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IPL updates: Captain Rohit leads Mumbai to victory

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April 28, 2018


23:36  Captain Rohit leads Mumbai to victory:  

Mumbai 173-2 (19.4 ovs) vs CSK 169-5 | Scorecard

Captain Rohit Sharma led from the front with an unbeaten half-century to help Mumbai Indians down Chennai Super Kings by eight wickets.

Rohit stroked 56 from 33 balls as Mumbai won with two balls to spare, to get their campaign back on track.

Mumbai cruised to 173 for two in 19.4 overs after their bowlers had restricted CSK to 169 for five.

Earlier, Suresh Raina blasted an unbeaten 75 from 47 balls but Mumbai Indians managed to limit Chennai Super Kings to 169 in their 20 overs.

The in-form Ambati Rayudu hit 46 from 35 balls, putting on 71 runs for the second wicket with Raina to lay down a solid foundation.

But Mumbai bounced back in the second half, courtesy of Mitchell McClenaghan, who dismissed Mahendra Singh Dhoni (26) and Dwayne Bravo (0) in a single over.
23:33  Rohit hits 31-ball fifty, Mumbai close in on win:  

Mumbai 165-2 (19 ovs) vs CSK 169-5 | Scorecard

Dhoni takes a risk by bringing back part-timer Watson to bowl the 18th over.

Rohit had hit him for a couple of sixes in his previous over and would no doubt be keen to attack the medium pacer yet again.

Rohit drives the first ball but can't beat the fielder in the covers before Watson bowls a wide.

Watson tries the slower ball which is wide and Rohit smashes it over the covers where Tahir misfields to give away a four.

Watson bowls a length ball and Hardik clubs it over long-on for a six.

A single for Hardik before Rohit drills a full toss through the covers for two runs as Watson concedes 15 in his final over.

Mumbai are 148 for two in 18 overs, needing 22 runs from the last two overs for victory.

Thakur to bowl the 19th over. Pandya picks a single from the first ball before Rohit carves a full toss over point for a boundary.

Thakur bowls it on the stumps as Rohit walks across and flicks it through the vacant fine leg region for another four.

Thakur tries a slower ball but Rohit manages to steer in the gap between thirdman and point to complete a hat-trick of fours.

Rohit sweeps the last ball through square leg for the fourth boundary of the over, which also helps him race to his fifty from just 31 balls.

Thakur has gone for 17 in his final over, leaving Mumbai to get five from the last over for victory.
23:21  Lewis out for 47, Mumbai lose 2nd wicket:  

Mumbai 133-2 (17 ovs) vs CSK 169-5 | Scorecard

Thakur keeps things tight, giving away just five runs from his third over to make it 42 needed from the last four overs for victory.

The pressure pays off as Bravo claims the wicket of Lewis in the next over. The left-hander, who struggled for most part of his 47 from 43 balls, mishits it to long-off where Thakur completes a simple catch.

A promotion for Hardik Pandya ahead of his brother Krunal.

Bravo bowls a good short ball to Rohit, who goes for the pull but gets it off the gloves to fine leg for one.

Still no boundaries for Mumbai, the last one came 17 balls ago, with Bravo also giving away just five runs from his third over.

The match is interestingly poised with Mumbai on 133 for two in 17 overs, needing another 37 runs from three overs for victory.
23:08  Rohit, Lewis keep Mumbai in the hunt:  

Mumbai 123-1 (15 ovs) vs CSK 169-5 | Scorecard

Watson comes back as Rohit eases the first ball straight down the ground, over mid-off, for a six.

Three balls later, he plants his front foot across and paddles a full delivery from Watson over the fine leg fence for another six before he keeps strike with one from the last ball.

Rohit looking in ominous touch as far as CSK are concerned. The Mumbai captain pulls a short ball from Bravo through square leg for a four.

22 runs from the last two overs as Mumbai reach 123 for one in 15 overs, needing another 47 runs from 30 balls for victory.
22:57  

Mumbai 101-0 (13 ovs) vs CSK 169-5 | Scorecard

Rohit Sharma walks in at No. 3 ahead of Ishan Kishan as Mumbai look to continue with the left-right combination.

Lewis breaks free with a couple of sixes off Tahir. He lofts the second ball over the covers as it carries all the way for a maximum before he pulls a short ball down the ground, over long-on to get 16 from the over.

Harbhajan finishes his spell with a tidy over, conceding just six singles.

Dwayne Bravo comes back into the attack. Four singles from five balls before Lewis crunches a full toss through the covers for a four.

Mumbai reach 101 for one in 13 overs, needing 69 runs from seven overs for victory.

Lewis has cut loose in the last few overs, to hit 43 from 37 balls, while Rohit is on seven.
22:43  Suryakumar out for 44, Mumbai lose 1st wicket:  

Mumbai 71-0 (10 ovs) vs CSK 169-5 | Scorecard

With the pressure building up, Suryakumar decides to attack Harbhajan. He pulls a short ball but Ravindra Jadeja at deep midwicket runs across to his left and completes a superb low catch.

Suryakumar walks back after a deserved innings of 44 from 34 balls.

At the halfway stage, Mumbai are 71 for one in 10 overs, needing 99 from 10 overs for victory.
22:37  Suryakumar, Lewis give Mumbai a good start:  

Mumbai 65-0 (9 ovs) vs CSK 169-5 | Scorecard

Mumbai looking in total control at the moment after the good start provided by their openers.

With a strong middle order to follow for Mumbai, the only way back for CSK will be a few quick wickets.

CSK looking to build some pressure with some disciplined bowling.

Watson gives away just four runs from his second over before Harbhajan concedes just two runs in the next over, including four dot balls in a row to Lewis, who is struggling on 13 from 18 balls.

Leg-spinner Imran Tahir comes into the attack. Suryakumar picks a single from the first ball before Lewis plays another three dot balls in a row.

The pressure is released after Dhoni misses a wide ball after Lewis is beaten and it goes for four byes. Lewis then lofts the last ball over mid-off for another boundary to take Mumbai to 65 for no loss in nine overs.
22:25  Suryakumar, Lewis give Mumbai a good start:  

Mumbai 50-0 (6 ovs) vs CSK 169-5 | Scorecard

Chahar walks off after just bowling just one ball of his third over with some injury.

Harbhajan to bowl the remaining five deliveries of the over. Lewis pulls a short ball through square but Rayudu makes a superb stop just inside the ropes to save a certain boundary.

Harbhajan drops short again and this time Suryakumar punches it through the covers for a four and keeps strike with one from the last ball.

Suryakumar has a close shave as he looks to steal a quick single to mid-on but Murali Vijay misses the direct hit.

A single to Lewis before Suryakumar flicks a full delivery over square leg for a six to take Mumbai to 50 for no loss in six overs.

Suryakumar has done most of the scoring, hitting 38 from 26 balls, while Lewis has made 10 from as many balls.
22:13  Mumbai off to a start after CSK post 169:  

Mumbai 34-0 (4 ovs) vs CSK 169-5 | Scorecard

Captain Rohit Sharma has again resisted calls to open the batting as Mumbai Indians continue with Suryakumar Yadav and Evin Lewis at the top of the order.

Pacer Deepak Chahar will open the bowling for CSK, who will be looking for a few early wickets.

Surya punches the second ball through the covers for a four to get off the mark in style before he clips on the next side for two runs.

Surya tries to hit the next ball through the off-side but can't find the gap before Chahar bowls a wide to give away seven from the over.

Pace from both ends as Shardul Thakur bowls from the other end. Lewis clips the seocnd ball through midwicket for a couple before he gloves the last ball fine on the leg side for a four after missing the pull shot.

Suryakumar then glances Chahar fine on the leg side for a four before he steers the fourth ball over thirdman for another boundary. Two runs for Lewis off the last ball as Mumbai get 11 from the third over.

Shane Watson comes into the attack, replacing Thakur. Surya steers a wide delivery past point for a four as Mumbai's openers look to build a good platform.

Watson getting slight movement as Suryakumar is squared up, getting a thick outside edge for two runs on the off-side. He clips the fifth ball through midwicket for another couple of runs and takes one from the last ball.
21:40  IPL updates: Raina slams 67 but Mumbai limit CSK to 169:  

CSK 169-5 (20 ovs) vs Mumbai | Scorecard

Suresh Raina blasted an unbeaten 75 from 47 balls Mumbai Indians managed to limit Chennai Super Kings to 169 in their 20 overs.

The in-form Ambati Rayudu hit 46 from 35 balls, putting on 71 runs for the second wicket with Raina to lay down a solid foundation.

But Mumbai bounced back in the second half, courtesy of Mitchell McClenaghan, who dismissed Mahendra Singh Dhoni (26) and Dwayne Bravo (0) in a single over.

Krunal Pandya also made a vital contribution with the ball, picking up two for 32.
21:38  Raina's half-century lifts CSK to 169:  

CSK 169-5 (20 ovs) vs Mumbai | Scorecard

Bumrah continues to go for runs. Raina picks a full delivery and it carries all the way over the midwicket fence for a six after he had lofted the first ball over covers for two runs.

Three more singles as Bumrah concedes 11 in his fourth and final over.

Hardik to bowl the final over with Mumbai doing well to keep CSK in check in the last few overs.

Sam Billings carts the next ball down the ground for a single to long-on and Raina also picks one.

Billings looks for the big hit but ends up holing out a slower ball to the fielder at long-on to perish for three.

Raina looks to smash the next ball down the ground but fails to time it well as Cutting does well to stop it on the bounce at long-off to keep it down to two.

The last ball is full and on the pads as Raina flicks it over midwicket for a six.
21:31  Dhoni and Bravo depart, CSK 4 down:  

CSK 147-4 (18 ovs) vs Mumbai | Scorecard

Markande, who dismissed Dhoni in the first match between the two teams, comes under heavy attack from the CSK captain, who looks keen to prove a point.

Dhoni hits the first ball down the ground for a four and then flicks the next wide of long-on for a six.

Markande goes for 14 in the 16th over as CSK continue to lift the tempo in the last few overs.

Bumrah, who has conceded just three runs from two overs, comes back. He starts with a wide before Dhoni clips the next through midwicket for a single.

Raina waiting on the backfoot as he pulls a short ball over short fine leg for a four.

Two balls later, Raina clips a full toss over square leg for another boundary as Bumrah goes for 12 in his third over.

That boundary also helps Raina complete his half-century, from 34 balls.

But McClenaghan checks CSK's charge with the big wicket of Dhoni in the next over.

Dhoni mistimes a full toss and ends up hitting it into the hands of Evin Lewis at sweeper cover as the CSK captain perishes for 26.

Two balls later, the Kiwi pacer strikes with the wicket of Dwayne Bravo, who mishits the pull shot and is caught on the off-side for a golden duck.

A superb final over by McClenaghan -- two wickets and just four runs -- as he finishes with impressive figures of two for 26 in four overs.
21:12  Dhoni on the attack:  

CSK 117-2 (15 ovs) vs Mumbai | Scorecard

Bumrah comes back as Raina turns the second ball on the leg side for one. Dhoni doesn't want to risk against Bumrah as he plays four dot balls in a row.

Just a single from the Bumrah over as CSK reach 100 for two in 13 overs.

Dhoni and Raina are just looking to play it safe and keep their wickets for the death overs.

Krunal concedes six runs from his final over to finish with two for 32 in four overs.

Dhoni has warmed up nicely as he makes his intentions clear. He lofts Hardik over mid-off for a four and then pulls the next ball through midwicket for the same result.

CSK are well placed for a score around the 175-run mark to reach 117 for two in 15 overs, with Raina on 43 from 31 balls and Dhoni on 13.
20:54  Rayudu out for 46, CSK 2 down:  

CSK 99-2 (12 ovs) vs Mumbai | Scorecard

Krunal makes the breakthrough with the key wicket of the in-form Rayudu. The opener, who smashed 46 from 35 balls, hits a slog sweep straight into the hands of the fielder at deep midwicket.

New batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni gets a huge cheer as he makes his way out to the middle. He gets off the mark with a single to sweeper cover and Raina picks one off the last ball on the leg side.

Krunal gives away just two runs and also breaks the partnership to reduce CSK to 99 for two in 12 overs.
20:46  Rayudu, Raina put CSK in control:  

CSK 91-1 (10 ovs) vs Mumbai | Scorecard

Raina cuts a short ball from Krunal past point for a four before he is beaten off the next ball.

Krunal bowls a wide followed by two singles before Raina clips the last ball over midwicket for two runs.

Leg-spinner Mayank Markande comes into the attack. He makes a tidy start, conceding just three singles from his first over.

Medium pacer Ben Cutting comes into the attack. He starts with a wide before Rayudu lofts the next ball over long-on for a six. Two balls later, Raina leans forward and lofts it over the covers for a four.

Two more singles as Cutting goes for 14 in his first over with CSK building a good platform.

Raina goes after leg-spinner Markande as he lofts the fourth ball back over the bowler's head for a four. He chips down the track to the next ball and smashes it wide of long-on for a six to get 14 from the over.

CSK well placed on 91 for one in 10 overs with Rayudu on 45 from 32 balls and Raina on 31 from 17 balls.
20:29  Watson falls for 12, CSK lose 1st wicket:  

CSK 51-1 (6 ovs) vs Mumbai | Scorecard

All-rounder Hardik Pandya comes into the attack. A single each to Rayudu and Watson before the former smashes Pandya past point for a four.

He looks to pull the next but is beaten by the change of pace and then can't beat the fielder at short thirdman.

Pandyas from both ends as left-arm spinner Krunal is introduced and he makes the breakthrough in his first over. Watson looks to play the slog sweep but miscues it and is caught on the leg side for 12.

Despite the wicket, Rayudu not holding back as he comes down the track and chips Krunal over midwicket but the timing is so good that it carries all the way over the fence for a six.

A single before Suresh Raina slog sweeps Krunal over midwicket for the second six of the over, which goes for 15 runs.

Rayudu pulls a short ball from Hardik through square leg for one and Raina picks a leg bye off the next.

Rayudu drives a full toss straight back as Hardik who gets his hands but the ball misses the stumps with non-striker Raina a long way out of his crease.

Rayudu gets a thick outside edge past short thirdman for a four and lofts the next ball straight down the ground for a six.

CSK have recovered after the early wicket of Watson, racing to 51 for one in six overs, with Rayudu on 32 from 22 balls and Raina on six.
20:14  CSK off to a steady start vs Mumbai:  

CSK 18-0 (3 ovs) vs Mumbai | Scorecard

Left-arm pacer Mitchell McClenaghan to open the bowling for Mumbai as Ambati Rayudu and Shane Watson walk out to open the batting for hosts CSK.

Watson slashes at a wide delivery but gets a thick outside edge for a single to thirdman to get off the mark.

Rayudu edges the next delivery but it falls short of wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan. Rayudu then comes down the track to the next ball and lofts it back over the bowler's head for a six to get off the mark in some style.

Two balls later, he plays the pull shot for a single to deep square leg to get eight from the over.

Jasprit Bumrah to bowl the second over. Rayudu nearly lobs a return catch but Bumrah can't get to the catch as he plays four dot balls in a row followed by two singles off the last two balls.

Watson reaches out to a full delivery and crashes it past mid-off for a four before he looks to hit McClenaghan's next ball fine but can't beat the fielder.

Two singles before Watson glances the last ball fine for a couple as CSK reaches 18 for no loss in three overs.
19:47  Mumbai elect to bowl; Pollard dropped:  Check out the playing XIs of the two teams:

Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain, w/k), Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Sam Billings, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (captain), Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan (w/k), Jean-Paul Duminy, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah

19:36  Mumbai elect to bowl; Pollard dropped:   Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma has won the toss and elected to bowl against Chennai Super Kings.

Mumbai have finally lost patience with the struggling Kieron Pollard, who has been dropped from the team. South African veteran JP Duminy will take his place.

Mumbai also left out Mustafizur Rahman, replacing him with Ben Cutting.

Meanwhile, table toppers Chennai Super Kings are unchanged.
19:09  Mumbai Indians eye revenge against CSK:  Welcome to the coverage of the 27th match of the Indian Premier League between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians in Pune on Saturday.

It will be an uphill task for the defending champs Mumbai Indians given their opponents' form and formidable line-up.

The heartbreaking one-wicket defeat in the lung-opener is fresh in their minds but Mumbai Indians will have to play out of their skins to exact revenge at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium.

At the Wankhede in Mumbai earlier this month, CSK had defeated the defending champions by one wicket and a ball to spare.

MI are keen to get back to winning ways after two straight reverses.

It has been a journey of contrasts for the two teams so far. While Mumbai have managed only one win in their six matches, the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led outfit has won five of their six games.

The shifting of games from their original home has not affected Chennai.

For Mumbai, to survive in the tournament, this is a must-win encounter.

Barring Suryakumar Yadav, every other Mumbai batsman has struggled in the tournament. Rohit Sharma has failed to fire in five of the six games and so has Kieron Pollard.

But if Rohit, Pollard, Surya, Evin Lewis and Hardik Pandya fire in unison, Mumbai can set up or chase big totals.

Save his match-winning 94 against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rohit has failed to get past 20 runs in five games. He would he hoping to turn the tables and get some runs under his belt.

On the other hand, Chennai would take confidence from their last win when a vintage Dhoni helped the team chase a stiff target of 206 against RCB.

Chennai would be pleased that most of their batters Australian Shane Watson, Ambati Rayadu, Dwayne Bravo, Dhoni are in form.

Only Suresh Raina has been out of sorts and would be keen to be among the runs.

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