result
Qualifier 1 (N), Chennai, May 7 2019, Indian Premier League
(18.3/20 ov)132/4
Mum Indians won by 6 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)
player of the match
Suryakumar Yadav
Mumbai Indians
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• The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Suryakumar Yadav, spinners put Mumbai Indians in fifth IPL final

On a turning pitch, the spinners restricted CSK to a below-par 131 before Suryakumar's 71 not out gave Mumbai their sixth straight win at the MA Chidambaram Stadium

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Scorer: @Thilak_Rama
Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu
Scorecard summary
Chennai Super Kings131/4(20 overs)
Mumbai Indians132/4(18.3 overs)

11pm Mumbai 3, CSK 0 this IPL 2019. Chepauk may be a fortress for CSK against other IPL teams, certainly not against Mumbai. This is CSK's sixth successive loss at this venue to Mumbai, including a CLT20 match. Suryakumar pumps his fist and celebrates with Hardik Pandya.

The victory was set up by the bowlers who restricted CSK to 131 for 4. Rahul Chahar found massive turn and was backed up by Jayant and Krunal. Dhoni threatened to take CSK past 140, but Bumrah kept him quiet in the last over with his yorkers and full-tosses.

Mumbai lost Rohit early in their chase, but Suryakumar stepped up with an unbeaten 71 to usher them home.

That's all we have for you from this game. Goodbye and good night for now.

Dhoni: Somebody has to lose - the batting (what went wrong?) Rather than going over the wicket, we have to now go round the wicket (on what CSK need to do after losing qualifier 1) You need to know the pitch at home - whether it's tacky. That is something we didn't do well. The batting needs to do slightly better. The top order has been on and off. They're the best we've got. You have to bank on experience. They have to use that experience slightly more. Hopefully, we crack the code next game. Unfortunately, few catches dropped. But I feel we could have bowled better. You have to bowl slightly away from the batsmen here. Once you don't have enough runs, every boundary hurts you. After a good start with the ball, we kept giving boundaries. The good thing is you have another crack after a top-two finish.

Kishan: Surya was in good touch and I was just looking to rotate the strike. Jaddu bhai was bowling very well. We have good batsmen at the back end - Hardik, Pollard - and we just wanted to be positive. It's not a home ground and the pitch was turning a lot, so it wasn't easy. Me and Surya are used to these pitches in domestic matches. Actually, we wanted to be positive against Tahir and not see him off. Good feeling to go to the final with a couple of days to rest.

Rohit: It was a great effort and it's a great feeling to be knowing we will be in the final. Three good days to switch off - it's a much-need break for us. I knew we had the bowlers to restrict them and I had the confidence in the batters. It's important to restrict them to as low as possible, given the spin bowlers they have. Jayant was a call we had to make as they have quite a bit of right-handers. I thought a fingerspinner would have been more useful on this pitch than a wristspinner. MS was going to be crucial at the end too. We had plans and we were very clear. When you restrict a team like that to less than 140 plans have to fall in place. Suryakumar is one of our best batsmen against spin. We knew the spin threat will be a huge factor and I've seen Surya playing in close quarters in Mumbai and Mumbai Indians. You saw the shots behind the wicket on this spinning pitch. This was the perfect pitch for him. We have a balanced squad to beat CSK at home. When you come to a place like Chennai you need to know what you have to execute

Suryakumar, Man of the Match: It was important from one of the top-three to bat till the end. It was a big game and it needed a bigger performance. After the first innings, I saw what happened. I just wanted to play down the ground and focus on singles and doubles.

18.3
1
Chahar to Yadav, 1 run

slower short ball outside off, pulled away to deep square and Mumbai enter their fifth IPL final

18.2
4
Chahar to Yadav, FOUR runs

on a length and outside off, Suryakumar shuffles across off and scoops it fine on the leg side over Dhoni's head for four to level the scores

18.1
1
Chahar to Pandya, 1 run

slower bouncer, flapped down to long-on

end of over 181 run
MI: 126/4CRR: 7.00 • RRR: 3.00 • Need 6 from 12b
Suryakumar Yadav66 (52)
Hardik Pandya12 (10)
Ravindra Jadeja4-0-18-0
Dwayne Bravo3-0-25-0
17.6
Jadeja to Yadav, no run

on a length, drifts in and spins past the outside edge

17.5
Jadeja to Yadav, no run

jabbed to point, Pandya searches for a single but is sent back

17.4
Jadeja to Yadav, no run

slides in on middle, worked to the leg side

17.3
Jadeja to Yadav, no run

shortish and outside off, cut to point where Faf makes a diving save

17.2
Jadeja to Yadav, no run

arm-ball, defended to short cover

17.1
1
Jadeja to Pandya, 1 run

dragged down outside off, smeared away to long-on

end of over 179 runs
MI: 125/4CRR: 7.35 • RRR: 2.33 • Need 7 from 18b
Hardik Pandya11 (9)
Suryakumar Yadav66 (47)
Dwayne Bravo3-0-25-0
Imran Tahir4-0-33-2
16.6
1
Bravo to Pandya, 1 run

yorker on off, squeezed to midwicket

16.5
2
Bravo to Pandya, 2 runs

overpitched and outside off, belted straight of Faf at long-on

16.4
2
Bravo to Pandya, 2 runs

slower ball from Bravo, 99.9ks, full and outside off, Suryakumar slices a loft. Faf runs in from long-on, dives gingerly and can't get to the ball. It drops in front of him

16.3
1
Bravo to Yadav, 1 run

short on middle, punched down to long-on

16.2
2
Bravo to Yadav, 2 runs

full-toss outside off, shovelled away with the wrists to the right of long-on. Faf runs across to his right and swats it away towards deep midwicket

16.1
1
Bravo to Pandya, 1 run

full on off, punched down to long-on

Sri: "Watson HAD to take that catch. Also vijay early on in the innings"

end of over 168 runs
MI: 116/4CRR: 7.25 • RRR: 4.00 • Need 16 from 24b
Hardik Pandya5 (5)
Suryakumar Yadav63 (45)
Imran Tahir4-0-33-2
Ravindra Jadeja3-0-17-0

Time for a time-out. Mumbai on the brink of making the final

Sri: "Watson HAD to take that catch. Also vijay early on in the innings"

15.6
1
Tahir to Pandya, 1 run

flatter on middle and leg, eased down to long-on

15.5
Tahir to Pandya, no run

slower legbreak outside off, whisked back to Tahir

15.4
4
Tahir to Pandya, FOUR runs

faster and flatter on leg stump, Hardik paddles it away fine of long leg for four

15.3
Tahir to Pandya, no run

flighted on off, driven back to Tahir

15.2
1
Tahir to Yadav, 1 run

floated up on off, turns away a bit, driven down to long-off

Ajinkya: "2 wickets and next ball is hits through boundary. Thats what MI doing this season. Just not letting opposition take over."

Best performances - batsmen
Suryakumar Yadav portrait
SA Yadav
71 runs (54)
10 fours
0 sixes
Control83%
Productive shot
flick
20 runs
1 four
0 sixes
1797452207
Ambati Rayudu portrait
AT Rayudu
42 runs (37)
3 fours
1 six
Control82%
Productive shot
slog shot
11 runs
1 four
1 six
471049314
Best performances - bowlers
Rahul Chahar portrait
RD Chahar
O
4
M
0
R
14
W
2
ECO
3.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Imran Tahir portrait
Imran Tahir
O
4
M
0
R
33
W
2
ECO
8.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Match details
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
TossChennai Super Kings, elected to bat first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2019
Player Of The Match
Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav
Series resultMumbai Indians advanced
Hours of play (local time)19.30 start, First Session 19.30-21.00, Interval 21.00-21.20, Second Session 21.20- 22.50
Match days07 May 2019 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
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Nigel Llong
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Nitin Menon
TV Umpire
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Ian Gould
Reserve Umpire
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Nandan
Match Referee
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Javagal Srinath