Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by 37 runs in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday. It was Hardik Pandya’s day against Chennai Super Kings as he first gave Mumbai Indians the much-needed impetus with the bat, in which hit 25 runs in 8 balls. Before he returned from the match, he also completed his job with the ball to win a crucial 37-run victory over the Wankhede stadium.
Chasing a score of 171, the CSK began went worse and the winning doors closed because he had lost both of his openers in the first two overs of the inning. Ambati Rayudu (0) was dismissed by Jason Behrendorff and Shane Watson (5) was dismissed by Lasith Malinga for the pavilion.
Suresh Raina and Kedar Jadhav added quick-fire 27 runs before Raina (16) was sent by Behrndorf to the pavilion, Kieron Pollard lofted a catch to dismiss the batsmen.
MS Dhoni came to bat at number five and he worked with Jadhav to calm down the proceedings. Jadhav had started putting up big but as soon as Dhoni tried to play a big hit, he gave a catch to Suryakumar Yadav on the ball of the Hardik Pandya.
The duo of CSK put up a 54-run partnership before Hardik Pandya provided a big wicket of Dhoni (12) to Mumbai. To look for major attacks against Mumbai, CSK captain did not perform well. Ravindra Jadeja (1) also failed to make an impression of best performance and he was sent back into the dugout in the over of Hardik.
Jadhav brought his own half-century while fighting a lone fight at the crease in the 16th over of the innings. While fighting a tough fight, Jadhav (58) was also dismissed on Malinga’s delivery.
Malinga and Hardik Pandya delivered their trademark yorkers by throwing the lower order batsmen, making sure that Mumbai’s win by 37 runs.
Earlier, Suryakumar Yadav and Kuralal Pandya scored a scintillating 59 and 42, respectively, to enable Mumbai Indians to score 170 runs at a loss of five wickets.