CSK vs MI IPL 2021: Chennai Super Kings to 156/6 against Mumbai Indians Gaikwad hit 88* off 58 Balls
IPL 2021: CSK vs MI Latest Match updates: Ruturaj Gaikwad scored a fine half-century and remained unbeaten on 88 as he lifted Chennai Super Kings from the low of 24/4 to 156/6.
IPL 2021: Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK): Ruturaj Gaikwad hit his 6th IPL fifty and finished on 88 off 58 balls as CSK posted 156/6. Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult and Adam Milne picked up two wickets each.
Gaikwad added 81 runs with Ravindra Jadeja before Bumrah broke the partnership with Jadeja’s wicket. MI struck in the first over of the innings with Boult dismissing Faf du Plessis for a duck.
Then, Milne and Boult dismissed Moeen Ali and Suresh Raina in the next two overs to reduce CSK to 7/3. It later became 24/4 in the Powerplay with Milne getting MS Dhoni’s wicket. Effectively CSK are five down as Ambati Rayudu had to retire hurt after getting hit on the elbow. CSK won the toss and opted to bat against MI at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday.
CSK went ahead with du Plessis, Dwayne Bravo, Moeen Ali and Josh Hazlewood as their 4 overseas players. MI are without two of their star players – Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya – and West Indies captain Kieron Pollard is leading the team in his teammate’s absence.
The second half of this season of the Indian Premier League with CSK taking on MI in match 30 at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday. In the first-half of the tournament, CSK had been in supreme form and one of the teams to beat. MS Dhoni’s team is currently placed second on the points-table with two defeat.
Bumrah to Ruturaj Gaikwad, SIX, hey hey hey! This is audacious stuff. This is a world class bowler who is known for yorkers and you just can’t put your front foot across and play a sweep shot over backward square leg. What class from Ruturaj Gaikwad today.
Bumrah to Thakur, 1 run, very full, dug out to deep square leg and 150 up for CSK
Harsha Bhogle: What a turnaround for CSK. There is a lot of making up for Quinton de Kock. Remember it was 35-4 at that stage and Gaikwad was 19(24). He has played a stunning innings since.
Bumrah to Ruturaj Gaikwad, leg byes, 1 run, brilliant comeback from Bumrah. The yorker angled in, Gaikwad loses balance looking to dig it out because of Bumrah’s sharp incoming angle, the ball rolls to QdK
Bumrah to Ruturaj Gaikwad, FOUR, would you believe this? Bloke has played a text book front foot lofted cover drive in the final over of a T20 game when people usually lose shape looking swing hard. Bumrah overpitched the slower delivery in the slot and Gaikwad is picking those from the bowler’s hands
Shardul Thakur, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Bumrah to Dwayne Bravo, out Caught by Krunal Pandya!! Keep it simple on a sluggish pitch. Bowl back of a length and force the batter to do all the work. Bumrah also followed Bravo as he backed away to target the cover region, Bravo didn’t have the width to free his arms so he ended up splicing this to cover for a simple catch. A very important 8-ball 23 from DJ! Dwayne Bravo c Krunal Pandya b Bumrah 23(8) [6s-3]
Bumrah to Dwayne Bravo, THATS OUT!! Caught!!
Bumrah to Dwayne Bravo, 2 runs, oh he banged this short delivery into the wicket, rushed Bravo on the pull, sliced and luckily lands in the unmanned mid-off region. Ruturaj Gaikwad races back to get Bravo back on strike
Vinay: “Typical CSK: Start slowly and then go big. WHAT.A.FINISH!”
Bumrah to Dwayne Bravo, wide, dances around and tricks Bumrah into bowling a wide outside off stump. Cheeky from DJ
Jasprit Bumrah [3.0-0-19-1] is back into the attack
CSK were looking for something close to 140, but they have got 140 with an over to go. That was a poor last over from Boult, leaking 24 runs. CSK have scored 30 runs off the last 7 balls.