IPL 2019, CSK vs MI: Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma creates unique records
CSK vs MI: The list of records MI captain Rohit Sharma broke with his first fifty of IPL 2019 on Friday against CSKUpdated: Apr 27, 2019 10:44 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma hit his maiden half-century of IPL 2019 as MI produced an all-round effort to register a convincing 46-run win over defending champions Chennai Super Kings in Chennai on Friday.
MI’s win on Friday ended CSK’s winning streak of five games at home this season. The Rohit-led MI, three-time champions, came up with a complete performance to silence the Lions in their own den. Rohit top-scored with 67 from 48 balls with the help of six fours and three sixes to help MI post 155 for four on a slow and turning Chepauk surface after being sent in to bat.
Rohit led from the front with a typically elegant half-century, his first of the season, during which he hit some big sixes and looked in control for the most part. He holed out to Vijay at long-on off Santner, who bowled a brilliant spell. In the process Rohit also broke a few records.
Rohit now has 7 fifty plus scores against Chennai Super Kings – most by any batsman in the IPL history.
Rohit Sharma continued his good form vs CSK today as he scored third fifty in last 5 innings vs CSK.
Most MOMs by an Indian
Rohit was adjudged Player of the Match on Friday, which took his number of awards to 17 – the most MOMs in the history of IPL by an India. Rohit went past Yusuf Pathan and MS Dhoni, who had 16 Player of Match awards to their names.
Most Man of the Match awards among Indians in IPL:— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) April 26, 2019
17 ROHIT SHARMA
16 Y Pathan, MS Dhoni
12 Kohli, Rahane
Rohit Sharma has played six matches – 2 for Deccan Chargers (2008,2010), 2 for MI as a player (2012,2013), 2 for MI as captain (2015,2019) – against CSK at Chepauk and his side has emerged on the winning side on all six occasions.
Rohit Sharma also scored his first ever half century at Chepauk on Friday.
(with agency inputs)
First Published: Apr 27, 2019 09:37 IST