Learn about CSK vs LSG match result along with key match highlights, IPL points table update, man of the match, full list of award winners list and everything else you need to know today about Match 6 of IPL 2023 between Chennai Super Kings and Lucknow Super Giants.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) secured a 12-run victory over Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, despite Kyle Mayers’ explosive half-century. Moeen Ali’s four wickets and adept death bowling by CSK’s bowlers contributed to the win. This marked CSK’s first win in IPL 2023, while LSG suffered their first loss after defeating Delhi Capitals in their opener.
LSG started strong in their pursuit of a massive 218-run target, with Mayers picking up where he left off in the previous match and KL Rahul providing support. Mayers quickly racked up runs against Ben Stokes and Deepak Chahar, propelling LSG past the 50-run mark in just 3.5 overs. Mayers continued his assault, reaching his second consecutive fifty in just 21 balls.
However, Moeen Ali broke through the onslaught, dismissing Mayers for 53 off 22 balls. Wickets began to fall at a steady pace, with Mitchell Santner and Ali taking crucial scalps. Nicholas Pooran and Marcus Stoinis attempted to rebuild, but Ali continued his rampage, eventually taking 4/26 in his four overs.
Despite a valiant effort, LSG ended their innings at 205/7, falling short by 12 runs. Earlier, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway’s century stand propelled CSK to an imposing 217/7 in 20 overs. Gaikwad scored his second successive half-century, while Conway provided valuable support.
CSK maintained an explosive run rate throughout their innings, with contributions from Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, and Ambati Rayadu. LSG’s Ravi Bishnoi took 3/28, while Mark Wood claimed 3/49. Avesh Khan also contributed with one wicket.
Points Table Update after IPL Match 6
Chennai has earned their first 2 points today after beating LSG. They now have 2 points on the IPL points table out of 2 matches they played in IPL 2023.
CSK vs LSG Match 6 Award Winners at IPL 2023
Player Of The Match: Moeen Ali (CSK)
TIAGO.ev Electric Striker Of The Match: Kyle Mayers (LSG) – 53 runs off 22 balls
Herbalife Active Catch Of The Match: Krunal Pandya (LSG)
Visit Saudi Beyond The Boundaries Longest Six: Shivam Dube (CSK) – 102 metres
RuPay On-The-Go 4s: Kyle Mayers (LSG) – 8 Fours
UPSTOX Most Valuable Asset Of The Match: Moeen Ali (CSK)
Dream11 Gamechanger Of The Match: Moeen Ali (CSK)
Note: All the prizes carried a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh
CSK vs LSG Match Highlights
MS Dhoni completes 5000 runs in IPL:
MS Dhoni who came to bat at number eight in the last over had a three-ball cameo starting off with two back to back sixes. With his 12 runs scored today, he crossed the 5,000 run mark in Indian Premier League (IPL). Unfortunately he was caught on the boundary while going for the third hit which wasn’t timed well.
Moeen Ali four wickets
Moeen Ali’s four wickets and adept death bowling by CSK’s bowlers contributed to the win. Veteran Moeen Ali (who also won man of the match award) accounted for the wickets of Mayers, LSG skipper K L Rahul, Krunal Pandya and Marcus Stoinis (21) to derail LSG’s chase.
Kyle Mayers Fifty while opening
A brilliant and solid innings was played by Kyle Mayers who came to open the bat with KL Rahul. He scored 53 off just 22 balls with the help of eight 4s and two 6s. His strike rate was massive scoring fifty with 240.91 SR. He was caught out by Devon Conway off Moeen Ali balling. KL Rahul was dismissed for 20 from 18 balls.
Major Highlights for LSG vs CSK Match Today
- Kyle Mayers’ explosive half-century: Mayers smashed a 53-run knock off just 22 balls, including eight fours and two sixes, propelling LSG’s chase against CSK.
- Moeen Ali’s match-winning spell: Ali took four crucial wickets, finishing with figures of 4/26 in his four overs, which played a significant role in CSK’s victory.
- Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway’s century partnership: The pair’s 100+ run stand provided a solid foundation for CSK’s innings, with Gaikwad scoring his second consecutive half-century.
- CSK’s powerplay performance: CSK amassed 79/0 after six overs, with Gaikwad (46*) and Conway (23*) remaining unbeaten. Their aggressive batting set the stage for a massive total of 217/7.
- Ravi Bishnoi’s bowling spell: Bishnoi took 3/28 for LSG, including the crucial wicket of Gaikwad. His performance helped to keep CSK’s total within reach.
- LSG’s valiant chase: Despite losing wickets at regular intervals, LSG managed to score 205/7 in their 20 overs, narrowly falling short of CSK’s target by 12 runs.
- Contributions from other key players: Shivam Dube (27 off 16 balls), Moeen Ali (19 off 13 balls), and Ambati Rayadu (27* off 14 balls) provided valuable contributions to CSK’s total, while Mark Wood claimed 3/49 for LSG.
IPL Next Match
In IPL next battle, Delhi Capitals will take on Gujarat Titans today on April 4 at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi.