on Monday and they would be keen to get some runs under their belt. Rahul needs to lead from the front with the IPL presenting a big test for his captaincy skills.
Seasoned campaigner Manish Pandey and Evin Lewis, who is a hard-hitting batter, on their day can take any attack to cleaners, had a forgettable outing and the team management would hope that they come to the party.
Lucknow would be pleased that their middle-order comprising Deepak Hooda, debutant Ayush Badoni and Krunal Pandya clicked when their top-order collapsed and the trio would again need to shoulder the responsibility.
But it was the Lucknow bowling, which would need to quickly forget the hammering they received at the hands of Gujarat. While pacer Dushmantha Chameera was right on the money, co-pacer Avesh Khan leaked 33 runs in 3.4 overs.
Also the role of spin trio of Ravi Bishnoi, Hooda and Krunal, could decide the match’s fate.
CSK would also look to put up a much better show with the bat after they managed only 131 in the first game. With Moeen Ali, a pinch-hitter available for selection alongside Dwaine Pretorius, they would indeed heave a sigh of relief.
In the first game, save a vintage Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the other batters faltered be it Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Devon Conway or Ambati Rayadu.
New skipper Ravindra Jadeja would also be keen to get a big score individually and ditto for Shivam Dube, who is racing against time to prove his worth on the IPL stage.
But it remains to be seen who CSK leave out to include Moeen, who can come in at number three.
While all-rounder Dwayne Bravo claimed three wickets against KKR, others leaked runs and all of them would need to fire in unison.
Full Squads (CSK vs LSG):
Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja (Captain), Moeen Ali, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Ambati Rayadu, Robin Uthappa, Mitchell Santner, Chris Jordan, Adam Milne, Devon Conway, Shivam Dube, Dwaine Pretorius, Maheesh Theekshana, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Tushar Deshpande, KM Asif, C Hari Nishaanth, N Jagadeesan, Subranshu Senapati, K Bhagath Verma, Prashant Solanki, Simarjeet Singh, Mukesh Choudhary.
Lucknow Super Giants: KL Rahul (Captain), Manan Vohra, Evin Lewis, Manish Pandey, Quinton De Kock, Ravi Bishnoi, Dushmantha Chameera, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohsin Khan, Mayank Yadav, Ankit Rajpoot, Avesh Khan, Andrew Tye, Marcus Stoinis, Kyle Mayers, Karan Sharma, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ayush Badoni, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya. Jason Holder.
Lucknow Super Giants vs Chennai Super Kings Live: LSG Have Beaten CSK by Six Wickets
Lucknow Super Giants chase down 211 with six wickets in hand and three deliveries to spare. They have registered their first win in IPL, beating defending champions Chennai Super Kings. Evin Lewis was the star of the chase for LSG as he blasted an unbeaten 55 off 23 with six fours and three sixes. Youngster Ayush Badoni played another vital innings – 19 not out off 9 – and hit the winning run as well. What a match.
Live Score IPL 2022 LSG vs CSK: Lewis Keeps Lucknow Alive
CSK bring in Shivam Dube to bowl his first over – innings’ 19th. And Ayush Badoni casually sweeps him to deep backward square leg region for a six. And then Evin Lewis belted back to back fours before ending the over with a maximum over long-off to bring up a 23-ball fifty. 25 runs from the over. LSG 202/4 in 19 overs, chasing 211.
LSG vs CSK Live Cricket Score: Badoni Walks in
The over began with a six to Deepak Hooda who was dismissed off the following delivery. Dwayne Bravo finishes his final over, giving 12 runs in it. LSG 177/4 in 18 overs. They need 34 runs off 12 deliveries now. Can Evin Lewis and Ayush Badoni take LSG over the line?
Indian Premier League Live Updates: Hooda Holes Out on 13
WICKET! A low full toss and Deepak Hooda launches it with an aim to clear the deep midwicket boundary but doesn’t get the distance with CSK captain Ravindra Jadeja taking an easy catch. Hooda scored 13. LSG 171/4 in 17.2 overs, chasing 211.
LSG vs CSK Live Cricket Score: A Decent Over For LSG
Dwaine Pretorius was the dangerman. And LSG have seen through his final over safely without any further damage. And Evin Lewis even managed to belt a six off the pacer. Nine runs from the over. CSK did review a caught-behind appeal against Lewis but UltraEdge showed no spike.