IPL 2019: 15th Match, Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings – Match Review
IPL 2019: 15th Match, Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings – Match Review: Finally, Mumbai Indians is back on the track with their majestic game of cricket. They outsmarted Chennai Super Kings at iconic Wankhede Stadium to bag those two crucial points in the tournament. Hardik Pandya and Suryakumar Yadav were the stars for Mumba Indians.
Turning Point of the match:
The brilliant display of fast bowling by Jason Behrendorff and Lasith Malinga with the new ball was the sure turning point of the match. The wickets of Ambati Rayudu and Shane Watson completely turned things in favour of Mumbai Indians despite the heroic knock from Kedar Jadhav.
Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings – 2nd Innings
In reply to Mumbai’s 170. Chennai Super Kings got a false start with Ambati Rayudu being a duck out. Shane Watson was also sent back quickly by Lasith Malinga while a stunning catch saw Suresh Raina walk back to the hut after a good start to his name.
However, Kedar Jadhav took the onus on him by knocking runs on a consistent basis. He was the only batsman in the middle, who looked brilliant for Chennai Super Kings. He took on the best bowlers in the game Jasprit Bumrah and Lasith Malinga to deliver goods in the middle overs.
However, he could never get the required support from the other end. Though Mahendra Singh Dhoni was at the crease, he couldn’t bat quite up to the run rate thus seeing the wrong side of things.
The troubles of MS Dhoni ended when Hardik Pandya got him on the leg side. He was quickly followed by Ravindra Jadeja, who edged Hardik to De Kock in the very same over. Though Kedar Jadhav and Dwayne Bravo were in the middle, they couldn’t quite control things.
In the end, it was Lasith Malinga, who brought curtains on Kedar’s innings. All in all, it was a comfortable victory for Mumbai Indians and Co. Hardik Pandya was the chief contributor in both sections of the game.
Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings – 1st Innings
Initially, it was Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who won the toss and opted to bowl first. The skipper Rohit Sharma opened innings alongside Quinton de Kock with Surya Kumar Yadav at number 3. The move didn’t work as Rohit Sharma and the wicketkeeper walked back with cheap scores to their name.
However, the number 3 batsman Surya Kumar Yadav started his innings with delightful strokes. He knocked balls to all corners of the park to get a decent tally in the power play overs. However, the quick wickets and the slow batting by Krunal Pandya always kept Chennai Super Kings in the driver seat.
After the second strategic time out, Krunal Pandya and Surya Kumar started flourishing their willow, which changed things in the middle. All of a sudden, the acceleration saw Mumbai Indians cruising into the game. However, Mohit Sharma sent Krunal Pandya back to the hut.
Suryakumar went for his strokes and bagged 59 runs in his kitty for Mumbai Indians. After a beautiful knock, he was dismissed to Dwayne Bravo thus letting Kieron Pollard to the crease. In between, Hardik Pandya once again knocked it for the team.
For Chennai Super Kings, all the bowlers once again contributed for the cause by bagging each wicket. All of them went back to the dugout with a good economy rate, which saw Mumbai Indians being restricted to 170. It was Hardik Pandya, who was the difference.
Now, Chennai Super Kings will take on Kings XI Punjab at home. It will be the home game for KXIP’s captain Ravichandran Ashwin as well. Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians will travel Hyderabad to play Sunrisers Hyderabad.
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