Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) batter Evin Lewis deservedly won the Player of the Match award for his stunning 23-ball 55 which helped his team cross the line against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Thursday.
It is LSG’s first win in the IPL 2022 season and also CSK’s second loss in a row. Lewis’ knock helped LSG to chase down a daunting target of 211 with six wickets and three balls to spare.
The run chase is also the sixth highest in IPL history, and the highest for this season. The surface was tailor-made for a high-scoring game and the fans were treated to the same, as both teams scored more than 420 runs.
“Very good wicket, get the chance, capitalise… I backed my skills. On the big stage I try to keep it simple and do the best for my team and myself,” Lewis said at the post-match presentation ceremony.
“We thought we could chase down 210, after first two-three overs” – Quinton de Kock
Opener Quinton de Kock said that they assessed the pitch inside the first few overs and deemed it to be a high-scoring one. Therefore, LSG was always believing in the fact that they could chase the total down.
“Unbelievable. Good for team morale, great win. Came out fighting, to come out on top is very special. We thought we could chase down 210, after the first two-three overs we could see it was a good wicket, to get it done was well done for us.”
“Nice to get out and just bat, wasn’t in too much rush, knew it was a good enough wicket, and nice for other boys to get out, and Evin played a hell of a knock, so did the youngster. 210 was always going to be a close game but the boys were quite calm. To get it done is a hell of a job done,” de Kock said.