Chennai Super Kings beat Mumbai Indians in the Eliminator at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. Follow highlights of the match here: (Scorecard | Commentary)
23:42 IST: QUOTES
Mahendra Singh Dhoni: Bowlers did a good job. It was a very good wicket to bat on, but Ashish (Nehra) and Ishwar (Pandey) didn't allow them to hit the boundaries. Close to 180-185 was the par score. 173 was a bit under par, but we still needed to bat well. Ishwar's catch had a good impact on the game, because we know how (Corey) Anderson can swing his bat. With me and Jaddu (Ravindra Jadeja) around, if needed 8 to 10 runs an over, we can chase it, that's why David Hussey was given a free license.
Rohit Sharma: We batted well till the 15th-16th over. We knew that 170 was never going to be enough. I don't want to take anything away from the guys, due to their effort we got to this stage. We played some good cricket in the last game, we wanted to take momentum into this game but Chennai were the better team today. Hopefully, we will comeback better and stronger next year.
Suresh Raina: I think we executed the plans really well. The wicket was really good, the ball was coming on nicely. I thought I can take (Pragyan) Ojha for I can hit over midwicket and Harbhajan (Singh) over cover. I think they were 15 to 20 runs short. We had a good partnership. The game plan was to bat till the last over. Ishwar's catch set the tone for us, Corey Anderson was batting really well. Hopefully we can play good cricket in the coming two games and hopefully do really well.
23:32 IST: Defending champions Mumbai Indians have been knocked out of Indian Premier League. Chasing 174 for a victory, Suresh Raina (54*) and David Hussey (40*) put on 89 runs for the fourth wicket to guide Chennai Super Kings to a seven-wicket victory. Chennai will play Kings XI Punjab in the second qualifier on June 30.
23:21 IST: FIFTY! Suresh Raina scores his 22nd half-century. Chennai Super Kings 168/3 (17.3 overs).
23:10 IST: FIFTY PARTNERSHIP! Suresh Raina and David Hussey have added 51 runs for the fourth wicket. Chennai Super Kings 145/3 (15.4 overs), need 29 from 26 balls.
22:55 IST: Suresh Raina, who has been named India skipper for three-ODI series in Bangladesh, looks in a good touch. Chennai Super Kings 109/3 (13 overs)
22:43 IST: WICKET! Pragyan Ojha gets his man. Brendon McCullum fails to make full use of a dropped catch. McCullum goes down the track but misses it completely. He was dropped on 8 by Ben Dunk earlier in the over. Chennai Super Kings 87/3 (9.3 overs)
22:29 IST: WICKET! Terrific over. After removing Dwayne Smith, Harbhajan Singh gets rid of Faf du Plessis, who is caught at extra cover by substitute Ben Dunk. Chennai Super Kings 64/2 (6.5 overs)
22:26 IST: WICKET! Dwayne Smith departs after a breezy knock. Smith takes on Harbhajan Singh but fails to get past Kieron Pollard at long on. Chennai Super Kings 60/1 (6.2 overs)
22:21 IST: Another productive over for Chennai as Jasprit Bumrah concedes 17 runs in his first over. Chennai Super Kings 60/0 (6 overs)
22:12 IST: Plenty of action in the middle! Faf du Plessis is living dangerously here. After being dropped by Ambati Rayudu, he hammers Corey Anderson for Chennai's first six. 18 runs scored in the last over. Chennai Super Kings 38/0 (4 overs)
22:05 IST: Dwayne Smith survives a close LBW shout off Praveen Kumar. Chennai Super Kings 20/0 (3 overs)
22:02 IST: FOUR! Faf du Plessis punishes Corey Anderson for his second boundary in the over. Chennai Super Kings 16/0 (2 overs)
21:55 IST: FOUR! Dwayne Smith smacks Praveen Kumar to the on-side for first boundary. Chennai Super Kings 5/0 (0.3 over)
21:41 IST: That's it! Mumbai Indians wasted a solid start and lost their last five wickets for 23 runs. Chennai Super Kings bowlers bowled brilliantly to restrict Mumbai to 173/8. Lendl Simmons top scored with 67 for Mumbai, while Michael Hussey (39) and Rohit Sharma (20) chipped in with crucial knocks. Mohit Sharma made a fabulous comeback to bag three wickets in his final two overs. Ashish Nehra and Ravindra Jadeja picked up two wickets each.
21:32 IST: WICKET! No heroics from Ambati Rayudu tonight. Looks to go over cover but fails to clear David Hussey. Mohit Sharma gets his second wicket. Mumbai Indians 164/7 (19.1 overs) vs Chennai Super Kings.
21:28 IST: WICKET! Ashish Nehra gets another one on the last ball of his fourth over. Aditya Tare looks to clear mid off but Faf du Plessis runs towards his left to complete the catch. Mumbai Indians 164/6 (19 overs) vs Chennai Super Kings.
21:26 IST: WICKET! Ashish Nehra gets his first wicket as he removes Kieron Pollard. Mohit Sharma takes a neat catch at deep square leg. Mumbai Indians 163/5 (18.4 overs) vs Chennai Super Kings.
21:19 IST: WICKET! Rohit Sharma out. Rohit mistimes pull to short third man. Brendon McCullum runs to his left to complete the catch. Mohit Sharma makes a good comeback after being hammered away all over the park. Mumbai Indians 150/4 (17.3 overs) vs Chennai Super Kings.
21:13 IST: WICKET! Lendl Simmons departs after scoring 67. Plays straight to Suresh Raina at long on, who comfortably takes the catch. Ravindra Jadeja gets his second wicket. Mumbai Indians 143/3 (16.4 overs) vs Chennai Super Kings.
21:08 IST: SIX! Lendl Simmons is unstoppable at the moment. He goes down the track to hit Ashish Nehra for a maximum over long on. Mumbai Indians 140/2 (16 overs) vs Chennai Super Kings.
21:00 IST: FIFTY! Lendl Simmons notches up his third half-century in the Indian Premier League. Mumbai Indians 117/2 (14 overs) vs Chennai Super Kings.
20:52 IST: WICKET! Corey Anderson gone. He looks to sweep R Ashwin for another six but this time he skies to deep square leg. Ishwar Pandey takes a good catch. Mumbai Indians 99/2 (12.1 overs) vs Chennai Super Kings.
20:50 IST: Slower bowlers keeping things tight here. Corey Anderson joins Lendl Simmons in the middle. Anderson looks in fabulous touch as he has already hit a couple of sixes. Mumbai Indians 99/1 (12 overs) vs Chennai Super Kings.
20:42 IST: WICKET! Michael Hussey plays across the line and misses it completely. Ravindra Jadeja gets his man. Mumbai Indians 76/1 (9.4 overs) vs Chennai Super Kings.
20:40 IST: Six! Michael Hussey hits Mumbai's second six. This time he takes on R Ashwin. Mumbai Indians 72/0 (9 overs) vs Chennai Super Kings.
20:34 IST: Ravichandran Ashwin comes into the attack. Bowls a tight over. Mumbai Indians 57/0 (7 overs) vs Chennai Super Kings.
20:29 IST: It's raining fours and sixes at Brabourne at the moment. Mohit Sharma is hammered away for 19 in his last over - three fours and a six. Mumbai Indians 53/0 (6 overs) vs Chennai Super Kings.
20:21 IST: Fours! Michael Hussey hits Ishwar Pandey for back-to-back fours in the fifth over. First he plays straight down the ground and then makes full use of a short delivery. Mumbai Indians 35/0 (5 overs) vs Chennai Super Kings.
20:16 IST: No fireworks yet! CSK make first bowling change. Mohit Sharma comes in. Mumbai Indians 18/0 (3.2 overs) vs Chennai Super Kings.
20:09 IST: Lendl Simmons reflects his good with two boundaries. Ishwar Pandey joins Ashish Nehra in the opening spell.
20:03 IST: Ashish Nehra starts proceedings for Chennai Super Kings. Mumbai 6/1 (1 over) vs Chennai.
19:45 IST: TOSS! Chennai Super Kings have won the toss and they will bowl first against Mumbai Indians. Brendon McCullum returns for Chennai, while Mumbai bring back Praveen Kumar.
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Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Corey Anderson, Jasprit Bumrah, Marchant de Lange, Ben Dunk, Chidhambaram Gautam, Shreyas Gopal, Harbhajan Singh, Josh Hazlewood, Michael Hussey, Praveen Kumar, Sushant Marathe, Pragyan Ojha, Kieron Pollard, Ambati Rayudu, Krishmar Santokie, Lendl Simmons, Pawan Suyal, Aditya Tare, Apoorv Wankhade.
Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (c), Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina, David Hussey, Ravindra Jadeja, Mithun Manhas, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishwar Pandey, Mohit Sharma, Samuel Badree, Faf du Plessis, John Hastings, Matt Henry, Ben Hilfenhaus, Ashish Nehra, Baba Aparajith, Pawan Negi, Ronit More and Vijay Shankar