IPL Highlights, Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians: Evin Lewis, Rohit Sharma Help Mumbai Beat Chennai
IPL Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians highlights: Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by eight wickets at the MCA stadium on Saturday night.
Defending champions Mumbai Indians made heavy weather of the run chase but held their nerves in the end to beat table-toppers Chennai Super Kings by eight wickets and return to winning ways in the Indian Premier League match at the MCA stadium on Saturday night. Languishing at the bottom with only one win from six matches, Mumbai Indians restricted Chennai Super Kings to 169/5, mainly built around Suresh Raina's unbeaten 75-run innings. In reply, Mumbai overhauled the target with two balls to spare and move two places in the table to be placed sixth with four points. Rohit Sharma played a captain's knock with a 33-ball unbeaten 56 to complete the run chase after Evin Lewis (47 off 43) and Suryakumar Yadav (44) added 69 runs for the opening wicket. (Scorecard)
Earlier, Suresh Raina smashed his way to an unbeaten 75 as Chennai Super Kings produced a disciplined batting effort to post a competitive 169/5 against Mumbai Indians. Raina (75 off 47 balls), who had missed a couple of matches due to a calf injury, hit the fences six times and blasted four sixes in his unconquered innings after Ambati Rayudu (46 off 35 balls) continued his impressive run and set the foundation for Chennai at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium. Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni also chipped in with 26 off 21 balls which was studded three boundaries and a six but Mumbai Indians bowled well in the death overs to restrict them within 170 in the end. Mitchell McClenaghan (2/26) and Krunal Pandya (2/32) were the pick of the bowlers for Mumbai, while Hardik Pandya (1/39) also scalped one wicket.
Match 27, Indian Premier League, 2018, Apr 28, 2018
Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by 8 wickets
Captain Dhoni joined Raina in the middle as CSK crossed the 100-mark in the 13th over bowled by Bumrah, who gave just one run. In the 15th over, Dhoni smashed Hardik for back-to-back boundaries and then slammed Markande for an inside-out shot across the cover boundaries before depositing him over long-on. McClenaghan then returned in the 18th over to remove Dhoni, who ended up giving an easy catch to Evin Lewis at deep cover as CSK slipped to 143/3 in 17.1 overs. One ball later, Dwayne Bravo was also sent packing with Markande taking the catch at point.
Raina then smashed Bumrah over deep mid-wicket to take CSK across the 150-mark. Sam Billing also tried to score big but ended up hitting straight to cutting at long-on. Eventually, Raina ended the innings with a six off the last ball.
When and Where to Watch Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Mumbai Indians (MI)
India: TV: Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD (English, Hindi, Tamil). Live Streaming: Hotstar.
UK: TV: Sky Sports 2. Live Streaming: Sky Go and Watch Sky Sports.
Bangladesh: TV: GTV and Star Sports.
USA: TV: Willow TV. Live Streaming: Willow TV Live Online.
Australia: TV: Fox Sports. Live Streaming: Foxtel.
New Zealand: TV: Sky Sport 1. Live Streaming: Sky Go NZ.
South Africa: TV: SuperSport 2. Live Streaming: SuperSport Live Video.
Middle East: TV: OSN Sports Cricket. Live Streaming: OSN Play.
Singapore: TV: Star Cricket.
CSK vs MI Highlights
Time to sign off. A couple of games coming up tomorrow. First up, Rajasthan will take on Hyderabad at 1600 IST (1030 GMT) and then in the evening at 2000 IST (1430 GMT), Bangalore will be hosting Kolkata. Promises to be an exciting Super Sunday. Do join us for all the action. Until then, it's goodbye and cheers!
Rohit Sharma is chosen for the Man of the Match award for his responsible knock in the chase. His presence in the middle made things easy for Mumbai and didn't allow Chennai any opening.
Chennai were not up to the mark with the ball tonight. Their pacers went for aplenty while the spinners weren't too effective. Having said all that, what cost the home team the most was their batting in the last 10 overs. They failed to bat with the same intensity and managed only a below-par total. No need to press the panic button though, as batting at the death has been their strongest suit this season and they will consider today's performance as an aberration.
A clinical win for Mumbai and their campaign stays alive! They were in a desperate need of this victory to revive their fortunes. The chase was planned well by the visiting team. It was not a big total in front of them and they went cautiously up front. Suryakumar Yadav and Evin Lewis provided a steady start and laid a strong platform and then Rohit Sharma promoted himself to number 3 to take things under his control. His extraordinary knock proved to be enough as Mumbai crossed the line quite easily in the end.
19.41Imran Tahir to Hardik Pandya
Flighted ball outside off, Pandya plays it late and down to third man for the winning run. Pandya has his hands up in celebration. Smiles in the Mumbai dugout. Sachin Tendulkar is seen hugging and congratulating his players. A much-needed win for the defending champions!
19.31Imran Tahir to Rohit Sharma
Short and on middle, Rohit looks to pull it firmly but gets it away off the toe end of the bat. It goes past short mid-wicket and they take a run. All level now.
19.22Imran Tahir to Rohit Sharma
Walks down the track and flicks it through mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
19.11Imran Tahir to Hardik Pandya
Flatter on middle, punched down to long on for a run.
5 needed off the last over. Can Imran Tahir pull it off for Chennai?
18.64Shardul Thakur to Rohit Sharma
FOUR! What a shot! Genius. It's a low full toss around off, Rohit gets down on one knee and sweeps it over square leg. No fielder in the deep and it's a boundary. Fifty up for the Mumbai skipper, 34th in the Indian T20 League. 17 from the over. The visitors are roaring.