MI vs CSK highlights: Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings, through to IPL 2019 finals

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Updated: May 8, 2019 5:41:42 pm

Dhoni-led CSK will get another shot to make it to the finals when they face the winner of the Eliminator between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals.

Dhoni, Rohit SharmaBoth the captains – MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma – will be under the spotlight, not only for their leadership but also their batting.

Mumbai Indians booked a berth in the finals of the IPL 2019 after beating Chennai Super Kings by six wickets at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on Tuesday. MI successfully chased down 132 in 18.3 overs. Suryakumar Yadav was adjudged the man-of-the-match for his knock of 71 in 54 balls.

Chennai Super Kings could manage only 131 for 4 in the first Qualifier. Ambati Rayudu top scored with 42, while MS Dhoni scored 37. In the end, CSK were 10 runs short of the par score.

On a turning Chepauk track, the spin trio of Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar and Jayant Yadav put the brakes on the Chennai batting lineup. While Chahar ended with figures of 2 for 14, Pandya and Yadav picked a wicket each.

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Dhoni-led CSK will get another shot to make it to the finals when they face the winner of the Eliminator between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals.

In the post-match press conference, Dhoni said that hopefully CSK will crack the code in the next match. “I feel we could’ve bowled better… once you don’t have enough runs, every boundary hurts you. After a good start with the ball, we kept giving boundaries. The good thing is you have another crack after a top-two finish,” Dhoni said.

Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings Highlights


Financial Express Commentary

Indian Premier League, 2019MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai 15 May 2021

Mumbai Indians 132/4 (18.3)


Chennai Super Kings 131/4 (20.0)

Match Ended ( Day - Qualifier 1 ) Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by 6 wickets

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    23:01 (IST)07 May 2019
    Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings, through to IPL 2019 finals

    Mumbai Indians chased down 132 by 6 wickets against Chennai Super Kings to enter the finals of IPL 2019. Suryakumar Yadav led the chase with a 54-ball 71. 

    22:42 (IST)07 May 2019
    Imran Tahir picks 2 off 2

    Imran Tahir has sent back Ishan Kishan and Krunal Pandya off successive balls. Mumbai Indians are now 101/4 after 14 overs and still need 31 runs off 35 balls. 

    Hardik Pandya has now come out to the crease.

    22:21 (IST)07 May 2019
    Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav steady innings

    Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav were the brightest spots in Mumbai Indian's IPL 2018 campaign. They have both stepped up today to ensure that the chase advances steadily after they lost Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock early. 

    21:54 (IST)07 May 2019
    Harbhajan Singh opens his wickets tally

    Poor shot from Quinton de Kock! Creates room to Harbhajan Singh and looks to go inside-out. But he doesn't get the distance to it and Faf du Plessis runs around to complete the catch at long off. He's gone for 8 from 12 and MI are 21/2. 


    21:38 (IST)07 May 2019
    Rohit Sharma walks back for 4

    Deepak Chahar has sent back Mumbai Indians captain off the 2nd ball of the innings. Mumbai Indians are in trouble here. 

    (PTI File Photo)
    21:33 (IST)07 May 2019
    Mumbai Indians start off with a boundary

    Captain Rohit Sharma hit a four off the first ball of the innings bowled by Rahul Chahar. MI are chasing a small but tricky target of 132.

    21:18 (IST)07 May 2019
    Mumbai Indians need 132 to win against CSK

    Chennai Super Kings set a target of 132 for  Mumbai Indians to win the game. Ambati Rayudu and MS Dhoni could score only 9 runs off the last over bowled by Jasprit Bumrah.

    21:09 (IST)07 May 2019
    Bumrah dismisses Dhoni to win the battle of death over specialists!!! Or Does he

    Jasprit Bumrah had MS Dhoni caught off the first ball of the 20th over. But the ummpire has ruled it as a front foot no-ball. Dhoni survives to see another 5 balls

    21:07 (IST)07 May 2019
    MS Dhoni in the house

    MS Dhoni has started off the 19th over in style hitting 2 huge sixes off Lasith Malinga. CSK have reached 121 and would look to capitalise on the last over bowled by Jasprit Bumrah. 

    20:56 (IST)07 May 2019
    Bumrah vs Dhoni: A battle for the ages

    Bumrah is expected to bowl the 18th and the 20th over. He is known as a death overs specialist, one of the best in the world. So is Dhoni. The contest between the bat and the ball in these last 3 overs will be an interesting one.

    20:51 (IST)07 May 2019
    4 overs to go, Dhoni and Rayudu gear up for onslaught

    Chennai have scored 96 in 16 overs. Can Dhoni and Rayudu launch an onslaught in the last 4 overs and take them to 140+

    20:35 (IST)07 May 2019
    CSK vs MI: What is a good total?

    Chennai Super Kings have scored just 68 in 13 overs, but Manoj Tiwary thinks that 145 would be a good total on this pitch. With Dhoni still out in the middle, do you think CSK can get there?

    20:30 (IST)07 May 2019
    Four down, out comes 'Thala' Dhoni

    Chennai have lost their 4th wicket in the form of Murali Vijay. The crowd at Chepauk is quite delighted though, as their captain MS Dhoni has come out to bat. It will be up to Dhoni now to ensure that they get back in this match. 

    MS Dhoni has been CSK's highest run-getter this season with 368 runs from 12 matches.

    20:26 (IST)07 May 2019
    Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

    The road to the final has become difficult but Delhi Capitals have the means to drive their way through the obstacles, starting with the IPL eliminator against Sunrisers Hyderabad at Visakhapatnam on Wednesday. Both the teams have been sweating it out in the practice sessions.

    SRH player Martin Guptill dives to catch the ball during a training session in Visakhapatnam. (PTI Photo)
    20:21 (IST)07 May 2019
    Chennai Super Kings: 50/3 after 10 overs

    Chennai Super Kings have brought up the team 50 in the 10th over. To post a competetive total, they will have to up the ante in the final 10 overs. 

    Murali Vijay and Ambati Rayudu are trying to steady the ship after CSK lost 3 wickets in the powerplay.

    20:13 (IST)07 May 2019
    CSK vs MI: Ziva Dhoni spotted at Chepauk

    CSK skipper MS Dhoni's wife Sakshi and daughter Ziva during the First Qualifier of IPL 2019 playoffbetween Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians (MI) at MA Chidambaram Stadium, in Chennai. 

    PTI Photo
    20:08 (IST)07 May 2019
    CSK vs MI: Murali Vijay and Ambati Rayudu rebuild

    After the fall of 3 early wickets, Chennai batsmen Murali Vijay and Ambati Rayudu and slowly steadying the ship. CSK has reached 44/3 at the end of 8 overs. Murali Vijay has scores 18 off 12 balls and is looking solid against the pace bowlers. 

    20:01 (IST)07 May 2019
    Another one bites the dust - Watson walks back

    Mumbai Indians' spinners have turned on the choke on Chennai Super Kings. Krunal Pandya has sent back Shane Watson off the last ball of the Powerplay. 

    At the end of 6 overs: Chennai: 32/3

    19:47 (IST)07 May 2019
    Chennai in trouble, Raina walks back to the pavilion

    Suresh Raina has been dismissed by Jayant Yadav trying to up the ante. Raina tried to hoick the ball against the line and ended up giving an easy catch to the bowler. Chennai are 12/2 after 3.3 overs.

    19:39 (IST)07 May 2019
    Rohit Sharma's ploy of getting spin early on pays off

    Rahul Chahar has dismissed Faf du Plessis for 6. Chennai are 6/1 after 2.1 overs. 

    The onus would again lie on CSK's middle order to get them to a challenging total.

    19:33 (IST)07 May 2019
    CSK vs MI: And We are underway

    Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis have come out for Chennai Super Kings, while Lasith Malinga has been handed the ball. Chennai Super Kings brought in Murali Vijay in their playing XI, but have stuck to their regular openers.

    19:19 (IST)07 May 2019
    CSK vs MI: Playing XIs

    CSK: Shane Watson, Murali Vijay, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (WK/C), Ambati Rayudu, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir

    MI: Rohit Sharma(C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Keiron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Deepak Chahar, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah

    19:07 (IST)07 May 2019
    Clash of the titans: Rohit vs Dhoni

    Both the captains - MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma - will be under the spotlight, not only for their leadership but also their batting. The MI skipper may not have been spectacular with the bat this season, but he has consistently been getting the runs, and comes into this match at the back of an unbeaten match-winning half-century. Rohit’s opposite number, MS Dhoni, is the Chennai Super Kings’ top run-getter this season. The CSK skipper has been finishing innings like the Dhoni of old, and has remained not out in 6 of his 9 innings this season.

    19:05 (IST)07 May 2019
    CSK wins toss, elects to bat first

    MS Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat first against Mumbai Indians at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. CSK has brought in Murali Vijay in place of the injured Kedar Jadhav. Mumbai Indians has also made one change - bringing in Jayant Yadav for Mitchell McClenaghan.

    18:41 (IST)07 May 2019
    CSK bank on Captain Cool

    MS Dhoni has been CSK's highest run-getter this season with 368 runs from 12 matches. He has been the mainstay of a rather inconsistent Chennai batting lineup. The onus will be on openers Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis to get CSK off to a good start and ensure that they provide a platform for Dhoni to up the ante in the slog overs.


    18:18 (IST)07 May 2019
    Hardik Pandya - key player for Mumbai

    Hardik Pandya has been turning up the heat at IPL 2019. He has scored 380 runs in 14 matches at a strike rate of 198. He also has 14 wickets to his name and was awarded the Man of the Match award in Mumbai's last league encounter for his bowling. Rohit Sharma has used Hardik as a floater sending him in to bat whenever the team needs quick runs.

    17:50 (IST)07 May 2019
    Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings: Probable XI

    MI: Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga

    CSK: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Dhruv Shorey/Murali Vijay, MS Dhoni, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir

    17:31 (IST)07 May 2019
    Mumbai Indians batting firing on all cyclinders

    The Mumbai Indians batting order hasn't disappointed them this season. MI captain Rohit Sharma (386 runs), the impressive Quinton De Kock (492, third leading run-scorer), Hardik Pandya (380) and Kieron Pollard will be hard to stop once they get going and CSK's bowlers have a tough task at hand.


    17:06 (IST)07 May 2019
    Suresh Raina - Mr IPL looks to better his record

    Harsha Bhogle had called Suresh Raina as Mr IPL for the outstanding record that he has in the elite tournament. Rains has scored 5344 runs in the IPL and has 38 fifties to his name. Chennai Super Kings will hope that Raina is in his elements today and can score a big one at Chepauk today.


    16:47 (IST)07 May 2019
    Kedar Jadhav injured, CSK look for replacements

    Chennai Super Kings suffered a blowas Kedar Jadhav injured his shoulder during the side's league match against Kings XI Punjab. If Jadhav is not fit in time for the match, he is likely to be replaced by Murali Vijay or Dhruv Shorey.

    "We are hopeful for him although I don't think we will see him again in this tournament for us. He is in some discomfort, but we just need to be accurate with our assessments tomorrow. Fingers crossed that it is nothing serious, but it did not look that good," CSK coach Stephen Fleming had said a day ahead of Qualifier 1.

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