The most awaited battle between Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) has started the 2nd phase proceeding of IPL 2021 at Dubai International Stadium. CSK has won the game by 20 runs against MI – let’s get into more details of the game, CSK Won The 1st Battle
Playing 11 of Both sides:
Mumbai Indians: Quinton de Kock(w), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Kieron Pollard(c), Saurabh Tiwary, Krunal Pandya, Adam Milne, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult
Chennai Super Kings: Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood
CSK Won the Toss elected to Bat First Against MI
It was expected that CSK would start their innings high – but unfortunately, it went the other way. Wickets were started tumbling as the MI start bowler Boult picked the 1st wicket of Faf du Plessis. And after his wicket, Ali and Rayudu had to depart for a duck.
Even the main guns Raina and skipper Dhoni had to depart for a single-digit. Now it was all on the standing batsmen’s Gaikwad and Jadeja. Both the players have stood strong and steadily built the score for their franchise.
At the start of the 1st innings, fans have expected that CSK would end up below 100 – But after the heroics from Gaikwad, CSK have managed to post a challenging post of 156-6 in 20 overs.
Despite the absence of Rohit and Hardik – MI had a very strong batting line-up and it was expected that they would easily chase the total. But CSK has made a great comeback – Their mainstream bowlers Hazlewood and Thakur picked a wicket each.
Bravo has picked the 3 wickets of Ishan Kishan, Milne, Chahar, and Chahar have picked up 2 wickets. It was absolutely a pure class performance from the CSK fielders and their bowling unit.
After the win, CSK is standing at the top of the table with 6 wins out of 8 games and with an NRR of +1.223. On the other hand, MI is at the 4th position with 4 wins out of 8 games with an NRR of -0.071.