Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians: Chennai Super Kings defeated Mumbai Indians by 20 runs in the first match of the second half of IPL 2021. Chennai had scored 156 runs for six wickets in 20 overs after playing first. In response, the Mumbai Indians team could only score 136 runs in the allotted overs. This is the sixth win for Chennai in IPL 2021. Now it has 12 points in eight matches.
With this victory, Chennai also avenged the defeat in the first half of IPL 2021. In fact, in the first half played in India, Chennai could not win the match even after scoring 218 runs against Mumbai. In that match, Mumbai won the losing bet. However, today Chennai avenged that defeat.
Mumbai had a bad start
Chasing the target of 157 runs from Chennai, the start of Mumbai Indians was not good. He lost wickets at regular intervals, due to which he lost the match. Regular captain Rohit Sharma was not a part of this match. In such a situation, Anmolpreet Singh came to open the innings with Quinton de Kock in his place.
Mumbai got its first blow for 18 runs. De Kock got out after scoring 17 runs in 12 balls with the help of three fours. After this, Anmol also went on walking on the total score of 35. He scored 16 runs with the help of two fours and a six.
After this Suryakumar Yadav 03, Ishan Kishan 11, Kieran Pollard 15 and Krunal Pandya were dismissed for 04 runs. Although Saurabh Tiwary stood at the other end, but he could not get his team to win. Saurabh remained unbeaten on 50 off 40 balls.
Dwayne Bravo bowled amazingly for Chennai. He took three wickets for 25 runs in his four overs. Apart from this, Deepak Chahar got two successes. While Josh Hazlewood and Shardul Thakur took one wicket each.
Ruturaj Gaikwad played a wonderful innings for Chennai
Electing to bat after winning the toss, Chennai Super Kings had a very poor start. In the very first over, Chennai’s opener Faf du Plessis returned to the pavilion without opening the account on the ball of Trent Boult. After this, Moeen Ali was also dismissed for zero in the second over off Adam Milne.
After this Ambati Rayudu came to bat at number four. Rayudu has a great record against Mumbai Indians. In view of this, captain MS Dhoni promoted him. But he retired hurt after being injured by Adam Milne. And then Suresh Raina could not last long at the crease. He got out after scoring just four runs in six balls.
Captain MS Dhoni came to the crease after the fall of three wickets for just seven runs in three overs. But he also disappointed and got out after scoring three runs in five balls. Dhoni was sent to the pavilion by Adam Milne. Chennai’s score in the power play was 24 runs for four wickets.
Jadeja and Gaikwad form an important partnership
Opener Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ravindra Jadeja shared an 81-run partnership for the fifth wicket after four wickets fell for just 24 runs. Jadeja was dismissed for 26 runs in the 17th over. He hit a four in his innings of 33 balls. Bumrah, playing his 100th match, dismissed Jadeja.
On one hand, where Chennai batsmen were getting out on the lines of Tu Chal Main Aaya, on the other hand opener Ruturaj Gaikwad was showing his class. Gaikwad played a brilliant innings of 88 not out. This is Gaikwad’s fourth consecutive fifty in the UAE. During his half-century innings, he hit 9 fours and four sixes. At the same time, Dwayne Bravo also scored 23 runs in just eight balls with the help of three sixes. At the same time, Dwayne Bravo also scored 23 runs in just eight balls with the help of three sixes.
Adam Milne bowled brilliantly for Mumbai. He took two wickets for just 21 runs in his four overs. Apart from this, Trent Boult and Jasprit Bamurah also took two wickets each. But both of them proved to be a bit expensive.