A capacity crowd gathered at Chepauk to greet the return of their beloved team after a long wait of four years, and they got their money’s worth. Kyle Mayers silenced the diehard fanbase early on in the chase with a 22-ball fifty but the game turned around as soon as spin was brought on, with Moeen Ali bowling a game-changing spell, and Santner doing a brilliant job as well. That was just typical CSK in action at their fortress, with MS Dhoni pulling the right strings in the field after he delivered a sensational cameo that got the spectators jumping in their seats.
LSG were 73/0 after the first 5 overs, but they had collapsed to 136/5 after 14, with Moeen picking up a wicket in each of his four overs. The turnaround was made all the more sweeter by Tushar Deshpande who overcame a false start to strike at the death, getting rid of big fish Nicholas Pooran to put the final nail in LSG’s coffin.
Just the start @LucknowIPL wanted in a BIG chase!
FIFTY partnership up between @klrahul & Kyle Mayers 😎
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— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 3, 2023