IPL7: Chennai Super Kings win a last over thriller against Mumbai Indians by 4 wickets
Chasing a decent target of 158 runs won the match, Chennai Super Kings completed the target in 20th over with four wickets and 3 deliveries to spare at Wankhede, Mumbai, on Super Saturday. MS Dhoni won the match with some late hitting!
For Chennai Super Kings, Dwayne Smith was the top-scorer with a brilliant 57 runs, while Faf du Plessis contributed 41 runs. MS Dhoni scored 22 not out.
For Mumbai Indians, Praveen kumar, made a dream comeback, picking up 2 wickets for 27 runs in his four allotted overs. Malinga also picked up two wickets.
Having being invited to bat first Mumbai Indians post a target of against Chennai Super Kings in their 20 allotted overs.
For Mumbai Indians, Ambati Rayudu top score with a brilliant, while West Indies opener and IPL debutant Lendl Simmons contributed 38 runs and Rohit Sharma chipped in with 19 runs.
For Chennai Super Kings, R Ashwin returned with figures of 3/30 in his four allotted overs, while Modit Sharma and Samuel Badree picked up a wicket each.
Earlier, at the toss, Chennai Super kings captain MS Dhoni won the toss and elected to field first, stating that it his preferred option.
On to the team new now, as one of the major talking points ahead of this game was the return of Praveen Kumar, who was not picked up in the option and was out of competitive cricket since the previous IPL due to lengthy injury issues. Praveen got a chance in the Mumbai Indians line-up after coming in as a replacement for fellow fast bowler, Zaheer Khan, who will miss rest of the tournament with a shoulder problem.
With Mumbai Indians using Lasith Malinga later in the innings, Praveen Kumar is an ideal like-for-like replacement at the top with Zaheer Khan ruled out. Praveen, though, will be tasted straightaway as he is up against against one of the strongest top orders in IPL. Chennai Super Kings are an inform team with batting firing on all cylinders have and have just lost only two of the 8 matches so far.
On to CSK’s team news now where they made one change to their XI, bringing in the world’s No. 1 T20 bowler, legspinner Samuel Badree, as fast bowler Ben Hilfenhaus made his way to the bench. Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, gave another West Indian a debut in IPL with Lendl Simmons replacing Ben Dunk.
Chennai Super Kings: 1 Dwayne Smith, 2 Brendon McCullum, 3 Suresh Raina, 4 MS Dhoni (capt & wk), 5 Faf du Plessis, 6 Mithun Manhas, 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 R Ashwin, 9 Samuel Badree, 10 Ishwar Pandey, 11 Mohit Sharma
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