Mi Vs CSK

MI Vs CSK

Mumbai Indians (MI) picked up a much needed victory against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association’s International Stadium, Pune. Mumbai who picked up only their second victory of the season beat Chennai by eight wickets with two balls remaining.

Riding on the back of a successful partnership by their openers, MI got off to a perfect start as they posted 69 runs for the very first wicket. Skipper Rohit Sharma stepped in to bat in the ninth over and once he got going Mumbai never really looked in danger of losing this game. Sharma scored an unbeaten 56 off just 33 deliveries in a Man of the Match performance, to take his team out of the bottom spot and into sixth position on the points table.

Earlier in the evening, Mumbai won the toss and sent in the Super Kings to bat first. It turned out to be a good decision for Mumbai as their bowlers restricted Chennai to just 169 runs in their 20 overs. Ambati Rayudu who looked in good form scored 46 before being caught in the 11th over. Raina was the pick of the batsmen for CSK as he scored an unbeaten 75 off just 47 deliveries.

 

MI VS CSK

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Best batting effort

Coming in to bat at number three, Sharma took his time to get used to wicket before tearing into the bowlers with some beautifully timed shots which were an absolute delight to the eye. Needing 22 to win off the last 12 balls, he hit four boundaries against Shardul Thakur in the 19th over leaving Mumbai needing just 5 runs in the last over to seal the game.

 

Best bowling effort

Mitchell McClenaghan’s spell for Mumbai Indians in the first innings was without doubt the most important among the bowlers of the night. He dismissed both Dhoni and Bravo in the 17th over, just when the CSK skipper looked to be setting up to play the bigger shots. He ended the night with figures of 2/26 and an economy rate of just 6.50 against a dangerous CSK batting line-up.

 

reasons of loss of chennai

Chennai were not up to the mark with the ball tonight. Their pacers went for aplenty while the spinners weren’t too effective. A bit surprising from MS Dhoni that he didn’t use the services of Dwayne Bravo towards the end, also Ravindra Jadeja was an option which remained unused, even after losing Deepak Chahar to injury. Having said all that, what cost the home team the most was their batting in the last 10 overs. They failed to bat with the same intensity and managed only a below-par total. No need to press the panic button though, as batting at the death has been their strongest suit this season and they will consider today’s performance as an aberration.

 

Chennai scorecard

Batsmen              R             B             4s            6s            SR

Shane Watson   12           11           1              0              109.09

Ambati Rayudu 46           35           2              4              131.43

Suresh Raina      75           47           6              4              159.57

MS Dhoni (C) (W)             26           21           3              1              123.81

Dwayne Bravo   0              1              0              0              0

Sam Billings         3              5              0              0              60

Ravindra Jadeja                0              0              0              0              0

Extras 7                (b 0, w4, nb 0, lb 3)

Total 169              (20.0 ovs, 5 Wkts) RR 8.45

 

did not  Bat: Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir

Bowling                O             M            R             W            ECON

Mitchell McClenaghan   4              0              26           2              6.5

Jasprit Bumrah  4              0              25           0              6.25

Hardik Pandya   4              0              39           1              9.75

Krunal Pandya   4              0              32           2              8

Mayank Markande          3              0              30           0              10

Ben Cutting        1              0              14           0              14

 

FALL OF WICKETS

1 Shane Watson 26/1 (4.2 ovs)

2 Ambati Rayudu 97/2 (11.2 ovs)

3 MS Dhoni (C) (W) 143/3 (17.1 ovs)

4 Dwayne Bravo 144/4 (17.3 ovs)

5 Sam Billings 161/5 (19.4 ovs)

 

Mumbai scorecard

Batsmen R                          B              4s            6s            SR

Suryakumar Yadav               44           34           5                1              129.41

Evin Lewis                            47           43           3                 2              109.3

Rohit Sharma (C)                  56          33           6                 2              169.7

Hardik Pandya                     13            8             0                1              162.5

 

Extras 10                (b 4, w5, nb 0, lb 1)

Total 170               (19.4 ovs, 2 Wkts) RR 8.64

 

Did not Bat: Ishan Kishan (W), JP Duminy, Krunal Pandya, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah

Bowling  O             M            R              W         ECON

Deepak Chahar     2.1          0              19           0              9.05

Shardul Thakur     4              0              38           0              9.5

Shane Watson      4              0              41           0              10.25

Harbhajan Singh   3.5          0              20           1              5.71

Imran Tahir            2.4          0              26           0              10.83

Dwayne Bravo      3              0              21           1              7

 

 

FALL OF WICKETS

1 Suryakumar Yadav 69/1 (9.5 ovs)

2 Evin Lewis 128/2 (16.1 ovs)

 

 

 

 

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