New Delhi: In IPL 2022, Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) registered their first win by defeating CSK by 6 wickets. Till the 18th over, everyone was thinking that the CSK team would win comfortably, but in the last two overs, the game was completely reversed. There was one moment of the match, which snatched the victory from the mouth of the CSK team. Let’s know about him.
The Lucknow team had scored 177 runs till the 18th over and needed 34 runs in the last two overs to win it. In such a situation, everyone was assuming that the Chennai Super Kings team would easily win, but in the 19th over, captain Ravindra Jadeja put the ball in the hands of Shivam Dube. For Lucknow, Ayush Badoni hit a six off the very first ball. On the last three balls of the over, Evin Lewis snatched the victory from the jaws of CSK by hitting two fours and a six. Both the batsmen together scored 25 runs in the over. That was the turning point of the match. Had Jadeja got this over done by some other bowler, then the story of the match could have been different. In the last over, Lucknow needed only 7 runs to win, which he did not have any problem in getting.
The hero of the match for Lucknow was Evin Lewis. At one time Lucknow was in trouble after losing the wickets of KL Rahul and Manish Pandey, but after that Evin Lewis changed the whole story of the match at the crease. He made strokes on all sides of the ground and did not give any chance to the CSK bowlers. Lewis scored 55 runs in 23 balls, which included 6 fours and three sixes. No CSK bowler had the answer to his explosive batting. He made the match one-sided. It was because of his dangerous game that he got the ‘Man of the Match’ award.
Lucknow Super Giants captain KL Rahul won the toss and decided to bowl first. His decision proved right when CSK opener Rituraj Gaikwad returned to the pavilion without opening an account. Robin Uthappa, who came out to open for CSK, scored 50 runs off 27 balls. Moeen Ali scored 35 and Shivam Dubey scored 49 runs. In the last over, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) scored 16 runs in 6 balls. He looked absolutely in his old touch. CSK scored 210 runs in 20 overs, which Lucknow team achieved by losing 4 wickets. Quinton de Kock of Lucknow played the highest innings of 61 runs.