IPL 2020, CSK vs MI: Mumbai Indians crush CSK by 10 wickets
Mumbai Indians produced an impeccable show, first with the ball and then with the bat as they crushed Chennai Super Kings by 10 wickets
Mumbai Indians produced an impeccable show, first with the ball and then with the bat as they crushed Chennai Super Kings by 10 wickets in Sharjah on Friday. After electing to bowl first, the seam pair of Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah pushed CSK on the backfoot right from the word go.
However, Sam Curran scored a gritty half-century, his first in the IPL, as CSK managed to take the total to 114/9 in 20 overs. In response, Ishan Kishan and Quinton de Kock opened the innings for Mumbai in the absence of Rohit Sharma. The young batsman looked in imperious form as he finished the contest unbeaten on 46 off 37 balls. His partner De Kock continued his fine run with the bat, as he scored 46 from 37 deliveries.
CSK vs MI:
Midway through an inky Friday night in Sharjah, an era of Chennai Super Kings’ invincibility ended without a fight, but with a sense of inevitability. There was no better proof of CSK’s calamitous season, and a desperate need for renewal, than this night. They were helpless, and beyond it, hopeless in preventing a disastrous exit from the tournament.
It was the most un-CSK performance of all times. They huffed and puffed to 114 for 9, and what rubbed salt into their festering wounds was the fact that Mumbai Indians won with 10 wickets to spare in just 12.2 overs.
There was a sense of resignation even in MS Dhoni’s reactive decision to ring in three changes—snuffing out the underwhelming Kedar Jadhav, Shane Watson and Piyush Chalwa and replacing them with Ruturaj Gaikwad, N Jagadeesan and Imran Tahir. Changes, that seemed, for the sake of changing, as it had been for most of this season.
Mumbai Indians won the match:
Brief scores: CSK 114/9 in 20 overs (S Curran 52; T Boult 4/18, J Bumrah 2/25, R Chahar 2/22) lost to Mumbai Indians 116/0 in 12.2 overs (I Kishan 68*, Q de Kock 46*)