Now it’s time for EL-Classico battle in IPL, It’s MI v CSK tonight. Chennai Super Kings is unbeaten from last five games, Mumbai Indians also won their last match convincingly. Mumbai Indians have the upper hand in Head to Head records against Chennai Super Kings.
Recent form :
Chennai Super Kings : W W W
Mumbai Indians : W L L
“We will bowl first. Looks like a good pitch, weiull get better and better as the game progresses. We have some tactical changes, it’s important to understand the conditions and the opposition. James Neesham comes in place of Jayant Yadav. For us, every game is important, don’t want top look too forward, tuck all the small boxes and get things right” Rohit Sharma told
‘We were looking to field first as well, the last game we played, the pitch got better and better as the game progressed. All the teams in this IPL are very good, the team which plays well on that day will win. No changes for us” MS Dhoni added
Trent Boult removed in form Ruturaj Gaikwad early with cracker delivery. Faf Du Plessis and Moeen Ali managed it very well. Chennai Super Kings managed to score 49 runs in powerplay overs.
Moeen Ali and faf Du Plessis depart after scoring individual fifties. Moeen Ali scored 58 runs in 38 balls. He smashed 5 fours as well as 5 sixes. Faf Du Plessis got out on the ball of Kieron Pollard after scoring 50 runs in just 28 balls.
Jasprit Bumrah came back brilliant after conceding 14 runs in first three balls, he grabbed the wicket of Moeen Ali and Kieron Pollard was the hero after Bumrah over. Kieron Pollard grabbed two consecutive wickets. He removed Faf Du Plessis and Suresh Raina.
Ambati Rayudu played an extraordinary inning to dominate Mumbai’s bowling line up. He scored a quick fifty with just 20 balls and smashed 6 sixes. Ambati Rayudu 72 runs in 27 balls with a strike rate of 266+.
Chennai Super Kings managed to score 218 runs in first inning.
Rohit Sharma and Quinton gave MI a great start in big runchase. Mumbai Indians were unbeaten after seven overs of second inning. They scored 68 runs without loosing a wicket.
Shardul Thakur was the first man who took breakthrough for Chennai Super Kings. Ravindra Jadeja and Moeen Ali tried to back their team. But Kieron Pollard and Krunal Pandya managed to make a big partnership.
Kieron Pollard was the hero with bat, he’s named as the man of the match. He smashed 87 runs in 34 balls. He send the ball out the boundaries for eight times. This is Mumbai’s highest chase ever in the history of IPL.
Sam Curran tried his best to pull this match for CSK. He was brilliant, he got out Krunal Pandya with brilliant Yorker and Hardik Pandya in penultimate over. In last over MI needed 16 runs and Kieron Pollard made this one handedly.