Fri, 08 May 2015
IPL Live! Mumbai Indians thrash Chennai by six wickets

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Mumbai: 159-4 (19.2 overs)
Chennai: 158-5 (20 overs)

Captain Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard are the two new batsmen at the crease. 

However, a direct hit from Bravo cuts short Pollard's stay at the crease. Mumbai lose three on the trot. Bravo also accounts for Rohit (18)

However, the penultimate over by Pawan Negi turns it in Mumbai's favor, 25 coming off it, with Hardik Pandya (21) hiting a couple of sixes and Ambati Rayudu (34) one. 

Bravo to bowl the final over. Jadeja puts down Pandya (on 20) off the first ball. And Mumbai finish it off in the next ball. 

Mumbai win by six wickets.

Mumbai: 85-2 (11 overs)
Chennai: 158-5 (20 overs)

Parthiv and Simmons are beginning to frustrate Chhennai now. At the halfway mark, the visitors are comfortably placed at 84 without loss. 

However, Ashwin finally gets Chennai a much-needed breakthrough, in the first ball of the 11th over, having Parthiv (45) caught by Du Plessis at wide long-on. 

Parthiv's 32-ball innings was inclusive of six boundaries and he helped Simmons (38) add 84 for the opening wicket. 

His opening partner survives three more balls before hitting it straight to Dwayne Smith at deep midwicket.

Mumbai: 67-0 (7 overs)
Chennai: 158-5 (20 overs)

Nehra's second over is an expensive one as well. Simmons clears the long-off fence off the first ball and follows it up with a couple of boundaries even as Mumbai get to the 50-run mark in the over. 

Ashwin is back to bowl the sixth over, replcing an expensive Mohit (2-0-19-0). No respite for Chennai though as 11 runs come off the over, with Simmons hitting a straight six as Mumbai reach 61-0 after the powerplay (six overs).

Ravindra Jadeja replaces Nehra (2-0-28-0) in the attack in the seventh over. Six off it. Timeout.

Mumbai: 35-0 (4 overs)
Chennai: 158-5 (20 overs)

Lendl Simmons and Parthiv Patel to open the batting for Mumbai and it will be R Ashwin opening the bowling for Chennai. Just three runs off the over. 

Mohit Sharma to bowl the second over. He gives away seven runs, Parthiv finding the fence. 

Ashish Nehra is handed the ball in the third over and it is an expensive one, 13 coming off it with Parthiv hitting successive boundaries. 

Nehra is unlucky albeit as Negi puts down Parthiv (on 15) at midwicket.   

Chennai: 158-5 (20 overs)

Chennai get 14 off De Lange's third over, Pawan Negi finding the fence thrice. 

Negi then hits a six over wide long-on off McClenaghan (4-0-34-1). 

Vinay Kumar (4-0-33-1) to bowl the penultimate over. Dhoni smashes the first ball over deep square leg for a six. 

De Lange (4-1-30-0) to bowl the final over. Negi (36) is dropped off successive balls before being run out off the final ball.

Negi's 17-ball cameo was inclusive of four hits to the fence and one over it and he helped his captain (39 not out) add 54 runs (off only 28 balls) for the fifth wicket. 

Chennai manage 158 for five in their stipulated 20 overs. 

Chennai: 108-4 (16 overs)

Dhoni and Du Plessis each get a six off Harbhajan (4-0-36-1), who gives away 14 runs in his final over. 

Both the batsmen are combining well for Chennai now. A couple by Dhoni, off Suchith (4-0-21-1) helps Chennai get to the 100-run mark, in the 15th over. 

McClenaghan is back to bowl in the 16th over. He strikes with his second ball, having Du Plessis (17) caught by Lendl Simmons at short fine leg. 

Du Plessis' 16-ball innings included a six and he helped his captain add 39 runs for the fourth wicket. 

Pawan Negi is the new man in. 

Chennai: 67-3 (10 overs)

Faf du Plessis is the new man in. 

He is only a spectator as Harbhajan has Smith (27) caught at deep midwicket by Hardik Pandya, the fielder having taken all the three catches so far. 

Captain MS Dhoni walks out to bat with his team in a spot of bother. 

Chennai: 64-2 (8.4 overs)

Suresh Raina is the new man in. De Lange's second over is a maiden as well.

Harbhajan Singh to bowl the eighth over. He gives away 10 runs first up.

Suchith comes back, replacing Vinay Kumar (2-0-19-1) in the ninth over. He strikes with his fourth ball, having Raina (10) caught by Pandya.

The first strategic timeout is taken immediately after. 

Chennai: 44-1 (5 overs)

Mumbai make the first bowling change in the fourth over, Suchith replacing De Lange. He gets unlucky first ball a Harbhajan puts down McCullum (on 7) at backward square leg. 

R Vinay Kumar replaces McClenaghan (2-0-18-0) in the fifth over. McCullum welcomes him with three straight hits to the fence. 

However, Vinay Kumar has the last laugh, having McCullum (23) caught by Pandya. 

Chennai: 23-0 (3 overs)

Brendon McCullum and Dwayne Smith to open the batting for Chennai and it will be Mitchell McClenaghan first up for Mumbai. Three runs come off the first over. 

Marchant de Lange bowls the second over and gives away five. 

However, the third over by McClenaghan is expensive, 15 coming off it. 

Chennai: 0-0

Good evening and welcome to the live coverage of the Indian Premier League match between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians at the MA Chidambaram stadium.

The news is that Chennai have won the toss and decided to have a bat first.

"Whenever we have won the toss we have batted first. So it is a simple decision," says captain MS Dhoni. Rohit Sharma, his opposite number, admits he would have done the same.

"We would have batted first. It's a good track but now we have to try and bowl well in the first six overs," he laments.