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Led by MS Dhoni’s final-over heroics, Chennai Super Kings defeated Mumbai Indians by a four-wicket margin with three balls to spare. In their chase of 158, the Men in Yellow were propelled by a solid half-century by opener Dwayne Smith, apart from their skipper’s late-innings cameo. Meanwhile, R Ashwin was the pick of the visitors’ bowlers, picking up three wickets for 30 runs in his four overs. As a result of this loss, MI’s prolonged unbeaten run at Wankhede Stadium came to an end.
Earlier, CSK won the toss and chose to field first. MI opened their innings with Lendl Simmons – who was making his IPL debut – and CM Gautam, while leg-spinner Samuel Badree, who was playing his first game in CSK colours, took the new ball. The leggie got the better of Gautam (9) in the third over, leaving MI on 16 for one. However, Simmons and Ambati Rayudu then struck a few big sixes as they took MI past the 50-run mark. At the halfway stage, the scorecard read 57 for one.
But the second-wicket stand was broken by R Ashwin when he claimed the wicket of Simmons (38) in the 12th over. At 77 for two, Rohit Sharma came out to bat with Rayudu, and the pair brought up the MI 100 in the 16th over. Rayudu then brought up his half-century in the next over. But Ashwin soon dismissed Rohit Sharma (19) to leave MI on 122 for three in 17.3 overs. Ashwin then claimed Pollard (0) cheaply to bag his third wicket of the game. Rayudu (59) then perished off the bowling of Mohit Sharma in the next over. At that point, the MI score was 129 for five in 18.1 overs.
Corey Anderson (18*) and Aditya Tare (9) then put up a quick-fire 28 off 11 balls, before the latter was dismissed by Ishwar Pandey off the last delivery of the innings. Thanks to the late hitting by the sixth-wicket pair, MI managed 157 for six in 20 overs.
In response, Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum gave CSK a steady start. But with 29 runs on the board, the newly-inducted Praveen Kumar claimed his first wicket in a Mumbai Indians jersey; the pacer trapped McCullum (13) leg-before in the fifth over. Smith was then joined by Suresh Raina, and together the duo added 27 runs for the second wicket. Pollard then had Raina (19) stumped in the eighth over with the CSK score on 56. But Smith, in the company of Faf du Plessis, kept chipping away at the target. The pair brought up the CSK 100 in the 14th over. Smith (57) then brought up his half-century – the slowest of IPL 2014 – off 49 balls.
But Praveen Kumar then dismissed the hard-hitting opener immediately after he struck the pacer for a maximum. With the scorecard reading 119 for three in 15.3 overs, MS Dhoni took guard, with du Plessis at the other end. But then, Lasith Malinga came into the attack and dished out his trademark yorker to bowl du Plessis out. Ravindra Jadeja (6) then added 17 runs off 13 balls with his skipper, before he dragged a Malinga delivery back onto the stumps. Mithun Manhas (1) was run-out off the very next ball, leaving the run-chase equation on 11 off six balls. But with Dhoni (22*) at the wheel, the Men in Yellow were steered to yet another famous win – the CSK skipper struck a six and a four to register a four-wicket win with three balls to spare.
Man of the Match: Dwayne Smith for his match-winning knock
The Sunrisers Hyderabad beat the Delhi Daredevils by an eight-wicket margin in a rain-curtailed match at the Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium to bag two invaluable points. After DD posted 143 for seven in 20 overs, inclement weather impacted SRH’s target a few times. After a handful of interruptions, the Hyderabad franchise was set a target of 43 in five overs, which they scaled with four balls to spare.
Earlier, SRH won the toss and asked DD to take first strike. Dale Steyn vindicated his skipper’s decision by picking up an early wicket; the pacer got rid of Quinton de Kock (7) in the third over. However, Kevin Pietersen, who promoted himself up the order, was undeterred as he kept going after the SRH bowlers. During his 19-ball cameo, the DD captain struck four fours and two maximums and took DD past the 50-run mark along with Mayank Agarwal. However, with the score on 54, DD lost Pietersen (35) off the bowling of Amit Mishra. And 19 runs later, the Sunrisers leggie even got rid of Agarwal (25), leaving the Daredevils on 73 for three in 13.1 overs.
Laxmi Ratan Shukla then joined Dinesh Karthik, and the duo took DD past the 100-run mark. However, with the scorecard reading 103 for three in 13.1 overs, rain interrupted the game for about an hour. But when play resumed, both batsmen picked up where they had left prior to the unscheduled break. The pair added another 25 runs, before Karthik (39) got out in the 17th over; Steyn took an excellent catch near the long-off fence off the bowling of Moses Henriques to effect the dismissal. And later in that over, Shukla (22) also departed.
This brought JP Duminy and Kedar Jadhav together. But the middle-order duo – that has come through for the Daredevils on multiple occasions this season – did not click today as Bhuvneshwar Kumar dismissed Duminy (4) in the 19th over. And finally, Steyn got rid of Jadhav (5) off the last ball of the innings to restrict DD to 143 for seven in their 20 overs.
But rain played spoilsport once again, resulting in a revised target of 117 off 15 overs for SRH. But with SRH on 11 for no loss in 1.1 overs, there was another rain interruption. The target was then revised to 97 off 12 overs. Siddharth Kaul then dismissed Shikhar Dhawan (4), before play was stopped yet again after the completion of the second over with SRH on 17 for one. After the players took to the field again, the visitors’ revised target was 43 off five overs.
However, SRH lost Aaron Finch (4) in the fourth over off the bowling of Rahul Shukla. Ojha then joined Warner with SRH needing 18 off 10 balls.
Thanks to a big hit by the wicketkeeper-batsman off the last ball of the fourth over, the run-chase equation came down to six off six balls.
Another maximum by Ojha took his team over the line with eight wickets in hand and four balls to spare.
Man of the Match: Dale Steyn for his match-winning bowling performance (4-0-20-2)