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Friday, Nov 22, 2019

IPL 2019, CSK vs MI: Turning Point – Krunal Pandya dismisses Ambati Rayudu and Kedar Jadhav in quick succession

Here’s a look at the turning point of the IPL 2019 match between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians.

cricket Updated: Apr 27, 2019 07:57 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Krunal Pandya celebrates a wicket with his teammates.
Krunal Pandya celebrates a wicket with his teammates.(PTI)

The Chennai Super Kings were struggling at 34/2 at the end of the fourth over against Mumbai Indians in Chennai on Friday. While chasing a target of 156, big guns Suresh Raina and Shane Watson were already back in the hut. Thereafter, Krunal Pandya tilted the match completely in Mumbai Indians’ favour in the fifth and eighth over. ((Full Scorecard))

First, Krunal Pandya got the ball to go through between bat and pad to bowl Ambati Rayudu out in the third ball of the fifth over and in the second ball of the eighth over - Kedar Jadhav inside-edged a delivery onto his stumps after trying to play a cut shot. It was all but over for the Chennai Super Kings when they were reduced to 45/4 in 7.2 overs.

The Mumbai Indians continued to pick up wickets at regular intervals as the MS Dhoni-less CSK outfit failed to string partnerships. Eventually, Chennai were bowled out for 109 runs and Mumbai won the match by 46 runs.

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Krunal Pandya expressed that he enjoys bowling at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai more than the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.

“After playing at Wankhede, when you play here (Chennai), you feel good about it because the wicket is much slower. When you know the wicket is helping, you just need to bowl in the right areas. Today I tried that and hit that back of a length area - some were spinning while some kept straight. I wanted to bowl another over but more than that our team winning is what matters. I knew how the wicket was playing so I was just trying to go after the bowlers, sometimes you click, sometimes you don’t. I am just happy with my happy thought process. It’s always good to play here compared to Wankhede and we might have to come here to play the first Qualifier. We know these conditions, that’ll help,” said Krunal at the presentation.