IPL 2023, CSK vs LSG: MS Dhoni’s Chennai Crush Lucknow To Win Their First Match In IPL 16

LSG vs CSK IPL 2023 Highlights: Ruturaj Gaikwad’s blazing fifty and Moeen Ali’s magical four-fer helped Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) defeat Lucknow Tremendous Giants (LSG) by 12 runs on Monday (April 3), win their maiden match in 2023 season of India Premier League (IPL) 2023. Tonight’s win could be very particular for CSK and their followers because the franchise performed their first match of their house floor, MA Chidambaram Stadium, after a protracted hole of 4 years. Fortunately, followers at Chepauk obtained what they wished!

Chasing 218 for the win, Lucknow had been off to a flier with Kyle Mayers mentioning his fifty off simply 21 balls however issues took a U-turn with introduction of Mooen Ali into the assault. After finish of 1st 5 overs, Lucknow had been 73/0 however they collapsed to 136/5 after 14 overs, with Moeen cleansing up a LSG batter in every of his 4 overs. Nicholas Pooran saved LSG’s profitable likelihood alive however it all ended for KL Rahul-led crew together with his dismissal earlier than the penultimate over. 

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Lucknow Tremendous Giants (LSG) gained the toss and invited Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) to bat first. Preliminary blitz by CSK openers Gaikwad (57 off 37 balls; 3 fours, 4 sixes) and New Zealand left-hander Devon Conway (47 off 29 balls; 5 fours, 2 sixes), their 110 runs partnership for the opening wicket, powered Chennai to 217/7 in opposition to Lucknow Tremendous Giants, with no LSG bowler being spared. Other than the openers, there have been essential contributions from Shivam Dube (27 off 16 balls; 1 4, 3 sixes) and Moeen Ali (19) as nicely. Whereas Gaikwad notched up his second half-century of IPL 2023 to guide CSK’s struggle vs Lucknow, captain Dhoni smacked two massive sixes earlier than being dismissed to ship the Chepauk crowd right into a frenzy.  

Within the preliminary overs, each CSK openers Gaikwad and Conway, presently in supreme type, made full use of the fielding restrictions because the duo notched up 79 runs within the first six overs. Gaikwad, after scoring 92 runs in IPL 2023 match opener in opposition to Gujarat, continued from the place he left and performed some easy strokes to assist CSK cross 100-run mark within the eighth over itself as LSG bowlers regarded clueless.

Spinner Ravi Bishnoi (3/28) and Mark Wooden (3/49) picked three wickets apiece for Lucknow. Pacer Avesh Khan completed with figures of 1 for 39 in 3 overs.

Transient Scores: Chennai Tremendous Kings 217/7 in 20 overs (Ruturaj Gaikwad 57, Devon Conway 47; Ravi Bishnoi 3/28, Mark Wooden 3/49) vs CSK.

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