Young batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad was given Man of the Match award for his superb 88-run knock from 58 balls. He carried the team, built the innings at a time when wickets kept falling at the other end. His knock gave CSK an opportunity to post a competitive total, which eventually was enough for them to win all two points and go on top of the table.
This has truly been a memorable win for Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men. They were rocked earlier with a flurry of wickets earlier on but Ruturaj Gaikwad showed nerves of steel to have partnerships with Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo to steer his side to a competitive total, something that looked highly unlikely at the start of their innings. Their bowlers maintained that intensity and they too struck early. rattling the Mumbai Indians batting order, who were without Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya. Wickets kept tumbling at regular intervals and apart from Saurabh Tiwary, none of them really got going and eventually, it was all left on him as they ended up going down by 20 runs.
CSK WIN! It is all over! Chennai Super King shave pulled off an unbelievable win here by 20 runs. This victory takes them right at the top of the table and they would be an ecstatic bunch now! What a comeback and what a victory!
OUT ! Another wicket for Bravo. Rahul Chahar hits one straight to Suresh Raina and Chennai are just few moments from a win.
Dwayne Bravo has scalped another and this time, it is Adam Milne. It seems all over for Mumbai now.
This contest is turning out to be a close one! Mumbai Indians need another 24 runs from the last over. Who would win this?
DROPPED! MS Dhoni failed to take an easy catch due to a miscommunication with Dwayne Bravo too calling for it alongside the CSK skipper. What is important is that it was Saurabh Tiwary, who was dropped. It remains to be seen how this impacts the match. For Chennai, Deepak Chahar has walked off the field with a cramp. MI need 39 off 12 balls to win the match.
Mumbai Indians have seemed to lose their way in this run-chase and they now only have to rely on Saurabh Tiwary to fetch them a win, which seems very unlikely at the moment. After Krunal Pandya's dismissal, Adam Milne has joined Tiwary at the crease but it would all be on the left-hander to do it for his side. They need 49 off 18 balls to win.
Mumbai Indians are losing their way in this run-chase now. The target, which seemed achievable, now looks a difficult one to reach. Chennai Super Kings have bounced back strong and hard in this game. What a comeback!
OUT! Krunal Pandya is run out! Mumbai surely could have done without something like this and it becomes tougher for them to stay in this run chase.
It is finally time as the second phase of the Indian Premier League 2021 is all set to resume. The tournament was stopped midway earlier this year owing to the second wave of COVID-19, which resulted in quite a few infections in the players' camps. But now, after a long wait, the competition is all set to begin and what better way than to have a Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians clash right at the start? The match between these two of the most successful sides is often termed as the 'El Clasico' of the IPL and fans would be eagerly waiting inside the stadiums and also in front of TV sets to find out which team comes out on top in this clash of the titans. CSK vs MI, IPL 2021 Live Cricket Streaming: Watch Free Telecast of Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians on Star Sports and Disney+Hotstar Online
Coming to the points table, Chennai are second with 10 points from seven matches while Mumbai Indians are fourth with two points less, On Sunday, the defending champions would aim to erase that deficit with a win, which would further increase their hopes of qualifying for the playoffs. Rohit Sharma's side emerged victorious the last time these two teams played against each other in the first phase of the IPL this year. Kieron Pollard blasted his way to 87 runs off just 34 balls and also scalped two wickets for 12 runs as the titleholders won the contest by four wickets. For Chennai, Faf Du Plessis (50), Moeen Ali (58) and Ambati Rayudu (72*) had helped them post 218/4, something that almost won them the match, had it not been for Pollard and his big-hitting prowess.