The second win for Mumbai from seven matches and they manage to stay alive in the competition. A target of 170 was never going to be enough, but credit to Chennai who stretched this so far before Rohit's genius took this away from them.
A pressure chase for MI with a lot hanging on it, and their captain steps up in style. What a knock from Rohit Sharma. His team needed big changes to revive their floundering campaign. He made the tough call of dropping Pollard. Promoted himself to No.3 when the situation was getting tense, and sealed it off with a match-winning fifty. Suryakumar Yadav was good again at the top, Lewis just about salvaged a painstaking knock with a few lusty blows to take the pressure off and then the class of the skipper took centre stage.
So, the second win for Mumbai from seven matches and they manage to stay alive in the competition. A target of 170 was never going to be enough but credit to Chennai who stretched this so far before Rohit's genius took this away from them.
In the 27th match of Vivo Indian Premier League (IPL 2018), Mumbai Indians'Rohit Sharma won the toss and invited Chennai Super Kings to bat first at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. Chennai was keen to get a breakthrough and Mumbai did not give them much opportunity.
Chennai today posted 169/5 runs against Mumbai in the T20 league in Pune. Mumbai won the toss and decided to field against Chennai. The Rohit Sharma-led side are languishing at the seventh place in the eight-team points table after managing a single win from six games so far while Chennai top the chart with five wins from six matches.
CSK 169/5 (20.0 Ovs)
MI 170/2 (19.4 Ovs)
Mumbai Indians won by 8 wickets
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