Mumbai Indians registered a comprehensive 37-run victory to end Chennai Super Kings’ unbeaten run in IPL 2019 on Wednesday.MI started slowly but late blitzkrieg from Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya helped them end at 170/5. Local boy Suryakumar Yadav looked good as well during his stay, timing the ball well and getting on top of the bounce early.
The two took their time but ensured that MI don’t lose anymore wickets. Suryakumar completed his half-century from 38 balls. However, Mohit Sharma removed Krunal Pandya for 42, with the all-rounder missing out on a deserving half-century. Krunal hit five boundaries and one six. Pandya hit 25 runs from just 8 balls, with three huge sixes and one boundary. Pollard meanwhile hit 17 from 7 with two sixes, much to the delight of MI dressing room.
CSK’s chase got off to the worst possible start, with Ambati Rayudu’s struggles with the bat extending further. The opener was removed for a first ball duck by Jason Behrendorff as he extracted some extra bounce from the wicket.
Malinga removed other opener, Shane Watson, as he hit one straight to Pollard at covers.Dhoni hit one straight to square leg, departing for a 21-ball 12. Jadeja nicked one straight to de Kock for 1.
After that, it was always going to be an uphill task for the visitors. Jadhav scored a valiant half-century but departed for 58 as he looked to hit Malinga out of the park but only managed a nick to the keeper.
Bravo hit one into the third tier but departed next ball for 8, again Malinga getting the wicket.