IPL 2024 Match 39: LSG beat CSK by 6 wickets in a high scoring game

Tags: IPL 2024, Chennai Super Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants, 39th Match at Chennai, Apr 23, 2024, Chennai XI, Lucknow XI

Published on: Apr 24, 2024

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Lucknow Super Giants skipper KL Rahul won the toss and opted to bowl against Ruturaj Gaikwad’s Chennai Super Kings.Skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad rescued his side from an unwavering start by forming a steady partnership with Ravindra Jadeja and a blistering stand with Shivam Dube. Gaikwad ended up bashing 108 unbeaten runs from just 60 deliveries with 12 boundaries and three sixes to his name.

Shivam Dube also launched seven sixes and three boundaries to whack 66 runs from just 27 balls. Their collective batting bombardment, coupled with MS Dhoni’s last-ball boundary extended CSK’s total to a monumental 210-4 at the halfway stage of the game.

Ravindra Jadeja's fine-tuned fifty and MS Dhoni's brisk cameo propelled CSK to 176 for 6 after the side was invited to bat first. Jadeja smashed 57 not out off 40 while Dhoni hit an unbeaten 28 off 9

Chasing 211, LSG opener Quinton de Kock was cleaned up for a three-ball duck at the hands of CSK’s new-ball quick Deepak Chahar, before visiting skipper KL Rahul was dismissed by Mustafizur Rahman. Marcus Stoinis’ ironman stand of 124* off just a mere 63 balls proved to be the ultimate point of difference, as the Aussie weathered through all the loss of wickets with no loss of heart and kept pummeling the CSK bowlers for boundaries galore.

It was a brilliant showcase of batting from both sides, but nerves got to the best of CSK’s bowling force as Pathirana and Mustafizur just could not contain Stoinis’ onslaught and were punished heartily for the same.

Lucknow super Giants beat Chennai Super Kings by 6 wickets

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