Mumbai: A half century from Quinton de Kock and a late firing by Evin Lewis and Ayush Badoni enabled Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) to chase down a target of 211 against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) with six wickets in hand in an IPL 2022 clash at the Brabourne on Thursday.
After de Kock was dismissed for 61 off 45, things were a little tough for Lucknow as Ravindra Jadeja’s yellow brigade were denying easy runs to the debutant side.
Things turned around in the last couple of overs when Lewis (unbeaten 55 off 23 balls) and Badoni (unbeaten 19 off nine balls) went all round the park for big hits to chase down the score. Lewis’s half century was the fastest 50 this season.
Earlier Chennai, riding on Robin Uthappa’s 50 off 27 balls and Shivam Dube’s 49 off 30 balls, scored 210/7 in 20 overs.
While Lucknow registered their maiden win in the IPL, Chennai lost their second match on a trot this season.
Dwayne Bravo also went past Lasith Malinga to become the highest wicket-taker in the history of the IPL. He achieved the feat after having Deepak Hooda caught by Ravindra Jadeja for 13.
Bravo had equalled Malinga’s long-standing record of most wickets in IPL – 170 – in the first game of IPL 2022 against Kolkata Knight Riders.
Lucknow Super Giants XI: KL Rahul(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Evin Lewis, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Dushmantha Chameera, Andrew Tye, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan
Chennai Super Kings XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja(c), MS Dhoni(w), Shivam Dube, Dwayne Bravo, Dwaine Pretorius, Mukesh Choudhary, Tushar Deshpande.
Brief Scores: Chennai Super Kings: 217/7 in 20 overs (Robin Uthappa 50, Shivam Dube 49, Moeen Ali 35; Ravi Bishnoi 2/24, Avesh Khan 2/38, Andrew Tye 2/41). Lucknow Super Giants: 211/4 in 19.3 overs (Quinton de Kock 61, KL Rahul 40, Evin Lewis 55 not out; Dwaine Pretorius 2/31). Lucknow Super Giants won by 6 wickets.