Lewis, de Kock stars as LSG beat CSK by 6 wickets

Evin Lewis was star for LSG in the end as he scored fastest half century of this season IPL. Image : IPL/BCCI

Evin Lewis was star for LSG in the end as he scored fastest half century of this season IPL. Image : IPL/BCCI

For the second time this season, an objective of north of 200 was updated as Lucknow Super Giants sentenced Chennai Super Kings to their second progressive misfortune in IPL 2022.

How did Lucknow chase that target ?

To a great extent on account of a rankling final part of an innings. Driving them in that stage was the solid Evin Lewis, who stayed unbeaten on a 23-ball 55. Lewis initially sent off his assault in organization with Deepak Hooda with whom he added 32 off 16 balls. Whenever it boiled down to 34 from the last two overs, Shivam Dube was picked for 25 in the penultimate over with both Lewis and youthful Ayush Badoni tonking him for a six each. The last two overs bowled by two of CSK’s most unpracticed bowlers – Dube and debutant Mukesh Choudhary – tore open a pursuit where CSK had appeared to hold a grasp over up to that point.

How had CSK dealt with that?

To a great extent because of the confining show by their medium pacers – Dwayne Bravo and Dwayne Pretorius. The previous turned into the IPL’s most elevated ever wicket-taker when he sent back Hooda, while the last option represented both the openers. KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock had placed on a generally untroubled opening stand, scoring at near 10 an over, even while apparently playing great inside themselves. Be that as it may, Pretorius struck in his absolute first over getting Rahul to miscue a force, and afterward kept de Kock to a great extent calm by taking the speed off, keeping it wide. De Kock in the end died for a 45-ball 61 while attempting a success. Lucknow actually required 72 at that stage from 36 balls, and ultimately arrived with three balls in excess.

How did CSK get to 210?

Robin Uthappa made a quick start

In conditions that were stuff of dreams for batting, CSK were given the move ahead of schedule by Robin Uthappa in the powerplay. Ruturaj Gaikwad passed up a great opportunity in the wake of being run out for only 1, yet his new opening accomplice – a consequence of three changes the CSK created – snatched the open door with joy. He kicked off two limits off the initial two bundles of the innings bowled by Avesh Khan and essentially continued to raise the stakes from that point on. Dushmantha Chameera was flicked for a six and a four next, before Andrew Tye was smacked for four limits, the whole way across the ground, in an over. The powerplay yielded an enormous 73 runs for CSK, with Moeen Ali also getting into the demonstration with a stirring assault on Krunal Pandya. Uthappa raised a 25-ball fifty, his 26th in the IPL, as CSK tonked 18 limits in the main portion of the innings to set things up.

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Dube made hi presence felt

Both Uthappa and Ali, the all around set players, got out one after another with the previous being caught LBW by Ravi Bishnoi, the champion bowler for Lucknow, and the last option being bowled on 35 attempting to trudge Avesh Khan. With the need to keep the run rate up, and conceivably to utilize the unevenly estimated limits, CSK sent in one more left-hander in Shivam Dube. The southpaw burned through no chance to get rolling, hitting Chameera for three limits in an over. With two sixes and five fours in a 30-ball thump, Dube guaranteed that the center overs didn’t persevere through a lull. He missed the mark regarding 50 years, skying a catch to Evin Lewis at profound midwicket however had taken care of his business by then.

Wet ball, misfields and perpetual hitting

Ambati Rayudu (27 off 20), Ravindra Jadeja (17 off 9) and MS Dhoni (16 off 6) all utilized tailormade conditions. A level pitch and a wet outfield made it a catastrophe waiting to happen for the bowlers, and it ended up being considerably more so for Chameera on the field. He let go of two limits while handling in the profound, and afterward dropped a catch when brought inside the ring to cover off a troubling excursion in general having offered 49 with the ball also.

Brief Score : Chennai Super Kings 210/7 (Robin Uthappa 50, Shivam Dube 49; Ravi Bishnoi 2-24) lost to Lucknow Super Giants 211/4 (Evin Lewis 55*, Quinton de Kock 61; Dwaine Pretorius 2-31) by 6 wickets.

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