For the first time in their Indian Premier League, the Chennai Super Kings have lost their opening two fixtures in a season. In IPL 2022, they lost their first match against the Kolkata Knight Riders and then suffered a defeat against the Lucknow Super Giants. The match against LSG turned in the 19th over of the match, bowled by Shivam Dube.
Chennai Super Kings received an invitation to bat first after losing the toss against the Lucknow Super Giants. The team took full advantage of the batting-friendly conditions at the Brabourne Stadium and scored 210 runs in the first innings. Robin Uthappa top-scored for the team with a 27-ball 50.
Shivam Dube played an impressive knock of 49 runs, while MS Dhoni and Moeen Ali played important cameos as well. In reply, Lucknow Super Giants got off to a great start with Quinton de Kock and KL Rahul adding 99 runs for the first wicket in just 10.2 overs.
However, the match seemed in CSK’s favor till the last two overs. After the end of the 18th over, the Lucknow Super Giants were 177/4. They needed 34 runs off 12 balls when Ravindra Jadeja gave the ball to medium-pacer Shivam Dube.
Matthew Hayden commented on Shivam Dube’s bowling after the match ended
Shivam Dube struggled to grip the wet ball because of dew. He conceded 25 runs off his six deliveries as the equation came down to 9 runs from six balls. Commenting on Dube’s bowling performance after the match ended, former Chennai Super Kings batter Matthew Hayden said on Star Sports:
“That’s what it’s like playing on these really dewy wickets. It’s really wet; imagine trying to bowl with that ball. It’s not easy. And Shivam Dube as well… medium pacer, I mean that is just like serving cake to a little kindergarten kid. And Evin Lewis was just on fire.”