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LSG vs CSK: Watch - Maheesh Theekshana knocks back LSG opener Manan Vohra's leg-stump

Published at :May 3, 2023 at 10:55 PM
Modified at :May 3, 2023 at 10:55 PM
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Aayushman Vishwanathan


Maheesh Theekshana sent back Lucknow Super Giants' opener Manan Vohra for 10.

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) have endured a poor start in their ongoing home fixture against the Chennai Super Kings at Ekana Stadium as Manan Vohra followed Kyle Mayers into the hut. Sri Lankan off-spinner Maheesh Theekshana knocked back the leg stump to dismiss the right-hander cheaply.

The dismissal occurred in the sixth over of the innings as Vohra moved across to access the backward square region. However, the aggressive opening batter missed the ball completely to give Theekshana his first wicket of the innings. Vohra had hit a boundary in the previous over bowled by right-arm seamer Deepak Chahar.

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Before Vohra, Kyle Mayers was dismissed by Moeen Ali in only his first over of the innings as the West Indian holed out to Ruturaj Gaikwad at long-off. Mayers was undoubtedly a massive scalp as the southpaw blasted a breezy fifty when the Super Giants faced the Yellow Brigade earlier this year in pursuit of 218.

LSG stand-in captain Krunal Pandya falls for a golden duck

Theekshana landed a double blow to the Super Giants as Krunal Pandya perished for a golden duck the very first ball he faced, edging to Ajinkya Rahane at first slip. With KL Rahul ruled out of the fixture due to an injury suffered in the previous game, all-rounder Pandya had to step in as captain.

Both the Super Giants and Super Kings are coming off losses in their last game and need this win to stay in the hunt for a playoff spot. Lucknow lost a low-scoring thriller to the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at home, while MS Dhoni and co. have sustained back-to-back defeats. The four-time champions lost to the Rajasthan Royals by 32 runs and failed to defend 200 against the Punjab Kings.

At this point, Chennai look firm favourites, having reduced Lucknow to 73-5 in 15 overs.