Chennai Super Kings beat Mumbai Indians by six wickets
Mumbai Indians won the toss and decided to bat. Parthiv Patel opened with Lendl Simmons. Nehra oppened for Chennai Super Kings and rolled out the first over. In his first spell he managed to discharge Parthiv Patel on duck. Just a few minutes after a sensational catch by Faf du Plessis put another wicket in Nehra’s pocket. Nehra spread his thunder all over the field when he sent off Lendl Simmons on 5 runs.
Stumbling Mumbai Indians was on 12/3 in the fourth over. MI decided to send Harbhajan who had smashed a breathtaking fifty in his previous match to give him more opportunities. Harbhajan failed to show his fine form and caught out on 24 runs. Pollard as soon as entered the field provided the required acceleration to the game. He smashed a big six on his first ball. With Pollard supporting from one end Rohit Sharma completed his 50 on 30 balls. With stunning partnership of Rohit and Pollard Mumbai Indians posted 183/7 in their 20 overs.
Smith and McCullum opened for CSK . McCullum was on fire for the Chennai Super Kings as they reach 18/0 in 2 overs. With Smith smashing 50 CSK reached on 90/0 in 6 overs. Coach Ricky Ponting had a quick chat with the Mumbai Indians players in the strategic timeout. CSK have gone off to an explosive start and they need only 94 in 14 overs. Harbhajan removed McCullum for 46 and then knocked off Smith (62). CSK however are still dominating, having reached 115/2 in 8 overs.
After McCullum and Smith dismissal, Raina has come out with fire and even clobbered Harbhajan into the stands. Malinga’s toe-crushing yorker knocks off Faf du Plessis for 11. CSK then needed only 40 off 46 balls as Dhoni joins Raina in the middle. Dhoni falls to Pollard for 3 but CSK are closing in on a big win; they need 16 in the last 5 overs. Bravo joins an aggressive Raina in the middle and finished the game for MI by beating them by 6 wickets.