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MI vs CSK IPL 2024: Chennai Win by 20 Runs Match Analysis

Published - 15-APR-2024 6:4 IST | Updated - 15-APR-2024 7:3 IST

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In the big Match of the IPL 2024 between Mumbai Indians(MI) and Chennai Super Kings(CSK) held at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai CSK won by 20 runs. The Match shows its nail-baiting condition from the beginning, like the flow of the sea, which doesn't make a clear picture throughout the Match. MI won the toss and elected to bat first. Their decision might have favoured MI from the start, but CSK made a total of 206 as the Match went on.

When MI players came to bat, Rohit Sharma played the inning of 105 runs, which is approximately half of the total, but more was needed to defeat Chennai because the other batters didn't support him. The star player of the Match, Matheesha Pathirana, took 4/28 important wickets for MI.

MI vs CSK Match Highlights

The MI won the toss and elected to field first. New opening partners from the CSK in this IPL 2024 saw Ajinkya Rahane with Rachin Ravindra instead of the captain Gaikwad. Rahane is out too early, which downcasts the fans. However, after Rahane, Gaikwad came to bat, his aggressive batting put confidence again in favour of CSK. Rachin Ravindra scored 21 runs. After that, Shivam Dube came to bat with Ruturaj Gaikwad. Both have shown great aggression in the middle overs and built a partnership of 90 runs in just half balls, i.e. 45. Ruturaj Gaikwad out at the team score of 150 in 15.2 overs by the captain Hardik Pandya; he played a superb inning of 69 runs in just 40 balls. Then Daryl Mitchell came to bat, and the match speed slowed down. Daryl Mitchell And Shivam Dubey built a partnership of 36 runs in 24 balls, and Mitchell was out at the CSK's score of 186 by Hardik Pandya in the last over. Then, the most awaited player of the IPL 2024, Thala, MS Dhoni, came to bat, showing why he was the most awaited. He came and scored 20 runs in just four balls wh, which continued with three sixes. MS Dhoni reminds the fans of his inning in the World Cup 2011, in which he played in Wankhede Stadium. With this, CSK put 206/4 in 20 overs.

In MI's chase, where MI needed 207 runs to win, Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan gave a solid start to MI, but Matheesha Pathirana turned the in favour of Chennai by taking the crucial wicket of Ishan Kishan at the score of 70 runs of MI. After that, he took the wicket of Suryakumar Yadav in the same over and brought the MI into a critical situation. Rohit Sharma continued from one side, and now Tilak Varma supports him. They both build a partnership of 60 runs in 38 balls, but he is also out by Matheesha Pathirana. After this wicket, no one supported Rohit Sharma, and Mumbai lost the Match. Rohit Sharma proved why he is known as a hitman, scoring a brilliant century. Rohit's century was a bright spot for MI, but CSK's consistent performance ultimately sealed the deal, delighting fans at Wankhede Stadium. MI needed 207 runs to win. Despite Rohit Sharma's brilliant century (100 runs), supported by Tilak Varma (31 runs), MI fell short by 20 runs, finishing at 186/6 in 20 overs.

Team Lineups:

Mumbai Indians Playing XI in the last Match: 

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

Chennai Super Kings Playing XI in the last Match

 Rachin Ravindra, Ruturaj Gaikwad (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Daryl Mitchell, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Sameer Rizvi, MS Dhoni (wk), Shardul Thakur, Tushar Deshpande, Mustafizur Rahman.

Key Points Of Last Match & IPL 2024

- Batting: CSK put in a challenging total of 206/4. The significant contributions were from Ruturaj Gaikwad (69 runs) and Shivam Dube (50 runs). MS Dhoni's last over 20 runs make a substantial difference in the Match.

- Bowling: Matheesha Pathirana undoubtedly bowled well, picked four crucial wickets, and turned the Match.

- Rohit's Century: MI's' chase began positively, with Rohit Sharma leading from the front. He anchored the innings and reached a significant milestone of hitting 500 sixes in T20 cricket during his innings.

Orange Cap & Purple Cap Standings:

- Orange Cap: Virat Kohli leads the list after the match, while Rohit Sharma moves up to the fourth position.

Purple Cap: Yuzvendra Chahal continues to lead the Purple Cap standings, with Jasprit Bumrah in second place.

Points Table:

- CSK: Despite the win, CSK remains third in the points table, trailing Kolkata Knight Riders on net run rate.

- MI: Mumbai Indians slipped to the eighth position after the defeat.

Chennai Super Kings emerged victorious, thanks to a collective effort from both bat and ball. While Rohit Sharma's century was remarkable for Mumbai Indians, it wasn't enough to secure a win. With this win, CSK consolidates its position in the IPL 2024 points table, while MI faces an uphill battle to climb the rankings.

The match showcased the competitive spirit of IPL cricket, with CSK showcasing its depth in both departments and MI displaying a fighting spirit despite the loss.

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