Indian Premier League, 2019

Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings - Qualifier 1

Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Date & Time: 07 May 2019

Mumbai Indians 132/4

RR: 7.13 | Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by 6 wickets

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We are done with Qualifier 1. Yet another one-sided affair in El Clasico with Mumbai running all over Chennai. On Wednesday, Delhi and Hyderabad will clash in the Eliminator and the winner of that contest will face Chennai in Qualifier 2 on Friday. Do join us at 1930 local (1400 GMT) for all the action. Cheers!

Man of the Match, Suryakumar Yadav is all smiles and says that it was very important for someone in the top three to bat through with the pitch on the slower side and assisting spinners. Adds that he just wanted to play down the ground and focus more on singles and doubles and finding the gaps. Tells that the plan was that someone from the top order will have to stay till the end as it won't be easy for the batsmen coming in later.

Mumbai skipper, Rohit Sharma says that it was a great effort and a great feeling that they will be playing the final. Also talks about the break they will be having. He is very happy with the performance as well. Adds that they have the bowlers to restrict Chennai and have the confidence in his batters to do the job. Mentions about the bowling unit for coming in quite nicely and exploiting the conditions. Praises Jayant Yadav and calls him a quality bowler and given that he is a finger spinner, they knew he can extract extra spin and bounce. Shares that they had plans for everything and is happy to execute perfectly. Credits his bowlers again for restricting Chennai to a low total. On Suryakumar Yadav's batting, Rohit replies that he is one of the better batsmen for them against spinners and they knew about the spin threat that Chennai possess. Feels it was a perfect pitch for SKY to come good. On beating Chennai quite often in Chennai, he tells that they have a balanced squad for all conditions and that's the key for their success.

Ishan Kishan is up for a chat. Says that his plan was to rotate the strike as Yadav was in good form. Adds that to build the partnership was the plan and they did really well. Mentions that they had good batsmen at the back and wanted to take it deep and be positive. Admits that the wicket was not easy as it was spinning a lot but he and SKY have batted on such surfaces a lot in domestic cricket. Tells that they wanted to be positive against Tahir and not be overcautious. Says that it's a good feeling to be in the final and is happy that they will get a couple of days' rest.

Chennai skipper, MS Dhoni smiles and says that somebody has to lose. Nothing went their way, he adds. Feels that they had to assess the conditions given they have played quite a few games here but they didn't plan accordingly and admits that the batting needs to get better. Mentions that on an off they have done better with the bat. Wants them to be more clever with the shot selection and hopes to do better in the next game. States that they tried hard with the ball but feels they could have bowled slightly better. Rues the fact that they didn't have enough runs on the board and calls it an off game for them. Is happy that they will have one more chance to get into the final.

Dhoni won the toss but Rohit sized the pitch better. His bowlers did not allow the Men In Yellow to score freely and then with the bat, Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan's 80-run stand put Chennai on the back foot. Surya was in good touch but it was Kishan's knock which took Chennai aback. He counter-attacked Tahir and Harbhajan and the fielding side could not recover. Jadeja, Harbhajan and Tahir did bowl well, with combined figures of 12-0-76-3 but they could never really put pressure on Mumbai's middle order.

Pardon my poor memory, but don't remember a single season where Mumbai have literally cruised through almost the entire tournament. And the reason for their cruise is that they took the best team - or the supposed best team on by the horns and came out triumphant. Third meeting against Chennai and all three games have been resounding one-sided wins. Here, it was no different.

Number 1 in the league stage. Number 1 to reach the final. Oh Mumbai, probably the best season ever for you is unfolding.

18.3
1
D Chahar to S Yadav, Here it is... MUMBAI WIN BY 6 WICKETS! Short in length around off, Suryakumar pulls it behind square leg for the winning run. The blue team is through and this will be their fifth appearance in the final. What a consistent team!
18.2
4
D Chahar to S Yadav, FOUR! Cleverly done! SKY is a master of this shot. He just loves playing fancy shots behind the wickets. Back of a length ball angling into him, Yadav gets across the stumps and spoons it over the keeper for a boundary.
18.1
1
D Chahar to H Pandya, An off pace delivery, short and outside off, Hardik doesn't get hold of his pull shot and forces it down to long on for a run.

Deepak Chahar to bowl now...

17.6
0
R Jadeja to S Yadav, Play and a miss! Jadeja hurls in a quicker one outside off, Suryakumar flashes and misses.
17.5
0
R Jadeja to S Yadav, Flat again, on off, spinning away, Yadav taps it down towards backward point and Hardik wants a run. He is sent back.
17.4
0
R Jadeja to S Yadav, The batsman defends it from within the crease.
17.3
0
R Jadeja to S Yadav, Well stopped, du Plessis. Still giving it all. Short and wide outside off, cut through point where Faf makes a diving stop to his right.
17.2
0
R Jadeja to S Yadav, Fires in a full ball on middle, SKY defends it off his front foot to the off side.
17.1
1
R Jadeja to H Pandya, Shortish and flat on off, Pandya goes back and powers it down to long on for a single.
16.6
1
D Bravo to H Pandya, A low dipping full toss on off, Pandya flicks it on the leg side towards mid-wicket where Watson gets down low to stop it with one hand. They complete a run. 7 more needed.
16.5
2
D Bravo to H Pandya, Fuller and on middle, drilled straight down the ground and returned for the second run.
16.4
2
D Bravo to H Pandya, In the air... in the air... DROPS SAFELY! A slower ball by Bravo, fuller in length around off, Pandya tries to pump it over long on but gets more height than distance. Du Plessis rushes forward and across from long on but fails to reach it in time. They take a couple of runs.
16.3
1
D Bravo to S Yadav, Driven towards the mid on region. They pick up a single.
16.2
2
D Bravo to S Yadav, Good fielding by du Plessis. A slow full toss on off, Yadav picks it and delays his shot a bit. He then heaves it over wide mid on and du Plessis in the deep does well to stop the ball before the fence. Saves two but it seems that he has hurt his hamstring. Nothing to worry though.
16.1
1
D Bravo to H Pandya, Full in length on off, angling in, Hardik shuffles across the stumps to go hard at it but only manages to hit it down to long on for a run.

Strategic break. 16 more needed in 4 overs. Mumbai have this in the bag in spite of Chennai bowling really well in the last few overs. They just don't have enough runs on the board to pressurize the blue team. Dwayne Bravo is back on...

15.6
1
I Tahir to H Pandya, Flighted and on middle, Hardik brings down a straight bat and forces it down to long on for a run. 8 from the over!
15.5
0
I Tahir to H Pandya, A googly by Tahir, not picked by Hardik. He tries to drive but it takes the inside half and rolls back to the bowler.
15.4
4
I Tahir to H Pandya, FOUR! Exceptionally played! Floated delivery, landing full around leg, Pandya doesn't go hard at it and plays a controlled paddle sweep fine down the leg side for a boundary.
15.3
0
I Tahir to H Pandya, Presses forward to a full ball and drives it back to the bowler.
15.2
1
I Tahir to S Yadav, Loopy and full on off, Pandya drives it off his front foot to long off for one.
15.1
2
I Tahir to S Yadav, No hat-trick for Tahir! Delivers it short and wide outside off, Yadav cuts it through point and returns for the second run.

Tahir on a hat-trick...

14.6
0
R Jadeja to H Pandya, Full and flat on off, fired in by Jadeja, Pandya defends it back.
14.5
1
R Jadeja to S Yadav, Driven through mid on by the batsman. They pick up a single.
14.4
2
R Jadeja to S Yadav, Serves it short and outside off, SKY cuts it through point and picks up a brace.
14.3
0
R Jadeja to S Yadav, Beaten! Once again Jadeja gets one delivery to rip past the outside edge of Surya's bat.
14.2
0
R Jadeja to S Yadav, Goes back to a short ball and punches it to covers.
14.1
4
R Jadeja to S Yadav, DROPPED! Almost a team hat-trick for Chennai! Jadeja delivers a flatter delivery on off, Yadav leans forward to defend but it takes the outside edge and hurries behind to first slip. Watson sticks his left hand out but it brushes his fingers and speeds behind for a FOUR!

Hardik Pandya walks in at number 6, replacing Krunal.

13.6
0
I Tahir to K Pandya, OUT! It is a clean catch and Tahir indeed has two in two. A full ball outside off, Krunal looked to hit it back but while doing so, the bat hit the ground and the ball lobbed off the bottom of the bat back to the bowler. Tahir collected and ran towards the umpire in an appeal who chatted with his colleague and then signalled towards the third umpire. Replays confirm that Krunal can continue walking as he had already started his trot once the umpires referred it upstairs...

Is that a caught and bowled first ball? Tahir has almost run into the umpire in an appeal but Llong calms him down. He walks across to his partner and then refers it upstairs, with the soft signal as OUT. Krunal is walking off as well. But the umpires are still checking...

Krunal Pandya walks in at number 5, replacing Kishan.

13.5
0
I Tahir to I Kishan, OUT! Bowled 'em! A wicket against the run of play and Tahir is up and running in celebration. A skidder from Tahir at 95.6 kph, Kishan walks down the track and tries to pull it after that but it goes right through him and pegs the off stump back. The 80-run stand has been broken but that has put Mumbai in the driver's seat. Only 31 more needed off 37 balls.
13.4
0
I Tahir to I Kishan, Goes back and punches it towards the bowler.
13.3
1
I Tahir to S Yadav, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. They pick up a single.
13.2
4
I Tahir to S Yadav, FOUR! 7th League fifty for Suryakumar Yadav. Floated leg spinner outside off, Yadav strides forward and then opens the face of the bat late to play it wide of backward point. A boundary results and Yadav reaches his half century. Well batted young man.
13.1
0
I Tahir to S Yadav, Quicker and on middle, played to mid-wicket.
13.1
0
I Tahir to I Kishan, Four wides! Tahir starts by bowling it down the leg side, the batsman fails to get any bat on it and Dhoni has no chance of collecting it. Harbhajan chases it from short fine leg and slides near the fence to pull it back. The poor man then gets up, picks the ball and returns the throw as no one ran behind him to assist. Hmm... The batsmen take three.

Imran Tahir is back on.

12.6
4
R Jadeja to S Yadav, FOUR! Smartly played! Quicker and flatter one, a touch shorter too, SKY stays back and plays it really late to get it away from first slip. Nice timing and it screams away to the fence at third man. 40 more needed.
12.5
1
R Jadeja to I Kishan, Lets the ball spin back in and works it in front of square leg for a single.
12.4
1
R Jadeja to S Yadav, Strides forward and drives it towards cover-point for one.
12.3
0
R Jadeja to S Yadav, Flatter and fuller on middle, pushed back to the bowler.
12.2
0
R Jadeja to I Kishan, Jumps out of the crease to play the flick shot again but once more misses. Lucky to get hit on the pads, otherwise he would have been stumped.
12.1
0
R Jadeja to I Kishan, Big spin down the leg side, Kishan tries to flick but misses and is hit on the pads.

Ravindra Jadeja is back on.

11.6
1
H Singh to I Kishan, Full and flighted outside off, Kishan fetches it from out there and slog sweeps it down to wide long on. One more run added to the total. 47 needed off 48 balls.
11.5
1
H Singh to S Yadav, Flicks it with the spin through square leg for a single.

Stoppage in play! Ishan Kishan has gone down and it seems that he has pulled up a muscle. Could be hamstring.

11.4
1
H Singh to I Kishan, Width on offer outside off, Kishan plays it late and guides it wide of Raina at second slip for a run.
11.3
0
H Singh to I Kishan, Stifled appeal for an lbw! Flighted and around off, Kishan tries to flick but misses and they appeal. The impact is outside off.
11.2
0
H Singh to I Kishan, Mishit! Flatter and shorter outside off, Kishan bottom edges his attempted square cut. It goes behind and one of the two slip fielders stop it.

Meanwhile, the Sanjay-Fleming chat continues. On being asked about persisting with Watson, Flemo says that Watto is a big-match player. Same like Vijay. Also stresses that it is important to persist with great and consistent players as they have won games for them in the past. Informs that KEDAR JADHAV HAS BEEN RULED OUT OF THE TOURNAMENT. On how this game can turn around, Stephen says that probably Imran Tahir could be a game-changer with a few dots.

11.1
2
H Singh to I Kishan, Short in length outside off, Kishan rocks back and punches it to sweeper cover for a couple of runs.

Bhajji returns.

10.6
1
I Tahir to I Kishan, Full and flighted outside off, driven through mid off for a run. 11 from the over, easy going for Mumbai.
10.5
1
I Tahir to S Yadav, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. They pick up a single.
10.4
4
I Tahir to S Yadav, FOUR! Wow, every batsman is mastering this shot now where you swing the bat more like a helicopter. Tahir is very full with his length and it's right in the half for the batsman yet again. SKY shows his skill and bludgeons it through wide mid on. Vijay tries his best by running across to his right from long on, slides but the ball goes past him.
10.3
4
I Tahir to S Yadav, FOUR! Easy pickings! A full toss on middle, Suryakumar accepts the gift gleefully and whips it over mid-wicket for a boundary.

Stephen Fleming has a chat with Sanjay Manjrekar. The Kiwi says that it is a real crucial time and stresses the need for wickets. Reckons that the game is in the balance. Wishes that the team had scored another 10 extra runs with the bat but feels that a couple of wickets can still turn the game. Admits that the Powerplay with the bat was a poor one and losing Shane Watson on the final ball of that phase was a setback. Agrees that Chennai are behind the game and says that the team will have to find something special to change things.

10.2
0
I Tahir to S Yadav, Howzzat? Not given. Probably a top spinner. Landing full around leg and going straight on. Yadav fails to flick and is hit on the pads. They appeal but that's always missing leg.
10.1
1
I Tahir to I Kishan, Loopy and full outside off, Ishan goes down for a slog sweep but mistimes it down to long on for a run.
9.6
1
D Bravo to I Kishan, On a length and around off, Kishan winds up for a shot across the line but ends up clubbing it down to long on for a single. 10 from the over, 63 needed off 60 balls.
9.5
1
D Bravo to S Yadav, Well played! A yorker outside off, Yadav squeezes it out down to third man and takes a single.
9.4
1
D Bravo to I Kishan, Pitches it up and around off, Kishan drives it straight down the ground and by the time mid off gets to the ball, they take a run.
9.3
1
D Bravo to S Yadav, Angles in a length ball on middle, Yadav gets across the stumps and flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
9.2
4
D Bravo to S Yadav, FOUR! FANTASTIC! Such good timing. A length ball, outside off, Surya drives this on the up, through the covers. Deepak Chahar dives to his left from mid off but in vain.
9.1
2
D Bravo to S Yadav, Full and down the leg side, flicked through square leg for a couple.

STRATEGIC BREAK. Interesting stage set. Mumbai can be considered as cruising but a wicket or two can set the cat free amongst the pigeons. The pitch is turning square but it is also true that Mumbai have better batsmen against spin as compared to Chennai.

8.6
1
I Tahir to S Yadav, Full and outside off, Yadav drives it on the up through extra cover for one. 5 from Tahir's first over.
8.5
1
I Tahir to I Kishan, Slower and fuller outside off, at 84 kph, Kishan presses forward and drives it to long off for a run.
8.4
1
I Tahir to S Yadav, A little short in length on middle at 87 kph, Yadav hangs back and muscles it over wide mid on. Takes a single, wants the second but it's not available.
8.3
0
I Tahir to S Yadav, Tossed up and wide outside off, spinning away, Yadav reaches out for it and hits it towards backward point.
8.2
1
I Tahir to I Kishan, Floated one, landing a touch short on middle, Kishan moves back and eases it with the spin through square leg for a single.
8.1
1
I Tahir to S Yadav, Flighted ball on middle, helped on the leg side through mid-wicket for a run.

Time for some leg spin. Imran Tahir to roll his arm with a slip in place...

7.6
0
D Bravo to I Kishan, Angling away from the batsman, on a length, Kishan defends it from the back foot towards the bowler.
7.5
1
D Bravo to S Yadav, Knocks a full ball down to long on and rotates the strike.
7.4
1
D Bravo to I Kishan, A cutter, around off and moving away, Kishan steers it through backward point for a single.
7.3
2
D Bravo to I Kishan, A low dipping full toss around leg, Kishan gets down on one knee and sweeps it towards long leg for two. Bravo for some reason decided to appeal but it came from the bat.
7.2
1
D Bravo to S Yadav, Lands it on a length around middle, Yadav helps it through mid-wicket for a run.
7.1
1
D Bravo to I Kishan, Starts with a fuller length ball wide outside off, Kishan drives it square of the wicket on the off side and takes a single.

Dwayne Bravo to bowl now.

6.6
0
R Jadeja to S Yadav, Ripper! Sharp turn to end the over. Tossed up outside off, Surya looks to defend but the ball spins away past the outside edge.
6.5
2
R Jadeja to S Yadav, Floated outside off, worked through mid-wicket for a couple.
6.4
1
R Jadeja to I Kishan, Tucks it past that man at short mid-wicket for a run now.
6.3
0
R Jadeja to I Kishan, Around off, spinning in, worked straight to short mid-wicket.
6.2
1
R Jadeja to S Yadav, Comes down the track and flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
6.1
0
R Jadeja to S Yadav, Landed outside off, pushed towards point.

Ravindra Jadeja is into the attack.

5.6
6
H Singh to I Kishan, SIX! Boom! Kishan has sent this one packing over mid-wicket. Lovely extension of his arms as he kneels down to play that shot. He goes against the spin but nails it handsomely. 22 from the last two overs and Mumbai have managed to score 44 in the Powerplay, 12 more than Chennai at this stage.
5.5
0
H Singh to I Kishan, Tossed up ball on off, tapped down with the spin to point.
5.4
4
H Singh to I Kishan, EDGY FOUR! Flighted off spinner landing full on off Kishan steps out for a big shot but it turns away to take a fat outside edge. Watson flies to his left at first slip but it goes wide of him and speeds behind. Bravo gives the chase in the deep, tries to flick it in but misses and it makes connection with the rope.
5.3
0
H Singh to I Kishan, Beaten! An off spinning delivery from around off, Kishan lunges to defend but it curves away to beat the outside edge.
5.2
1
H Singh to S Yadav, Helps it with the spin through backward square leg and takes a single.
5.1
0
H Singh to S Yadav, Tossed up ball around leg, Yadav helps it off his pads to mid-wicket.
4.6
0
D Chahar to I Kishan, Kishan has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 11 from the penultimate over of the Powerplay.
4.5
2
D Chahar to I Kishan, Back of a length ball on middle, pulled through square leg and Tahir ran across to his right from fine leg. Stopped the ball and the batsmen take a couple.
4.4
1
D Chahar to S Yadav, The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.
4.3
4
D Chahar to S Yadav, DROPPED BY VIJAY! FOUR! A good attempt though. Should have been taken after he got his hands to it. Back of a length delivery outside off, Suryakumar stays back to power it over the infield on the leg side but fails to get enough elevation. It goes flying to the right of mid on where Vijay stretches his hands out but it bursts through and races behind for a boundary. Chahar is not amused.
4.2
4
D Chahar to S Yadav, FOUR! Easily done. Chahar errs in his line and delivers a length ball down the leg side, Suryakumar picks it up off his pads and tickles it fine down the leg side for a boundary.
4.1
0
D Chahar to S Yadav, On a length and angling back into the batsman, Suryakumar sticks inside the crease and pushes it back to the bowler. Chahar does well to stop it to his left.
3.6
0
H Singh to I Kishan, Almost a run out! Full and outside off, Ishan drives it towards cover and initially calls for the single. Surya responds but then Kishan stops. Jadeja quickly gets across from cover to his left and wants to have a shy but then realizes that there is no one backing up at the bowler's end. 2 runs and a wicket from Harbhajan's second.
3.5
0
H Singh to I Kishan, Outside off, turning away, Kishan taps it towards short third man but Shane Watson dives from first slip to his left to stop the ball.
3.4
0
H Singh to I Kishan, Full and around off, watchfully pushed towards cover.
3.3
1
H Singh to S Yadav, Around middle and off, Yadav walks across and tucks it through square leg for a single.

Ishan Kishan is the new batsman. He is known to play spin well and Mumbai need him to fire this evening.

3.2
0
H Singh to de Kock, OUT! A wicket well planned by Harbhajan Singh! Brilliant field setting from MS Dhoni. So good when the plan works out superbly. Bhajji has his arms up in celebration. Even before the ball is delivered, de Kock premeditates his movement by moving back. Harbhajan watches it and then delivers a flighted full ball in the line of the stumps. Quinton thinks he has outfoxed the bowler there as he gets enough room to play his favoured inside-out shot. But what the South African has not realized is that he has walked straight into the trap. His stroke rather than going over covers has gone a lot straighter and his countryman, Faf du Plessis immediately moves across to his right from wide long off to catch the ball safely. Both the Mumbai in-form openers are back in the hut without providing a good start. What a game to flop!
3.1
1
H Singh to S Yadav, In the air... SAFE! Tossed up ball on middle, stopping a bit onto the batsman as it spins back in, Yadav flicks it in the air towards mid-wicket and takes a single.
2.6
0
D Chahar to de Kock, Width on offer outside off, de Kock once again fails to pierce the off side field with his square cut. Just 5 from the over, Mumbai are 20/1, needing 112 off 102 balls.
2.5
0
D Chahar to de Kock, Short in length and outside off, pulled down to mid on.

Deep mid-wicket and fine leg in place, standing a bit squarer. The off side field is up. There is a gully and short third man too. Interesting from MS Dhoni.

2.4
4
D Chahar to de Kock, FOUR! Lovely use of the wrists. Chahar bowls according to his field but it's the sheer class of this batsman. Quinton fetches a length ball from outside off and turns it behind square leg for a boundary.
2.3
0
D Chahar to de Kock, Delivers this one in the line of the stumps, de Kock defends it close to his body and keeps it out off the inner half of his bat.
2.2
0
D Chahar to de Kock, Fails to find the gap. Back of a length delivery outside off, plenty of room there, de Kock flat-bats it through the line but finds Jadeja at backward point.
2.1
1
D Chahar to S Yadav, Good length delivery sliding down the leg side, Yadav flicks it off his pads and it goes straight to Harbhajan Singh at deep backward square leg. One run added to the total.
1.6
0
H Singh to de Kock, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. No run to end the over.
1.5
0
H Singh to de Kock, Beaten! Loopy off spinner landing full on off, de Kock tries to slog sweep but it turns at the last moment to beat the bat.
1.4
4
H Singh to de Kock, FOUR! Well played! Although it was a shade risky. Shortish and on off, skidding back in, de Kock camps back and plays a late cut shot. It goes very closely past first slip and runs away to the fence at third man.
1.4
0
H Singh to de Kock, Three wides! Harbhajan fires this one down the leg side, de Kock tries to work it on the leg side but misses. Dhoni also fails to collect and they cross a couple of times.
1.3
0
H Singh to de Kock, Fullish and on off, driven off the front foot to covers once more.
1.2
0
H Singh to de Kock, Tossed up ball close to off stump, de Kock drives it off his front foot to covers again.
1.1
0
H Singh to de Kock, Flighted and full outside off, de Kock leans forward and pushes it to covers.

No brainer. Harbhajan Singh to operate from the other end and he has a southpaw in Quinton de Kock to bowl at...

0.6
4
D Chahar to S Yadav, UPPISH... SAFE... FOUR! Risky way to get off the mark, SKY! Chahar delivers a shortish length ball outside off, Yadav camps back to slap it square of the wicket on the off side but it takes the outside edge and flies wide of first slip and a diving short third man fielder for a boundary. End of an eventful first over by Chahar.
0.5
0
D Chahar to S Yadav, Pitches this one up and outside off, Yadav leans into the drive but finds the mid off fielder.
0.4
0
D Chahar to S Yadav, Angles in a length ball on middle and off, Suryakumar gets behind the line and defends it to mid-wicket.
0.3
0
D Chahar to S Yadav, Shortish and on off, an out-swinger, defended off the back foot by Yadav.

Suryakumar Yadav is the number 3 batsman.

0.2
0
D Chahar to R Sharma, OUT! It's hitting the top of the leg stump and Rohit Sharma has to depart. He averages around 14 in the playoffs and bags yet another low score. Perfect delivery by Chahar after conceding a boundary first ball. He hits a length ball around leg and gets it to straighten from there. Sharma is caught inside the crease trying to work it on the leg side. He misses the ball completely and is hit flush on the back pad. The appeal is made and the finger goes up. Rohit takes the DRS after having a chat with de Kock but the replays confirm that Mumbai have suffered an early blow.

Shout for an lbw! The finger has gone up and Rohit takes the referral after consulting his partner. Looks close...

0.1
4
D Chahar to R Sharma, FOUR! This is how you begin your chase! A perfectly timed back foot punch from the bat of skipper Rohit Sharma. Back of a length delivery outside off, Sharma gets off the mark with a thumping shot through the line. Right in the gap at covers and away she runs to the fence.

Back for the run chase. Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock are the Mumbai openers. They have provided solid starts so far this season and the blue team will be hoping for the same in this crunch encounter. Deepak Chahar to begin proceedings as always. A wide slip in place. Let's play...