Chasing 149 for victory, MS Dhoni scored a fighting fifty but was stunningly caught by Kieron Pollard on the mid-wicket fence in the final over as Mumbai claimed a memorable 9-run win.
Chennai: Batting first, Mumbai got off to the worst possible start as Sachin Tendulkar was trapped lbw on the first delivery he faced. This was his fourth duck in the IPL, his second first-ball duck. However, Mumbai Indians have won all four matches when Sachin has registered ducks in the Indian Premier League. Below are further statistical highlights from the match:
Story first published on: Sunday, 07 April 2013 10:08
# Kieron Pollard's superb unbeaten 57 is his second highest innings in the IPL, next only to the 64 against Rajasthan Royals at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on April 11, 2012. His first half-century against Chennai Super Kings is his third in the IPL.
# Pollard's sixes' tally of 42 in 40 innings is the most by a Mumbai batsman in the IPL. Pollard has got his fifth Man of the Match award in the IPL.
# Ravichandran Ashwin is the second Chennai bowler after Albie Morkel (69 at 27.52 runs) to complete 50 wickets (ave.22.91) or more at the IPL.
# Mahendra Singh Dhoni (51 off 26 balls) has posted his tenth fifty in the IPL. He took 24 balls to reach his fifty. His fastest in this competition is a 20-ball fifty against Mumbai Indians at Bangalore on May 23, 2012.
# Mumbai Indians have won seven and lost five out of twelve played against Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. No other team has won seven matches against Chennai.
# Munaf Patel's wicket-aggregate of 73 in 59 matches at an average of 21.54 is bettered only by three bowlers at the IPL -- Lasith Malinga (83), Amit Mishra (77) and RP Singh (74).
# Pollard and Harbhajan were associated in a partnership of 65 (unbroken) -- Mumbai Indians' highest seventh-wicket stand in the IPL.