LSG Captain KL Rahul Talks Home Advantage and Team Performance

LSG Captain KL Rahul Talks Home Advantage and Team Performance
MS Dhoni. (Photo- X)
LSG Captain KL Rahul Talks Home Advantage and Team Performance
MS Dhoni. (Photo- X)

LSG Captain KL Rahul Talks Home Advantage and Team Performance

LSG Captain KL Rahul Talks Home Advantage and Team Performance

LSG Captain KL Rahul Talks Home Advantage and Team Performance

After Lucknow Super Giants’ convincing eight-wicket victory over Chennai Super Kings at Ekana Stadium, LSG skipper KL Rahul expressed his joy at playing in front of their home fans. He likened the atmosphere to a “mini-Chennai” due to the immense love shown to MS Dhoni. Dhoni’s cameo of 28* off just nine balls delighted the crowd. Rahul was particularly pleased with his bowlers’ efforts, aiming to restrict CSK to around 160 runs. However, he acknowledged that Dhoni’s presence added an extra 15-20 runs to CSK’s total.

Rahul was also satisfied with his own performance, smashing a quickfire 82 off 53 balls. He praised his team’s commitment to their plans and the execution by his bowlers, especially given the pressure from the crowd when Dhoni walked in to bat.

Match Summary: LSG vs CSK

In the match, CSK was put into bat first by LSG. Ravindra Jadeja’s fifty (57* off 40 balls) and contributions from Ajinkya Rahane (36 off 24 balls), Moeen Ali (30 off 20 balls), and Dhoni’s rapid 28 took CSK to a total of 176/6. Krunal Pandya was the standout bowler for LSG with figures of 2/16.

Chasing the target, KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock’s partnership of 134 runs did most of the damage. KL scored 82 off 53 balls, while de Kock added 54 off 43 balls. Nicholas Pooran’s cameo of 23* off 12 balls sealed the victory for LSG with an over to spare. KL Rahul was awarded the ‘Player of the Match’ for his stellar batting performance.

Both teams now have eight points from four wins and three losses. CSK holds the third position, while LSG is placed fifth due to a difference in net run rate.

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