CSK vs MI Live Score: The greatest finisher in the history of the game, MS Dhoni, once again, exhibited a sensational finish against MI to register CSK’s second win of the season on Thursday. Needing 17 runs in the last six balls, MS Dhoni hit two fours and one six to Jaydev Unadkat to finish the game on the last ball of the innings.
Despite posting a below-par score, Mumbai stretched the game to the last over and had the upper hand till the final two overs. Daniel Sams kept providing wickets in regular intervals.
He picked the wickets of Ruturaj Gaikwad, Santner, Rayudu, and Shivam Dube and broke the back of the team. He returned with figures of 4 for 30 in 4 overs. Ruturaj Gaikwad got out early, while the decision to promote Santner early also didn’t work.
However, Uthappa (30 off 25) and Ambati Rayudu (40 off 35) made crucial contributions with the bat and kept the team in the game.
In the end, MS Dhoni and Pretorius’ partnership proved decisive as the duo took the team home on the last ball. Not to forget the crucial knock of Dwayne Pretorius, who scored 22 off 14 deliveries, a knock which was laced with 2 fours and 1 six.
Earlier, Mumbai Indians were restricted to just 155 runs in the first innings. They got off to the worst possible start as both Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan got out inside the first over of the innings.
Mukesh Chaudhary bowled first beautifully in the power play. He even accounted for the wicket for Dewald Brevis to leave Mumbai reeling at 23 for 3 in 3 overs. Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Varma then led some recovery before the former got out in the 8th over.
Suryakumar Yadav was, once again, looking good with the bat but couldn’t convert. The Mumbai batter got out after scoring 32 runs in 21 balls, including 3 fours and 1 six. Wickets kept falling at regular intervals, thereafter, however, Tilak Varma held firm at one end.
He played an unbeaten knock of 51 runs in 43 balls to take the team to a competitive score of 155 runs in the first innings but to no avail. For Chennai, Mukesh Chaudhary returned with exceptional figures of 3 for 19. Mitchell Santner bowled his heart out but luck wasn’t on his side. Santner picked 1 for 16 in 3 overs. Dwayne Bravo picked two wickets but conceded 36 runs in 4 overs.