Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians, IPL 2018, Highlights: Rohit Sharma guides MI to win vs CSK
Rohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians from the front with a half-century as they defeated Chennai Super Kings by eight wickets in an IPL 2018 match. Get highlights of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Mumbai Indians (MI), Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 here.cricket Updated: Apr 28, 2018 23:46 IST
Rohit Sharma’s 33-ball unbeaten 56 helped Mumbai Indians defeat Chennai Super Kings by eight wickets in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 at match at the MCA International Stadium on Saturday. MI now have four points from seven matches, while CSK have 10 points from as many games. Earlier, Suresh Raina smashed his way to an unbeaten 75 as Chennai Super Kings produced a disciplined batting effort to post a competitive 169/5in 20 overs. Raina, who had missed a couple of matches due to a calf injury, hit the fences six times and blasted four sixes in his unconquered innings after Ambati Rayudu (46 off 35 balls) continued his impressive run. Get highlights of Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians, Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 here. (SCORECARD | LIVE STREAMING INFO)
23:34 hrs IST: That’s it! MI have made the turnaround with an eight wicket win.
23:33 hrs IST: Imran Tahir bowls the last over but he can’t do much as MI reach the target with two balls remaining.
23:30 hrs IST: And again! 4, 4,4, 4 - Rohit just takes the match away. This time again at third man off Shardul. Bad over for Thakur. MI need just 5 off 6
23:28 hrs IST: FOURS! Rohit hits straight fours first at third man and then at fine leg.
23:28 hrs IST: Shardul Thakur bowl the penultimate over
23:24 hrs IST: SIX! Hardik Pandya joins the party as he goes for the maximum with a clean strike at long-on against Watson. MI 148/2 (18.0 Ovs)
23:23 hrs IST: FOUR! It’s that man - Rohit Sharma! He hits Watson through deep extra cover.
23:20 IST: MI need 37 off the last three overs.
23:15 hrs IST: OUT! Lewis c SN Thakur b Dwayne Bravo 47(43) [4s-3 6s-2] MI 128/2 (16.1 Ovs)
Big wicket here by Bravo! Lewis goes for a wild pull, the ball takes the edge and Thakur catches it well.
23:10 hrs IST: Shardul Thakur is back into the attack and gives away just five. CSK won’t mind that but they need wickets here as both batsmen are set. MI 128/1 (16.0 Ovs)
23:02 hrs IST: FOUR! Rohit pulls Bravo for a four. MI need their captain to fire now. His stand with Lewis has crossed 50 in 30 balls. MI 123/1 in 15 overs
22:57 hrs IST: SIXES! Rohit hits his first six of the match against Watson. He follows it up with another over fine leg. MI 114/1 in 14 overs
22:54 hrs IST: Dwayne Bravo comes to bowl his first. It is a crucial stage in the match. One or two good overs can shift the match either way. He gives away eight. MI 101/1 in 13 overs
22:51 hrs IST: Harbhajan Singh gives just six runs in the 12th over. MI need 77 off 48 balls
22:46 hrs IST: SIX AGAIN! Oh Lewis! He comes down the ground and hits Tahir over long-on. MI 87/1 in 11 overs
22:45 hrs IST: SIX! Lewis hits Tahir over extra cover. The delivery lacked venom as Lewis judged it well.
22:41 hrs IST: OUT! Suryakumar Yadav c Jadeja b Harbhajan 44(34) [4s-5 6s-1] MI 69/1 (9.5 Ovs)
Harbhajan gives CSK the much needed breakthrough. Suryakumar mistimes his pull and is caught by Jadeja.
22:36 hrs IST: ANOTHER FOUR! It turns out to be a good over for MI as he hits Tahir at long-off. MI 65/0 in 9 overs
22:35 hrs IST: FOUR! That was unlucky. Tahir’s delivery stays low but Dhoni’s can’t hold it as the ball races to boundary
22:34 hrs IST: Spinner from both ends now as Imran Tahir comes into the attack.
22:30 hrs IST: Harbhajan Singh bowls from the other end. Interesting mix of bowling changes here from Dhoni. The spinner gives away just two runs. MI’s asking rate is increasing. MI 56/0 in 8 overs
22:26 hrs IST: Shane Watson is back into the attack and he gives away just four runs. CSK would be happy. MI 54/0 in 7 overs
22:22 hrs IST: SIX! Suryakumar is in good touch today. He get under the ball from Shardul and hits the ball over deep backward square leg. MI 50/0 in 6 overs
22:19 hrs IST: FOUR! Suryakumar reaches his thirties with a nice shot though covers. MI 41/0 in five overs
22:14 hrs IST: Deepak Chahar started bowling the fifth but he look to be in discomfort. Harbhajan Singh will complete the over.
22:11 hrs IST: FOUR! Surykumar seems to have hit the right note. This time he pushes towards backward point. MI 34/0 (4 Ovs)
22:05 hrs IST: FOURS! Yadav flicks Chahar beautifully. He was smart enough to go across and position himself well. And then he hits another off a poor short ball at third man. MI 25/0 in 3 overs
22:04 hrs IST: FOUR! A boundary to end the over by Evin Lewis, who pulls Thakur’s short ball. MI 14/0 in 2 overs
22:03 hrs IST: Shardul Thakur bowls the second over and he is clocking above 140kmph here!
21:59 hrs IST: FOUR! Suryakumar Yadav hits Chahar’s short ball towards point boundary. NIce way to get off the mark. MI 7/0 in 1 over
21:55 hrs IST: This is not a stiff target, but MI can’t be complacent. Deepak Chahar will bowl the first over.
21:39 hrs IST: Raina finishes it with a six at long-on. The score reaches 169/5 in 20 overs. Raina stays unbeaten at 75.
21:36 hrs IST: OUT! Billings c Cutting b Hardik Pandya 3(5) CSK 161/5 (19.4 Ovs)
Pandya gets Billings. The latter took the risk and is caught by Cutting at long-on
21:35 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya bowl the last over!
21:29 hrs IST: SIX! A huge one from Raina. He directed a slower delivery from Bumrah over long-on. CSK 158/4 in 19 overs
21:24 hrs IST: OUT! Dwayne Bravo c Markande b McClenaghan 0(1) CSK 144/4 (17.3 Ovs)
Successive wickets for MI at crucial time. McClenagahn produced some extra bounce as Bravo’s cut lands in the hands of Markande at backward point
21:21 hrs IST: OUT! Dhoni c Lewis b McClenaghan 26(21) [4s-3 6s-1] CSK 143/3 (17.1 Ovs)
The dangerous Dhoni departs at a very bad time for CSK. He lofts the full toss from McClenaghan but is caught by Lewis at cover.
21:19 hrs IST: ANOTHER FOUR! And Raina reaches his 34th half-century in just 35 balls. He punished the full toss from Bumrah
21:15 hrs IST: FOUR! Raina pulls Bumrah’s short delivery for a four at short-fine leg.
21:11 hrs IST: GREAT OVER! Dhoni comes to his elements. First he stretches put to a wide delivery from Markande as the ball goes one bounce past the long-off boundary. Then he uses brute power to dislodge him at long-on. CSK 131/2 in 16 overs
21:07 hrs IST: FOUR! the first in three overs. Dhoni breaks the shackles against Hardik Pandya with straight fours. First he hits the allrounder over mid-off while the next one goes over mid-wicket. CSK 117/2 in 15 overs
21:04 hrs IST: Six runs off the 14th over from Krunal. MI will take that. CSK have slowed down a bit. CSK 106/2 in 14 overs
21:01 hrs IST: Two CSK veterans Raina and MS Dhoni are at the crease. They have seven overs at hand.
20:58 hrs IST: Bumrah gives just one run in the 13th over. CSK 100/2 in 13 overs
20:54 hrs IST: Chennai reaches the 100-run mark in 12.2 overs. Their run-rate is 8.11 per over.
20:50 hrs IST: OUT! Rayudu c Cutting b Krunal Pandya 46(35) [4s-2 6s-4] CSK 97/2 (11.2 Ovs)
Krunal gets the breakthrough again. This time Rayudu tries to sweep but the timing is bad. he is caught by Ben Cutting.
20:50 hrs IST: Krunal Pandya is back into the attack!
20:46 hrs IST: FOUR! It was wide delivery from McClanaghan and Raina makes no mistake to direct it past the wicketkeeper. CSK 97/1 in 11 overs
20:45 hrs IST: SIX! Raina follows it with a huge six as he uses his feet well and hits Markande over long-on. CSK 91/1 in 10 overs
20:45 hrs IST: FOUR! Raina hits Markande straight down the ground. CSK are batting smoothly here. The run-rate is also decent.
20:40 hrs IST: SIX! Rayudu it is, yet again! Against Ben Cutting’s slower delivery Rayudu uses his power to get the ball over long-on. Raina too joins the party with a four at mid-off. CSK 77/1 in 9 overs
20:34 hrs IST: Markande, MI’s best bowler so far in IPL 2018, comes to bowl his first over. He gives just three runs. CSK 63/1 in 8 overs
20:32 hrs IST: FOUR! Krunal bowls a short delivery and Raina cuts it. CSK 60/1 in 7 overs
20:27 hrs IST: RAYUDU SIZZLES! He is unaffected by Watson’s departure as he goes after Hardik Pandya. He finds the gap between third man and gets a four off the fifth ball. He does better in the last ball as he hits the ball over long-off for a six. CSK 51/1 in 6 overs
20:23 hrs IST: SIXES! Goood reply from CSK after Watson’s wicket. Rayudu and Raina are the architects. The former comes down the track yet again and hits the ball over deep mid-wicket, while the latter slogs the ball. CSK 39/1 in 5 overs
20:20 hrs IST: OUT! Watson c Markande b Krunal Pandya 12(11) [4s-1] CSK 26/1 (4.2 Ovs)
Krunal strikes off his second delivery. Watson mistimes his sweep against a flighted delivery from Krunal and is caught by Mayank Markande at square leg.
20:18 hrs IST: FOUR! Rayudu’s square drive against Pandya misses the fielder at backward point. He has been more attacking of the two opener. CSK 24/0 in 4 overs
20:15 hrs IST: First bowling change for Mumbai Indians as Hardik Pandya comes into action
20:12 hrs IST: Solid shot! It is a treat when Watson hits such shots. There was so much power to it that Rohit couldn’t stop it at mid-off. McClenaghan needs to step up here. He has potential. CSK 18/0 in 3 overs
20:08 hrs IST: Jasprit Bumrah bowls the second over. He is trying some short-pitched stuff. And it is turning out to be quite effective. Only two runs comes off the over. CSK 10/0 in 2 overs
20:04 hrs IST: SIX! Ambati Rayudu comes down the track and hits the ball straight over McClenaghan’s head. Brilliant start! CSK 8/0 in 1 over
20:00 hrs IST: Mitchell McClenaghan will bowl the first over for Mumbai Indians. Shane Watson will face the first ball. Amabati Rayudu is at the other end.
19:58 hrs IST: We are minutes away from the start!
19:42 hrs IST: We also wanted to bowl because it’s not likely to change much. We are playing with the same XI - MS Dhoni at the toss
19:38 hrs IST: Two changes for Mumbai Indians. “Pollard misses out, Duminy comes in for him. Fizz misses out too, Cutting comes in,” Rohit Sharma says at the toss
19:35 hrs IST: Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Jean-Paul Duminy, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah
Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Sam Billings, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(w/c), Dwayne Bravo, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir
19:31 hrs IST: Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and has chosen to field against MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings
19:25 hrs IST: We are minutes away from the toss! Sachin Tendulkar is present in the MI dug-out today.
19:20 hrs IST: The pitch has an even covering of grass, but it’s quite dry. Batting under lights, it may quicken up later, so the team winning the toss will look to chase - Michael Clarke says in his pitch analysis
19:10 hrs IST: The Rohit sharma-led defending champions have shown in previous editions that they can turn around late and do well. The MI fans would hope that the same happens in this edition also.
19:05 hrs IST: Chennai are currently on top of the table while Mumbai are lying at the bottom
19:00 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to the live coverage of today’s match
The shifting of games from their original home did not affect Chennai as they won their first match in Pune.
For Mumbai, to survive in the tournament, this is a must-win encounter. Mumbai batters have struggled in the tournament, barring Suryakumar Yadav.
Skipper Rohit Sharma has failed to fire in five of the six games and so is Kieron Pollard. But if Rohit, Pollard, Surya, Evin Lewis and Hardik Pandya fire in unison, Mumbai can set up or chase big totals. And coach Mahela Jayawardane would expect all to score heavily.
Save his match-winning 94 against Royal Challengers Banglore, Rohit has failed to get past 20 runs in five games. He would he hoping to turn the tables and get some runs under his belt.
Even in terms of bowling, MI have failed to perform as a unit. When one performed exceedingly well, he lacked support from the other end. The 20-year-old leggie Mayank Markande has been the find for MI and he has grabbed 10 wickets from six games.
But others like ‘death overs’ specialist Jasprit Bumrah and Bangladesh pacer Muztifizur Rahman have not lived up to the expectations. If the star-studded CSK batting line-up has to be restricted, the two will have to play their part to perfection.