CSK skipper MS Dhoni won the toss and opted to field first. While it seemed like a bad decision to bowl first as the batters were charging all the bowlers, it soon turned to be a right choice as the quickly got few wickets in some consecutive overs soon after the powerplay which totally halted the proceedings for MI. Tushar Despande, Ravindra Jadeja were at their absolute best which helped them restrict the five time IPL champions to just 157 runs.
CSK, in the chase, lost an early wicket but made an impact right at the start as Ruturaj Gaikwad (40*) showed his class from one end while Ajinkya Rahane (61) went all guns blazing at the Wankhede stadium. Rahane struck at the strike rate of 225 which included seven fours and three sixes. Furthermore, Shivam Dube (28) and Ambati Rayudu (20) also contributed valuable runs which helped the four time IPL winners to chase down the score in just 18.1 overs.
With bat for MI in the first innings, Ishan Kishan (32), Tim David (31), Tilak Verma (22) and Rohit Sharma (21) were the only batters to score runs. None of the other batters showed intent to survive and score few more runs for the home side.
In the first innings with the ball, Ravindra Jadeja picked three wickets while two wickets each were also grabbed by Tushar Despande and Mitchell Santner. Along with them, Sisanda Magala also plucked a wicket.
For MI, one wicket each was taken by Kumar Kartikeya, Piyush Chawla and Jason Behrendorff.
Ravindra Jadeja was adjudged Man of the Match for his brilliant bowling show. Following this win, CSK have won their second game in a row and now are sitting on fourth position on points table.
Mumbai Indians: 157/8, Overs 20, Ishan Kishan 32, Ravindra Jadeja 3/20
Chennai Super Kings: 159/3, Overs 18.1, Ajinkya Rahane 61, Kumar Kartikeya 1/24