CSK vs LSG, IPL 2024 Match 39: Gaikwad 108 In Vain As Stoinis's Heroic 124* Helps Lucknow Stun Chennai In Record Chase

CSK vs LSG, IPL 2024 Match 39: Gaikwad 108 In Vain As Stoinis's Heroic 124* Helps Lucknow Stun Chennai In Record Chase

Chasing a mammoth 211 for victory, Marcus Stoinis scored 124 not out to steer Lucknow Super Giants (213/4) to victory with 3 balls to spare against Chennai Super Kings (210/4) at Chepauk.

Rohan SenUpdated: Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 11:42 PM IST
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Final Result:

Marcus Stoinis played the best knock ever seen at the Chepauk by any batter in the IPL to help the Lucknow Super Giants stun the Chennai Super Kings in their own den by 6 wickets in yet another high-scoring encounter.

Chasing a mammoth 211 for victory, Stoinis scored 124 not out to steer his team to victory with 3 balls to spare.

The big Aussie all-rounder smashed 13 fours and 6 sixes during his 63-ball innings. His score is now the highest by any batter in the IPL at Chepauk which helped LSG register the highest successful run chase at this venue.

Nicholas Pooran also played an important cameo of 34 off 15 balls to aid his team's cause. For the home team, Matheesha Pathirana was the most impressive with 2 wickets while Deepak Chahar and Mustafizur Rahman got one each.

LSG have now defeated CSK twice on the bounce this season and they have now jumped over them in fourth position on the points table with 5 wins from 8 T20s so far.

Mid-Innings Score:

Chennai Super Kings posted 210 for 4 in 20 overs after a captain's knock from Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shivam Dube at the jam-packed Chepauk stadium.

Gaikwad played through the innings and remained unbeaten on 108 off 60 balls which consisted of 12 fours and three sixes. Dube played a destructive cameo once again hitting 66 off 27 balls that had a staggering 7 maximums and three boundaries.

It was the 104-run stand between Gaikwad and Dube which propelled Chennai's target past the 200-run mark.

MS Dhoni made a guest appearance as well, finishing the match with a four which triggered a deafening noise which was just more than when Thala entered the ground after Dube's dismissal on the penultimate delivery of the match.

Toss Update:

Lucknow Super Giants captain KL Rahul won the toss and elected to bowl first against Chennai Super Kings in Match 39 of IPL 2024 at Chepauk.

Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Ajinkya Rahane, Ruturaj Gaikwad(c), Daryl Mitchell, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(w), Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Mustafizur Rahman, Matheesha Pathirana

Lucknow Super Giants (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul(w/c), Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Matt Henry, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohsin Khan, Yash Thakur

Pitch Report:

"We are very central on this lovely playing surface. To the right, it is about 66m and only one meter bigger on the left side. Down the ground it is 78m. This feels like a wicket of two halves. The half where we are standing have some specklings of grass, but the far end has a nice even covering of grass. It is not going to be a 200 sort of wicket, it is going to be a real dogfight. There is going to be some dew today, and it will come early," reckon Ian Bishop and Matthew Hayden, who inspected the pitch before the toss.

CSK vs LSG Preview:

Vengeance will undoubtedly be at the forefront of the defending champions Chennai Super Kings' agenda as they welcome the enigmatic Lucknow Super Giants to their domain for the return leg of their IPL encounter on Tuesday. Both teams find themselves yearning to disentangle from the mid-table clutter.

In their recent clash in Lucknow, KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock orchestrated a monumental opening partnership, tipping the scales in favor of Lucknow Super Giants and leveling them with Chennai Super Kings at eight points in the IPL standings.

Renowned for their prowess on home turf, the Super Kings are poised to rectify their previous defeat. Following their setback away from home, CSK is fervently aiming to reclaim their stride in the three successive home fixtures, propelling towards the playoffs.

While Lucknow Super Giants have grappled with batting inconsistencies, their potential for devastation is undeniable, particularly if their top-order finds its rhythm.

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