Lucknow got their fourth win in seven matches, Dhoni’s fight back didn’t work

The Lucknow Super Giants took an easy win against the Chennai Super Kings. Ruturaj Gaikwad’s team batted first and scored 176 runs for six wickets. In reply, Lokesh Rahul scored 180 runs for two wickets in 19 overs. After losing two matches in a row, Lucknow won at home. Lucknow captain Rahul won the toss and decided to field. Chennai’s innings did not get off to a good start at 22 yards at Green Park. However, they reached a fighting position thanks to Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s 9-ball, 28-run innings, which dropped to number eight.

Chasing 177 runs for victory, Lucknow scored 134 runs in 15 overs in the opening pair. Quinton de Cock scored 54 runs off 43 balls. He hit five fours and one six. His partnership with Rahul is the highest-opening partnership in the IPL so far. Lucknow’s victory was assured by their pair. Rahul led from the front in the important victory for the team by playing an impeccable inning. He decorated his innings with nine fours and three sixes.

Earlier, Rachin Ravindra got out on the first ball of the second over of Chennai’s innings. Skipper Ruturaj also did not get a run at number three. He made 17 runs off 13 balls. Ravindra Jadeja gave confidence to the team’s innings by dropping to number four. The other opener, Ajinkya Rahane, kept the other end of the wicket. The English cricketer played an innings of 30 runs off 20 balls with the help of three sixes. Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored a quick run with Jadeja at the end. Jadeja eventually scored an unbeaten 57. Dhoni finished his inning with 28 runs, 3 fours, and 2 sixes.

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