Lucknow Super Giants register their first victory of the tournament with a thrilling win tonight.
- CSK – 210/7 (20.0)
- LSG – 211/4 (19.3)
LSG Win By 6 Wickets
The 7th match of the TATA IPL was a clash between Chennai Super Kings and Lucknow Super Giants at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
Lucknow won the toss and asked their opponents to set the target for them.
The wicket was expected to be a belter and a high-scoring game was on the cards.
Chennai got themselves on a bullet train with the start. It was a rollicking start, despite losing Gaikwad, Uthappa and Moeen Ali managed to add 73 runs in the first 6 overs which set the tone for them for a big total.
Uthappa’s Unreal Class
Robin Uthappa got himself a chance to open the innings and he grabbed it with both hands. As if he was waiting for this opportunity. He departed after scoring an awesome 50 of 27 balls.
The best part about these innings was not the scores that he made but the fashion by which he scored these runs was classical. It was touch, timing, class all over it.
Chennai Posted A Massive Target
The kind of start Chennai had, they just needed to bat with some sensibility and a gigantic target to chase would be in the fate of Lucknow and they did that quite efficiently.
After that magnificent start, all the guys contributed with impactful knocks that made sure that Chennai is on its way.
Chennai ended up with 210 with the contributions from Shivam Dube scoring 49, Rayudu adding 27, and a little cameo of MSD 16 from 6.
Ravi Bishnoi’s Brilliance
On a belter of a surface, Every bowler from both sides did have a lot of struggle. Everyone was going all over the park
There is this young sensation named Ravi Bishnoi.
His bowling figures on this surface looked unbelievable.
In his 4 overs, he conceded only 24 runs and took two important wickets as well halted a little bit of scoring of Chennai in the Middle
LSG Formidable Opening Pair
In the auction, Lucknow sent a lot of money on Quinton de Kock, as the veteran has shown his impact for Mumbai Indians in the last few seasons, and also his wicket-keeping skills are a bonus. Lucknow was very excited to have him and they formed a very strong opening pair in the shape of K Rahul and Quinny.
Both of them started well in chasing this massive target and made an opening stand of 99, that was the perfect platform for them to conquer this chase.
Even Lewis The Caribbean Domination
After a spectacular start by Lucknow, they crumbled a bit in the middle after losing both their openers, then comes the west Indian flair of Even Lewis, and he was simply sensational in his power hitting.
The moment he came in, he looked like a player who was not gonna give up this chase, he kept on hitting the boundaries at the right time and made sure that the required run rate is within the reach.
His knock of 55 from 23 balls that have 3 sixes and 6 fours was truly a match-winning one.
He was well supported by Deepak Hooda and the youngster Badoni, their cameos were equally impactful which helped Lucknow chase this massive target in 19.2 overs