On Monday, the Chennai Super Kings secured a 12-run victory over the Lucknow Super Giants in their first home game of the IPL. Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway and Moeen Ali were CSK’s standout players, contributing to a staggering 7-for-217 total after the team was sent to the plate.
Gaikwad and Conway, who scored two consecutive 50s, shared a partnership of 110 runs in the first wicket, making the most of the field limit and framing 79 runs in the first six overs. After the first blitz, Shivam Dube and Ali made valuable contributions to the overall result. However, pace bowlers Deepak Chahar and Tushar Deshpande, who came on for Ambati Rayudu as impact players, were disappointed by three wides and two no-balls in Deshpande’s opening over, conceding 18 runs.
LSG fell short despite a second-half climb from Nicolas Poulenn and Kyle Meyers. Mayer’s ferocious opening attack, which included 53 22-ball runs, was in vain. The crowd catches a glimpse of Tara (Dhoni) hitting his two big sixes and dismissing him by a third after Mark Woods bowled his 12 off his 3-ball I was thrilled to be able to do it.