It was a great even game between the hosts Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. In the end it was thrilling contest where couple of performances from both teams were notable ones. In the end CSK hold on their nerves to win the game by 6 wickets and break the oppostion’s home record and register thier first victory at this ground. Sportz Wiki brings you a special analysis of the MI-CSK game held at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.

The Match Stake:

After winning the toss CSK put KXIP into bat on a surface which was slower than last game. MI got off to a decent start but lost Gautam’s wicket. They had good Power play overs as they scored 42 of them. However, they lost the pace of rate during middle overs. Simmons who debuted for MI played good innings and Rayudu who hasn’t been great till the game played a fantastic innings to take the teams score upfront. Anderson and Tare hitting in last overs helped them in the end to score 157/6.

Chasing a decent target CSK got off to moderate start. McCullum & Raina were dismissed to controversial decisions. After that Smith & du Plessis tried to take them home. However, some quick wickets resulted in set back of the both the batsmen. Under pressure Malinga delivered two master piece overs and brought the game to last over with 11 needed. But Dhoni completed it with 3 balls to spare.

The run rate of the teams:

 

Looking at the Run rate worm we can find that the both teams were close till 10th over but Smith-Plessis partnership made the difference. But MI came back well at last but it was a bit late. Otherwise, it could have been a cake walk for the CSK batsmen.

Analysis of the best performers of the game.

Dwayne Smith [57 runs, 51 balls; 5×4’s, 3×6’s] {Man of the Match}:

Once again it was Smith who delivered for CSK with bat. It was this time against its previous team that to at their home ground. He started smashing two boundaries in first over but slowed down later. At a stage he was just 22 off 28 balls. But suddenly he put his legs on accelerator mode. He took on West Indies team mate Pollard smashing him for two fours and a six in same over. He ended Harbhajan’s brilliant spell with a six.

He smoked PK for a six, the ball before he was dismissed trying the same. He scored a brilliant half century at proper time for his team for which he was awarded the Man of the Match.

Smith against each bowler.

 

Lasith Malinga [4-0-15-2]:

It was the spell of Malinga that took the game till last over. He started his spell conceding just 2 runs in the innings 2nd over. He kept the things tight as he bowled too many dots. He conceded just 5 runs in two over before he was given the ball in 16 over. He done really well in that over giving just three runs and removing set batman. The last over he bowled was the highlight as he dismissed Jadeja and gave away just 6 runs and brought back MI hope.

 

Out of the four overs he bowled he didn’t concede even a single boundary. He just gave away 15 runs which had 10 dot balls.

Malinga against each batsman.

 

Ambati Rayudu – [59 runs, 43 balls; 2×4’s, 4×6’s]:

Finally it was the MI’s old guy who had done in recent past for MI very well. But he didn’t have a great season excluding a run-a-ball above knocks in season starting. He started very cautiously as he some breath taking moments. He was 17 off 20 balls at MI’s 10 over stage. But from there he took a move on smashing the bowlers fearsomely.

 

He completed his fifty in 38 balls. He smashed 4 sixers in his 59 runs knock.

Rayudu against each bowler.

 

RA Ashwin – [4-0-30-4]:

Ashwin has bolwed finally which from an off-spinner is expected. He pitched the balls in perfect length outside of stump and made tough to the opposition batsman.

His wicket taking started with dismissing of Simmons and later slowly of Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard.He was a touch economical compared to normal experiment.

 

In his spell he was been hit for just four and a six. He conceded 30 runs picking up 3 wickets.

Ashwin against each batsman.

 

Credits: ESPNCRICINFO and IPLT20 for Statistical Pictures

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