Mumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings by 46 runs on Friday in IPL-12. Mumbai has defeated Chennai this season for the second time. Earlier, in the match at the Wankhede stadium, Mumbai beat Chennai by 37 runs. Mumbai presented a challenge of 156 runs in the match played at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium.
In reply, Chennai’s team got stuck on 109 runs in 17.4 overs. This is the first defeat in their home in Chennai this season. With this victory, Mumbai has reached number two in the points table with 14 points. At the same, Chennai is at the top with points of 16 points in the points table.
The beginning of Chennai was very poor, so the team could not recover till the end. Chennai lost wickets at regular intervals. The poor condition of Chennai can be gauged from it that its seven batsmen could not even touch the double figures. Chennai’s Command Suresh Raina took over due to not being fit for regular captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Earlier, losing the toss
Mumbai was batting first, losing four wickets in 20 overs, set a score of 155 runs. Rohit Sharma (67), the highest run-getter for Mumbai, has scored. He hit six fours and three sixes in his 48-ball knock. This is Rohit’s first half-century in this season. Mumbai started poorly. Quinton de Kock returned to the pavilion in first wickets. Their wicket dropped on the team’s score of 24 runs.
Chennai won the toss and decided to bowl first. Chennai has made three changes in its team. Chennai replaced Murali Vijay, Mitchell Santner and Dhruv Shorey in the last eleven in place of Dhoni, Faf du Plessis, and Ravindra Jadeja. Another side, Mumbai made two changes in its team. Mumbai gave the chance to replace Ben Cutting and Mayank Markande with Evin Lewis and Anukul Roy. Roy had a debut match in the IPL.