Lucknow Super Giants defeated Chennai Super Kings by 8 wickets in a tight match. They got their first win in IPL. Lucknow won the toss and elected to field. Batting first, Chennai lost seven wickets and made 210 runs. With three balls left in reply, Lucknow topped the run. Evin Lewis of Lucknow played great. He remained unbeaten on 55 off 23 balls.
This time the trend of winning the toss and taking the fielding in the IPL continues in this match as well. KL Rahul was no exception. Ruturaj Gaikwad was bowled out early by Ravi Bishnoi. After that, Chennai did not have to worry much about scoring runs. Robin Uthappa is playing hard in every match in Chennai. Berol also got some spectacular shots from his bat on Thursday. There are eight fours and one six in an innings of 50 off 26 balls. Moin Ali gave a worthy accompaniment. He scored 35 off 22 balls. In the power play, Chennai scored 63 runs on the scoreboard.
Moin returned after the team had scored 100 runs. Shivam Dubey is undoubtedly the credit behind the fact that Chennai scored two hundred runs. Shivam has joined Chennai this time after being in Virat Kohli’s RCB. He scored 49 off 30 balls. Later Ambati Rayudu made 26. After returning to Dubey, Mahendra Singh Dhoni returned to the gallery with a six and four off two balls.
Lucknow started better than Chennai. KL Rahul returned with the first ball in the previous match. On Thursday, he gave up 99 runs for the first wicket with Quinton D’Cock. Dwayne Pretorius returned KL Rahul with the ball for 40 runs. After a while, Manish Pandey also returned. However, courtesy of De Cock, the pace of the run continued. Lucknow had a hard time returning to De Cock. Lewis overcame that pressure. He has six fours and three sixes in his 55-run innings. The Caribbean cricketer won the match by turning away from defeat.