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IPL 2023, CSK vs LSG: Ravichandran Ashwin amazed by high-scoring Chepauk pitch

Ravichandran Ashwin was amazed by the high-scoring first innings of CSK during their clash against LSG at Chepauk on Monday. The wicket in Chennai is usually considered to be a slow one.

By India Today Sports Desk: Ravichandran Ashwin was amazed by a high-scoring pitch being available during the IPL 2023 clash between Chennai Super Kings and Lucknow Super Giants on 3rd April, Monday.

The clash on Monday marked CSK’s return to their iconic home ground after a gap of nearly four years, much to the happiness of the fans in Chennai.

After winning the toss, KL Rahul decided to put the home team into bat and Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway got going from the very start. The duo took a liking to the LSG bowlers as they scored 79 runs in the powerplay overs, which is the highest score in the first six overs by CSK on their home ground.

Useful cameos from Shivam Dube, Ambati Rayudu and a late blitz by captain MS Dhoni meant that CSK ended up with 217 runs in their 20 overs.

This has received a lot of reactions from the fans and Ashwin is the latest to comment on the first innings from CSK. The veteran spinner predicted a high scoring thriller between both teams and said that this was a Chepauk wicket from the past in his tweet.

“High scoring thriller ? This is a chepauk wicket from the past. Wow #windtheclockback #CSKvsLSG,” tweeted Ashwin.

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