Mumbai Indians registered second win in the IPL yesterday against Chennai Super Kings by the all-round performance of Hardik Pandya at Wankhede. This victory is the 100th Win for Mumbai Indians in IPL. This is the first defeat for Chennai Super Kings in this season. Mumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings by 35 runs yesterday.
Hardik Pandya clinched the man of the match award by picking three wickets and slamming 25 runs. This is the third highest score for Mumbai Indians yesterday. He slammed 25 runs by slamming three sixes and one four from 8 balls. In addition, he picked the scalps of MS Dhoni, Deepak Chahar, and Ravindra Jadeja. Surya Kumar Yadav slammed 59 runs and Krunal Pandya added 42 runs for Mumbai Indians.
Jason Beherendorff, who made his IPL debut for Mumbai Indians picked two wickets conceding 22 runs. He picked the scalps of Suresh Raina and Ambati Rayudu. Lasith Malinga picked three wickets by conceding 38 runs.
Mumbai Indians batted first and Rohit Sharma struggled to settle down. He slammed just 13 off 18 balls and lost his wicket to Ravindra Jadeja before adding 38 runs to the second wicket stand. They lost one of the openers, Quinton De Kock, very early yesterday. Yuvraj Singh also got dismissed very early following the Mumbai Indians skipper.
Krunal Pandya and Surya Kumar Yadav stitched a strong stand of 62 runs and Surya Kumar Yadav lost his wicket to Dwayne Bravo after he finished his crucial knock of 59 runs. Imran Tahir is the best bowler from the Chennai side. Deepak Chahar finished his spell with 1/21 and Jadeja finished his spell with 1/10.
Chennai Super Kings lost Ambati Rayudu for the first ball duck and later lost Suresh Raina in the first five overs. MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav added 54 runs to the fourth wicket stand and Kedar Jadhav slammed 58 runs off eight fours and one six off 54 balls. Later, he was dismissed and Chennai Super Kings ended their innings at 133/8.
Kieron Pollard caught three crucial picks to dismiss Quinton De Kock, Suresh Raina, and Shane Watson. Though there were higher scores in the game than Hardik Pandya, his finishing skills handed the team the most crucial victory.
Mumbai Indians 170/5, Surya Kumar Yadav 59, Hardik Pandya 25
Chennai Super Kings 133/8, Hardik Pandya 3/20, Jason Behrendorff 2/22, Lasith Malinga 3/34
Mumbai Indians won the game by 37 runs.