IPL 2019, CSK vs MI Match in Chennai - Highlights: As it Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: April 27, 2019, 8:36 AM IST

Match 44, MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai 26 April, 2019

Toss won by Chennai Super Kings (decided to bowl)

Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by 46 runs

Man of the Match: Rohit Sharma



That'll be all for today, we'll be back tomorrow with Sunrisers Hyderabad taking on the Rajasthan Royals. 

Rohan Gavaskar, Former India Cricketer 23:35(IST)

This has been a comprehensive victory. The Mumbai Indians dominated from the beginning and not for a moment looked like they were behind the 8 ball. 


This is CSK's first loss at the Chepauk since May 2015 which is a testament to how good the Mumbai Indians have been today.  


CSK without MS Dhoni has had a bad day at the office against the Mumbai Indians as they were bowled out for 109 and lost by 46 runs. Lasith Malinga the pick of the bowlers with four wickets even though he was expensive. 


WICKET: Malinga has finished it off as Santner (22) goes for the big shot down to long-on but Pollard takes a comfortable catch to wrap things up for Mumbai.  


WICKET: Malinga gets another wicket as Harbhajan (1) tries to take him down town but Hardik Pandya at long on takes a comfortable catch. 


Burmah has been bowling really well today and in his third over he picks up a wicket and conceded only four runs of which one was a wide ball. CSK are 103/8 after 17 overs.  


WICKET: Great catch from Krunal Pandya in the deep, diving forward to catch an attempted big hit by Deepak Chahar off the bowling of Jasprit Bumrah. CSK are 8 down for 101. 


100 up for CSK! Santner gets a single off a the first ball and CSK have reached the thee figure mark in the 17th over. 


Malinga finishes an eventful third over where he got smashed for a six by Santner but managed to bounce back off the last ball and dismiss the big hitter Dwayne Bravo. 11 runs and a wicket off the over means CSK 99/7 after 16 overs. 


WICKET: Lasith Malinga gets a wicket on his return to the attack as he removes Dwayne Bravo (20) with a slower ball and catches it comfortably on his follow through. CSK are 99/7.

Rohan Gavaskar, Former India Cricketer 23:17(IST)

This has been a perfect game from the Indians so far. The way they batted and they way they have bowled has been top class. 


SIX! Much needed big hit! Santner clatters it over the square-leg boundary off Malinga for a maximum. Is there a comeback on the cards?


Rahul Chahar finishes his four overs and has conceded only 21 runs in that. Bravo hammered him through mid-wicket for a boundary in the middle of the over, but other than that he and Santner managed only four more singles in that over. CSK are 88/6 after 15 overs. 


Expensive over from Hardik Pandya who returns to the attack. 10 runs for CSK all thanks to the boundary Bravo picked up after a no-ball got him a free hit. Not the type of over Rohit Sharma would have expected from one of his top bowlers. CSK are 80/6. 


Anukul Roy gets his second over in and it has gone for just four singles. CSK are moving along at very slow pace and are as good as out of this chase at this point in time unless Bravo and Santner turn up the ante. CSK are 70/6 after 13 overs. 


End of that Bumrah over, which is the 12th off the innings and CSK picked up just the two singles off the over, but more importantly lost the set Murali Vijay. CSK are 66/6 and heading for a bad defeat with Mitchell Santner and Dwayne Bravo at the crease.


WICKET: Bumrah back into the attack for his second over and three balls in he has removed the well set Murali Vijay (38) as Suryakumar pulls off a brilliant diving catch at backward point. It was a close call and the TV umpire took his time to and only gave the call once he was absolutely sure. CSK are 66/6. 


Chahar races through his third over to Dwayne Bravo and Murali Vijay and has kept both of them quiet. Just the four singles of the 11th over has added a whole lot of pressure on CSK for the final 9 overs. CSK need 92 in the nine overs left with five wickets in hand. 

Rohan Gavaskar, Former India Cricketer 22:48(IST)

Dhruv Shorey is a good player who has done well for Delhi in the domestic circuit but this was always going to be a tough situation and pitch to bat on. He deserves a few more chances.


Good over on the whole by Anukul, just the seven runs conceded and another wicket to add onto the pressure on CSK who are 60/5 after 10 overs and staring at a heavy defeat. 


WICKET: CSK's batsmen are falling like a pack of cards here and Dhruv Shorey (5) is the latest to be dismissed. Tried to take Anukul Roy in his first over itself and is caught at long on by Rahul Chahar. 

Rohan Gavaskar, Former India Cricketer 22:43(IST)

It’s a mountain to climb for CSK. At this point the Mumbai Indians will probably be thinking of winning with a big margin to help their net run rate. It might be an option to bowl out your spinners. 


Mumbai's bowlers are responding well against a Chennai batting who are under pressure on their home patch. Another economical over from Rahul Chahar as he conceded only five singles and a couple off the last ball to Vijay and Shorey. There could have been a fifth wicket for Mumbai had the throw to the bowlers end off the fifth ball was accurate but CSK survived that miscommunication between the batsmen and move to 53/4. Can Vijay miraculously take his side home from here? 


Top over from the left-arm spinner again to keep Mumbai in the driver's seat in this contest. A wicket of Kedar Jadhav and just the four runs means CSK have been backed into a corner in as early as the 8th over. Murali Vijay is at the crease with Dhruv Shorey with CSK at 47/4 after 8. 


WICKET: Krunal Pandya strikes again! Another arm-ball and Kedar Jadhav looks to play it late but completely misses it while trying to be cheeky and the ball finds the top of off-stump. CSK have lost their fourth wicket with 45 on the board. 


Spinner Rahul Chahar comes into the attack in the seventh over and boy is he spinning the ball big on this pitch that has provided the slow bowlers a decent amount of help. Just the three singles for Kedar Jadhav and Murali Vijay who are watchful. CSK move onto 43/3 after 7 overs. 


End of the Powerplay here in Chennai and CSK have not got going the way they would have liked. The sixth over was bowled by Jasprit Bumrah, who along expected lines kept things very tight and almost got a wicket off the last ball as well, but Vijay escaped and picked up a boundary at square-leg. CSK are 40/3 after 6 overs. 


Excellent over by Krunal Pandya and a quick one at that too. The left-arm spinner got Rayudu clean bowled off the third ball and then Kedar Jadhav took a single to hand strike back to Vijay. CSK are 35/3 after 5 overs. 


WICKET: After Hardik, it is his brother Krunal who gets into the act in the fifth over. A fantastic delivery that held it's line and went through the gate of Ambati Rayudu (0) and knocked over the bails. CSK are three down and in trouble.  


IPL 2019, CSK vs MI Match in Chennai - Highlights: As it Happened

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Follow all the live cricket action and latest updates from IPL 2019 as Mumbai Indians (MI) take on Chennai Super Kings (CSK): All but over for the Chennai Super Kings in Chennai as Mumbai are almost home after putting in a clinical performance against the defending champions. Mumbai's batsmen and bowlers have put in a great show.

PREVIEW: IPL’s traditional power houses – Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians – will battle each other in what promises to be a thrilling encounter at the MA Chidambaram stadium on Friday.

Chennai have already reached 16 points to occupy the top position in the table. They will be looking to secure a top two finish to ensure that they get two chances to reach the final. Mumbai currently have 12 points and are in third position but will be looking to return back to winning ways after a surprise loss against Rajasthan Royals.

Mumbai are known to save their best for the last and with four matches to go, the team will be looking to up their game. A victory will take them to the second position but a slip up here will pull them closer to the mid-table rush for playoff spots.

They have looked good in patches so far and will be hoping to fire on all cylinders. Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock have looked good while Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya are hitting the ball as cleanly as they ever have.

Rahul Chahar and Jasprit Bumrah have been among the wickets, Mumbai might opt for an extra spinner in Mayank Markande to ensure they have atleast three spinners on a sluggish Chepauk surface.

Watson roared back to form for Chennai in their previous game against Mumbai but lack of runs remain an issue especially for the middle-order, led by Kedar Jadhav and Ambati Rayudu. MS Dhoni seems to be playing his best cricket in a yellow jersey but has been plagued by back issues of late. He will also be having one eye on the World Cup.

The spin trio of Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir and Harbhajan Singh has been exceptional for the home side. Tahir has picked 16 wickets in the tournament so far and is in the running for the purple cap.

Players to Watch Out For

Rohit Sharma – The captain has looked good but is yet to play a match-winning knock for his team.

The sluggish surface at Chepauk means his wicket will be valuable for Chennai. He has often saved his best for Dhoni’s men and will be looking for another special knock.

Imran Tahir – Tahir has emerged as the go to man for Dhoni when it comes to picking wickets. The South African has always delivered in the middle overs and has often stemmed the flow of runs. If Mumbai can tackle him smartly, then they can be set for a big total.

Team News

CSK – Dhoni has been having issues with his back but is expected to play in this game.

MI – Mumbai have replaced Alzarri Joseph with Beuran Hendricks but the South African is unlikely to feature in this game.

Likely Playing XI

CSK – Watson, du Plessis, Raina, Rayudu, Jadhav, Dhoni, Bravo, Jadeja, Tahir, Chahar, Thakur/Harbhajan

MI – Rohit, de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Kishan, Pollard, Pandya, Krunal, Chahar, Bumrah, Malinga, Markande

Team Rankings

1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
FULL Ranking