44th Match (N), Chennai, Apr 26 2019, Indian Premier League
(17.4/20 ov, target 156)109
Mum Indians won by 46 runs
player of the match
Rohit Sharma
Mumbai Indians
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• The Report by Ankur Dhawan

Irresistible Mumbai complete the double against Super Kings

Krunal, Bumrah and Malinga induce a collapse after Rohit's first fifty of IPL 2019 leads Mumbai to an above-par total on a tired Chepauk surface

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Scorer: Chandan Duorah
Commentator: Sreshth Shah (@sreshthx)
Scorecard summary
Mumbai Indians155/4(20 overs)
Chennai Super Kings109/10(17.4 overs)

11.52pm So, that's all from us at ESPNcricinfo tonight. Don't forget to catch up on Ankur Dhawan's match bulletin and all the talking points from the game. All that and more on our homepage. Till then, it's time to bid goodbye. See you tomorrow evening. Adios!

RAVI KOMTI: "Just glad to see our BIG 3 coming in form, Virat, Dhawan and not Rohit.."

11.45pm Alright, then - here's the presentation.

Rohit Sharma, the winning captain AND the Man of the Match: "I thought it was better to lose the toss since we wanted to chase as well. But we knew whether we bat first or bowl first, we'll still have to play good cricket. We spoke about that at the start of the game, but it was a great effort by the boys since it's not easy to come here and play. We had to scrap for every run and every wicket, can't ask for much more. Rahul Chahar is a confident, young man. His approach is confident. His execution skills are very clear, so makes my job easier when I throw the ball at him. He knows what he needs to do and what the team expects from him. He's got variations, he's got skills. He's an exciting talent not just for us, but for India as well. Satisfying innings, mine. I was getting 30s and 40s but not getting half-centuries. At no point was I worried about my form because I was hitting the ball well. I knew the day will come, and I guess today was the day. It was a massive boost that MSD wasn't around. Because his presence does a lot for their team. When you don't have Dhoni when they're chasing the score, then it becomes difficult for them. I'm sure their presence was missed by CSK. But he was sick, it's not in his control either. But as I said, coming here and winning here isn't supposed to be easy. We're not yet in the playoffs, we know how quickly the tables can turn, so we need to play well against KKR and Sunrisers. We don't want to complicate things, we are clear as a team on what we want to execute. It won't pay off every day, but the boys have bee raising their hands at different occasions."

11.40pm We'll have the post-match presentation soon. Till then, here's a stat courtesy our statsman Gaurav Sundararaman - "The last time CSK lost while fielding first in chepauk was back in 2013 against Pune Warriors"

Srinivas Reddy: "Raina talking about batsmen taking responsibility is like devil talking about good, he himself didnt take the reaponsibility of anchoring the innings like rohit. Rohit did an amazing job by understanding the pitch and played an innings that helped mumbai indians. "

Maharaja Nihal : "My instinct says CSK will take revenge from MI in the finals...."

Vish Reddy: "Well done Mumbai! Just be careful this weekend.. All your loses have come in the weekends"

Apoorv gupta: "Unexpected!! Csk won 66.67% matches this season and their NRR is negative and on other hand srh having 50% win % have NRR of +0.6. csk habit of taking the game till last may cost them 1st or 2nd position."

11.36pm TALKING POINTS: Where did Chennai lose the plot? We dissect the game's big moments.

Krunal Pandya: "Wanted to bowl at a back-of-a-length. Wanted to bowl the fourth over, but team's victory is more important. And we got that result. When I went in to bat, we had wickets in hand, so I thought we have wickets so I wanted to go after the bowler early. Some days it goes well, some days you get out, but happy with my thought process. Love to take this sort of pitch to Mumbai, it's always special to play on this kind of surface. For us also, we know the conditions if we have to come here for the first qualifier."

11.33pm Suresh Raina, the losing captain: "We didn't bat well. We kept losing wickets every 2-3 overs, so our batsmen need to take more responsibility. Our bowling has always been good this season. We thought 155 was chaseable. But we lost too many wickets in the Powerplay and middle overs. We didn't rotate the strike well either. Important to go out there and see a few balls out, and then decide which bowler you want to go after. We need to sit as a batting unit and see where we're doing wrong. We have power hitters, we have experienced batsmen, we just need to relax as a batting unit and hopefully things fall in place."

11.30pm If there ever was a comprehensive victory, folks. Mumbai showed in the first innings, that, slow and steady does pay off. They were tentative in the middle overs, but with wickets in hand, did well to post 155. Chennai's batting looked off-colour today, and Mumbai's spinners choked the batsmen excellently. They now move to 2nd on the points table, behind only CSK.

This was also Chennai's first loss at home in IPL 2019. They now have a negative net run-rate and are still not confirmed for the playoffs.

Sarah: "Maintain that Vijay should not have been out. "

Sachin Garg: "CSK vs MI is similar to FedEx vs Rafa. FedEx overall record is better but Rafa has edge over FedEx .."

Biswas Poudel: "Malinga shows he is the boss. He is not old yet. He may not have pace as before, but his variations and tricks are working."

Malinga to Santner, OUT

low full toss, wide outside off, and he drags this slog straight to Pollard at long on! CSK are all out for 109! Their lowest T20 score in Chennai

Mitchell Santner c Pollard b Malinga 22 (34m 20b 0x4 2x6) SR: 110
Malinga to Santner, SIX runs

length ball, on off, and he flat-bats a pull over long on! A lot of applause from an otherwise deflated crowd

Malinga to Harbhajan, OUT

full, just outside off, and Harbhajan gives this ball a proper tonk. Flat-bats a shot over to the leg side, but the fielder at long-on has it covered

Harbhajan Singh c HH Pandya b Malinga 1 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33
Malinga to Harbhajan, no run

full, on off, and tapped back to Malinga

Vinod Rajpal: "53 runs in 18 balls - Russell Required "

end of over 174 runs • 1 wicket
CSK: 103/8CRR: 6.05 RRR: 17.67 • Need 53 from 18b
Mitchell Santner16 (18)
Harbhajan Singh1 (1)
Jasprit Bumrah3-0-10-2
Lasith Malinga3-0-31-2
Bumrah to Santner, no run

yorker on off stump, and Santner swings across the line. He misses, and the ball whizzes past the outside of off stump

Nisarg: "I used to play cricket with glasses but not 3D. "

Bumrah to Harbhajan, 1 run

length ball angling into his body, and he flicks off his hips to square leg. Very nearly took his gloves there!

Bumrah to Santner, 1 run

back of a length on leg, and Santner backs away before pulling down the ground to long on

Udit: "Are csk loosing momentum as we are nearing playoffs?"

Anand Jain: "Imam-ul Haq plays with glasses and so was Dileep Doshi"

sanjaya: "@apoorv gupta: Clive Lloyd & Narendra Hirwani?"

Bumrah to Chahar, OUT

back of a length, wide outside off, but Chahar goes for the attempted pull anyway. Drags the shot from beyond the stumps, and Krunal does well from deep midwicket to complete the catch. Diving effort, sliding forward. Bumrah applauds Krunal's effort!

Deepak Chahar c KH Pandya b Bumrah 0 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

Kulveer singh: "I am mumbai fan...we are going good...showing our character...and will win ipl...remember its odd year...2015 ...2017...2019"

Bumrah to Chahar, 1 wide

length ball, quick on middle and going down the leg side. Wide called, swiftly

Sanjay: "Mumbai fans are in pray mode - both hands engaged ... cannot type."

Bumrah to Chahar, no run

length ball on off, and angling in. Nudged off his hips to the leg side

Bumrah to Santner, 1 run

full on middle, and worked away off his toes to the leg side

end of over 1611 runs • 1 wicket
CSK: 99/7CRR: 6.18 RRR: 14.25 • Need 57 from 24b
Mitchell Santner14 (15)
Lasith Malinga3-0-31-2
Rahul Chahar4-0-21-0

Time out

Apoorv gupta: "Watching santner batting with glasses I can recollect only sehwag who used to bat with glasses. can u name some." -- Vettori? Charles Coventry?

Amit Kulkarni: "@SreshthShah, looks like you are a big CSK fan, only pro-csk comments being published" -- oh dear, no! I'm not a CSK fan at all. But no real comments from Mumbai fans tonight. Where are you, Mumbai fans?

Hemakumar: "Don't forget. Deepak Chahar can swing his bat. He hit few cameos if I am not wrong."

Malinga to Bravo, OUT

caught and bowled! Slower ball, length on middle, and Bravo's leg-side clip takes a leading edge. Ball flies over Malinga's head, but he manages to run back towards the bowler's stumps, and takes a sharp catch from over his shoulder. No celebration from Malinga, but Pollard does a fist pump.

Dwayne Bravo c & b Malinga 20 (32m 17b 2x4 0x6) SR: 117.64

Eleven off the over already. A six or four will go a long way

Malinga to Bravo, 2 runs

length ball on middle, and worked off his pads to deep backward square. A couple more

Malinga to Santner, 1 run

slower ball, full just outside off, and he check-drives a shot right over Malinga's head. Malinga very nearly took a return catch, but the ball was just beyond his reach

CSK had only a 12% chance of winning when these two walked in. But the percentage is rising by the over....

Malinga to Santner, SIX runs

back of a length on middle, and Santner waits for the ball to come to him, before thumping a pull over cow corner!

Guruprasad Kris: "Malinga 2 sixes, Bumrah 2 sixes plus 2 of other one. Game on for CSK."

Malinga to Bravo, 1 run

back of a length, wide outside off, and he drags a pulled shot to deep midwicket. Lewis does well to keep it down to just a single

Malinga to Santner, 1 run

length ball on middle, and punched to cover. They're going for the single anyway, and the throw from the fielder does not get a direct-hit

Chennai need 68 off 30.

end of over 158 runs
CSK: 88/6CRR: 5.86 RRR: 13.60 • Need 68 from 30b
Mitchell Santner6 (12)
Dwayne Bravo17 (14)
Rahul Chahar4-0-21-0
Hardik Pandya2-0-22-1

Mohit: "Malinga: 2 overs left , Bumrah : 2 overs left. This game is over for CSK"

Chahar to Santner, 1 run

low full toss on middle, and he drills this to the leg side. Excellent stop by Rohit at midwicket, gets a hand to it. Ball's been parried away to long on, who intercepts before the batsmen can take another run

Chahar to Santner, no run

length ball on middle, and the googly turns away from Santner. Mistimed to the leg side, stopped by midwicket

Chahar to Bravo, 1 run

full, just outside off, and the attempted inside-out cover drive takes an inside edge to the leg side

Best performances - batsmen
Rohit Sharma portrait
RG Sharma
67 runs (48)
6 fours
3 sixes
Productive shot
slog shot
17 runs
1 four
2 sixes
Murali Vijay portrait
M Vijay
38 runs (35)
3 fours
1 six
Productive shot
11 runs
2 fours
0 six
Best performances - bowlers
Lasith Malinga portrait
SL Malinga
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
Krunal Pandya portrait
KH Pandya
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
Match details
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
TossChennai Super Kings, elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Player Of The Match
Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50- 23.20
Match days26 April 2019 - night(20-over match)
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Anil Chaudhary
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Nigel Llong
TV Umpire
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Vineet Kulkarni
Reserve Umpire
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Nitin Pandit
Match Referee
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Narayanan Kutty
PointsMumbai Indians 2, Chennai Super Kings 0