After electing to bat first, Mumbai Indians (MI) were off to a brisk start in the final of Indian Premier League 2019 (IPL 2019) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad against Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma managed to put on 45 runs for the first wicket inside five overs. It was de Kock who did the bulk of scoring early on as he attacked CSK bowlers. MI vs CSK, IPL 2019 Final, Live Cricket Score.
The left-hander in the third over smashed Deepak Chahar for three sixes in over. De Kock first smashed Chahar over midwicket and then few balls later the ball traveled over third man region after the batsman got a thick outside edge. On the penultimate ball of the over, de Kock played a convincing stroke to smash the bowler mid-off. MI vs CSK, IPL 2019 Final Live Cricket Streaming: Watch Free Telecast of Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings on Star Sports and Hotstar Online.
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De Kock’s charge, however, did not last long and the left-hander was caught in the fifth over. While trying to pull Shardul Thakur for second consecutive six, de Kock got a top-edge and the ball went up high in the air. It was CSK skipper MS Dhoni, who settled underneath it, to complete the catch. IPL Orange Cap 2019 Winner for Scoring Most Runs in This Season: List of Leading Run-Scoring Batsmen of IPL 12.
De Kock’s stay lasted only 17 balls but he provided the right kind of start to Mumbai Indians, something rest of the batsman can build on. During his stay in the middle, de Kock smashed four sixes. Soon after de Kock’s dismissal, Mumbai lost skipper Rohit as well and at the end of the powerplay, MI were 45 for two.