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CSK vs LSG : Super win for Lucknow over Chennai; Stormy century by Marcus Stoinis









Chennai; News Agency: Rituraj Gaikwad's century was answered by Marcus Stoinis of Lucknow Supergiants with a century. Lucknow's top order failed to chase Chennai Super Kings' 210; But Stoinis put on a half-century partnership with Devdutt Padikkal and Nicholas Pooran to keep Lucknow's hopes alive. He completed his first century in 'IPL'. On the strength of his century, Lucknow registered a thrilling victory and won the match by 6 wickets to jump to fourth position in the points table with 10 points.

Quinton de Kock (0) was bowled in Deepak Chahar's first over as they chased their two-half run at home in Chennai; But captain K. L. Rahul and Marcus Stoinis tried to save the innings; But Mustafizur Rahman in the fifth over. L. Rahul (16) was sent back and gave a big blow. Stoinis completed his half-century in 26 balls and took the team to 83 for 2 in 10 overs. In the 11th over, Rituraj introduced Mathisha Pathirana to bowl and he bowled Devdutt Padikkal (13) for 151 km off the last ball. A triple hit on a fast ball.

Lucknow put 100 runs on the board in 12.2 overs. Stoinis was giving 'CSK' a headache. He was seen getting good support from Nicholas Pooran. Lucknow needed to score 87 runs in 36 balls. Stoinis and Pooran completed a half-century partnership in 26 balls and increased the tension of 'CSK'. In the 16th over bowled by Shardul, Pooran scored 19 runs of 6,4,6,2,1. 54 runs off 24 balls saw the match tilting in favor of Lucknow. Pathirana broke Stoinis and Pooran's 34-ball 70-run partnership. Pooran was caught by Shardul for 34 off 15 balls with 3 fours and 2 sixes; But Stoinis was unstoppable. He completed his century with 9 fours and 5 sixes in 56 balls and 32 runs in 12 balls made the match tighter. Lucknow's batsmen scored 13 runs in Pathirana's over: 4,1,4,4,0,2. 17 runs off the last 6 balls was the match for Lucknow. Stoinis scored 10 runs off the first two balls. The third ball was a no ball and Stoinis hit it for a boundary as well. Stoinis ended the match by hitting a boundary on the free hit. Lucknow won the match by scoring 213 for 4 in 19.3 overs. Stoinis scored an unbeaten 124 off 63 balls with 13 fours and 6 sixes.

  • Rituraj Gaikwad scored his first century as captain for Chennai Super Kings.
  • Rituraj became the first batsman to score more than 2,000 runs as an opener for 'CSK'.
  • Rituraj surpassed Faf Duplessis (1,960), Murali Vijay (1,663) and Mitchell Hussey (1,563).

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