It is time for the el Classico in the Indian Premier League with the Chennai Super Kings hosting their famous rivals the Mumbai Indians. CSK snapped a run of two defeats with a win over Sunrisers Hyderabad to lead the points table with 16 points. Mumbai have had a few days rest before turning up for this crucial encounter. The setback against Rajasthan can be considered a minor one because Rohit Sharma and his men have been passing several tests successfully this season. The two franchises have faced each other 27 times with CSK winning 12 and MI registering 15 wins. Let us have a quick look at how these team’s performed in the last five games. Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians Live Cricket Score 44th T20 Match.
MI vs CSK – April 3 2019 – Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai – MI won by 37 runs
Suryakumar Yadav slammed a fifty while some late heroics from all-rounder Krunal Pandya saw Mumbai reach 170/5 batting first. Sri Lankan speedster Lasith Malinga picked up three wickets helping Mumbai defend the total quite comfortably in the end. Kedar Jadhav did try and put up a fight but the match was long lost for CSK.
CSK vs MI – April 28 2019 – Sahara Stadium, Pune – MI won by 8 wickets
Mumbai Indians’ top three batsmen played with great composure in a chase of 170 runs helping their team win by 8 wickets. Rohit Sharma remained not out on 56 to see off any challenge from CSK who knew they just did have enough runs to play with. Earlier Suresh Raina’s 75 helped Chennai get to a respectable score of 169/5. CSK vs MI, IPL 2019 Match 44 Preview: Chennai Super Kings Eye Revenge Against Mumbai Indians.
MI vs CSK – April 7 2018 - Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai – CSK won by 1 wicket
The inaugural game of the 2018 Indian Premier League was a thriller with the heroics of Kedar Jadhav winning the game for Chennai right at the very end. Earlier Mumbai Indians has set a target of 166 for the visitors to win. Hardik Pandya and Mayank Markande picked up three wickets each to stifle Chennai but Dwayne Bravo’s 68 coupled with Jadhav’s grit won them the game.
MI vs CSK – May 24 2015 – Eden Gardens, Kolkata – MI won by 41 runs
The final of the 2015 Indian Premier League was a fairly one-sided affair that Mumbai Indians dominated in all departments. The fifties from Lendl Simmons and Rohit Sharma propelled them to a staggering 202/5 in twenty overs. Mitchell McClenaghan then snapped three wickets to restrict Chennai to 161/8 as MI lifted the title. IPL 2019: Would’ve Been Dropped by Now in Other Teams, Says CSK Opener Shane Watson.
MI vs CSK – May 19 2015 – Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai – MI won by 25 runs
In the qualifier 1 of the 2015 IPL, Mumbai Indians defended 188 runs to triumph over the Chennai Super Kings to book themselves a place in the final. Lendl Simmons was the star of the show for Mumbai with the bat scoring a fifty. In reply, Chennai never looked like winning the game losing wickets periodically.
In the last five games, Mumbai Indians have dominated Chennai Super Kings which goes to show the talent at disposal for Rohit Sharma. They will have to be at their best again to get over the line against the champion hosts.