LSG vs CSK IPL 2024 Match Highlights Latest News


April 20, 2024

Highlights of the LSG vs. CSK IPL 2024 match: In their opening partnership of more than 100 runs, KL Rahul and Quinton De Kock helped their team overcome the formidable Chennai Super Kings. KL Rahul outscored his opening partner De Kock at 54 runs, scoring 82 from 53 balls. With 8 wickets remaining, they have successfully pursued the 177 runs that the CSK had set as their target.

The Chennai Super Kings have put up a target of 177 runs for the LSG after scoring 176/6 in their 20 overs. The Chennai Super Kings lost two wickets quickly—Rachin Ravindra for 0 and Ruturaj Gaikwad for 17—and suffered an early defeat. Ravindra Jedeja and Ajinkya Rahane attempted to establish the innings for CSK, but Rahane was removed at 36 in the ninth over. Marcus Stoinis again removed Shivam Dube early on a short ball, this time with the score at three. Sameer Rizvi, an impact player, was unable to make much of an impression and was out at one run. Moeen Ali is out in 20 balls at thirty. Dhoni scored a fantastic 28 runs off of just 9 balls, and Jadeja finished at 57 not out.

After winning the toss, the Lucknow Super Giants chose to bowl first against the Chennai Super Kings.
LSG had been enjoying a winning run of three games in a row, and they had won all 13 of the games in which they had defended scores of 160 or higher. They won two easy games at the Ekana Stadium as a result of their domination. But when the Delhi Capitals, who were then in last position, humiliatingly defeated them at home, their winning streak came to an abrupt end. A crushing defeat at Eden Gardens against the Kolkata Knight Riders added insult to injury.

Top-order batting fails for LSG
These losses exposed their batting problems, which included Marcus Stoinis’ inconsistent play at No. 4, the early removal of important players like Quinton de Kock, and Captain KL Rahul’s inability to convert strong starts. The squad also had trouble maintaining consistency at the No. 3 spot. Their bowling unit was inconsistent lately, despite having performed admirably in the past while defending modest totals.
LSG’s dismal powerplay performance—they scored the lowest average of any team, 25.66—further brought attention to their problems. Nicholas Pooran, their best player, was frequently left to save the innings from the middle order because to this failure in the top order.

Despite these difficulties, LSG found some optimism in their return to a red-soil pitch that they were accustomed to—a batting-friendly surface that brought back memories of their triumphant defense against Punjab Kings earlier in the season. But they have a tough task ahead of them when they play the self-assured Chennai Super Kings, who have built momentum with a string of wins. CSK has a potent pace bowling attack and a batting order that can win games with a lot of runs scored.

Technique to counter the in-form Shivam Dube
It will be vital for LSG to strategically employ Ravi Bishnoi and Krunal Pandya in the middle overs against the highly effective Shivam Dube.It will be crucial to determine if they want to stop spinners from bowling to Dube, as the Mumbai Indians did in a recent game, or release Bishnoi, who has a record of dismissing Dube despite early losses.