Ayush Badoni towered amid the ruins after an awesome half century on poor surfaces before heavy rain forced the Lucknow Super Giants and Chennai Super Kings to split points as their IPL match was canceled on Wednesday. This is the first game in the 16th edition of the IPL that had to be canceled midway through due to rain. Rein stopped the game in the 20th minute, but by then Badoni, coming off 44-of-5, had put his team in a respectable position on a very difficult surface.
Badoni broke two fours and four sixes on his 33-ball-59, and his temperament on slow bowler-friendly surfaces was worth its weight in gold, as at one point it looked like LSG would not be able to break the 125-run mark.
With 11 points in 10 games, LSG and CSK are second and third in the points table respectively. LSG (+0.639) has a better net mileage than CSK (+0.329).
It was a good shot for Mahendra Singh Dhoni and the CSK skipper’s decision to play first was confirmed by his bowlers on a surface that is certainly not good enough for an exciting T20 competition.
Most of the balls clung to the surface and it was extremely difficult for batters to hit the line, unlike other surfaces such as Moin Ali 2/13 for 4 overs), Ravindra Jadeja (1/11 for 3 overs) and Mahish Tikshana (2/37 for 4 overs) kept them on a short leash and also regularly took wickets.
So strong was their dominance that the first six innings came in the 15th over when Badoni, coming into seventh position, syllabled Sri Lankan spinner Tikshana over the middle of the wicket and got another high in the next over to gain some momentum. forward. his team.
Dhoni rightly labeling the course as “tasteless” got Moin on the attack in the fourth over, and a flying serve that invited Kyle Myers (14) to break the shackles did the trick as he could only miss a skier on Ruthuraj Gaikwad on the course. deep.
Manan Vohra (10) attempted a non-existent round-robin and Krunal Pandya was caught on a miss by Ajinkya Rahane.
The serve ball was certainly potted by Jadea, who veered sharply as Markus Stoinis took the lead, only to find the ball veered sharply over its outer edge and caught on the stump.
Karan Sharma hit 16 in a painstaking nine and it really wasn’t easy before he offered a kick back to Moen Ali.
Then Badoni and Nicholas Puran (20) added 59 for the sixth wicket.
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