Indian Premier League, 2019

Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings - Match 15

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Date & Time: 03 April 2019

Chennai Super Kings 133/8

RR: 6.65 | Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by 37 runs

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Shane Watson c Kieron Pollard & b Lasith Malinga c Kieron Pollard & b Lasith Malinga 5610
Ambati Rayudu c Quinton de Kock (W) & b Jason Behrendorff c Quinton de Kock (W) & b Jason Behrendorff 0100
Suresh Raina c Kieron Pollard & b Jason Behrendorff c Kieron Pollard & b Jason Behrendorff 161521
Kedar Jadhav c Quinton de Kock (W) & b Lasith Malinga c Quinton de Kock (W) & b Lasith Malinga 585481
MS Dhoni c Suryakumar Yadav & b Hardik Pandya c Suryakumar Yadav & b Hardik Pandya 122100
Ravindra Jadeja c Quinton de Kock (W) & b Hardik Pandya c Quinton de Kock (W) & b Hardik Pandya 1200
Dwayne Bravo c Quinton de Kock (W) & b Lasith Malinga c Quinton de Kock (W) & b Lasith Malinga 8901
Deepak Chahar c Jasprit Bumrah & b Hardik Pandya c Jasprit Bumrah & b Hardik Pandya 7710
Shardul Thakur not out not out 12511
Mohit Sharma not out not out 0200
Imran Tahir
Extras 14 (b 0, lb 7, w 5, nb 2)
Total 133 (8 Wkts, 20.0 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
1-1 (Ambati Rayudu,0.4), 6-2 (Shane Watson,1.2), 33-3 (Suresh Raina,5), 87-4 (MS Dhoni,14.1), 89-5 (Ravindra Jadeja,14.4), 108-6 (Kedar Jadhav,17.1), 115-7 (Dwayne Bravo,17.5), 122-8 (Deepak Chahar,19.1),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Jason Behrendorff4 0 22 2 5.50
Lasith Malinga4 0 34 3 8.50
Hardik Pandya4 0 20 3 5.00
Jasprit Bumrah4 0 27 0 6.75
Rahul Chahar2 0 11 0 5.50
Krunal Pandya2 0 12 0 6.00

So a team which had never lost this season earns its first defeat. Courtesy Chennai's loss, Punjab move up the table to take the provisional pole position while Mumbai go up to 6th, sneaking past Rajasthan. Next stop? Delhi, who hosts Hyderabad. Join us for that game from the Kotla on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 8 pm local (1430 GMT). ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

HARDIK PANDYA HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH FOR HIS 8-BALL 25 AND 3/20. Feels humbled by the praises being showered on him and is happy to have contributed. On missing cricket, Hardik reminds us that he missed the game for around 7 months and he kept practicing during that time. Adds that it felt nice tonking the ball. Wants to dedicate this award to his family and friends. Stresses that his only focus is to play the Indian T20 League and make sure that India win the World Cup.

Victorious Mumbai skipper, Rohit Sharma, says that every game is important and after losing 2 games at the start, every match is even more important now. Does not want the headache of needing to win all the games towards the end. Praises his side for being on the money right from ball 1. On getting to 170, Sharma agrees that he did not think that was enough but it was a fighting total. During the break, he thought that if Mumbai could pick up early wickets, they could apply pressure and that is exactly what happened. On Behrendorff and Rahul Chahar, he praises the Aussie for leading the new-ball attack well, giving two wickets which were crucial. On Chahar, he feels sorry for him as the leggie was finding it tough to grip the wet ball and with Dhoni and Jadhav in the middle, he had to take Rahul off the attack and get seamers back on.

Kieron Pollard now comes up for a chat with Kevin Pietersen. Praises the Pandya brothers for doing consistently well. On his catch, he says that he always tries to make a difference at whatever opportunity. On his batting role, Pollard says that it varies according to different situations. On him not bowling, Kieron asks KP to ask that to Rohit Sharma. Says that Mumbai dwell on momentum. Observes that in all the games, they have batted well, scoring above 170. Hopes to take this momentum into the next game against Hyderabad. On Hardik Pandya's long hits, Pollard says that Hardik has a clear mind and hits the ball really hard. Hence, the team keeps encouraging him to keep batting the same way.

Chennai skipper, Mahendra Singh Dhoni says that quite a few things went wrong for them. Adds that they started well, were on top till the 12th-13th over but after that, the death bowling was not that great. Defends his bowlers as they are ones who rely more on yorkers and do not bowl back of a length. On the team meetings, MS says that they rarely have team meetings. Says further that one needs to assess which were the boundaries that could have been cut off in this game. On the change of momentum during the latter stage of the first innings, Dhoni feels that it does not matter and a team needs to start well with the bat during a run chase. On the upcoming game, MSD says that the pitch will have to be studied and also the fitness of some of the players as Bravo suffered a hamstring niggle in this match.

Mumbai sized up the pitch quite well. They had bowlers who could hit the deck hard and they prospered. Behrendorff struck early with his 2 scalps while Hardik Pandya provided the change in momentum, ripping through the middle order, taking 3 wickets. Towards the end, Malinga helped himself to a couple, finishing with 3 wickets overall.

Watch out for this guy - Jason Behrendorff. He made an impact for Australia against India in his debut T20I, getting Virat Kohli caught for a duck. Here, he made an impact on League debut, getting Rayudu in his opening over and then Raina later on. Being rocked at 33/3, Chennai looked for some stability and Dhoni and Jadhav provided that. But with the required rate mounting, the pressure eventually got to Dhoni and then, the side started to slip. Kedar Jadhav played a lone hand, scoring 58 but nothing much from the rest.

Supreme display of cricket by Mumbai to get to the century-mark in terms of wins. Not quite in the game for 14 overs but then superior quality exhibition in the next 26. Hardik and Pollard's explosion towards the end with the bat left Chennai gasping for breath and then they were choked further by some excellent fast bowling.

19.6
0
H Pandya to M Sharma, Wide outside off, another slash and a miss. MUMBAI WIN BY 37 RUNS AND REGISTER THEIR 100TH WIN IN THE INDIAN T20 LEAGUE!
19.5
0
H Pandya to M Sharma, Outside off, short in length, Mohit slashes but misses.
19.4
1
H Pandya to S Thakur, Chips this straight back over the bowler for a single.
19.3
4
H Pandya to S Thakur, FOUR! Beautiful shot again. Outside off, Thakur gives himself room to the leg side and punches it wide of mid off for a boundary!
19.2
6
H Pandya to S Thakur, SIX! Not a bad shot at all. A length ball, outside off, Thakur swings hard, gets a bit high on the bat and manages to clear long off.

Mohit Sharma walks in at number 10, replacing Chahar.

19.1
0
H Pandya to D Chahar, OUT! Caught. Third wicket for Hardik. A short ball, around middle, Chahar swings hard but does not hit the middle of the bat. Jasprit Bumrah keeps his eyes on the ball and runs to his left from fine leg, hanging on to a neat catch.

Hardik Pandya to bowl the final over. 3-0-9-2 so far.

18.6
1
J Bumrah to D Chahar, Pushes this through the covers for a run. Wicketless is Bumrah, but effective as well.
18.5
0
J Bumrah to D Chahar, Backs away to the leg side, a swing and a miss again.
18.4
0
J Bumrah to D Chahar, Outside off, a drive and a miss.
18.3
4
J Bumrah to D Chahar, FOUR! Nice shot. Outside off, Chahar leans and lofts it over cover for a boundary.
18.2
1
J Bumrah to S Thakur, On middle, pushed through mid on for a run.
18.1
1
J Bumrah to D Chahar, Down the leg side, helped fine for a single.
17.6
0
L Malinga to S Thakur, Full and around middle, pushed back to the bowler. 7 runs and 2 wickets from the over, Malinga finishes with figures of 4-0-34-3.

Shardul Thakur walks in next, at number 9, replacing Bravo.

17.5
0
L Malinga to D Bravo, OUT! Caught down the leg side! That is a delivery from Malinga of the old. Those slinging yorkers. Bravo departs, becoming Slinga's third victim. A firing yorker, outside leg, Bravo is opened up, as he looks to dig it out but all he gets is an inside edge behind. Normally, those run away to the boundary. But not if there is an obstruction named Quinton de Kock. He flings himself to his left acrobatically and takes a stunner. That should be the end of the chase now and Chennai might look at avoiding a massive loss and play out all the 20 overs.
17.4
6
L Malinga to D Bravo, SIX! CLUBBED! Bravo gets one into the stands. A length ball, Bravo swings it over mid-wicket for half a dozen!
17.3
0
L Malinga to D Bravo, That never arrived. A slow, slower, slowest, ultra-slowest ball from Malinga. Outside off, on a length, at 109.8 kph, Bravo reaches out to slap but is months early into the stroke and misses.
17.2
1
L Malinga to D Chahar, Works this down the leg side for a single.

Deepak Chahar walks in at number 8, replacing Jadhav.

17.1
0
L Malinga to K Jadhav, OUT! Caught behind! Another one in the coffin. Malinga has his second. A length ball, outside off, Jadhav swings hard but gets a thick outside edge behind. He does not go initially but then de Kock appeals along with the bowler and Tucker sends the batsman on the way. A valiant knock from Jadhav, ran out of partners, poor fellow.
16.6
0
J Bumrah to K Jadhav, Full and outside off, Jadhav swings hard but gets hit on the pads. The ball flies past de Kock towards third man. A leg bye taken.
16.5
1
J Bumrah to D Bravo, Another short ball, swung towards mid-wicket for a single.
16.4
0
J Bumrah to D Bravo, A short ball, around off, Bravo swings hard but misses.
16.3
1
J Bumrah to K Jadhav, Outside off, dabbed towards third man for a single.
16.2
0
J Bumrah to K Jadhav, Short and outside off, Kedar slashes hard but misses. The pitch has had something in it all evening for the quicker bowlers. Extra bounce on this occasion.
16.1
0
J Bumrah to K Jadhav, Full and down the leg side, Jadhav misses his flick and the ball goes off his pads to square leg. For some reason, they do not run.

STRATEGIC BREAK. Not Chennai's night, is it? They were on top till the 14th over of the first innings. Have been behind the eight-ball since. 66 needed from the last 4 overs and it will take a massive bit of a miracle. JASPRIT BUMRAH returns. 2-0-18-0 so far.

15.6
0
L Malinga to D Bravo, The batsman goes after a wide one but misses.
15.5
1
L Malinga to K Jadhav, Full and outside off, Jadhav looks to swing hard but gets a thick outside edge which flies past the keeper to third man. A single taken.
15.4
1
L Malinga to D Bravo, Full and on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.
15.3
1
L Malinga to K Jadhav, Full and way down the leg side, flicked very fine but so is Bumrah at the ropes. Just a single.
15.2
4
L Malinga to K Jadhav, FOUR! Just using the pace. Full and down the leg side, Jadhav flicks it behind square leg and the ball races away!
15.1
4
L Malinga to K Jadhav, FOUR! Off the outside edge! Outside off, Jadhav looks to drive but the ball moves away a touch, takes the outside edge and flies out of de Kock's reach to the third man fence.

LASITH MALINGA is back on. 2-0-16-1 so far.

14.6
0
H Pandya to D Bravo, FOUR LEG BYES! Too full and misdirected. Down the leg side, Bravo misses his flick and the ball goes off his pads to the fine leg fence. Just 7 runs and 2 wickets from the over.
14.6
0
H Pandya to D Bravo, WIDE. A wild bouncer down the leg side, left alone.
14.5
0
H Pandya to D Bravo, A short ball, around off, watchfully fended out.

Here comes Dwayne Bravo. Too late to make an impact, in our opinion...

14.4
0
H Pandya to R Jadeja, OUT! Caught behind! Second wicket in the over and the wheels seem to be coming off now. Jadeja backs away to the leg side and Hardik follows him with a short ball outside leg. Jadeja swings hard but gets a thick outside edge behind. De Kock dives spectacularly to his left and takes a wonderful catch.
14.3
1
H Pandya to K Jadhav, Short and outside off, Jadhav backs away and cuts it behind point. The ball races towards the fence but Jasprit Bumrah races to his right and covers excellent ground. Keeps the batsmen to a single, though a couple was on offer.