Mumbai Indians Vs Chennai Super Kings LIVE SCORE (t20)

Mumbai Indians Vs Chennai Super Kings At Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi, 01 May, 2021

01 May, 2021
Starts 19:30 (IST)
Match Ended

218/4 (20.0 ov)

Match 27

219/6 (20.0 ov)

Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by 4 wickets

Chennai Super Kings Mumbai Indians
218/4 (20.0 ov) - R/R 10.9 219/6 (20.0 ov) - R/R 10.95

Match Ended

Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by 4 wickets

This Over
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Kieron Pollard not out 87 34 6 8
Dhawal Kulkarni not out 0 0 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Sam Curran 4 0 34 3
Lungi Ngidi 4 0 62 0
Current Partnership Last Wicket 203/6 (19)

16 (16) R/R: 16

James Neesham 0(1) S.R (0)

c Shardul Thakur b Sam Curran
Highlights, MI vs CSK, IPL 2021, Match 27: Kieron Pollard's valiant innings powers Mumbai to 4-wicket win

Highlights, MI vs CSK, IPL 2021, Match 27: Kieron Pollard's valiant innings powers Mumbai to 4-wicket win

00:00 (IST)

Wow, what a game. A nail-biter which lived up to the reputation of a MI vs CSK match. These are two top teams of this tournament for a reason. Every time they play, cricket at its thrilling best. Hard luck for CSK, they can regroup quickly and come back strongly. Not all is lost for them as they are still top of table but this loss will still hurt. 

A word for Pollard who was superb on the night, deserved the Player of the Match award for his runs and wickets. A night to remember for MI, they bag the two points. 

Tomorrow we return with a double-header. In afternoon, Rajasthan Royals will face Sunrisers Hyderabad and in evening Punjab Kings will take on Delhi Capitals. 

Do tune in tomorrow. Till then, take care and stay safe. 

Good night. 

23:55 (IST)

Kieron Pollard is Player of the Match

Pollard: Thanks to the almighty for watching over me. It is a small ground and we just fell it was the time for a seamer to come and bowl. It was fantastic to get the wickets. I think what mattered was four overs of spin. I had to maximise the over against Jadeja. In a ground like this, couple of sixes were always going to keep us in the game. You have try to maximise that part of the field on the off side. I can't say I am 360 player now but I am trying to maximise on all angles. We have done this time and again. Two wins here gives us a good bit of momentum.

23:53 (IST)

Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma: I think this was probably one of the best T20 games I've ever been a part of. I've never seen a chase like that before. One incredible innings from Kieron Pollard, I'm happy with the effort everyone put in. It was always going to be tough for the bowlers, with the good pitch and small boundaries. These are games in which bowlers will be hit for runs, but you have to keep backing the core players.

We had a brief chat during the interval, we told ourselves it's a good pitch. We wanted to go out and express ourselves, and take the game to the end. That partnership between Krunal and Kieron was huge for us. We back Krunal, we know he's a good batsman and we wanted to give him an opportunity to go out there and do his thing. I thought he could do well and set it up perfectly for Kieron and Hardik.

23:35 (IST)

MS Dhoni, CSK captain: I think it was a brilliant wicket. Difference between the two sides was the execution. How off we were when executing with the ball. We dropped catches at crucial points. When you are top of table, these losses does not hurt a lot. If you look how it really went, we were off target with the ball. It is very important to execute the plans. The wicket is good and it is easy to hit. In a tournament like this, you will win and lose close games and it is always a learning. When you are under the pump, you learn a lot. Irrespective of where we are on points table, we take a game at a time. We hardly focus where we are standing on the table.

23:29 (IST)

Mumbai Indians win. Pollard hits it to long on and runs two and takes his side home.

What a spectacular win for MI. What a night. Possibly the best game of the season so far. Pollard has single-handedly taken his side over the finish mark. He had luck on his side but he made sure he took full advantage of it and batted till the last ball. MI have stolen this victory from the hands of CSK. Precious two points collected by the Men in Blue. They are defending champions for a reason. 

23:28 (IST)
six

20th over, Ball 5:  Ngidi to Pollard, high full toss and Pollard smashes it over long leg for a maximum. 2 needed off 1.

23:28 (IST)

20th over, Ball 4:  Ngidi to Pollard, he punished it, ball goes to Thakur who does well to stop it at deep square leg. 8 needed off 2.

23:27 (IST)

20th over, Ball 3:  Ngidi to Pollard, high full toss, wayward and Pollard collects one more boundary at fine leg. 8 off 3 needed

23:26 (IST)
four

20th over, Ball 2:  Ngidi to Pollard, top ball, right in the block hole but Pollard manages to put bat on it and ball goes to fine leg boundary for four. 12 needed off 4. 

23:26 (IST)

20th over, Ball 1:  Ngidi to Pollard, he hits it to deep square leg and does not run. 16 needed off 5. 

Highlights

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IPL 2021, LIVE Cricket Score, Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK):

Mumbai Indians win. Pollard hits it to long on and runs two and takes his side home. What a spectacular win for MI. What a night. Possible the best game of the season so far. Pollard has single-handedly taken his side over the finish mark. He had luck on his side but he made sure he took full advantage of it and batted till the last ball. MI have stolen this victory from the hands of CSK. Precious two points collected by the Men in Blue. They are defending champions for a reason.

Preview: Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) face each other for the first time in IPL 2021. The biggest rivalry of the tournament is happening in this edition quite late than expected. MI and CSK are two of the top teams in the competition with Mumbai having won the title five times while Chennai lifting the trophy thrice.

In the current season, CSK are coming into this mouth-watering contest as the favourites, having won all their games so far since losing the first match against Delhi Capitals (DC). After last year's average outing, where they even failed to make the cut into the playoffs, CSK worked on their weaknesses, fixed their squad and came back strongly in IPL 2021.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, captain of Chennai Super Kings and Rohit Sharma, captain of Mumbai Indians. Sportzpics

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, captain of Chennai Super Kings and Rohit Sharma, captain of Mumbai Indians. Sportzpics

CSK openers Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad have been in red hot form and MI's new-ball bowlers will have their task cut out against the pair. Du Plessis especially has looked in great touch in this season. CSK bat deep and the majority of their batsmen are in good form. The only weakness that one may see is in their bowling department with Shardul Thakur being expensive at the start and the spinners not being able to control the flow of runs at times.

Mumbai Indians have plenty of problems. A key reason in their inconsistent show so far in the league is due to their average batting display. The middle-order and the late middle order is short of runs and the top 3 are blowing hot and cold. The fact that Quinton de Kock was among runs in the last game should give Rohit Sharma huge confidence. Trent Boult has not been able to pick wickets early on and he would like to quickly change that. MI will also be hoping their No 3 Suryakumar Yadav gets a big one against CSK. He has had some starts but has failed to capitalise on those.

Delhi's wicket should begin to slow down with spinners coming back into action again. The dew may also play a part so the teams may look to bat second at Kotla.

Squads:

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Piyush Chawla, Dhawal Kulkarni, Saurabh Tiwary, Aditya Tare, Adam Milne, Chris Lynn, James Neesham, Ishan Kishan, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, Arjun Tendulkar, Marco Jansen, Yudhvir Singh

Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Robin Uthappa, Cheteshwar Pujara, Karn Sharma, Imran Tahir, Jason Behrendorff, Krishnappa Gowtham, Mitchell Santner, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Hari Nishanth, N Jagadeesan, KM Asif, Harishankar Reddy, Bhagath Varma

Updated Date: May 02, 2021 00:01:36 IST

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