CSK and LSG have played at Chepauk at the start of IPL 2023. At a crucial juncture where 5 teams are on 10 points, they both had to play again. LSG have been losing at their home ground, Ekana Stadium. CSK has won against them at Chepauk. But the team has lost their last two matches. Hence, CSK needed to win this and LSG needed to reverse their fortunes at home.
CSK won the toss and elected to field first. MS Dhoni at the toss stated that he did not confirm that this is his last season yet. Deepak Chahar has come back into the squad after recovering from injury. Bowlers of CSK found assistance in the air and off the pitch. The match started late due to rain interruption. LSG batters struggled against CSK spinners. Moeen Ali(2/13), Ravindra Jadeja(1/11) and Maheesh Theekshana(2/37) took wickets. Theekshana failed to contain Ayush Badoni.
Ayush Badoni helped LSG to recover from 44/5. Nicholas Pooran scored 20 runs off 31 balls and tried his best to score against CSK bowlers. Ayush Badoni scored 59 runs off 33 balls and helped LSG reach 125/7 in 19.2 overs. Matheesha Pathirana(2/22) while bowling the last over rain came down heavily and match could not be restarted. CSK and LSG have been given 1 point each after match got abandoned. Deepak Chahar gave away 20 runs in the last over on his return. Now, LSG and CSK are on 11 points and are at 2nd and 3rd places on the table.
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