Hello and welcome to Match 7 of Indian Premier League 2022 – set to be played between Lucknow Super Giants and Chennai Super Kings at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. Both teams are yet to register a win this season, having lost their respective first games. Who will get ahead on the points table tonight? Do let us know. We will be bringing you the live updates of the match. You can join in as well with your views and questions. Tweet to us using #CricbuzzQnV
LSG WIN Led by Evin Lewis’s blazing half-century and Ayush Badoni’s late cameo, Lucknow Super Giants have pulled off a sensational win, chasing down 210 with six wickets in hand. It is not only the new franchise’s maiden IPL win but also the third-highest run chase ever in the tournament. With two losses in two games, CSK don’t sit in a pretty position. It is the first time they have lost the first two games of an IPL season.
Quinton de Kock falls; CSK claw back
WICKET CSK finally strike. The umpires change the wet ball and Dwaine Pretorius strikes in his first over. KL Rahul gets a thick edge over short fine leg but Ambati Rayudu does a fine job to take a backward running catch
FIFTY Quinton de Kock has been up to the task tonight. The left-hander brings up his half-century off only 34 balls
KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock have brought up their half-century stand in only 29 balls.
After a fairly slow start to the massive run chase, both KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock have picked pace and are taking the attack to the young new-ball pair of Mukesh Choudhary and Tushar Deshpande.
Andrew Tye picked two wickets in the last over – Ravindra Jadeja and Dwaine Pretorius in successive deliveries – but Dhoni’s late surge helped Chennai Super Kings hammer 210 for 7. It may be a big total, but on a flat pitch with dew and short boundaries, it will be a tough challenge for CSK to defend.
First-ball six by MS Dhoni. What are we expecting today?
WICKETShivam Dube falls on 49
WICKETS Robin Uthappa and Moeen Ali have been dismissed after a quickfire 56-run partnership. Ravi Bishnoi is in action again, trapping Uthappa legbefore and convincing the captain to take a DRS. Avesh Khan return to dismiss the southpaw. But can Lucknow Super Giants cash in on it?
FIFTY Robin Uthappa has been in superb form and he has made good use of that form today to help CSK to a flying start with a quickfire half-century.
Highest PP score for CSK in IPL
100/2 vs PBKS, Mumbai WS 2014
90/0 vs MI, Mumbai WS 2015
75/1 vs KKR, Chennai 2018
73/1 vs LSG, Mumbai BS 2022 *
WICKET Ruturaj Gaikwad has been run out courtesy a brilliant piece of work by Ravi Bishnoi, who runs towards his left and attempts a direct hit off balance. Gaikwad, who had taken only a few strides down the crease, is caught short.
A couple of boundaries and a legbye (off the helmet) for four. Chennai Super Kings are off to a flying start. 14 runs off the first over
TOSS: KL Rahul has won the toss and Lucknow Super Giants have elected to field.
Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja (c), MS Dhoni (wk), Shivam Dube, Dwayne Bravo, Dwaine Pretorius, Mukesh Choudhary, Tushar Deshpande
Lucknow Super Giants (Playing XI): KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Evin Lewis, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Dushmantha Chameera, Andrew Tye, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan
NEWS from the centre: Andrew Tye receives his LSG cap and will be playing today