Chennai Super Kings captain Ravindra Jadeja blamed the lost catches for their second consecutive defeat in IPL 2022 on Thursday when LSG shot down the 211-run target with three balls left.
“Robbie and Shivam Dube played brilliantly. We had a good start, but in the field we have to make catches, then you win games,” said Jadeja during the presentation ceremony after the game.
“We should have taken those chances. There was a lot of dew, the ball didn’t stick. Next time we have to practice with the wet ball. We hit brilliantly in the top six and in the middle overs. The wicket was very good to store. As a bowling unit we have to carry out our plans,” he added.
Lucknow Super Giants defeated Chennai Super Kings by six wickets in IPL 2022 match at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. LSG chased a target of 211 and chased the target with three balls left.
Uthappa smoothly scored 50 off 27 balls to give CSK a solid start before Shivam Dube made 49 out of 30 deliveries, while skipper Ravindra Jadeja (17 out of 9) and MS Dhoni (16 out of 6), who hit two fours and a six, made sure before the final bloom to ensure the four-time champion has plenty of runs on the board.
For LSG, Evin Lewis and Quinton de Kock scored half a century while KL Rahul also played a fine cameo at the top of the order.
Young leg spinner Ravi Bishnoi (2/24) did a great job with the wet ball in an otherwise tasteless performance from the Super Giants bowling unit. Andrew Tye (2/41) managed to pick two wickets in his last over.
Uthappa, going to work, looked like a man on a mission as he hit Avesh Khan (2/38) for back-to-back boundaries from the first two balls of the innings. He hit it all over the park with the ball hitting the bat nicely.
CSK were dealt a blow when a direct hit by Bishnoi from the back end marked the end of Ruturaj Gaikwad (1), who was well below the fold in the third over.
But Uthappa, and new man Moeen Ali (35), continue the attack by only dividing into fours and sixs.