CSK won: The men in yellow beats Lucknow Super Giants by 12 runs. Chennai Super Kings marks their first victory of the season in their own home ground M.A Chidambaram Stadium. The captain MS Dhoni completed a total of 5000 runs in his Cricket career by this match. This was a landmark match for MS Dhoni as he hit 2 sixes to reach the achievement of completing 5000 runs in his IPL Cricket career.
MA Chidambaram Stadium is a paradise for spinners and also the stadium is the home ground of Chennai Super Kings. Chennai Super Kings had an added advantage here, they made maximum out of the spinner’s pitch. Lucknow Super Giants won the toss and decided to bowl first. CSK batters did an outstanding performance from the batting side. The talented young man, Rituraj Gaikwad took an explosive 57 runs off 31 balls. Unlike the last match, other batters also had a huge contribution. Opening batters Rituraj Gaikwad and Devon Conway took the score high in the initial phase of the match. The run rate was maintained in the remaining overs consistently. Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube and Moeen Ali took the scores ahead with the same momentum. The finisher MS Dhoni played only 3 balls and he hit two sixers in those bowls. Chennai Super Kings wrapped up the match with a total of 217 runs.
Lucknow Super Giants put up a tuff fight in the chase. The team was successful in maintaining a high run rate in the initial phase itself. LSG batters keeping up with the required run rate sure made CSK fear a bit. Moeen Ali was the one who disrupted the flow. He took a total of four wickets in the match and four of them were game-changing. Mitchell Santner took one wicket with an impressive economy of 5.25.
Ruturaj Gaikwad has been starring in all of the recent CSK matches. He scored 92 runs in his first match against Gujarat Titans and in this match, he took 57 runs. He hit 3 fours and 4 sixes making his way to a half-century. The match holds another speciality as MS Dhoni makes his way to 5000 total runs in his IPL career. He entered the crease and started hitting sixes right away unfortunately he was out on his third ball.
Kyle Mayers took 53 runs in the chase against CSK. He was the player who scored the majority of the runs. Captain KL Rahul could only score 20 runs off 18 balls. Nicholas Pooran also took 32 runs off 18 balls. The bowlers of CSK were strong enough to restrict LSG’s runs.
Will CSK win the next match also? We never know
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