The Mumbai Indians team and the Chennai Super Kings team both played seven matches in the season 14th of the IPL 2021. The Mumbai Indians team got four victories and the Chennai Super Kings team got five victories. The CSK team is standing at no 2 position in the points table, The MI team is at no 4. On May 1, 2021, in the 27th match of the IPL 2021, both teams were against each other and the Mum Indians won by 4 wickets the target was 219.
From CSK, Faf du Plessis scored 50 off 28, Moeen Ali off 36, Ambati Rayudu 72 off 27. In reply, From MI top performers, Quinton de Kock † 38, Rohit Sharma (c) 35, Krunal Pandya 32, Kieron Pollard 87 off 34, Hardik Pandya scored 16 runs off 7 deliveries.
RD Chahar is the 4th most wickets taker of the season so far with 11 wickets in 7 matches. TA Boult toom 8 and JJ Bumrah 6. From the CSK team, SM Curran is their leading wickets taker with 9 wickets. DL Chahar 8 and RA Jadeja 6.
F du Plessis from the Chennai Super Kings team is the third most runs scorer of the league with 320 runs in 7 innings. MM Ali scored 206 and RD Gaikwad 196. From the Mumbai Indians team, top runs scorers are RG Sharma 250, SA Yadav 173, and KA Pollard 168.
Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings Highlights today, Sunday 19-09-2021 – 30th Match (N), Indian Premier League season 14th from Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Toss: Super Kings chose to bat.
Dhoni: “Looks like a good surface. Better to put runs on the board. Once the tournament starts, you get into some sort of rhythm but this season it’s new, and maybe we cricketers will start loving it: seven games, a break, and then seven more. It comes down to how you play on that day in the shortest form, so we’ll try to keep the basics right. Faf, Moeen, Bravo, Hazlewood are the four foreigners.
Pollard: “We weren’t too sure about the toss, but the good thing is we can’t be criticized for something we cannot do. Rohit is okay, we will see him sooner rather than later. He’s the captain of this ship, I’m just standing in. We were just starting to get our momentum before the break. This is the most important part of the stage. No Hardik along with Rohit. Anmolpreet makes his debut.”
Mumbai Indians team: Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Anmolpreet Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Adam Milne, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult.
Chennai Super Kings team: Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, MS Dhoni, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood.
Match Timings: 14:00 GMT | 18:00 Local
Umpires – Nitin Menon, Richard Illingworth
TV Umpires – Anil Chaudhary
Match Referee – Javagal Srinath
Reserve Umpire – Anil Dandekar
Match number – Indian Premier League 2021 Match No 30th
Post match presentation
Losing captain Kieron Pollard: ” Ruturaj batted really well. In T20 cricket, if one person bats through he can hurt you. We didn’t finish off well with the ball. Losing by 20 runs you know those were the extra runs we conceded. The surface was good, the new ball had movement, our seamers got early wickets. But we wanted to continue that momentum all the way. Even though they got 150+, as a batting team we could’ve gotten that. Losing three wickets was a cardinal sin for us. Given the circumstances, Saurabh batted really well.”
Dwayne Bravo: “To start our campaign with a win is a very good feeling. I’m feeling good, was trying to protect myself in the last stage of the CPL. Had one bowling session in the nets here and I felt good. Look forward to getting through four overs in the other games too. Batting is very important, now I bat lower down the order with a batting line-up like CSK, but it’s about trying to win key moments, capitalize on the 12 balls I get.
Or if there are 11 overs left, adjust and adapt. It’s about keeping my shape, adjusting. In five balls if you can make 20, it can make a difference like today. I have the ability to bat, can only do so much when there are few opportunities. Ruturaj batted really well, he’s a quality player. Has the appetite for runs, good to have someone like him who can steady the team and others bat around him.”
MS Dhoni: “At 30 for 4, you want to put up a respectable score, I felt Rutu and Bravo got us more than what we expected. We thought of 140, to get close to 160 was tremendous. The wicket was two-paced, slightly slow to start off. Also, it’s difficult if you’re batting lower down, if you don’t get a chance to see what is happening, you want to go hard. Rayudu got injured, so it was tough to come back from there but we batted sensibly and finished superbly. It was sensible for one batter to bat right through to the end.”
Ruturaj Gaikwad is the Player of the Match for his incredible unbeaten 88: “Obviously one of my top innings until now, given the pressure we were in. I had to grind it out, bat till 10-12 overs, give myself time and push for 120-130, and then slowly 140-150 was possible. It was a matter of spending time in the middle. Mahi Bhai, everyone in the CSK management, once they back you, they don’t make you think anything but positive things. The Sri Lanka tour and preparation coming here helped a lot. Initially, there was seam and swing movement, but I had to take my chances against the spinners. Jaddu just came in so I had to take a chance and it came off well.”