Result
41st Match (N), Sharjah, Oct 23 2020, Indian Premier League
114/9
(12.2/20 ov, target 115)
116/0
Mum Indians won by 10 wickets
Player Of The Match
Mumbai Indians
1m
• Saurabh Somani

Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah and Mumbai openers demolish Super Kings to top table

CSK recovered from 43 for 7 but it wasn't enough against a clinical Mumbai side

Match centre 
Scorer: Chandan Duorah
Commentator: Varun Shetty
Scorecard summary
Chennai Super Kings114/9(20 overs)
Sam Curran52 (47)
MS Dhoni16 (16)
Mumbai Indians116/0(12.2 overs)

9:19pm And that is all from here tonight. Good night and see you tomorrow!

Trent Boult: New franchise, different personnel, it's been exciting to be out there playing [in this global situation]. I think it was all pretty natural stuff, pitch the ball up, was nice to get some assistance. I've been lucky to get the first over so if it's going to swing, it's going to be up front. The wickets are becoming a lot slower and lot drier. I think it just comes down to accuracy.

Trent Boult is the Man of the Match.

Kieron Pollard: [Captaincy] It's part and parcel of it, sometimes you don't actually have to be a leader to be a leader, I know a thing or two. So it was just a matter of me stepping in and it came off tonight. It was just matter of making right decisions, not giving them freebies. We wanted to bowl them out under 100 but Sam batted well. I think it was a total team effort. Two-three wickets early puts you in the game and to get 4-5 is fantastic And then the openers going out and finishing off and not leaving any uncertainty was good. We want to finish top two and it's a matter of getting the points and then think about the opponents [and NRR, and such]. There's always room for improvement, myself making some mistakes on the field, guys not being aware in certain situations. Maybe it's no technical, but it's things you need to speak about.

Ishan Kishan: I was just trying to be positive. These type of totals are tricky. We are always busy when I'm batting with Quinny, and it's good to bat with him because I get to learn from him, improvisation and all. In the off season I did a lot of hard work on my grounded shots because it's not easy for new batsmen to come in and start hitting. This match was really important for us because CSK is a very experienced side and it's never an easy game against them.

MS Dhoni: It does hurt. What you need to see is what are the things that are going wrong. Specially this year, it hasn't been our year. Whether you lose by 8 or 10 wickets, it hardly matters, but where we are at this stage of the tournament, it does hurt. What you need to see is where we actually went wrong, right from the second game. It was more about the bowling. Rayudu got injured, the other batsman were maybe not there 200% and in cricket when you're going through a tough phase, you need a bit of luck. The games we wanted to bat first, we haven't won the toss, and there's no dew and all of a sudden when we bat first there's dew. Whenever you're not doing well, there can be a 100 reasons, but one of the main things you ask yourself is whether you've played to the potential you've got no matter the conditions. When you put a good team on paper, have we done enough to back up the stats? And this year we haven't. Cumulatively there have been batting failures. It's part and parcel, you can't always think the result will go your way. You try to do the toughest thing, even when you're hurting, you try to smile and take it on the chin. I feel the boys have done that, they've tried to perform. I think it's important for us to have a clear picture of next year. There are lots of ifs and buts - auction, where the venues will be. The coming three games will be an ideal opportunity to give platforms. See some of the youngsters in preparation for the next year, see who will bat and who bowls at the death and soaks the pressure. A few more who are on the bench will get games in the coming three games.


Anil Ravindran: "I feel for CSK. Great team. They will be back. They know how to win. Those kinds of teams don't just fall by the wayside. Hasta la vista, I can hear MS say."

Sukrit: "That was basically the final nail in the coffin put in the empire built by CSK in the last 13 years and it's quite poetic that it was put by their fiercest rivals."

Rahul Oak: "This match neatly sums up both MI and CSK's seasons and their respective states of mind. "

Nisar Ahmed: "Back in the past, no matter what the odds were, CSK had always found a way. Not this time though, looks like they have admitted they are finally done and dusted"

8:54pm A finish on par with their start to this match. Mumbai have decimated Chennai Super Kings and rise to No. 1 on the table on net run rate. That's now three teams on 14 points occupying the top three spots. CSK have never lost by 10 wickets in IPL history and this does feel like the end of an era, or at the very least the end of this particular approach. Toothless with both bat and ball tonight, CSK, and sinking down further and further on the points table. For Ishan Kishan though, a lovely little hit in the opening position in Rohit Sharma's absence, and a knock that Mumbai will be glad they've managed to provide him heading into the late stages of this tournament. All set up by Trent Boult's four-for earlier in the evening.

12.2
4
Thakur to de Kock, FOUR runs
swatted to the square leg boundary. Knuckleball, short of a length at middle stump. Swivels and places the pull to deep midwicket's left
12.1
Thakur to de Kock, no run
short of a length outside off, chopped on the bounce to point

Thakur, possibly with the last over of the game. Around the wicket

end of over 124 runs
MI: 112/0CRR: 9.33 • RRR: 0.37 • Need 3 from 48b
Quinton de Kock42 (35)
Ishan Kishan68 (37)
Deepak Chahar4-0-34-0
Shardul Thakur2-0-22-0
11.6
1
Chahar to de Kock, 1 run
slower ball at a length on middle stump, punches on the front foot and gets a thick outside edge to third man

Kishan: "Remember how the great Aus team used to play in their golden ara? If a player is injured and his replacement hits a century or takes 5 wickets, when the former gets fit they replace. Similarly when Rohit is back, Mumbai should be back to their original setup. That's how great teams operate."

11.5
Chahar to de Kock, no run
good length at middle stump, driven down the pitch off the front foot
11.4
Chahar to de Kock, no run
slower ball, good length and wide outside off. Chopped to backward point
11.3
1
Chahar to Ishan Kishan, 1 run
slower ball, short of a length just outside off. Punched to long-on off the back foot
11.2
1
Chahar to de Kock, 1 run
slower ball at a length on middle, tucked through square leg off the back foot

Stays around the wicket

11.1
1
Chahar to Ishan Kishan, 1 run
slower ball, short and into leg stump. Pulled to deep backward square

Chahar, around the wicket

end of over 1110 runs
MI: 108/0CRR: 9.81 • RRR: 0.77 • Need 7 from 54b
Quinton de Kock40 (31)
Ishan Kishan66 (35)
Shardul Thakur2-0-22-0
Imran Tahir3-0-22-0

Cameron: "What do you think about moving Sharma to 3 and have Yadav come in either at 4 or 6 after Hardik and Pollard?"

10.6
Thakur to de Kock, no run
slower ball at a length on off stump, defended into the pitch off the front foot
10.5
1
Thakur to Ishan Kishan, 1 run
dropped at midwicket. Gaikwad to his right. Full ball on leg stump, flicked aerially and it seems Gaikwad's jumped up a little too soon and only manages to push it out towards long-on
10.4
1
Thakur to de Kock, 1 run
slower ball at a length on middle stump, check-drive down to lpng-off
10.3
6
Thakur to de Kock, SIX runs
lofted over the long-off boundary. Full slower ball outside off, gets to the pitch of that and keeps the full face offered as he extends the arms through the line. Mid-off was in, so the risk was cut out

Ankit Sharma: "@Varun: A more pessimistic statement couldn't have been made. My fellow Indians fimd blemish in every possible thing." --- It was a decent question though, will they put him back at No. 4 after this? Possibly. But a fair question nonetheless.

10.2
1
Thakur to Ishan Kishan, 1 run
full and just outside off, mistimed drive to mid-off's right

Anish: "This just sums up MI's strength as a unit. Despite losing Rohit, there seems no change in their body language and execution of game-plan on field. "

10.1
1
Thakur to de Kock, 1 run
short of a length outside off, opens the face and chops to third man
end of over 109 runs
MI: 98/0CRR: 9.8 • RRR: 1.70 • Need 17 from 60b
Ishan Kishan64 (33)
Quinton de Kock32 (27)
Imran Tahir3-0-22-0
Ravindra Jadeja1-0-15-0
9.6
6
Imran Tahir to Ishan Kishan, SIX runs
crunches it straight over the bowler. Full ball outside off, gets forward and low and picks the googly before launching it straight with some savvy wristwork
9.5
1
Imran Tahir to de Kock, 1 run
full outside off, driven to long-off
9.4
Imran Tahir to de Kock, no run
lbw appeal turned down. Good length, a slider outside off. Looks for the ramp and cops that on the front pad outside off
9.3
1
Imran Tahir to Ishan Kishan, 1 run
loses his shape on the slog. Full ball tossed up at middle stump, clears the front leg and has a big swing that ends up rolling out to short fine's right
Best performances - batsmen
Ishan Kishan
68 runs (37)
6 fours
5 sixes
Control75%
Productive shot
cut shot
16 runs
4 fours
0 sixes
04223714711
SM Curran
52 runs (47)
4 fours
2 sixes
Control79%
Productive shot
pull
15 runs
2 fours
1 sixes
40815102211
Best performances - bowlers
TA Boult
O
4
M
1
R
18
W
4
Eco
4.50
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
RD Chahar
O
4
M
0
R
22
W
2
Eco
5.50
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
TossMumbai Indians , elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League 2020
Player Of The Match
Trent Boult
Season2020/21
Hours of play (local time)18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.30, Interval 19.30-19.50, Second Session 19.50- 21.20
Match days23 October 2020 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Chettithody Shamshuddin
Vineet Kulkarni
TV Umpire
Richard Illingworth
Reserve Umpire
Krishnamachari Srinivasan
Match Referee
Vengalil Narayan Kutty
PointsMumbai Indians 2, Chennai Super Kings 0