IPL 8 as it happened: Mumbai Indians surpass Chennai Super Kings to journey into final

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May 20, 2015

  • 00:18(IST)

    Pollard: Want to wish Happy birthday to my mom currently and my friend’s mom as well. Being means to strike sixes is always bearing on me and credit goes to a openers for laying a foundation. It was a good total, only above par. But CSK is a dangerous group and we had to play good in all 3 departments. We’ll try to relax for a integrate of days and come behind right into it.

  • 00:17(IST)

    Rohit Sharma: It was brilliant. we couldn’t have asked for anything improved than this. Right from a start, it has been brilliant. The approach we have come out and achieved in a final 8 games is simply brilliant. The pursuit is not over yet, we need to go to Kolkata and win there. With a assistance of a support staff, since of them they have kept us together. We stayed together as a team. To come out and perform a approach we did is great. We unequivocally wanted to come behind hard, there was so most intensity and it has worked wonders for us. The support staff has hold a group together since it’s easy to deposit divided after a few losses. Kolkata will be a opposite round game, Mumbai was shining and we desired entrance and personification here.

  • 00:09(IST)

    Dhoni: We were soothing on a batting. It’s always challenging to follow 180 plus. We mislaid movement in a middle, and not to forget Smith got a terrible decision. We need to lift a diversion and it would have been improved to take a wicket by a sixth over though we was utterly happy with a bowling. 180 was tighten to standard on this representation here though we indispensable to bat well. We were in a good position after a 10th over. We have always finished good with a backs to a wall, so that’s what we can go to Ranchi with. It’s good to be behind home. We were in Australia for 4 and a half months. we only got 2-3 days break. My relatives will be happy to see me and hopefully we can make it to a final.

  • 00:05(IST)

  • 00:03(IST)

    Simmons (65) and Pollard (41) helped MI post 187. Malinga afterwards got MI off to a good start with a wicket of Smith in a initial over. CSK afterwards kept losing wickets during unchanging intervals and hence couldn’t get a movement going. Du Plessis with 45 looked good though couldn’t lift on. In a end, it was a gentle win for MI. Harbhajan was a collect of a bowlers with total of 2/26.

  • 23:58(IST)

    That’s it! MUMBAI INDIANS WIN BY 25 RUNS! The journey into a finals of IPL 8

    OUT! Fullish on center and leg, Nehra flicks it to low block leg where Simmons creates no mistake. A shining opening from MI. After losing 4 ina quarrel to start off, they have won 9 out of 11. Wankhede is in raptures. Tendulkar is out on a margin congratulating a players. 

  • 23:57(IST)

    OUT! Ashwin departs! That should be it now! R Ashwin c Rayudu b Malinga 23 (12b 2×4 1×6). 

    It’s full on center and leg from Malinga, Ashwin flicks it true to low mid-wicket where Rayudu charges brazen and takes a really good catch. 

    Ashish Nehra is a new batsman.

  • 23:53(IST)

    After 17 overs, CSK 157/8 ( Ashwin 20, Mohit 1)

    A good over for CSK though again a wicket lost. Jadea launched McClenaghan over prolonged on for a 6 and afterwards Ashwin went a same way. 16 runs off a over and a wicket. In between Jadeja departed. 31 indispensable off 12 now.

  • 23:49(IST)

    OUT! Brilliant locate from Suchith! Looks like this is a final spike in CSK’s coffin. RA Jadeja c Suchith b McClenaghan 19 (10b 1×4 1×6). After 17.2 overs, CSK 147/7  

    Jadeja backs divided and looks to condense though doesn’t bond it well, Suchith during low indicate charges forward, dives brazen and pouches it inches above a ground.

    Mohit Sharma is a new batsman.


  • 23:45(IST)

    After 17 overs, CSK 141/7 (Jadeja 12, Ashwin 13)

    A integrate of fours in that over though CSK need most most some-more than that. Ashwin rises one over midst off for a boundary. Malinga delivers a slower one, Ashwin is bamboozled, he somehow looks to puncture out though gets an outward corner far-reaching of brief third male for a streaky boundary. 12 runs off a over. 

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Preview: With an eye on a much-awaited final, heavyweights Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) face-off in a high-voltage strife in a initial qualifier of a Indian Premier League (IPL) during a Wankhede Stadium here on Tuesday.

A win for possibly group on Tuesday will safeguard a place in a tournament’s final during a Eden Gardens in Kolkata on May 24, since a losing side will get a second possibility to infer it’s worth. It will face, in a second qualifier in Ranchi on May 22, a leader of a eliminator to be played on May 20 between Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore.

The dual teams met twice progressing in a deteriorate where both teams won one mach each. On Apr 17 in Mumbai, CSK won a compare by 6 wickets. Chennai posted 189/4 in 16.4 overs in respond to Mumbai’s 183.

Harbhajan Singh celebrates removing Chennai Super Kings Captain MS Dhoni's wicket. BCCIHarbhajan Singh celebrates removing Chennai Super Kings Captain MS Dhoni's wicket. BCCI

Harbhajan Singh celebrates removing Chennai Super Kings Captain MS Dhoni’s wicket. BCCI

In a lapse leg on May 8 in Chennai, Mumbai won by 6 wickets. The home side posted 158 after opting to bat. Mumbai chased this down with 4 balls remaining.

On Tuesday, a 2010 and 2011 champions CSK will have to come adult with a new opening multiple as hard-hitting New Zealander Brendon McCullum over to join his inhabitant patrol to play in Test array opposite England starting May 21.

The Kiwis scored 436 runs from 14 games and will be sorely missed. But maestro batsman Michael Hussey, who non-stop with McCullum opposite Kings XI Punjab in Mohali on Saturday, is expected to reinstate a New Zealander. West Indian batsman Dwayne Smith will be behind into a patrol to open with a bat.

Apart from a opening duo, in-form batsmen Faf du Plessis (313 runs from 14 games), Suresh Raina (321 runs from 14 games) and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (328 runs from 14 games) make a CSK batting choice formidable.

Their bowling will essentially rest on heading wicket-taker Dwayne Bravo (20 wickets from 14 games) and fifth placed Ashish Nehra (18 wickets from 13 games) followed by spinners Ravichandra Ashwin, Pawan Negi, Ravindra Jadeja.

On a other hand, Mumbai will be high on certainty entrance into Tuesday’s compare after their thumping nine-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday.

Pacers Mitchell McClenaghan (3-16), Lasith Malinga (2-17) and spinner Jagadeesha Suchith (2-14) starred with a round to gold Hyderabad for 113.

Chasing a tiny target, in-form openers Lendl Simmons and Parthiv Patel got off to drifting start with a 100-run opening stand, so chasing a aim in 13.5 overs and drive group to IPL play-offs.

The 2013 IPL champions will suffer a lot of advantages during home and will demeanour to make a best out of it. Malinga and McClenaghan (sharing 33 wickets among themselves) will aim to broach once again and unseat a stone plain CSK batting line up.

Mumbai have a complicated center sequence as Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya have warranted their reputations of being purify strikers of a round and are also effective while chasing a target.

The squads:

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (captain), Lasith Malinga, Kieron Pollard, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, Colin Munro, Aditya Tare, Jasprit Bumrah, Marchant de Lange, Pawan Suyal, Shreyas Gopal, Lendl Simmons, Pragyan Ojha, Mitchell McClenaghan, Abhimanyu Mithun, Aiden Blizzard, Akshay Wakhare, Nitish Rana, Siddhesh Lad, Hardik Pandya, Jagadeesha Suchith, Unmukt Chand, Vinay Kumar, Parthiv Patel, Ben Hilfenhaus, Alex Hales.

Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Ashish Nehra, Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith, Francois du Plessis, Ishwar Pandey, Matt Henry, Mithun Manhas, Mohit Sharma, Pawan Negi, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Samuel Badree, Suresh Raina, Ronit More, Michael Hussey, Baba Aparajith, Rahul Sharma, Kyle Abbott, Ankush Bains, Irfan Pathan, Pratyush Singh, Andrew Tye and Eklavya Dwivedi.