Within the opening eight overs, the Lucknow Super Giants lost four wickets. After Kyle Mayers was taken out by Moeen Ali in the fourth over, Manan Vohra and Krunal Pandya—the LSG captain without KL Rahul—were taken out in quick succession by Maheesh Theekshana. Then, Marcus Stoinis was dismissed by Ravindra Jadeja with a sensational ball. Stonis was bowled by Jadeja with a peach of a delivery. The ball pitched outside the leg stumps and Stoinis looked to drive it down the ground. It turned square and knocked the off stump of the Australian all rounder. Stoinis looked puzzled and could not believe what happened.
For the Lucknow Super Giants, Ayush Badoni and Nicholas Pooran have partnered for 50 runs, and they hope to help them to a respectable total. The pair receives limitations on a regular basis.
When the two teams square off in an Indian Premier League game here on Wednesday, Lucknow Super Giants will be mindful of Chennai Super Kings’ capacity to recover after injuries to captain Rahul and seamer Jaydev Unadkat.
LSG will also be feeling the heat after getting bowled out for just 108 by Royal Challengers Bangalore on Monday after failing to chase down a pitiful score of 126 in their own backyard. The terrible incidents that broke out during the game’s closing phases and following the last ball was what made it renowned in the end. After two straight defeats, CSK will be hoping to avoid a hat-trick at this crucial point in the season.
Lucknow Super Giants (Playing XI): Kyle Mayers, Manan Vohra, Karan Sharma, Ayush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran(w), Krunal Pandya(c), Krishnappa Gowtham, Naveen-ul-Haq, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohsin Khan
Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(w/c), Deepak Chahar, Matheesha Pathirana, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana