IPL 2018, Match 27: Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians registered its second win of the season after beating Chennai Super Kings by 8 wickets.

11:37pm: Rohit Sharma played a captain's knock of an unbeaten 56 as Mumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings by 8 wickets. It was Lewis and Suryakumar who gave the platform and Rohit finished off the job by taking Mumbai home.

 

11:28pm: Mumbai looking all set to get its vengeance with Rohit and Hardik pressing the cruise button. MI now needs 13 off 9 balls.

11:16pm: OUT. Evin Lewis too misses out on his half-century as he falls on 47 to Dwayne Bravo caught by Shardul Thakur. Still the game in Mumbai's grasp if at all Chennai turn the table around.

11:06pm: Mumbai cruising at the moment with Rohit and Lewis in complete control of the run-chase. Both batsmen too have brought up the fifty-run stand for the second wicket. After 15 overs, Mumbai Indians 123/1 and Lewis is five runs away from his fifty while at the other end Rohit is batting on 25.

10:25pm: This kind of start Mumbai Indians would have expected chasing Chennai's 169. At the end of the Powerplay, MI were 50 for no loss, with Evin Lewis and Suryakumar Kumar in control of the chase. 

 

9:38pm: Mumbai at the end does well to restrict Chennai to 169/5 in 20 overs. Suresh Raina remained unbeaten on 75 off 47 balls and for Mumbai McClenaghan and Krunal claimed two wickets each. Can Mumbai Indians chase down the total?

 

 

9:26pm: CSK 147 for 4 in 18 overs and it has to be Raina who could take them closer to 180. Mumbai did well to pull back things by removing Dhoni and Bravo in quick succession.

9:14pm: Dhoni decides to cut loose and Markande becomes his target. The legspinner ends up conceding 14 runs off the over. CSK 131/2 in 16 overs (Raina 43*, Dhoni 25*). What is the score we are looking at from here?

 

8:54pm: Rayudu misses out on his fifty, as he falls on 46 to Krunal Pandya, caught at deep midwicket by Cutting. No power behind that slog sweep.

 

8:44pm: Raina takes young legspinner Markande to the cleaners and smokes him for a four and six. 14 runs conceded off the last over, CSK 91 for 1 in 10 overs (Rayudu 45*, Raina 31*)

 

8:27pm: End of Powerplay, CSK 51/1 (Rayudy 36*, Raina 6*). The scoring rate has now picked up for the 'home' team. The key wicket for Mumbai at this moment would be that of Rayudu's.

 

 

8:19pm: OUT. Krunal Pandya gets the first breakthrough with the wicket of Shane Watson for 12. But at the other end, Rayudu continues with the same vein of form. It has been a slow start for CSK so far. What do you think would be a par score on this track?

 

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TOSS UPDATE: Mumbai Indians wins toss and opts to field.

Two changes for Mumbai Indians: Kieron Pollard and Mustafizur Rahman are dropped; they make way for JP Juminy and Ben Cutting.

Chennai Super Kings, on a roll, has chosen to field the same team as last time.

Mumbai Indians (XI):  Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan (wk), JP Duminy, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah.

Chennai Super Kings (XI): M. S. Dhoni (c, wk), Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Sam Billings, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir.

 

Chennai Super Kings, returning to the Indian Premier League after a hiatus of two years, looked down and out for much of the contest during its comeback game — the first match of the competition against Mumbai Indians. A late assault from Dwayne Bravo turned the tables for the side.

Six matches later, the two teams lock horns once again, this time at Super Kings' 'new' home ground — the Maharashtra Cricket Association stadium in Pune.

The narrative during this interim period could not have been more contrasting for the teams.Defending champion Mumbai Indians may have competed well in the league, but after five losses in six matches, most of which were close battles, it languishes at the bottom of the points table. In contrast, Super Kings has leapt to the top, with five wins out of six.

Notwithstanding this gap, it will be a contest between two potent teams on Saturday. Will the gulf widen, or will it be bridged? Welcome to Sportstar's live coverage of the match.