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LSG vs CSK Highlights: Lucknow ease past Chennai courtesy of a complete team performance

LSG vs CSK Highlights: Lucknow ease past Chennai courtesy of a complete team performance

LSG vs CSK Highlights: A committed Lucknow Super Giants outfit surpassed the Chennai Super Kings challenge at Ekana

LSG vs CSK Highlights: The Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) have drawn the first blood in their two consecutive bouts against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK). A comprehensive team effort saw the Giants register a comfortable eight-wicket win in front of a packed Ekana Stadium crowd.

It all started with an early collapse from CSK as they lost half of their side with only 90 runs on the board. However, Ravindra Jadeja then smashed his first IPL fifty after three years. The most memorable once again centered around MS Dhoni, whose vintage blitz led CSK to 176/6. In reply, LSG didn’t break a sweat. KL Rahul and Quinton De Kock stithced up a superb opening partnership of 134 runs which nearly finished the chase. Nicholas Pooran’s 12-ball 23* completed the formalities as the hosts registered a win with six balls to spare.

Ravindra Jadeja and his trademark ‘sword’ celebration

Stepping up to the plate early at 33/2, Ravindra Jadeja proved his experience once again. The all-rounder played a crucial knock for CSK, anchoring the innings with an unbeaten 57 off 40 balls. Reaching his third IPL fifty in the 17th over, Jadeja couldn’t resist celebrating with his signature ‘sword’ celebration, a gesture usually reserved for international.

Vintage ‘Mahi’ back at what he does best

MS Dhoni turned back the clock with a breathtaking innings. Facing just 9 deliveries, he carved out a match-altering 28 runs, unbeaten. The innings was a masterclass in power hitting, with three boundaries and two sixes launched into the stands. One such six, a monstrous 101-meter blast off Yash Thakur, left everyone in awe. Dhoni’s delightful strokeplay and overall dominance at the crease proved he’s still a force to be reckoned with.

KL-ASSY strokes at full tilt for LSG skipper

KL Rahul led from the front with a captain’s knock of the highest order. His 82 runs off just 53 balls took the game away from CSK. The innings was a display of power and elegance, with nine boundaries and three sixes decorating his scorecard. Some of his strokes were pure artistry, leaving the CSK bowlers with no answers. His flamboyant strokeplay toyed with the bowling attack, finding the ropes with ease. This knock proved Rahul’s class and ability to take responsibility when it mattered most.

‘Superman’ Ravindra Jadeja with a one-handed stunner!

Even dismissing KL Rahul required something extraordinary. Enter Ravindra Jadeja, who conjured up a catch that defied gravity itself. Stationed at point, Jadeja not only cut off a certain boundary but snatched the flying ball with a one-handed screamer.

With a breathtaking leap to his left, he snatched the ball one-handed, leaving the crowd and commentators speechless.

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