Lucknow Super Giant got off to a shaky start with the ball when KL Rahul, who won the toss, elected to bowl first. Ruturaj Gaikwad, the captain of Chennai Super Kings, made the most of it. The powerplay score of 79 runs by Gaikwad and opening partner Devon Conway is the highest in IPL history for CSK at the Chepauk.
The four-time champions have maintained their lead and are rapidly approaching 170 runs in 17 overs. CSK fans would desire Ben Stokes’s finest performance with the bat. Ambati Rayudu is at one end, and the England Test skipper is in the middle of the pitch. Both MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja have yet to bat.
The CSK team, headed by MS Dhoni, lost to Gujarat Titans by five wickets in the season’s opening match at Ahmedabad. Additionally, they are up against a Lucknow Super Giants team that defeated Delhi Capitals in their opener with precision. They had a 50-run victory going into this match.
Nonetheless, this time, CSK will play before their devoted home crowd at Chepauk Stadium. CSK last played here in 2019, and over the years, many great teams have utterly failed to defeat them at home.
Along with Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad hit a magnificent half-century to give Chennai Super Kings the ideal start. Although Shivam Dube and Moeen Ali appeared to be in dangerous form, they too were despatched following rapid starts. Unfortunately, both batsmen left in quick succession.
Following KL Rahul, the captain of the Lucknow Super Giants, winning the toss and choosing to bowl, Ravi Bishnoi got three wickets, and Chris Wood claimed two. In the LSG starting XI, Yash Thakur takes Jaydev Unadkat’s place.
In the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, MS Dhoni is back in action after over three years. LSG began their season with a big 50-run victory over Delhi Capitals, while Chennai Super Kings defeated Gujarat Titans in their opening game.