LSG vs CSK 39th Match IPL 2024 Highlights 4-23-2024

Watch cricket video highlights between Lucknow Super Giants vs Chennai Super Kings. Indian Premier League 2024 thirty ninth match, played at Chennai.

“Fortress Chepauk,” a massive banner in the CSK colors declared from the stands. However, Lucknow Super Giants had broken through by the end of the game, causing Chennai Super Kings to suffer their first home loss of the year. In five days, it was their second defeat at the hands of LSG. The highlight of the show was Marcus Stoinis, who helped LSG achieve the most successful chase in T20 cricket history in Chepauk with an undefeated 124 off 63 balls. For the first time this season, he was batting at No. 3, and he reached the 211 mark with three balls and six wickets remaining.

Similar to Ruturaj Gaikwad’s century earlier in the evening when the CSK skipper dropped his seventh toss in eight games, Stoinis’ century came off 56 balls. Shivam Dube’s 66 off 27 balls and Gaikwad’s undefeated 108 off 60 balls propelled the Super Kings to 210 for 4. For the most part of the defensive, CSK appeared to be in charge. LSG required 74 from the final five overs, but Stoinis calmed the Chennai crowd with the assistance of Nicholas Pooran and Deepak Hooda. With eight games played, LSG now sits in fourth position with 10 points, while CSK is in fifth place with eight points.

LSG chose to bowl, and Matt Henry hit in the opening over. He pitched the final ball full after bowling four balls on a nice length and one just short of it. Ajinkya Rahane won the drive, and KL Rahul made a spectacular one-handed grab by diving full length to his right with the first slip being wider than normal. But after Rahul’s agility, LSG played some poor fielding. Daryl Mitchell was dismissed by Yash Thakur from Mohsin Khan at short third in the second over. A little while later, at the same spot, Henry was unable to seize a harder opportunity from Gaikwad against Ravi Bishnoi.

Gaikwad did not lose out even if Mitchell did not use the opportunity and fell for an 11 off 10. After being dropped when he was on 20, he hit two fours off Henry in the following over. At 49 for 2, CSK concluded their powerplay, with Gaikwad scoring 37 off just 19 balls. As the other CSK batsmen found it difficult to time their shots, he played well and reached his fifty off just 28 balls, including seven fours.

Sent in at number four, Ravindra Jadeja was dismissed for 16 off 19 balls in the twelfth over. By then, Gaikwad had amassed 71 off 39 while the other CSK batsmen had only managed 29 off 32. Dube, who also smacked the first six of the innings in the 13th over, proved to be Gaikwad’s perfect companion. There was no break for the LSG bowlers after that. Rahul did not take a chance by putting on Bishnoi or Krunal Pandya, who both turn the ball in to Dube, for the remainder of the innings because of Dube’s reputation as a spin-hitter.

Dube demonstrated that he had also improved against pace. In the sixteenth over, he hit Yash for three straight sixes, and in the nineteenth over, he hit Mohsin for two sixes and a four. Gaikwad was also quite harsh on Yash, hitting him for six, four, and four off consecutive balls—a run in which he also reached his century.

In the first over of the innings, Quinton de Kock chopped one onto his stumps after Deepak Chahar got the new ball to swing in both directions. Before CSK scored once again, Rahul and Stoinis kept LSG on course with a barrage of boundaries. Rahul attempted to go aerial against Mustafizur Rahman after hitting a boundary earlier in the over, but he was unable to clear Gaikwad at extra cover. LSG completed the 45-for-2 powerplay.

Impact Player Devdutt Padikkal entered the game, but his timing was off. By consistently hitting bounds, Stoinis was the only player who could keep LSG in the game. He reached his fifty runs in 26 balls, hitting two sixes and six fours. It was still a difficult task. In the last 10 overs, LSG need 128. Matheesha Pathirana was supposed to bowl four and Mustafizur three. Padikkal’s battle came to an end on 13 off 19 balls when Pathirana hit a 150 kph yorker that uprooted leg stump.

The sole reason LSG had chosen to chase in the second half of the match was Dew. Otherwise, they have favored to establish the goal for this season. When Tushar Deshpande bowled a beamer in the 13th over, it was evident for the first time that dew was having an effect. Stoinis scored four goals. And the ball came into the bat wonderfully as Mustafizur dug a cutter into the pitch, and Stoinis rocketed it to the straight boundary off the back foot. Mustafizur and Pathirana shared the remaining four wickets, but Stoinis and Pooran knew they had to cash in when Shardul Thakur secured the 16th over. Pooran scored six, four, and six off the first three balls, and LSG finally defeated Shardul for 20 runs.

When LSG required 53 from 22 balls against Pathirana, Pooran holed out to long-off. It was all up to Stoinis again. In the eighteenth over, he struck Pathirana for four and then pulled Mustafizur for six. A couple of balls later, he revealed his hundred. Stoinis and Hooda hit three boundaries in the first four balls from Pathirana, with 32 needed from two overs. They were now in need of 17 from six balls.

Mustafizur’s opening delivery was sent over long on by Stoinis, who then hit the next straight back for four. As the following one dashed beyond short third for another boundary, luck also favored him. As it happened, Mustafizur had also overreached, which meant that just two balls were required instead of four in the calculation. To finish, Stoinis crossed across and dragged a short ball over the backward square leg. Rahul had mentioned at the toss that it was difficult to quiet Chepauk. By day’s end, LSG had also completed that task.

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