The stage is set for a grand finale of the 2019 Indian Premier League (IPL 2019) with the Mumbai Indians taking on defending champions Chennai Super Kings. While Chennai had to defeat Delhi in Qualifier 2, Mumbai played a game less with win over Chennai in Qualifier 1. Rohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians have gone from strength to strength as the tournament has gone on which is somewhat characteristic of the team. The Chennai Super Kings have not been bad either and with their wealth of big match experience, they will be difficult to beat. The two teams have played 29 times against each other with Mumbai Indians dominating with 17 wins while Chennai Super Kings have recorded 12 victories. Let us have a look at the result of their last five games. Team Mumbai Indians Sweat it Out in the Nets, Play Football Ahead of IPL 2019 Finals With Chennai Super Kings (Watch Video & Pics).
CSK vs MI – May 7 2019 – M Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai – MI won by 6 wickets
In the Qualifier 1 of the 2019 IPL, the famed CSK batting collapsed against some quality bowling by the Mumbai Indians. Ambati Rayudu and M S Dhoni steadied the Chennai batting towards the end but they could only manage 131/4 on board. In response, Mumbai riding on Suryakumar Yadav’s 71 got the target with ease.
CSK vs MI – April 26 2019 – M Chidambaram Stadium-MI won by 46 runs
In tough batting conditions of Chepauk, Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma slammed a half-century to guide his team to a total of 155/4. In the second innings, their bowlers led by Lasith Malinga who picked up 4 wickets restricted Chennai to 109 helping their team win by 46 runs. The defeat somehow was a classic case of getting the taste of one’s own medicine. CSK vs DC, Qualifier 2 Stat Highlights: Chennai Super Kings Wins their 100th Game After Beating Delhi Capitals to Enter the Finals of IPL 2019.CSK beat DC by 6 wickets.
MI vs CSK – April 3 2019 – Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai – MI won by 37 runs
In their first meeting of the 2019 season, Mumbai batting first did well to reach a total of 170/5 thanks largely due to the efforts of Suryakumar Yadav and Krunal Pandya. Chennai’s chase was not going according to plan right from the inception and surrendered to Lasith Malinga and Hardik Pandya’s superb bowling efforts.
CSK vs MI – April 28 2018 – Sahara Stadium, Pune – MI won by 8 wickets
Suresh Raina’s 75 helped Chennai Super Kings helped reach 169/5 batting first but they could have got another twenty runs had the lower order contributed more. The likes of Dwayne Bravo and Sam Billings got out cheaply to hand the initiative to Mumbai. They chased won the total with ease with the top three of – Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, and Rohit Sharma all performing well. VIVO IPL 2019: Hardik Pandya Sounds Warning Ahead of IPL Final.
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.
The final should be a cracking contest despite Mumbai Indians enjoying the ascendency over Chennai Super Kings this season.