Mumbai: Opening the account of their victory in IPL 2022, Lucknow Supergiants on Thursday registered a bang by 6 wickets against Chennai Super Kings. Despite making a big score of 210 runs, the team of Chennai Super Kings lost the match due to poor bowling. Lucknow Super Giants scored 211 runs in 19.3 overs and won the match by 6 wickets. After this spectacular victory, the captain of Lucknow Supergiants, KL Rahul has opened his heart. KL Rahul has described a player as the real hero of his team.
KL Rahul said after the match, ‘Bishnoi showed great spirit and came back despite having a wet ball after a poor performance in the last match. I have seen some videos of Aayush Badoni and you only see good shots. He batted brilliantly. He is a player playing in 360 degree. He is a great find in limited overs cricket for India.
KL Rahul said, ‘In these conditions you can wait for one or two overs. Take advantage of the powerplay and the right and left hand pairings benefit. De Kock is in good form, he batted brilliantly. Evin Lewis has worked hard on his batting, Evin Lewis’s timing is getting better. The good performance of so many players brings happiness on the face of the captain.
Lucknow Supergiants captain Lokesh Rahul is overall happy with his team’s all-round performance. Chasing a target of 211 runs for Chennai Super Kings, Lucknow Supergiants won by scoring 211 for four with three balls to spare from half-centuries from Evin Lewis (55 not out in 23 balls) and de Kock (61). De Kock got the team off to a great start by adding 99 runs for the first wicket with captain Lokesh Rahul (40), after which Evin Lewis put on 40 runs in just 2.1 overs for the fifth wicket with Ayush Badoni (19 not out in nine balls). With an unbroken partnership, took the team to the goal.
Chennai Super Kings captain Ravindra Jadeja admitted after the match that he had to bear the brunt of poor fielding. Chennai Super Kings dropped the catches of both Rahul and de Kock.
Jadeja said, ‘We started very well, but to win the match, you have to take catches while fielding. We could have taken advantage of those opportunities. There was a lot of dew today and the ball was not coming in our hands, we have to practice with the wet ball. Praising the batsmen, he said, ‘Top six batsmen did a great job, the wicket was good to bat. As a bowling unit, we have to execute the plan.