back of a length outside off again, it's a hard length and a tailender will miss it more often than not, as Mohit does. That ends that. Mumbai Indians win by 37 runs.
12.18 am Right, that's it from us here. On behalf of Karthik and Thilak, this is Saurabh Somani, signing off.
12.12 am Rohit Sharma: "Every game you play in IPL is important. And having lost two games at the start, every game is important. We don't want the headache of winning every game at the back-end of the tournament. It becomes very tough. I thought 170 was a fighting total because there was something in the pitch. If we knock a few wickets with the new ball, we'll be in the game. That's probably why I can't find a game-changing moment in this 40 overs. We didn't start well, but we finished well. 170 on a Wankhede track is a sub-par score but we were very good with the ball. We saw with Jason (Behrendorff) he bowls very well with the new ball for Australia also. He got us crucial wickets in the first six overs. Rahul (Chahar) as well. Poor guy bowled only two overs, but there was a reason behind it - he was finding it tough to grip the ball. That is also why we play six bowlers, it gives me options."
Hardik Pandya is the Man of the Match. "It feels pretty good to help the team to win and contribute. It's been seven months that I've hardly played games, I've just batted and batted. I want to improve my game every day. It's a fantastic feeling batting like that and making your team win. I was out for injury and then some other controversy happened. I want to dedicate this Man of the Match to my family and friends, who stood with me in the toughest times. Now my only focus is to play IPL and make sure India wins the World Cup."
12.05 am This is also Mumbai Indians' 100th win in the IPL. Owner Nita Ambani is overjoyed. "I have followed the journey from year 1 to year 12," she says. "MS Dhoni is a captain I respect the most, so it's very special when we are playing against him, whether we win or we lose."
11.55 pm: Not only has this match finished before midnight, it's also brought an end to CSK's unbeaten run so far in the IPL. That ends overs blast off by Hardik in particularly, and Pollard, really made the difference between a par total and one that was out of reach for CSK. Excellent bowling by Mumbai, who stifled the Super Kings batsmen and never allowed them to get away.
MS Dhoni: "I think quite a few things went wrong for us. I think we started off well and 12th-13th over also we were on the mark, but after that there were some drops and mis-fields. The death bowling also didn't come off. It was slightly tough on them. We do more one-on-one stuff than team meetings. On a wicket like this, what is important is carefully study which boundaries they could have cut off, and where is the error in execution. Momentum totally depends on where you are at. I don't think the in-between innings break really plays a part. Even if you have finished well, you need to start (the second innings) well. I don't think momentum really matters. What counts more is setting the tone while batting (or bowling). Bravo has a bit of a hamstring problem, so we'll have to see the combination. We're missing a few players already. There are areas to work on but what is important is for individuals to step up and take responsibility."
Kieron Pollard: The Pandya boys have been batting well, so being the more experienced guy I have to take the initiative and try to do well whenever I come in. (Why are you not bowling?) That's a question you'll have to ask the skipper. I think as a team we strive on momentum. Beating the top team in the competition so far is good for us. We have batted pretty well in all games, and the bowlers stepped up to the mark today. (Hardik) is phenomenal. For us it's just about encouraging him and giving him that opportunity. He practices like that."
swing and a miss. short ball, backing away and he misses it
length ball, and he was targetting cow corner, but gets a top edge that loops up high in the air and falls safe - behind the bowler but well in front of long-on
he's ending with a flourish at least, ensuring the damage to the net run-rate is minimal. length ball on off and clobbered through extra cover for a well struck boundary
gets it off the toe-end of the bat but manages to hit it just beyond the straight boundary. Full ball on off, free swing of the bat. Doesn't get the timing at all, but just got enough on it for it to carry
caught at fine leg Chahar was backing away again, this was another back of length ball that followed him. He made contact this time though and got a top edge. Ironically it's Bumrah who's the catcher. The last over, Chahar had tried the same shot against Bumrah twice but failed to connect
stays still that time and waits for the ball, pushing it to cover for a single
backing away again, swishes and misses again. Back of a length passes between bat and body
predictable response by the bowler, digs it in short, and Chahar is backing away and trying to swat it, misses completely
where did that come from steps away and smashes this low full toss over extra cover for four
back of a length, mis-times the short-arm jab that loops up but falls safely, well in front of long-on
almost yorker length on leg stump, moves across and flicks it to mid-on
Saravanan: "MI could have defended even 140 runs with strong bowling lineup." - their bowling has been exceptionally good
slower yorker, he adjusts and pushes it back to the bowler
Ananya: "Somehow MI has a psychological hold over CSK..... MI believes it can win any day against CSK barring miracles..... no other team has that belief against CSK"
another brilliant take by de Kock yorker to Bravo, who gets an inside edge that seems headed to the fine leg fence until Quinton goes airborne to his left and takes a stunning catch
smashed read hte slower one that time, it was on a half-volley outside off, right in his swinging arc and he frees his arms to send this into the third tier at long-on
another slower ball, Bravo gave himself room and wanted to lift this over cover, but doesn't connect again
starts with a yorker on the stumps, that Chahar gets behind and carefully turns to square leg
and that might be that for CSK's faint hopes. slower ball on the fourth stump, Jadhav wanted to send it to downtown Mumbai, stepping away and swinging mightily, but he can only feather a snick through to the keeper
moving across the stumps, Bumrah bowls a quick one that nips in a touch flicks his pad and goes past the keeper. But they've been keeping the third man and fine leg very fine for Jadhav, so third man is able to run across and field it
back of a length, mistimed pull to midwicket
|Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai|
|Toss||Chennai Super Kings, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|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 days||03 April 2019 - night (20-over match)|
|Points||Mumbai Indians 2, Chennai Super Kings 0|
Over 20 • CSK 133/8