IPL 2019: Rohit Sharma, Lasith Malinga help MI breach CSK fortress at Chepauk
Mumbai Indians registered their second win over Chennai Super Kings this season
The loss was Chennai’s first on their home ground after six matches in IPL 2019
MI toppled Delhi Capitals from the 2nd place in the points table with this result
It was touted as the El Classico of the IPL but the match ultimately turned out to be a one-sided affair as Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by 46 runs at the MA Chidambaram stadium to move up to second place in the points table and take one step closer to qualifying for the IPL 2019 playoffs.
Mumbai Indians rode on captain Rohit Sharma’s first fifty-plus score this season and superb bowling performances from Krunal Pandya and Lasith Malinga to defend 155 at Chepauk and register their second win over the defending champions this season.
This was also Chennai’s first defeat on their home ground after six matches in this edition.
Chennai Super Kings, who were without MS Dhoni in this game due to an illness, faltered in their run chase from the word go as they lost wickets at regular intervals on a slow and turning wicket and were eventually bowled out for 109 17.4 overs, their lowest score at this ground in IPL history.
Shane Watson (8) departed in the very first over and was followed by stand-in skipper Suresh Raina (2) soon after. Ambati Raytudu (0) flopped once again and so did Kedar Jadhav (6) and Dhruv Shorey (5) which ultimately led to their downfall.
Murali Vijay (38), Dwayne Bravo (20) and Mitchell Santner (16 not out) tried their best to get CSK closer to the target but departed in the process.
Lasith Malinga finished as the pick of the Mumbai bowlers with 4 wickets for 37 runs in 3.4 overs while Jasprit Bumrah and Krunal Pandya bagged two wickets each. Hardik Pandya and Anukul Roy also picked up a wicket each for the visitors
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