Chepauk witnessed its home team led by “Thala” (Dhoni) in action after waiting 1426 days. CSK won the match by 12 runs from LSG.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) marked their first win of this IPL season by defeating Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) at MA Chidambaram Stadium also known as Chepauk Stadium. LSG won the toss and chose bowling first against Dhoni-led-CSK on Monday. Chennai Super Kings set the target of 218 runs to win the match. However, LSG failed to chase the mammoth score target and lose the match by 12 runs.
This duo smashed 79 runs total in the powerplay without losing a wicket
While batting first, CSK’s classy opening batsman Rituraj Gaikwad and 26-year-old Kiwi’s cricketer Devon Conway smash the runs with a good partnership of 57 off 31 balls and 47 off 29 balls respectively, setting up the big total against LSG. This duo smashed 79 runs total in the powerplay without losing a wicket, which registers as the highest-ever powerplay score.
Ravi Bishnoi took 3 wickets of CSK
Then, Chennai Super Kings get a bit downturned in their run rate. The rest of the players do well with Rayadu smashing 27 off 14 balls. Ravi Bishnoi took 3 wickets of CSK. Then, comes the “Thala” a.k.a Mahendra Singh Dhoni and the stadium witnessed the loudest cheer with no limits when he walks to bat after the fall of Ravindra Jadega’s wicket in the last innings.
The Chennai audience waited 4 years to see their Thala in action at this stadium
Dhoni came and smashed two massive sixes in a row and the crowd screamed at the top of their lungs. The Chennai audience waited 4 years to see their Thala in action at this stadium. With 2 sixes in 3 balls, Dhoni crossed 5000 IPL runs. And CSK’s total was 217/7 in 20 overs.
On the other hand, LSG were off to a flier because Kyle Mayers hit a half-century in 21 balls with the partnership of Captain KL Rahul in the powerplay while chasing the target of 218 runs set by CSK. In the first innings, Lucknow Super Giants players play very well, it almost looks like they’re winning. Then, Moan Ali took the wicket of Kyle Mayers and it give some relief to CSK. Then, Nicholas Pooran came and smashed 32 off 18 balls.
Chennai Super Kings marked their victory with a good batting partnership
After he got out. CSK took a sigh of relief and in the end, they won the match. And Moan Ali becomes the player of the match by taking 4 wickets of LSG. As Chennai Super Kings marked their victory with a good batting partnership, they have to improve their bowling as well. Even CSK captain M.S. Dhoni stated that they have to focus on more no-no-balls and less wide balls.