The new IPL team Lucknow Supergaints secured a win over the 4-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings in an epic battle of six and fours chasing down a mammoth score of 211. Almost all the matches of TATA IPL 2022, have been an epic thrillers and this match hasn’t been an exception to that as well. CSK batted first, and almost all the batters of their team scored runs. LSG did the same and made it look easy to chase down the total. Here are three points that led to the consequences of the match.
A great start from LSG
Chasing a total above 200 isn’t a cupcake, however, in this IPL we’ve seen that these missions are accomplished easily. A similar thing happened here too, were the openers of the Lucknow Supergiants, including KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock gave a great start to their team. They scored 40 of 26 and 61 of 45 respectively.
A great finish from Evin Lewis and Ayush Bodoni
Though at some point in time that CSK might win the match, as Manish Pandey got out soon scoring 5 of 6, and Deepak Hooda looked good but also went to the pavilion scoring 13 of 8 balls. However, West Indian power-hitter Evin Lewis was still handling the business and played a brilliant knock of 55 of 23 balls with 6 fours and 3 sixes. With the joint efforts of him, and young Ayush Badoni at last, scoring 19 of 9 balls with two sixes, LSG won the match with 3 balls left.
Jadeja’s decision of giving Shivam Dube the penultimate over
Another decision for which CSK skipper Ravindra Jadeja regretted is to give the 19th over to Shivam Dube. Jadeja had his two overs left and Moeen Ali’s three. He could have bowled an extra over before in the match or even have given Dube an over in the earlier phase. However, he gave it on the penultimate over, which ultimately cost him. Both Badoni and Evin Lewis took 25 runs in that over, which made the asking run rate easy. Before that, the equation for LSG wasn’t as easy as it got later.