On the strength of Lewis, the champions Chennai Super Kings were washed and Lucknow Super Giants achieved the target of 211 runs to win the match. Evin Lewis and Quinton de Kock’s brilliant half-centuries of Lucknow Supergiants registered their first win by defeating defending champions Chennai Super Kings by six wickets in the IPL-15 match on Thursday. Chennai had to face defeat in the second consecutive match. After winning the toss, KL Rahul decided to bowl first. Chennai made a score of 210 runs for 7 wickets. In reply, Lucknow won by scoring 211 for four in 19.3 overs.
Robin Uthappa-Moeen Ali’s explosive batting, Chennai scored 210 runs. Electing to bat after losing the toss, Chennai scored 210 runs for the loss of 7 wickets. The team got an early blow in the form of opener Ruturaj Gaikwad (1) with a score of 28. After this, Robin Uthappa put the team in a strong position with Moeen Ali for the second wicket with a half-century partnership. Robin Uthappa scored 50, Shivam Dubey 49, and Moeen Ali 35 for Super Kings, while Dhoni also played an important inning in the end, Avesh Khan and Ravi Bishnoi took two wickets each for Supergiants, Lucknow Supergiants had 3 balls to spare. Won the match by 6 wickets, this is the fourth biggest thing in the history of IPL
Dhoni reached beyond 7000 runs in T20
MS Dhoni became the 6th batsman of India to do this feat. Legendary captain and veteran batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni, representing Chennai Super Kings in the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League, has achieved a special achievement. The 40-year-old Dhoni has become the 6th Indian batsman to score 7000 runs in all formats of T20 cricket (international, league, and domestic cricket).
First wicketkeeper: The special thing is that Dhoni is the first wicketkeeper of India to cross the 7000-run mark.
Hero of the win: Lewis’s fiery half-century
The hero of Lucknow’s victory was batsman Evin Lewis. He played an unbeaten stormy innings of 55 runs in 23 balls. He hit brilliantly 6 fours and 3 sixes in his innings. On the other hand opener, Quinton de Kock played a brilliant inning of 61 runs in 45 balls. He hit 9 fours. Captain Lokesh Rahul scored 40 runs in 26 balls.
Bravo became the highest wicket-taker bowler
Bravo has become the highest wicket-taker in Chennai’s IPL history. He took 1 wicket against Lucknow. With this, he has got 171 wickets in 153 matches. He overcame former Mumbai Indians pacer Lasith Malinga (170).
16 not out against Lucknow
When former captain Dhoni came out to bat against Lucknow on Thursday, he needed only 15 runs to touch the 7000-run mark. Dhoni achieved this feat by scoring an unbeaten 16. Now he has 7001 runs in his name in 349 matches.
Best record: 1617 runs of Dhoni in 98 international T20 matches. Mahi scored 572 runs in 29 domestic T20 matches. Dhoni has 4810 runs in 222 IPL matches.