IPL 2023 | Twitter reacts to LSG's sinking ship against CSK rescued by incessant rain in first no-result of season
MS Dhoni talks to the umpires as they prepare to call on the covers in Lucknow|
The much-anticipated encounter between Lucknow Super Giants and Chennai Super Kings at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow had to be abandoned midway due to heavy rain. The hosts were reeling at 125/7 with four balls to go in the first innings in a match that had already been delayed by rain.
Chennai Super Kings and Lucknow Super Giants split points in their second encounter of the season to produce the first no-result of IPL 2023. The result took both teams' tally to 11 points with four games to go in the league stage, with LSG placed a spot above their rivals at second in the standings owing to a better net run rate.
The rain made an appearance before the match even began as the toss and start of play had to be delayed by 15 minutes due to a wet outfield and some light drizzle. Eventually, the visitors won the toss and chose to bowl first on pitch six of the Ekana which in the past two games saw teams fail to hit even 140 in the first innings. The spin-friendly nature of the track was instantly apparent as Maheesh Theekshana (2/37) and Moeen Ali (2/13) ruled the roost in the powerplay, reducing LSG to 31/3. Ravindra Jadeja took the reins thereon and produced potentially the ball of the tournament to send Marcus Stoinis back to the hut, and before long LSG were down to 44/5. Nicholas Pooran provided the team with some stability with an uncharacteristic 20 off 31 deliveries but the side still seemed doomed for the lowest score of the season. However, Ayush Badoni burst to life late in the innings and remained unbeaten on 59 at a strike rate of 178.78 to take his side to 125/7 after 19.2 overs when rain stopped play for good.
They say never lose kid in you & Mahi does it perfectly!🤣
Dhoni covered the camera with his t- shirt 🤣 #Dhoni #CSKvsLSG #MSDhoni𓃵 pic.twitter.com/jNfWmUw3nL— SuSa (@stunt_susa) May 3, 2023
That innings was nothing short of a century!
This clown thinks he scored a century.#LSGvCSK pic.twitter.com/Py8HQ2N3X9— riya (@musicmydrugg) May 3, 2023
Life is perfect
MSDians after MS Dhoni's pre match presentation interview #LSGvCSK #IPL2023 #MSDhoni𓃵 pic.twitter.com/4M9ZhpnJfx— Rahul Gupta (@RahulR08472090) May 3, 2023
Ee Anant gadu annade ayindi ga last ki #LSGvCSK pic.twitter.com/6vtFoMQ3h7— Chatrapathi (@Rebel_Kartheek) May 3, 2023
These lines of thala >>>>>>>#MSDhoni𓃵 #NOTME #LSGvCSK #THALA @msdhoni @ChennaiIPL pic.twitter.com/nOYdDkIecL— Crazy Abhii (@srcstc_abhii) May 3, 2023
👋 MS DHONI#GazabAndaz #IPL2023 #LSGvCSK pic.twitter.com/R30DUZJVis— SuperGiantsArmy™ — LSG FC (@LucknowIPLCover) May 3, 2023
Rain gods win
#LSGvCSK Match Winner RAIN GODS ☔☔☔☔ pic.twitter.com/PAUvdLgisS— Vamshi Stambamkadi (@Film_Director_) May 3, 2023
A simple advice
Dear KL Rahul, stay away from Gambhir and stay closer to people like Dhoni.. atleast there's a smile like this on your face then!#LSGvCSK pic.twitter.com/XEiUxW0rfE— You'll Always Be My Captain (@MahiRat183) May 3, 2023
Biceps 🥵#LSGvCSK pic.twitter.com/9SuP0AY7c2— You'll Always Be My Captain (@MahiRat183) May 3, 2023
Some positives from this match. 🥰— Kunal Yadav (@kunaalyaadav) May 3, 2023
1. MS Dhoni & KL Rahul's pictures.
2. Ayush Badoni's top inning.
3. Much needed 1 point.#KLRahul | #LSGvCSK | #IPL2023 pic.twitter.com/OkT0TaRSCB
#LSGvCSK #ChennaiSuperKings #IPL2023 #Yellove #LSGvsCSK pic.twitter.com/sa5L0x5NvQ— Danushan Ravindrakumar (@Danushan123) May 3, 2023