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MI Vs CSK, IPL 2024: Despite Rohit Sharma's Heroics, Chennai Super Kings Win By 20 Runs - As It Happened

The El-Classico of the Indian Premier League proved to be another interesting clash and the defending champion came out victorious thanks to MS Dhoni's hat-trick of sixes in the last over and Matheesha Pathirana's well-executed bowling. Chasing a 207-run target, Mumbai Indians started well but Pathirana was the difference. He took crucial wickets at regular intervals to keep them at bay. Rohit Sharma's unbeaten centurion knock went in vain as MI went down against CSK by 20 runs. Catch the highlights of the MI Vs CSK match of the IPL 2024, here

Mumbai Indians' Rohit Sharma celebrates his fifty runs during the Indian Premier League cricket match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings in Mumbai. AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool

MI Vs CSK, IPL 2024 Match 29, Highlights

Here are the highlights of match 29 in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium. The Hardik Pandya-led MI failed to chase the 207-run target despite former captain Rohit Sharma's unbeaten century. Chennai Super Kings defeated Mumbai Indians by 20 runs in a power-packed match in the IPL 2024. Catch the highlights of the MI Vs CSK match of the IPL 2024, here. (Scorecard | Streaming)

Pitch Report

The pitch used here for this match is the same pitch that was used for the MI Vs RCB match as well. There are some dry patches on the surface. The square boundaries are 59 metres and 65 metres respectively. Dew might play a big role today.

Toss Update:

Mumbai Indians have won the toss and have opted to field

Playing XIs:

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan(w), Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya(c), Tim David, Mohammad Nabi, Romario Shepherd, Shreyas Gopal, Gerald Coetzee, Jasprit Bumrah, Akash Madhwal

Chennai Super Kings: Rachin Ravindra, Ruturaj Gaikwad(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Daryl Mitchell, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Sameer Rizvi, MS Dhoni(w), Shardul Thakur, Tushar Deshpande, Mustafizur Rahman

Substitutes:

Chennai Super Kings: Matheesha Pathirana, Nishant Sindhu, Mitchell Santner, Moeen Ali, Shaik Rasheed

Mumbai Indians: Suryakumar Yadav, Dewald Brevis, Naman Dhir, Nehal Wadhera, Harvik Desai

CSK Start Batting

Ajinkya Rahane and Rachin Ravindra opened the batting for Chennai Super Kings and Mohammad Nabi came to bowl the first over for Mumbai Indians. Six runs came from the first over.

CSK - 6/0 (1)

14 Runs From Coetzee's Over!

After the successful first over, Gerald Coetzee came to bowl the fifth over. Ruturaj Gaikwad smashed two fours and a six in his over to collect 14 runs from the over.

CSK - 38/1 (5)

Rachin Falls!

Shreyas Gopal was brought into the attack in the eighth over and Rachin Ravindra tried to go after him. He smashed a six on the fourth delivery but he got him caught behind on the next delivery. Shivam Dube is the new batter at the crease.

CSK - 61/2 (8)

Gaikwad Completes Fifty!

Akash Madhwal came to bowl the 12th over and he bowled five beautiful deliveries and gave just four runs. But Gaikwad smashed a six over mid-wicket to end his over with 10 runs from that. He also completed his half-century with a six off Gerald Coetzee in the next over.

CSK - 110/2 (13)

Gaikwad Falls, Dube Completes 50

Hardik Pandya came to bowl the 16th over and with a single on the first delivery, Shivam Dube completed his half-century. Gaikwad tried to go for a big shot and was caught by Mohammad Nabi. Daryl Mitchell is the new batter at the crease.

CSK - 151/3 (16)

Dhoni Hits Three Sixes In A Row!!

Mahendra Singh Dhoni came to the crease when only four balls were left in the innings. He smashed Hardik Pandya for a hat-trick of sixes and then took a double to finish on 20 not out off 4 balls. Chennai Super Kings have set a 207-run target for Mumbai Indians.

CSK - 206/4 (20)

Innings Break!

Brief Score: CSK - 206/4 (20)

Ruturaj Gaikwad - 69 (40), Shivam Dube - 66 (38) | Hardik Pandya: (3-0-43-2)

MI Start Batting!

Mumbai Indians started their chase with the designated openers Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma. Tushar Deshpande opened the bowling attack for CSK. Including a boundary, just five runs came from the first over.

MI - 5/0 (1)

Double Blow For MI

Matheesha Pathirana was introduced into the attack in the eighth over and he dismissed Ishan Kishan on the first delivery and got rid of Suryakumar Yadav on the fourth delivery.

MI - 75/2 (8)

Rohit Completes Fifty!

Ravindra Jadeja came to bowl the ninth over and with a boundary on the third delivery, Rohit Sharma completed his half-century.

MI - 81/2 (9)

Pathirana Removes Varma!

Matheesha Pathirana was brought back into the attack in the 14th over and he got rid of the set batter Tilak Varma. Hardik Pandya is the new batter at the crease. He joined Rohit Sharma. MI still need 77 runs off 36 balls.

MI - 130/3 (14)

Pandya Falls!

Just five runs off the last 12 deliveries. First, Shardul Thakur bowled a two-run over then Tushar Deshpande only conceded three runs in the next over and also grabbed MI's captain Hardik Pandya's over. MI still need 72 runs in the last four overs.

MI - 135/4 (16)

MI Need 47 Runs Off 12 Balls

With set batter Rohit Sharma present at the crease, MI now need 47 runs in the last two overs to win the match. Mohammad Nabi is accompanying him at the crease.

MI - 160/6 (18)

CSK Win By 20 Runs!

Despite bowling two wide deliveries, Mustafizur Rahman conceded just 13 runs in the 19th over which made the win easy for CSK. Rohit Sharma completed his century with a boundary through the covers in the final over but the target proved to be more than enough for Mumbai Indians as they lost the match by 20 runs.

MI - 186/6 (20)

Hardik Pandya | MI Captain

It (target) was definitely gettable, but they bowled pretty well. Pathirana was the difference. They were smart with the plans and their approach. They got the hang of it, there's a man behind the stumps (Dhoni) who tells them what's working, that helps. It (pitch) was holding up a bit and getting difficult. It was about batting well and keeping the intent. We were going quite well (in the run chase) till Pathirana came into the attack and took those two wickets. It was about what is best at that time, we could have done something different. I like to play percentage cricket, it would have been difficult for him (Dube) against seamers rather than spin. We are on the road for the next four games, need to play good cricket, need to keep the intensity high.

Ruturaj Gaikwad | CSK Captain

The young wicketkeeper scoring those three sixes helped us a lot, and that proved to be the difference. We needed those 10-15 extra runs for this kind of venue. In the middle phase, Bumrah bowled really well. I feel we were spot on with our execution with the ball despite them scoring some great shots. I would have taken 6 overs 60 at the powerplay. You need to be on the mark with bowling and batting at this venue. Our Malinga bowled really well today, he nailed those yorkers. Not to forget, Tushar and Shardul also did well. (On plans ahead) I think we need to keep it simple, encourage all to be in a good headspace and continue the same way. Jinks was carrying a bit of a niggle, so thought it was better for him to open. I'm fine batting anywhere, plus it is the added responsibility as the team captain.

Matheesha Pathirana | POTM (CSK)

When we were bowling in the powerplay, I was pretty nervous. I was told to keep it calm and do my thing, that gave me the confidence today. I don't think too much about results, just concerned with my execution. If I execute, I will get my rewards. Sometimes I have to change my plans depending on the batters. I was struggling with a bit of a niggle two weeks ago, but the support staff all backed me and that's been the main reason for my form.

That's All From Our Side!

Chennai Super Kings beat Mumbai Indians by 20 runs in the highly-anticipated El-Classico of the IPL 2024. MI have slipped to eighth position in the points table after the defeat. Now, we will also be taking your leave. That's all from our side. Goodnight!

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