IPL 2019, CSK vs MI Match, Qualifier 1 Highlights

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IPL 2019 CSK vs MI playoffs:

Toss: Chennai Super Kings, who chose to bat.

Venue: M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

In the ongoing Indian Premier League, Chennai Super Kings has always opted to bowl first after winning the toss, three times, in the matches played in its home ground, the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium. The reason is the dew, which is a disadvantage for the teams bowling second as it becomes difficult for the spinners to grip the ball and the seamers to get the right length.

Dhoni, however, elected to bat first as CSK posted 131 on the board and went on to lose the game by six wickets.

First Innings of the qualifier 1 Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians

Chennai Super Kings
1st Innings
131/4 Overs. 20.0

  • Powerplay: 32 runs, 3 wickets
  • CSK: 50 runs in 9.4 overs
  • CSK: 100 runs in 17.1 overs
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 38 balls (Ambati Rayudu 25, MS Dhoni 24)
  • Innings Break: Chennai Super Kings – 131/4 in 20 overs

CSK didn’t get the start they wanted as Faf du Plesis, Suresh Raina and Shane Watson were back in pavilion by the inside powerplay with just 32 runs on the scoreboard. Murali Vijay (26 off 26 balls) and Ambati Rayudu (42 off 37 balls) carried the baton for CSK and scored 33 runs together. CSK skipper MS Dhoni came to bat with positive mind-set and Dhoni showed his class by hitting Lasith Malinga for back-to-back sixes in the 19th over.

Second Inning of the qualifier 1 Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians
2nd Innings
132/4 Overs. 18.3

  • Powerplay: 44 runs, 2 wickets
  • MI: 50 runs in 7.2 overs
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 43 balls (Suryakumar Yadav 31, Ishan Kishan 22)
  • MI: 100 runs in 13.2 overs
  • Suryakumar Yadav: 50 off 37 balls (8 x fours)

Mumbai Indians got off to a poor start as both their openers Rohit Sharma (4 off 2) and Quinton de Kock (8 off 12) fell inside four overs. But Suryakumar Yadav (71 unbeaten off 54) and Ishan Kishan (28 off 31) attacked the bowlers early on in their innings and batted sensibly. Both batsmen stitched the highest partnership of the match. Imran Tahir took two wickets off two balls to give CSK fans some hope but it came a tad too late.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFIER 1: Mumbai Indians win against CSK by 6 wickets. 5th time Mumbai Indians have made it to the IPL Finals. 2nd time they have managed to beat CSK 3 times in a single season. Only team to beat CSK 3 times in a single season. Suryakumar Yadav’s highest score in the IPL surpassing his score of 70 he scored in 2018 vs Rajasthan Royals.

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