CSK vs MI.
CSK vs MI.

IPL 2020 CSK vs MI Highlights: Chennai Super Kings is set to play the 41st IPL 2020 match against Mumbai Indians. CSK beat the MI in the opening match of IPL 2020 and struggles to make their way back.

CSK is in pressure to win this match in order to make the first step of CSK’s possibilities to enter the IPL 2020 playoff. While well settled Mumbai Indians would move to the first position of the IPL 2020 points table if they win this match.

Match: Chennai Super Kings(CSK) vs Mumbai Indians(MI)

Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Toss Details: Mumbai Indians won the toss and opt to field

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Kieron Pollard | MI skipper

We are gonna bowl first. Don’t expect the wicket to change much and hopefully, there’s some dew. We want to qualify to the playoffs first and we still have to come out and play good cricket.

We have spoken about areas we need it to improve and we want to execute them in the middle tonight. Rohit is struggling with his left hamstring and hopefully, he will be fit soon and take the captaincy. The only change we have is Saurabh Tiwary comes in for Rohit.

MS Dhoni | CSK skipper

The last game we played here the wicket played slightly better in the second innings, so not much of a problem. Once we landed here we had a 14-day break and before that, we had a seven day-camp in Chennai and once we’re here it became slightly difficult with the quarantine and there were a few phases where the game went out of our hands and the batting wasn’t also up to the mark, It happens in cricket and there are quite a few reasons for why we haven’t been up to the mark. Three changes for us. Kedar Jadhav, Shane Watson, Piyush Chawla out, and Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Tahir are in.

Playing XI

Mumbai Indians(MI)

Quinton de Kock(w), Saurabh Tiwary, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard(c), Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah.

Chennai Super Kings(CSK)

Sam Curran, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, N Jagadeesan, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Josh Hazlewood, Imran Tahir.

CSK vs MI Highlights

Chennai Super Kings(CSK) Batting

Ruturaj Gaikwad and du Plessis opens the attack against Mumbai Indians. Trent Boult opens the attack on behalf of MI. CSK’s nightmare begins when Boult dismissed Ruturaj Gaikwad for a duck.

Jasprit Bumrah makes his first over of the innings and makes the CSK batting order to collapse. Bumrah dismissed Rayudu and N Jagadeesan in the back to back deliveries and lands CSK in their worst position.

Bumrah dismissed Rayudu and N Jagadeesan
Bumrah dismissed Rayudu and N Jagadeesan in the same over

With a lot of expectations, CSK failed to make the better way in the match against MI. At the end of 2 overs, CSK scored 3 runs for 3 wicket loss. Boult in the next over dismissed du Plessis for 1 run. CSK really struggles to make runs against MI bowlers.

Losing first four wickets for fewest runs in IPL:
2/4 KTK vs Deccan Kochi 2011
3/4 CSK vs MI Sharjah 2020 *
5/4 RCB vs RR Abu Dhabi 2014

With Dhoni and Jadeja on strike, CSK expects a partnership that boosts the CSK’s score. Boult again with his perfect spell dismissed Jadeja and lands CSK in trouble. Sam Curran gets in and joins hands with MSD. Dhoni departures after the powerplay while scoring 16 runs and CSK loses 6 wickets while scoring 30 runs.

Sam Curran with a steady inning makes CSL to score 114 runs for 9 wickets loss. Curran made his first IPL 2020 fifty and also places CSK in a decent position.

Sam Curran made his first IPL 2020 fifty
Sam Curran’s fifty makes a decent score for CSK

Mumbai Indians(MI) Batting

With a target lower than 6 runs per over needed de Kock and Kishan gets in to lead MI. Chahar opens the attack against MI. CSK is in need to make back to back wickets and should restrict the MI batsman to hit big shots. With a powerful batting order, MI keeps calm in the situation.

CSK bowlers struggle to make their first breakthrough as MI scored 52 runs for no wicket loss at the end of the powerplay. In the mid of the 13th over MI scored the required run. Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by 10 wickets. CSK’s final leg of entering playoff too scatters after MI’s clean wipe.

Watch CSK vs MI Highlights

Man of the Match

Trent Boult | MI

New franchise. It’s been enjoyable. Any cricket in this global situation is exciting. To get out there, been fun. Natural stuff, pitch the ball up and get it moving. Credit to Boom (Bumrah) and the other guys, to come and bowl as a unit.

Lucky to get the first over. If it’s going to swing it’s going to be in the first few balls. Wickets in my opinion are getting slower and drier. It comes down to accuracy.

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