CSK vs MI: Captain MS Dhoni brings in youngsters, to no avail

Deepak Chahar Rahul Chahar

A hamstring injury ruled Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma out of the IPL game against Chennai Super Kings on Friday.

With the embarrassing loss, CSK are all but out of reckoning for the play-offs with just six points from 11 games, while MI jumped to the top spot with 14 points from 10 matches.

Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult pick up two wickets each Mumbai Indians put Chennai Super Kings on the mat in match 41 of Dream11 IPL 2020 in Sharjah.

The Kishan-de Kock pair completed the 100-run partnership in the next over and a couple of overs later, went on to seal MI's convincing 10-wicket win. MI innings went exactly in contrast with the CSK.

Rock-bottom Chennai unravelled so quickly and spectacularly that at an early stage they appeared on track to post the lowest total in IPL history - the unwanted record now held by Royal Challengers Bangalore for their 49 all out against Kolkata Knight Riders in 2017 - before Curran saved their blushes.

Rahul Chahar
Rahul Chahar. Credit BCCI

Earlier, Boult and Burmah produced a devastating pace-bowling spell in tandem to restrict CSK to 114 for 9.

The brilliant Boult trapped Ruturaj Gaikwad leg before in the first over and had Faf du Plessis caught behind by De Kock after Bumrah struck twice in as many balls, seeing the back of Ambati Rayudu and Narayan Jagadeesan.

The pair shared a face-saving ninth-wicket stand of 43 before Curran was cleaned out by Boult off the last ball of the innings, the Surrey player having just reached his second IPL fifty off 46 balls thanks to three fours in four balls.

De Kock remained in the game, stumping Deepak Chahar for a duck, leaving Curran with a major fix job - sixes off Chahar and Nathan Coulter-Nile soothing Chennai's wounds a little. The change of ends did not change Boult's fortunes as he scalped Ravindra Jadeja's wicket as MI picked five wickets in the powerplay. Going by their poor form - this was their first defeat by 10 wickets in IPL history - three-time champions CSK are virtually out, but they still have a mathematical chance of qualifying for the playoffs. While the former edged one to Quinton de Kock, the latter was caught by Suryakumar Yadav in the first slip.

Been restricted to 24/5 in the powerplay, CSK further lost hopes in the next over as Dhoni (16) was dismissed by Rahul Chahar right after stepping out and hitting a six.


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