Moeen Ali named Player of the Match against LSG for his bowling figures of 4/26 (Image Credit:- Twitter)
Chennai Super Kings beat Lucknow Super Giants by 12 runs and register their first win in IPL 2023. Batted first Chennai Super Kings set 218 run target for Lucknow Super Giants and restricted them to 205/7.
CSK openers Ruturaj Gaikwad 57(31) and Devon Conway’s 47(29) scintillating batting gives them a dream start by scoring 110 runs for the opening wicket in 9.1 overs. Shivam Dube 27(16) , Moeen Ali 19(13) , Ambati Rayudu 27*(14) and M.S.Dhoni 12(3) who came to bat in the final over hit 2 sixes in first two balls he faced also contributed well to finish their innings on 217/7.
Leg spinner Ravi Bishnoi is the only bowler from LSG who was able to pick wickets and controlled the flow of runs. He finishes his 4 over quota giving just 28 runs by picking 3 wickets key of Ruturaj Gaikwad , Shivam Dube and Moeen Ali.
Mark Wood (3/49) and Avesh Khan (1/39) are the other wicket takers for LSG.
Impact Player (CSK):- Tushar Deshpande in for Ambati Rayudu
Impact Player (LSG):- Ayush Badoni in for Avesh Khan.
Kyle Mayers 53(22) innings including 8 fours and 2 sixes gives LSG a brisk start along with K.L.Rahul 20(18). Opening pair added 79 runs in 5.3 overs. Spinners Moeen Ali and Mitchell Santner brought CSK back into the game by picking 3 quick wickets of Kyle Mayers , Deepak Hooda 2(6) and K.L.Rahul.
Moeen Ali (4/26) and Mitchell Santner (1/21) spell controlled the run flow and pulled things back for CSK.
LSG lost Marcus Stoinis 21(18) to Moeen Ali and Nicolas Pooran 32(18) to Tushar Deshpande at crucial juncture made the chase tougher.
Moeen Ali (4/26) , Tushar Deshpande (2/45) and Mitchell Santner (1/21) are the wicket takers for CSK.
Player of The Match:- Moeen Ali ( 19(13) & 4/26 )
Today’s Match ( 04-04-2023)
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