IPL 2020: A look at the records scripted as MI crush CSK
The ‘El Clasico’ of the Indian Premier League (IPL) dashed into nothingness as Mumbai Indians (MI) won a comprehensive win over Chennai Super Kings (CSK). As CSK lost by ten wickets, let’s look at the plethora of records scripted during the match.
Never in the wildest dreams would the fans have thought of such a one-sided Chennai Super Kings (CSK)- Mumbai Indians (MI) match. Considered to be the best rivalries of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the match was never even directed in CSK favor. As MI win the match by ten wickets, they surge at the top again while CSK hits hard at the rock bottom of the points table.
Match report: With the toss favoring MI, they chose to bowl first. MI bowlers looked in a terrific form where they knocked off CSK major batting order in just 2.5 overs. With little contributions from the lower end and a face-saving innings from Sam Curran, CSK managed to put 114 runs at the end of their innings.
In return, Ishan Kishan and Quinton de Kock, the openers for MI, single-handedly drove MI to an easy victory of ten wickets. Let’s look at the records scripted in the match.
MI script a few unwanted records
With Rohit Sharma unable to play owing to his hamstring injury, it was the first time MI opened with two left-handed batsmen.
This is MI's first 100+ opening partnership since 102 by Surya Kumar Yadav & Ewin Lewis against Delhi at the Wankhede in 2018. Surprisingly, Rohit Sharma has opened for them in 43 innings is yet to be involved in a 100+ opening stand.
CSK scripts a couple of unwanted records
First-time CSK lost by ten wickets in IPL history. Besides, this is the first time CSK have failed to reach the playoffs.
This is defeat by most balls remaining for CSK, 46 vs MI Sharjah (2020) which is followed by 40 vs DD in Delhi (2012).
Second 10-wicket win for Mumbai Indians in IPL
As MI beat CSK by 10 wickets, they made their second 10-wicket win for Mumbai Indians in IPL. The first was against RR in 2012.
Lowest totals to include a fifty in IPL (having lost 9 wickets or more)
CSK innings of 114 included 52 runs by Sam Curran. Following this, KKR scored 108 runs against CSK in 2019, where Andre Russell scored 50 runs.
CSK breaks its own 9th wicket stand record
CSK has yet again registered the highest 9th wicket stand. Sam Curran and Imrah Tahir made a 43-run partnership, thus breaking CSK’s previous record where MS Dhoni and Ravichandran Ashwin consolidated a 41-run in 2013. (Both were registered against MI only)
CSK registered themselves in a unique record-club
After losing 4 wickets of just three runs, CSK have landed at second place in losing first four wickets for the fewest runs in IPL. Kochi Tuskers still remain the first where they lost four of just two runs against Deccan Charges in 2011.
MS Dhoni makes a unique one
This is the earliest Dhoni has faced a ball in IPL - inside the second over. The previous earliest was the first ball of the third over against DD in Chennai in 2010.