After winning the toss, Ravindra Jadeja asked the five-time IPL winners to bat first. The decision worked as Mukesh Choudhary got CSK a dream start as both the openers got out for a duck in the first over itself.
Mumbai Indians got in deep trouble straightaway and needed a gentle partnership to bring them back in the game. Suryakumar Yadav (32) once again played a valuable inning and got MI back in-game. Tilak Verma (51) also helped the Mumbai based team get a strong total on board. His half-century included three 4’s and two 6’s. Debutant Hritik Shokeen (25) along with Kieron Pollard (15) tried their best to score heavy runs in the death overs but it was Jaydev Unadkat (19) who hammered a six and a four, in the end, to take Mumbai Indians to 155-7 in 20 overs.
Chasing 156, CSK also had a poor start to their inning as Ruturaj Gaikwad got out for a golden duck. Robin Uthappa (30) managed the inning in the powerplay and also hit regular boundaries as well. With two 4’s and two 6’s, Robin was well settled to take CSK home. Along with him, Ambati Rayudu (40) also played his part as the duo added 50 runs of partnership before Uthappa lost his wicket in the ninth over. CSK recovered from the early disaster but later on once again the yellow army kept losing wickets at regular intervals. But the climax was yet to be written, CSK fans got served with some MSD special at the D.Y. Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai. The maestro of the death overs, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (28*) smashed 16 runs in the last over to win it for CSK. With a strike rate of 215.38, the legend got CSK’s second win of the season.
Mukesh Choudhary scalped three wickets in three overs that too in the powerplay which totally got CSK on the front foot. Dwayne Bravo also got two wickets and Mitchell Santner, along with Maheesh Theekshana, managed to get one wicket each. For MI, Daniel Sams picket four wickets in his quota of four overs. Unadkat got two wickets and along with him, Meredith took one.
Choudhary was also named the Man of the Match for his brilliant bowling performance for CSK. The young lad got rid of Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan in the first over itself which straightaway set the tone of the match. With this win, CSK gets to four points now in seven games.
Mumbai Indians: 155/7, Overs 20, Tilak Verma 51*, Mukesh Choudhary 3/19
Chennai Super Kings: 156/7, Overs 20, Ambati Rayudu 40, Daniel Sams 4/30