Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) pacer Avesh Khan was all fired up in his celebrations when he castled Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batter, Moeen Ali, with a straight one after Ali was getting dangerous with his hitting in the ongoing 7th match of the IPL 2022 tournament at the Brabourne Stadium on March 31, 2022.
LSG captained by KL Rahul came into this match licking their wounds after being defeated by Gujarat Titans (GT) in a match they will feel they bottled. On the other hand, Ravindra Jadeja’s debut as the CSK captain fell flat as they were outplayed and outclassed by Shreyas Iyer’s debut as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain at Wankhede.
Therefore, this match was important for both teams as they wanted to get onto the points table. Lucknow Super Giants captain KL Rahul won the toss and chose to bowl first. LSG made one change in bringing in Andre Tye as their fourth overseas player.
However, Chennai Super Kings made a bulk of changes and Devon Conway went out for Moeen Ali, Adam Milne made way for Mukesh Choudhary, as the Kiwi pacer experienced a side strain, while Mitchell Santner made way for all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius as CSK looked to strengthen their batting.
Moeen Ali Smacks 35 In 22 Balls Before Avesh Khan Rattles His Timber With A Beauty Of A Ball
Ruturaj Gaikwad had another off day as he was unfortunately run out for 1 run. But then Robin Uthappa (50) and Moeen Ali added 56 runs for the second wicket. Both the batters looked extremely comfortable out there with Uthappa reaching his half-century in just 25 balls with 8 fours and 1 six.
He was dismissed soon as Ravi Bishnoi got him out LBW after taking a DRS review. But CSK were handed a further setback, as a well-settled Moeen Ali, who had hit 4 fours and 2 sixes in his 22-ball 35, was castled by Avesh Khan in the 11th over, leaving the yellow army 106/3.