MI vs CSK, IPL 2024 highlights: Matheesha Pathirana overshadows Rohit Sharma’s century as Chennai Super Kings beat Mumbai Indians by 20 runs | Cricket News


New Delhi: Mathisha Pathirana And despite the evergreen MS Dhoni delivering the decisive blow, Chennai Super Kings won over Mumbai Indians by a margin of 20 runs. Rohit SharmaResilient, scored an unbeaten 105 in his clash in the Indian Premier League on Sunday.
Three consecutive sixes rained in the last over bowled by Dhoni. hardik pandyaCSK reached a strong score of 206 runs for four wickets, while Dhoni himself reached 20 not out in four balls.
Pathirana's brilliant performance, taking 4 for 28, effectively curbed MI's chase, restricting them to 186 for six.

Rohit displayed his talent by scoring his second IPL century and first since 2012, hitting 11 fours and five maximum sixes in his 63-ball innings. However, despite favorable batting conditions at the Wankhede Stadium, his remarkable innings did not receive support from the rest of the MI lineup.
Defending champions, CSK achieved their first win of the season, moving them to third place with eight points, while MI suffered their fourth defeat in six matches, leaving them eighth in the standings.
In a game where the loudest cheers were reserved for Dhoni, Mumbai captain Pandya was teased at intervals.

However, there was a section of fans cheering him at least once, as they did in the last game against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Unlike CSK, who scored most of the runs in the last 10 overs (136), Mumbai Indians remained in the hunt in the early part through Rohit's sustained pace and some useful contributions from others.
Once again, Rohit set the platform for Mumbai by putting on a strong partnership of 70 runs in seven overs with Ishan Kishan, who scored 23 runs in 15 balls (3x4s, 1x6s).
With MI on the attack, fast bowler Pathirana took two wickets for Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav (0) after the powerplay, allowing Mustafizur Rahman to be caught at third man as he juggled on the ropes to complete the catch.

Tilak Verma helped Rohit by scoring 31 runs in 20 balls with the help of five fours and added 60 runs in 38 balls for the third wicket, but Pathirana's return broke his stand.
However, it was the Mumbai pair of Shardul Thakur and Tushar Deshpande who tilted the game in CSK's favor by producing two tough overs that broke the back of MI's chase.
Pandya was out after scoring just two runs but he played six balls and Tim David hit a few sixes but failed to take advantage of them. Amidst all this, despite his best efforts, Rohit remained at the other end and was watching the match go out of hand.
First. Dhoni's ballistic 20 scored a strong half-century Shivam Dubey And Ruturaj Gaikwad Chennai Super Kings made a strong score of 206 runs for four wickets.
Dubey (66 not out, 10×4, 2×6) and Gaikwad (69), who scored 90 runs off just 45 balls for the third wicket, paced Chennai's innings in the early and middle stages of the game, before Dhoni sent the batting to a packed Wankhede Mesmerized. Vintage shot-making.

The former CSK skipper hit three consecutive sixes on MI skipper Pandya (2/43), helping his team score 26 runs in the final over.
Dhoni's brilliant innings – with balls flying past long-off, wide long-on and deep square leg – took Chennai past the 200-run mark, which had looked elusive till that final over.
Although he could not go beyond 69, which came with the help of five sixes and as many fours in 40 balls, Gaikwad looked in great form.
The CSK captain crossed the line effortlessly to clear the ropes and when the MI bowlers challenged him by swinging their balls across his body, Gaikwad improved in finding his runs without taking any unwanted risks.
Dubey remained unbeaten after scoring 66 runs in 38 balls with the help of 10 fours and two sixes.
(With inputs from PTI)

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