Sidelights:

If at all the fielders can have a bad day, it was in this match. Fielders on both the sides seemed to have pairs of greasy palms as they kept on dropping the catches and not only that helping them going across the boundary lines as well. The best example was of Samuel Badree who judged the catch perfectly till the ball passed through his waiting palms and fingers and went in to advertising hoardings.

IPL 7 | Match 33 | MI Vs CSK

 Samuel Badree helps the ball to cross the boundary

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Toss: CSK and elected to field first

Playing XIs

MI: Lendle Simmons, CM Gautam, Ambaty Rayudu, Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Corey Anderson, Aditya Tare, Harbhajan Singh, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah, Praveen Kumar

CSK: Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Mithun Manhas, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishwar Pandey, Mohit Sharma, Samuel Badree

Mini Score Card

MI 157/6 (20) Run rate: 7.85

Ambaty Rayudu 59 (43) | Ravichandran Ashwin 3/30 (4)

Lendle Simmons 38 (38) | Mohit Sharma 1/26 (4)

CSK 160/6 (19.3) Run rate: 8.20

Dwayne Smith 57 (51) | Praveen Kumar 2/31 (4)

Faf du Plessis 31 (24) | Lasith Malinga 2/15 (4)

Result: CSK won by 4 wickets

Points: CSK 2 (Total 14) | MI 0 (Total 4)

Man of the match: Dwayne Smith (CSK)

Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena | Vineet Kulkarni | Pashchim Pathak (3rd) | Rohan Pandit (Reserve)

Match Referee: Roshan Mahanama

How they played the game:

Powerplay: MI 42 runs, 1 wicket | CSK 38 runs, 1 wicket

First 50 runs: MI 49 balls | CSK 45 balls

50-100 runs: MI 42 balls | CSK 38 balls

100-150 runs: MI 26 balls | CSK 32 balls

EXTRAS: CSK 5 (5 Wd) | MI 11 (B 1, LB 5, Wd 5)

Best Partnership:

MI 2nd wicket – 61 runs off 54 balls between Simmons 32 (29) and Rayudu 28 (25)

CSK: 3rd wicket – 63 runs off 46 balls between Smith 37 (26) and du Plessis 25 (20)

Fours and SIXES

MI 10 Fours – 3 by Simmons, 2 each by Gautam, Rayudu and Tare, 1 by Sharma | 8 SIXES – 4 by Rayudu, 2 each by Simmons and Anderson

CSK 13 Fours – 5 by Smith, 3 by Raina, 2 by du Plessis, 1 each by McCullum, Dhoni and Jadeja | 6 SIXES – 3 by Smith, 1 each by McCullum, du Plessis and Dhoni

Important Facts of the Match:

  • Mumbai Indians lost their first game after 10 games, spanning two seasons, at the Wankhede Stadium.
  • The last game MI lost at Wankhede Stadium was against KKR on 16th May, 2012 by 32 runs.
  • #BreachTheFortess was the hastag which CSK followers and fans made trending on Twitter the entire day yesterday. Incredible!

In the PIC: Samuel Badree helps the ball to cross the boundary

Picture Courtesy: ESPN – Cricinfo 

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