Chennai Super Kings on Saturday locked horns with Mumbai Indians at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune in the Indian Premier League 2018.
The fortunes of both the teams were completely opposite, with CSK sitting at the top of the table and Mumbai Indians lying bottom.
After some good batting by CSK to set a target of 170, MI top order completely blew away the Chennai outfit and won by 8 wickets.
Skipper Rohit Sharma came down to bat at no. 3 and hit a brilliant unbeaten 56 and now he will be hoping that his team can create a winning run out of this win.
# Rohit, MI captain and Man of the Match: Very much alive. Wanted this win desperately. In desperation, we didn't want to take decision that won't go well. Wanted to stay calm. We've played good cricket. But that finishing touch wasn't happening. Today we batted well, bowled well, fielded well. If I look back at it, except the Sunrisers game where we batted poorly. Rest of the game we put on 190-plus. It was just about going in with calm heads. This game will give confidence going forward. That was very critical (the bowlers' comeback). For me as a captain it was important to understand what will be the right combination. We still have a positive atmosphere going forward. Tough leaving out Pollard. He's done so many good things for us. He took it upon him. Going forward, don't want to dismiss him completely. He'll still be our match winner. Not dismissing any players going forward. Will be surprises going forward as well.
# Suryakumar Yadav: A good start was very important on this wicket. It was a good wicket to bat on, so the start was very important. It's one of those days, Lewis missed it. I know he's a brilliant player. I just tried to find the gaps, hit the boundaries and collect singles and couples. I enjoyed the new role (opening). We had only eight games left, and it was important to win this game. Beating one of the best teams in the tournament, coming here and taking the momentum - it's going to help us in the coming games. We needed him (Rohit). It's important for him as well. The way he batted was brilliant.
# MS Dhoni: I think it is important to realize what went wrong. And in the league stage, you will lose. A lot of times we have seen individuals winning it for us. This was one game where we were short by 10-15 runs. The Mumbai Indians bowled really well in the middle overs.The wicket had some balls coming on to you very quickly. Playing the cross batted shots was not easy. Choice of deliveries can improve from our bowlers. Overall, we would have liked to add 20-25 runs more. It makes you humble. It tests the other batsmen and bowlers. Also, if you keep winning you don't know on what area do you need to work on. It was a good game for us. We have won quite a few games. We now have time to analyze what needs to be done
# Mumbai Indians win by 8 wickets! Rohit Sharma ends the innings with an unbeaten 56
# 18.6 Overs: FOUR! Hammered away! MI 165/2
# 18.4 Overs: FOUR! Hitman finds the gap once more. MI 161/2
# 18.3 Overs: FOUR! Flicked away in style. MI 157/2
# 18.2 Overs: FOUR! Rohit finds the gap!! MI 153/2
# 17.4 Overs: SIX! Crunched away by Hardik Pandya. MI 145/2
# 17.2 Overs: FOUR! RoHIT it hard and in the gap. MI 138/2
# 16.1 Overs: OUT! Dangerous Lewis goes back to the hut. Lewis c SN Thakur b Dwayne Bravo 47(43) MI 128/2
# 14.1 Overs: FOUR! Short ball by Bravo and Rohit pulls it away. MI 119/1
# 13.4 Overs: SIX! Lofted sweep to fine leg. MI 113/1
# 13.1 Overs: SIX! Rohit hit that with one hand! MI 107/1
# 10.5 Overs: SIX! Wow pure power by Lewis. MI 87/1
# 10.2 Overs: SIX! Lewis goes big and clears the rope comfortably. MI 78/1
# 9.5 Overs: OUT! Yadav departs, Bhajji strikes! Suryakumar Yadav c Jadeja b Harbhajan 44(34) MI 69/1
# After 9 Overs, Mumbai Indians are 65/0
# 0.2 Overs: FOUR! Mumbai Indians are off! MI 4/0
# Mumbai Indians need 170 to win
# 19.6 Overs: SIX! What a way to finish a sensational knock, great batting by Raina. CSK 169/5
# 19.4 Overs: OUT! Billings walks back. Billings c Cutting b Hardik Pandya 3(5) CSK 161/5
# 17.3 Overs: OUT! Bravo departs for a golden duck, Markande takes a dolly...Dwayne Bravo c Markande b McClenaghan 0(1)
# 17.1 Overs: OUT! Dhoni went big there but was atleast 20 yards short of clearing the boundary rope. Dhoni c Lewis b McClenaghan 26(21) CSK 143/3
# 16.2 Overs: FOUR! Raina clears the short fine leg inside the circle. CSK 137/2
# 15.3 Overs: SIX! Dhoni steps out and wrists it towards the cow corner. CSK 128/2
# 15.2 Overs: FOUR! Glimpses of prime Dhoni here. CSK 121/2
# 14.5 Overs: FOUR! Hammered away by Dhoni. CSK 116/2
# 14.4 Overs: FOUR! Dhoni connects with power, one bounce to the rope. CSK 112/2
# After 13 Overs CSK are 100/2
# 11.2 Overs: OUT! Rayudu departs, great bowling. Rayudu c Cutting b Krunal Pandya 46(35) CSK 97/2
# After 10 Overs, CSK are 91/1
# After 6 Overs CSK are 51/1
# 4.6 Overs: SIX! Huuuge by Raina. CSK 39/1
# 4.2 Overs: OUT! Watson goes, a good catch by young Markande. Watson c Markande b Krunal Pandya 12(11) CSK 26/1
# 3.4 Overs: FOUR! Slashed away by Rayudu. CSK 24/0
# 2.2 Overs: FOUR! Smashed away by Watson. CSK 14/0
# After 2 Overs, CSK are 10/0
# 0.3 Overs: SIX! Rayudu dances down the pitch and hits it straight to the sight screen. CSK 7/0
# Watson and Rayudu walks in to open for Chennai, McClenaghan with the new ball.
# Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Jean-Paul Duminy, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah
# Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Sam Billings, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(w/c), Dwayne Bravo, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir
# Mumbai Indians have won the toss and elected to field first