IPL 2020 CSK vs MI – Quinton de Kock & Ishan Kishan help Mumbai Indians to become table toppers after crushing CSK by 10 wickets

Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah’s devastating pace-bowling spell in tandem before Ishan Kishan’s batting heroics helped Mumbai Indians’ post a comprehensive 10-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings in a completely lop-sided IPL match here on Friday.

With the embarrassing loss, CSK are all but out of the reckoning for the play-offs with just six points from 11 games, while MI jumped to the top spot with 14 points from 10 matches.

Bowling in tandem, Boult (4/18) and Bumrah (2/25) reduced CSK to 21 for 5 inside powerplay with three and two wickets respectively and CSK never recovered from there, limping to 114 for 9, largely thanks to Sam Curran’s 52.

Chasing 115 for a win, Kishan (68 not out), opening in place of regular skipper Rohit Sharma who missed out due to a hamstring injury, and Quinton de Kock (46 not out) knocked off the required runs in just 12.2 overs.

The duo toyed with the CSK bowling attack on a dreadful day for the MS Dhoni-led side to carry their bats through the innings.

The left-handed Kishan, who has not had a substantial score after his knock of 99 against Royal Challengers Bangalore, was at his attacking best as he smashed six fours and five sixes during his 37-ball innings.

The South African de Kock played second fiddle during his 37-ball innings which had five fours and two sixes.

Earlier, Boult and Burmah produced a devastating pace-bowling spell in tandem to restrict CSK to 114 for 9.

Put in to bat, CSK were five wickets down inside powerplay overs with Boult and Bumrah taking three and two wickets respectively.

CSK could reach to 114 for 9 thanks largely to Sam Curran’s enterprising half-century. The young Englishman mixed caution with aggression to top-score with 52 (47 balls, 4 fours, 2 sixes) in an otherwise pathetic display by CSK batsmen.

Boult eventually picked up four wickets for 18 runs, 13 of those coming in the final over. Bumrah (2/25) and leg-spinner Rahul Chahar (2/22) picked up two wickets each while Nathan Coulter-Nile ended with 1 for 25.

Incidentally, Curran’s 43-run partnership for the ninth wicket with Imran Tahir (13 not out) was the highest partnership of the CSK innings which showed the rest of the batsmen in poor light.

CSK had a horror start and slipped to 3 for 3 after two overs and lost two more wickets before the powerplay ended.

It all started with Ruturaj Gaikwad, back into the side, being trapped LBW in the opening over bowled by Boult for a duck.

Ambati Rayudu fell to a short ball from Bumrah, gloving an easy catch to de Kock. N Jagadeesan followed him to the pavilion off the next ball, poking at one to be caught by Suryakumar Yadav.

Faf du Plessis, the only CSK to batsman to shine this season so far, edged one to give de Kock his second catch of the night.

Skipper Dhoni’s (16) poor run continued as he fell to leggie Rahul Chahar while going for a big one off a tossed-up delivery after having smacked a six of the previous ball.

Ravindra Jadeja (7) hit a boundary before pulling one straight to Krunal Pandya at mid-wicket to give Boult his third wicket and leave CSK in tatters at 21 for 5.

MI Live Commentary and Updates

10.24pm
MI wins by 10 wickets

They have done their net run rate a huge favour by chasing down the target inside 13 overs and without losing a wicket. They are now just one win away from reaching the playoffs. For CSK, the problems seem never-ending.

10.21pm

Chahar comes back into the attack. Just four from the over with four singles and after a long time an over without a boundary. Only three needed now. MI-112/0 after 12 overs; need more 3 from 48 balls

10.15pm
100 comes up for MI
100 runs partnership between De Kock and Ishan Kishan

MI-108/0 after 11 overs; need more 7 from 54 balls

10.13pm
We reach the halfway mark

Tahir continues. 10 from the over with another six for Kishan. A humongous one down the ground. We are halfway through the innings and CSK have not found it important enough to make Curran bowl. MI-98/0 after 10 overs; need more 17 from 60 balls

10.10pm
Fifty for Ishan Kishan

MI-89/0 after 9 overs; need more 26 from 66 balls

10.05pm

Tahir continues. 10 from the over. The highlight of the over was the maximum over long on. The fuller delivery was smoked down the ground by Kishan who got onto the knees for the marauding shot. MI-74/0 after 8 overs; need more 41 from 72 balls

10pm
Strategic Timeout taken

MI- 64/0 after 7 overs; need more 51 from 78 balls

9.59pm
Massive sixer from De Kock

Amazing shot this from Quinton de Kock. Shardul bowls a short ball again, de Kock hooks it over long leg for a maximum. The ball sails over the roof, lands on the road nearby.

9.56pm
End of Powerplay; Fifty comes up for MI

CSK’s leading spinner and wicket-taker Imran Tahir bowls his first over in IPL 2020. Just five singles from the over but what a powerplay for MI. They need just 63 now. MI-52/0 after 6 overs; need more 63 from 84 balls

9.51pm
Costly over from CSK

Chahar continues. Big over for MI. 17 coming off it. Kishan is hitting some powerful shots out here as he adds two boundaries and a six in this over. He added a six by smashing the short ball over deep square leg. MI-47/0 after 5 overs; need more 68 from 90 balls

9.48pm

Hazlewood continues. Runs keep coming at a good rate or MI. Two boundaries in this over for Kishan. The first was a result of a cut shot on off that Gaikwad allowed to go through his legs, the second was a result of an outside edge that zipped past Faf at slip. MI-30/0 after 4 overs; need more 85 from 96 balls

9.42pm

Chahar continues. CSK are looking for the wickets but not enough swing from Chahar. Five from the over with a boundary. MI-22/0 after 3 overs; need more 93 from 17 overs

9.39pm

Ishan Kishan keeps up the tempo as the young batsman fetches 9 off Jos Hazlewood’s first over. Two cracking boundary on the off-side and a single to end the over. Mumbai start on solid note. MI-17/0 after 2 overs; need more 98 from 18 overs

9.36pm

MI’s chase is off to a good start. Eight from the first over with QDK getting two boundaries. The first one was a bit streaky as the outside edge flew to the third man fence but the second one was drilled down the ground like a boss. MI – 8/0 after 1 over; Need 107 to win from 19 overs

9.32pm
Fiery start from De Kock!

De Kock hits two boundaries in the first over.

9.29pm
Start of MI Innings

Ishan Kishan and De Kock walk out to bat. Deepak Chahar bowls the first over.

9.16pm
End of CSK’s innings

Boult gets the revenge on the last ball of the innings to send Curran packing after getting him bowled with a peach of a delivery. CSK finish at 114/9 after 20 overs

CSK-

9.14pm
Fifty for Sam Curran

9.10pm
100 comes up for CSK

CSK-101/8 after 19 overs

9.05pm
Good over for CSK; Coulter Nile leaks 11

Coulter Nile continues with his short off cutters. Curran surprised him with the clever scoop on the second ball of the over. Two off the next ball followed by two dots. He then bowls two back to back wides. Curran collected a single off the last ball to keep the strike. 11 off the over. CSK-93/8 after 18 overs

8.58pm

Tahir survives a stumping scare. It’s really been a strange night as Pollard has made a mess of an easy stop. Curran swings his bat hard on the penultimate ball and almost got holed out at deep mid-wicket. The ball reached the fielder on one bounce. Tahir collects a boundary off the last ball to finish the over. Nine off the over. CSK-82/8 after 17 overs

8.53pm

Jasprit Bumrah back into the attack. Curran now has taken it upon himself to bat the remaining overs and is refusing singles.Imran Tahir is the new man in who defended the last ball well and wanted a single. Just 2 off the over. CSK-73/8 after 16 overs

8.49pm

Coulter Nile back on and he joins the party too! Thakur hits one into the air, high but it lands safely, between two fielders. He has got his first wicket tonight in form of Shardul Thakur. Four off the over and a wicket. CSK-71/8 after 15 overs

8.48pm
CSK 8 down

Thakur is gone. No pace on the ball and short in length, he goes hard at the ball, wanted to hit it over point and ended up giving a simple catch to the fielder placed there. CSK are right down now.

8.42pm

Krunal comes into attack. Guess, one over for Bumrah was ideal here but Pollard has other ideas. Thakur has shown more brains with the bat than many elite batsmen in the lineup. He is playing with the straight bat and is not looking hurried. Four off the over, all singles. CSK-67/7 after 14 overs

8.36pm
Strategic Timeout taken

Chahar finishes his quota. He turned to around the stumps to Curran to find the right angle to Curran. Another over without any wicket. Time out also called. Just 3 off the over. Chahar finishes with figures of 2 for 22. CSK-63/7 after 13 overs

8.33pm

No Bumrah with the CSK tail exposed! Kieron Pollard brings himself on. Curran and Thakur finding it easy to play Pollard. No pace on the ball and they have collected four in the over.  CSK-60/7 after 12 overs

8.29pm

Chahar continues. Curran batted well against spin in this over. Just four off the over. Mumbai should have their best bowlers bowling right now, something Rohit would have done. CSK-56/7 after 11 overs

8:27 pm

Sam Curran and Shardul Thakur are currently in the middle and they are trying hard to add some runs to CSK’s scoreboard but they also have to save their wickets which is not letting them go for the big shots. CSK 52/7 after 10 overs

8:23 pm

Lowest scores at the fall of 7th wicket in IPL:
42/7 RCB vs KKR Kolkata 2017
43/7 RCB vs KKR Bengaluru 2008
43/7 CSK vs MI Sharjah 2020 *

8:17 pm
Another one down!

The night is just getting terrible for CSK as they lose their seventh wicket in the form of Deepak Chahar and it’s his brother Rahul Chahar who has removed him. Chahar st de Kock b Rahul Chahar 0(5)

8:07 pm
CSK in chaos as Dhoni departs!

CSK are in deep trouble now as their skipper MS Dhoni also walks back to the pavilion after getting caught behind off Rahul Chahar’s delivery. Dhoni c de Kock b Rahul Chahar 16(16) [4s-2 6s-1]

7:59 pm
Jadeja Gone! CSK 24/5 after 6 overs

Boult picks his third wicket of the day as he sent Jadeja back to the pavilion. Jadeja c Krunal Pandya b Boult 7(6) [4s-1]

7:57 pm

Krunal concedes just 3 runs in the fifth over as CSK are trying to play it safe and hold wickets.

7:53 pm
CSK 18/4 after 4 overs

Dhoni hits two boundaries, while Jadeja smashes a four off Bumrah in the fourth over to add some runs to CSK’s scoreboard.

7:45 pm

Another one bites the dust!

CSK loses their fourth wicket inside just three overs as Boult removes Faf du Plessis. Chennai are 3/4 after three overs with Dhoni and Jadeja already present at the crease.

7:40 pm

CSK lose three wickets in quick succession

Chennai Super Kings are in deep trouble as they have lost three wickets- Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayadu and N Jagadeesan- inside just two overs. Trent Boult removed Gaikwad in the first over, while Jasprit Bumrah sent back the other two batsmen in the second over of the game.

7pm
Toss Results

CSK to bat first

Big news from the centre! Rohit Sharma is unwell and is sitting out of today’s match. Pollard will captain MI. MI win the toss, opt to field first vs CSK.

18.39
The Stage is set!

18.29
Will any of these stats get broken tonight as IPL oldest rivalry get set to unfold between CSK vs MI

Sharjah Cricket Stadium – Stats

Highest Team Total: 228/4 By Delhi Capitals Against Kolkata Knight Riders in 2020

Lowest Team Total: 121/10 By Sunrisers Hyderabad Against Kings XI Punjab in 2014

Highest Individual Score: 106 By Mayank Agarwal (Kings XI Punjab) Against Rajasthan Royals In 2020

Best Bowling Figures: 4/13 By Lakshmipathy Balaji (Kings XI Punjab) Against Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2014

Highest Partnership: 183 By KL Rahul And Mayank Agarwal (Kings XI Punjab) For 1st Wicket Against Rajasthan Royals In 2020

Win Rate Batting First: 50% (5 Won; 5 Lost)

18:19 IPL 2020 CSK vs MI Probable XI

CSK Probable XI:

Chennai Super Kings Predicted Playing XI: Sam Curran, Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson/Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav/N Jagadeesan, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Piyush Chawla/Imran Tahir, Josh Hazlewood

MI Probable XI:

Mumbai Indians Predicted Playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile/James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

18.00 

We are exactly one hour away from toss

Pitch Report: Sharjah was a heaven for batsmen when the season started. And as it has progressed, bowlers have started having a lot more say now. Settling in and then going for the shots seems to be the best strategy now something which a lot of CSK batsmen prefer. MI too have batters who take time before going hammer and tongs. However, they also have a couple of proven big-hitters capable of going after the bowlers from ball one. Last two matches here were won by team batting second. However, the previous three were won by the team that batted first.

17.50
Rohit Sharma will be aiming for the big score once again!

MI skipper Rohit Sharma hasn’t been among runs this season. After getting two fifties in the first 5 games, he has aggregated just 84 runs at an average of 24.00 in last 4 face-offs. Rohit has also not been able to capitalizes the first six overs and has a strike rate of 114.65. He has been dismissed 5 times.

17.15
Huge milestone awaits Jasprit Bumrah

MI’s leading wicket-taker, Jasprit Bumrah is on the verge of achieving a feat in the Indian Premier League. He is 3 scalps away from 100 IPL wickets. He will also be the 3rd player after Malinga and Harbhajan to have 100 wickets for Mumbai Indians.

16.25pm
MI vs CSK- Who has the edge?

Mumbai lost their last encounter to KXIP after a double super over, but the players are in top form across all departments and it won’t be surprising if they finish off CSK’s chances of qualification on Friday.

Quinton de Kock is in top form and the likes of Deepak Chahar and Josh Hazlewood will have their task cut out against the South African.

The CSK spinners too will have to be on top of their game given the hot form Hardik Pandya and Keiron Pollard are in. But CSK’s biggest worry has been their batting and Mumbai’s excellent pace attack of Bumrah, Boult and Patterson could bring the out of form batsmen to their knees.

It’s Mumbai’s match to lose on current form, but CSK are not going to go down without a fight and what better than delaying qualification for your arch rivals by beating them at a crucial stage in the tournament.

 

IPL 2020 Dream11 Fantasy League CSK vs MI PLAYING 11

WICKET-KEEPER:

Quinton De Kock

BATSMEN:

Rohit Sharma (C), Hardik Pandya, Shane Watson, Francois Du Plessis(VC)

ALL-ROUNDERS:

Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Kieron Pollard

BOWLERS:

Jasprit Bumrah, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur