Disaster for Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings keep head just above the water
Another game in the IPL was played on Thursday, and the two most titled teams met each other. However, this season is disastrous for both Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, as they grabbed only one victory in 12 matches. So, the encounter yesterday was a great opportunity to grab at least some points.
Mumbai Indians opened the game batting, but their attempt was poisoned with a quick duck for their skipper Rohit Sharma. Moreover, MI allowed another wicket loss in the first over. Thanks to Varma’s not out half-century and 29 runs in the last two overs, MI finished their batting attempt with 155 for 7.
Although it looked like an easy chase for Chennai Super Kings, the game turned into a tough one for them. CSK also opened the game with a duck from the first delivery and scored their first 10 in an over only in the 14th over. When none could score a half-century, all the responsibility was left for a veteran MS Dhoni, who once again showed a masterclass. The legend added 28 runs in 13 balls, with the especially vital 16 runs in the last over from four balls. It helped the Super Kings to close the game at 156 for 7, using all the available balls.
This victory became only the second in seven games for CSK, and they are far away from the playoff zone, where the teams have at least eight points. Mumbai Indians continued their disastrous season and failed all their seven games, settling in the bottom. Want to know more about cricket and don’t miss the important news? Subscribe to cricket14.in and receive the latest updates to your email.