Mumbai: In the 12th league match of the 16th IPL season, Chennai Super Kings won against Mumbai Indians by 7 wickets today.
Chasing a target of 158 runs, Conway and Gaikwad opened as usual for the Chennai team. But Behrendorff dismissed Conway for a wicket in the first over. After this, senior player Ajinkya Rahane became the one-down player. Rahane, who was bid for the Chennai team this season, played aggressively from the start.
Gaikwat is usually the one who shows the action. But Rahane stepped in today. Behrendorff opened the scoring with a six in the second over and added 23 runs including a six and four fours in the fifth over off Arshad Khan.
Rahane continued the action after this and crossed his half century in 19 balls. After hitting two consecutive fours in Piyuz Chawla’s over, he scored 61 runs off 27 balls with 7 fours and 3 sixes. In the 8th over, Chawla’s delivery was caught in the hands of Suryakumar Yadav, ending his innings.
After Rahane’s dismissal, Gaikwad and Shivam Dubey added runs without any big shots. Shivam Dubey, who had scored 28 runs, was made to walk by spinner Kumar Karthikeya.
Ambati Rayudu who came next hit his first boundary in the 11th ball itself. However, as the target was low, Chennai won easily. With 11 balls remaining, Chennai won by 7 wickets by scoring 159 runs. Unbeaten till the end, Gaekwad scored 40 runs and Ambati Rayudu scored 20 runs. This is Chennai’s second win in the current series after playing 3 matches so far. At the same time, they lost both the matches they played.
Mumbai Indians Innings: Chennai Super Kings won the toss and chose to bowl. Accordingly, Dushar Deshpande bowled the captain Rohit Sharma in the 3rd over. Ishan Kishan and Cameron Green joined hands to make Rohit Sharma walk on 21 runs.
Although Ishan Kishan was playing well with 32 off 21 balls, he was caught by Jadeja. After Suryakumar Yadav walked to the pavilion with 1 run, the Mumbai team lost 3 wickets at the end of 8 overs and added 73 runs.
Cameron Green’s ball came straight at Jadeja who closed his eyes and put his hand directly on his forehead and the ball stuck in his hand. The nearby umpire staggered a bit. Mumbai also lost the 4th wicket. Next, Arshad Khan got out for 2 runs and Mumbai fans became hot. Thilak Verma was lbw as the Mumbai fans prayed for no wicket next. Even going to DRS without trusting the umpire didn’t work. Mumbai stumbled for 103 runs after losing 6 wickets in 13 overs.
Annoyed at the pace Tristan Stubbs went, Tim David hit 2 sixes + 1 four. Catching the next ball with the same fury, he returned to the pavilion to quell his anger.
Hrithik Shokeen and Piyuz Chawla combined to fight at the end of 20 overs, Mumbai team lost 8 wickets and added 157 runs. Apart from Rohit, Mumbai’s top-order batsmen from Ishan Kishan to Arshad Khan were controlled by Ravindra Jadeja and Chanter.
On the CSK side, Ravindra Jadeja took maximum 3 wickets, Mitchell Chatner, Tusshar Deshpande took 2 wickets each and Sisanda Magala took 1 wicket.