The Mumbai Indians (MI) making 103 runs for the loss of 5 wickets, managed to defeat the Chennai Super kings (CSK) who had a score of 97 runs.
This was not the first time that the CSK team was confused by the MI’s early swing. They were gone for 97 runs. There were 4 over’s left to be used. This is their 2nd lowest total in the history of IPL.
There might have been a fighting chance for the CSK team with their captain, MS Dhoni’s 36 runs not out off 33 balls.
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The ‘local’ power outage led to no DRS being available for the CSK innings in the start. The 1st delivery of Daniel Sams to Devon Conway seemed to nip back off the ‘seam’ and thumped him on the pad. Umpire C Ravikantreddy’s decision was merciless and instantaneous.
Moeen Ali who is always uncomfortable when starting, came at No. 3 but did not stay for long.
Aussies in the middle over
It was Riley Meredith in the powerplay’s final over. He managed to produce a classical breakthrough for a fast bowler. A nip-backer sawed Ambati Rayudu from the ‘back’ of a length and Kishan gobbled the ‘inside’ edge.
Shivam Dube came at 29 for the loss of 5. Meredith managed to give the ‘hurry-up’ to the new man. He tried to ramp off the ball but this seemed to end as a top edge that was muffled. The score was 39 runs for the loss of 6 wickets. Kishan had 3 catches in a span of 4 over’s.
Dhoni goes deep
Dhoni is a man who never lets a situation tilt the equilibrium. With Dwayne Bravo, he thought the 7th wicket stand would be able to double the total.
Kumar Kartikeya managed to get flayed for ‘consecutive’ 4’s. This managed a 50 for the team. Dhoni, then, managed to smoke the next ball for a 6. On the other hand, Bravo seemed to be in a dangerous state iin the last 13 balls. After a ball, he took a drive and managed to drill a chance to the ‘short’ cover.
The 2nd wicket of the over for Kartikeya was of Simarjeet. Dhoni seemed to be losing out not only wickets but also time.
Simarjeet and Choudhary down guns-blazing
There could be no subtlety in the response of the CSK team as there were very few runs to play with.
This has happened for 4 times in the history of the IPL. Both the ‘new ball’ bowlers, Simarjeet and Choudhary seemed to rattle straight through all the 4 over’s.
Choudhary managed to bowl a beautiful sharp line. He managed to get Kishan in the 1st over.
Rohit Sharma managed to counter-attack and could take out good amount of lumps from the given target. In his 18 runs, he managed to hit 4 fours. The MI team eased to their win as Shokeen and Varma could get rid of the threats.