The Super Giants from Lucknow won the toss and opted to bowl first. The decision backfired as CSK batters were all set to destroy the bowlers no matter what kind they were. Ruturaj Gaikwad (57) continued his fine form, this time at Chepauk, as he once again fired a fifty which included four sixes and three fours. Devon Conway (47) also struck well with the bat upfront while setting the target which was then followed by some heavy striking from Shivam Dube (27), Moeen Ali (19) and Ambati Rayudu (27). Towards the end, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (12) also played a cameo which consisted of two gigantic maximums which became the difference maker towards the end of the game as it took CSK to a massive total of 217/7.
In the chase, even the LSG started off well courtesy of Kyle Mayers’s (53) incredible half-century. With eight fours and two sixes, Mayers was looking tough to beat. No one else really impressed with the bat which could have helped the Lucknow-based team to chase down the target.
While defending in the second innings, Moeen Ali and his brilliant tactics against the batters worked well as he picked up four wickets. Furthermore, Tushar Deshpande also took two wickets although he also leaked too many runs. Mitchell Santner also got one wicket.
Moeen Ali was adjudged Man of the Match for his impressive bowling spell. With this win, CSK have finally bagged two points in the ongoing season.
Chennai Super Kings: 217/7, Overs 20, Ruturaj Gaikwad 57, Ravi Bishnoi 3/28
Lucknow Super Giants: 205/7, Overs 20, Kyle Mayers 53, Moen Ali 4/26