CSK vs LSG: Ruturaj, Moeen Ali made the homecoming special for Chennai after a thrilling win against Lucknow

The CSK vs LSG game ended with a result in favor of Chennai as they registered their first victory in the IPL 2023

Abishek Goswami
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CSK vs LSG | Sportz Point

Lucknow Super Giants were off to a flying start thanks to a 21-ball half-century from Kyle Mayers in the powerplay while chasing a massive target of 218. However, three wickets in quick succession brought the home side right back into the match. LSG's chase picked up the pace once again with Nicholas Pooran but CSK kept chipping away and finally registered their first victory of the season despite the plenty no of wide and no balls their bowlers ended up sending in. Read the Match Report of the RCB vs MI game and share your thoughts in the comments.

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Chepauk, The home of CSK

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CSK vs LSG: IPL 2023 Match Report

LSG won the toss & decided to bowl first for the advantages of the dew factor in the later stages of the match. Ruturaj & Conway started the inning for Chennai while Mayers bowled the first over for Lucknow. Unlike the first match, CSK didn't throw up their wickets in the important stages of the match, and that became the reason behind their humongous total.

Ruturaj & Conway: the most awaited partnership

Ruturaj once again showed his art through the shot selections, while Conway accompanied him really well. Both the batsmen dealt in boundaries & brought up a 100 runs stand under 9 overs. Ruturaj scored 57 runs in 31 deliveries & grabbed the orange cap by becoming the top scorer of IPL 2023 after playing two matches. Devon Conway failed to show his class in the last match but he seemed different on Monday against Lucknow. He missed his half-century by 3 runs but did enough with 29 balls 47 runs to give CSK a healthy start. CSK lost their first & second wicket at the score of 110 & 118. Lucknow got their momentum but failed to capitalize on that.

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100+ stand between Conway & Gaikwad
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Shivam Dube played a brilliant cameo after being hated for the last match performance & showed why the skipper kept the faith in him. He smashed 27 runs with three huge sixes while Moeen Ali smashed 19 runs with three fours. Ben Stokes (8) still needs time to gain his full shape as once again he struggled today. Ambati Raydu smashed 27 runs in 14 balls & helped Chennai to get past 200+ total. Skipper MS Dhoni smashed two back-to-back sixes to Mark Wood & CSK ended their inning for 217 runs after the end of 20 overs. Mark Wood & Ravi Bishnoi both scalped 3 wickets while Avesh Khan took a single wicket.

CSK vs LSG: 3 wickets for the talented Bishnoi | Sprtz Point

3 wickets for the talented Bishnoi
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Kyle Mayers gave Lucknow the dream start

Kyle Mayers gave the perfect start to Lucknow to chase a score like this. He continued his form & scored a 21-ball half-century. Deepak Chahar, the most proven powerplay bowler for Chennai got slammed big-time alongside Ben Stokes. Lucknow put up 80+ runs in the powerplay but Moeen Ali played the gamble & dismissed Mayers for 53 runs.

CSK vs LSG: 21-ball half-century for Mayers | Sportz Point

21-ball half-century for Mayers
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CSK scalped 3 wickets under 3 runs and completely changed the course of the match. Kl Rahul (20) & Hooda (2) lost their wicket to Moeen Ali & Santner and LSG became 82/3 after 79/0. Marcus Stoinis & Pooran took the responsibility to carry the team after the dismissal of Krunal Pandya (9). Moeen Ali got his third wicket by dismissing him.

Stoinis started well but eventually, he had to return to the dugout for 21 runs as Moeen Ali shattered his stumps. Pooran played a brilliant cameo & kept the hopes alive for LSG but the impact player Tushar Deshpande dismissed him for 32 runs after Stokes took a comfortable catch at the long on. The hopes for Lucknow completely shattered after that. Gowtham & Badoni tried their best but it was too late to be true for Lucknow Super Giants.

4 Wickets for Moeen Ali | Sportz Point

4 Wickets for Moeen Ali
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Moeen Ali completed his spell with 4 crucial wickets to his name while Santner did his job with 4 economical overs & 1 wicket. Deshpande took two crucial wickets and Chennai Super Kings got their victory by 12 runs. Lucknow managed to score 205 runs after loosing 7 wickets at the end of 20 overs.

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