The Chennai Super Kings were completely outplayed by the Mumbai Indians as they were beaten comprehensively by 10 wickets and 46 balls to spare at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Friday, thus ending their hopes of making it to the playoffs of this season.
Put into bat first after losing the toss, the Chennai Super Kings got off to one of the worst starts in the history of IPL as they were recuded for 3/4 inside the first three overs, courtesy some brilliant bowling from Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah up front as both of ripped through the Chennai top order.
The Chennai innings started getting only worse as they kept on losing wickets with very little to show on the scorecard. Sam Curran, although he kept losing partners at the other end, played a fighting knock of 52 off 47 balls bringing up his first half-century in the season as he took CSK to 114/9 at the end of their 20 overs, from a position where even reaching the 100-run-mark looked difficult.
Trent Boult was bowled an outstanding spell as he picked up four important wickets giving away just 18 runs in his four overs.
Coming out to chase a pretty low total, the Mumbai Indians did it with absolute ease as Quinton e Kock and Ishan Kishan added an unbeaten 116-runs for the first wicket, thus winning the game for Mumbai by 10 wickets and 46 balls to spare.
Ishan Kishan was absolutely brutal with the bat as he smashed a fiery 68 not-out of just 37 balls, and was very well supported by Quinton de Kock with a classy 46 not-out off 37 balls.
This is the first time since the inception of IPL that ChennaI Super Kings did not make it to the playoffs.
Chennai Super Kings(CSK) – 114/9(20/20 overs)
Sam Curran 52(47)
MS Dhoni 16(16)
Trent Boult 4/18(4)
Rahul Chahar 2/22(4)
Mumbai Indians(MI) – 116/0(12.2/20 overs)
Ishan Kishan* 68(37)
Quinton de Kock* 46(37)
Ravindra Jadeja 0/15(1)
Josh Hazlewood 0/17(2)
MI WON BY 10 WICKETS
Player of the Match – Trent Boult
Dream11 Game Changer of the Match – Trent Boult
Tata Altroz Super Striker of the Match – Ishan Kishan
Unacademy Let’s crack it Sixes – Ishan Kishan
Cred Power Player – Quinton de Kock
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Venue – Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium
Toss – 3pm IST
Match Time – 3:30pm IST
Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
Venue – Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Toss – 7pm IST
Match Time – 7:30pm IST
Match can be viewed on the Star Sports Network and the Disney + Hotstar VIP subscription
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