In the high voltage match at Wankhede, Mumbai Indians stood tall against Chennai Super Kings. Finally, MI put the brake on the unbeaten run of CSK. It was Hardik Pandya who made the difference between the two teams. Now MI has risen the head to head tally to 15-12 against CSK.
Chennai Super Kings on Chasing
The inform CSK got stumbled by MI due to its top order batting failure. The new bowler of MI Jason Behrendorff had stunned the opener Ambati Raydu (0 on one ball) on its first delivery to him. Then on 2nd over Lasitha Malinga had uprooted inform batsman Shane Watson with an electrifying catch by Pollard. The CSK got reduced to 6-2 while chasing 171. By losing these two wickets early, CSK couldn’t take the pressure and kept losing wickets.
Raina and Dhoni’s early departure
Kedar Jadhav was the only batsman of CSK, who was seen kept fighting for the team before got dismissed by Malinga. He had scored his 4th half century (58 on 54 balls; 4X8, 6X1) in IPL. The inform Raina and Dhoni were not looking in good touch. Raina (16 on 15 balls; 4X2, 6X1) got dismissed by the new bowler Behrendorff. Dhoni (12 on 21 balls) got stuck by Hardik Pandya.
Dhoni and Jadhav could contribute only 54 runs on the fourth wicket. On the 15th over Hardik Pandya had come in rescue to send Dhoni to the pavilion and break the partnership. After two balls, Hardik stung again to Jadeja by a brilliant catch by Quinton de Kock. By this CSK got reduced to 89-5, still needing 82 runs to win. With this situation, the match was turned into MI’s favor.
Later, Dwayne Bravo joined the force with Kedar, but they couldn’t stand tall against the MI’s bowlers and suffered first defeat in VIVO IPL 2019.
Mumbai Indians on setting the target
Earlier, CSK had won the toss and invited Mumbai Indians to bat first. While putting the target on board, MI lost the inform batsman Quinton de Kock (4 on 7 balls; 4X1). Deepak Chahar brought the first success to CSK. Later, Jadeja came and dismissed the skipper Rohit (13 on 18 balls; 4X1) on his first ball.
Middle order’s phenomenal
Yuvraj Singh was looking in sensation touch, but he got stuck by Tahir with a brilliant catch by Raydu on the boundary line. But Suryakumar Yadav and Krunal Pandya managed the top order failure with a good stand of 62 runs. Mohit Sharma dismissed Krunal (42 on 32 balls; 4X5, 6X1) and broke the partnership. Later, CSK’s leading bowler Bravo dismissed Suryakumar (59 on 43 balls; 4X8, 6X1).
MI’s brilliant finishing
On 17.6 over MI lost Surya Kumar and with 125-5 on the board. Then Hardik (25 on 8 balls; 4X1, 6X3) and Pollard (17 on 7 balls; 6X2) kept their shoes on top gear and hit 2 sixes to SN Thakur to join 16 runs on the 19th over. The game was changed on the last over. The death over specialist Bravo was dearer on the last over. With an extra ball, he spared 29 runs.