M41 : CSK almost out of play off race for the first time in IPL history, Surrender of Dhoni's men ahead of Mumbai
Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) surrendered completely to Mumbai Indians (MI) on Friday night in the 41st match of the 13th season of IPL. With this, Chennai can remain 'out' of the play-off race for the first time in the history of 13 years of IPL.
Chennai was on a 'do or die' campaign, but Chennai's dismal performance continued. First in Sharjah, Mumbai stopped him for 114/9 and the easy target of victory was defeated by 10 wickets in 12.2 overs without losing wickets (116/0). Chennai lost by 10 wickets for the first time in the history of IPL.
The story of Chennai Super Kings did not change in the current IPL. He had to face another defeat. It was his 8th defeat and he gave a deep shock to his fans by staying at the bottom of the points table. Mumbai was defeated by Chennai in the inaugural match of the current season, but this time it was the turn of the four-time champions Mumbai.
Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, won the 7th. She has reached the top with 14 points from 10 matches. Delhi Capitals (DC) also have 14 points from 10 matches, but Mumbai is on top based on better run rate.
Chennai Super Kings 'OUT'
Chennai's team reached the play-off whenever played in the IPL before this, but this time it could not do any work. He is a three-time winner and a five-time runner-up, but this time he has only 6 points from 11 matches. That is, even after winning the next 3 matches, his total will remain 12 points. In such a situation, she cannot expect to reach the play-off race.
In the absence of Rohit Sharma, the opening pair of Quinton De Kock (46 not out) and Ishaan Kishan (68 not out, 37 balls, 5 sixes, 6 fours) came out to chase the target of 115 runs for Mumbai. Both achieved the target easily. Ishaan Kishan completed his half-century in 29 balls.
Ishaan Kishan's quick innings
In reply, Mumbai without Rohit Sharma reached the target without any loss in 12.2 overs. Quinton De Kock scored 46 runs in 37 balls with the help of 5 fours and 2 sixes, while Ishaan added 68 runs in 37 balls, including 5 sixes and 6 fours. Kieron Pollard took over the place of Rohit, a victim of hamstring injury.
Chennai's 114 for 9 wickets
Chennai Super Kings scored 114 for nine in the Indian Premier League match against Mumbai Indians. No batsman could run for Chennai except Sam Curran (52). At the same time, Trent Boult took four wickets for Mumbai.
Such was the performance from Chennai - Rituraj Gaikwad (0), Ambati Rayudu (2), N.K. Jagadeeshan (0), Faf Du Plessis (1), Ravindra Jadeja (7), MS Dhoni (16), Deepar Chahar (0) and Shardul Thakur (11) kept returning cheaply. In the end, Sam Curran and Imran Tahir (13 not out) added 43 runs to take the score to 114.
Five wickets fell in the power play
On being sent to bat first, Chennai lost five wickets within the power play. Out of these, Bolt took three and Bumrah took two wickets. Mahendra Singh Dhoni's team could not overcome these initial tremors. If Sam Curran had not scored 52, Chennai would not have reached the score of 114 for nine.
Curran played 52 of 47 balls with the help of two sixes and four fours. He bowled the last ball of the match and became Bolt's fourth victim. Bolt took four wickets for 18 runs. He gave 13 runs in his last over, i.e. only five runs in the first three overs. Bumrah took two for 25 and leg-spinner Rahul Chahar took two wickets for 22 runs.