May 21, 2024
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In the IPL 2024 clash between MI and CSK, Sri Lankan pacer Matheesha Pathirana showcased his bowling prowess, clinching four crucial wickets, ultimately steering Chennai Super Kings to a thrilling victory over Mumbai Indians by a margin of 20 runs at the Wankhede Stadium.

Pathirana’s remarkable spell saw him dismissing key MI batsmen, including Ishan Kishan (23), Surya Kumar Yadav (0), Tilak Varma (31), and Romario Shepherd (1), tallying impressive figures of 4 for 28. Despite Mumbai’s valiant chase of the challenging target of 206/4, they fell short, managing 186 for six.

Rohit Sharma emerged as the standout performer for MI, crafting a resilient unbeaten century, scoring 105 off 63 deliveries, marking his second IPL hundred. However, the lack of substantial partnerships alongside him hindered MI’s pursuit of victory.

On the batting front, CSK’s top-order displayed finesse, with Shivam Dube and skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad anchoring the innings with aggressive half-centuries. Dube’s unbeaten 66 off 38 balls and Gaikwad’s blistering 69 off 40 deliveries, adorned with five sixes, propelled CSK to a formidable total of 206/4, setting the stage for their triumph. Despite early setbacks with the dismissals of openers Ajinkya Rahul (5) and Rachin Ravindra (21), Dube and Gaikwad’s resilient partnership of 90 runs ensured CSK’s dominance in the encounter.

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