Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by six wickets to enter final

   

Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by six wickets to enter final

                                                              
Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by six wickets to enter final
ms dhoni batting with ambati rayadu
                  

That's it, three-time champions Mumbai Indians booked their ticket to IPL 2019 final on May 12. Mumbai entered the final for the fifth time. It's not all over for the defending champions Chennai Super Kings, as they will get a second chance to reach the final in Qualifier 2 on May 10. Suryakumar Yadav scored an unbeaten 71 off 54 balls with the help of 10 fours and added a crucial 80 runs for the third wicket with Ishan Kishan (28) to help Mumbai chase down the low 132-run target in 18.3 overs.
Overs 18.3: MI 132/4, win by six wickets to enter final Suryakumar Yadav, 71*, hit the winning run off Deepak Chahar as he helped Mumbai Indians chase down the target with nine balls to spare.
Overs 18: MI 126/4, need 6 of 12 balls Ravindra Jadeja conceded just one run in his final over to return figures of 0/18 in four overs.
Overs 17: MI 125/4, need 7 off 18 balls No boundaries, but Suryakumar Yadav (66*) and Hardik Pandya (11*) ran nine runs in the over bowled by Dwayne Bravo.
Overs 16: MI 116/4, need 16 off 24 ballsImran Tahir conceded 8 runs in his final over to return figures of 2/33 in four overs.
Overs 15: MI 108/4, need 24 off 30 balls Dramatic over from Ravindra Jadeja. Shane Watson missed a sharp chance at first slip off first ball as Suryakumar Yadav (60*) got a life.
Overs 14: OUT! Two in two for Tahir, scalps Krunal. MI 101/4, need 31 off 36 ballsImran Tahir has definitely made the match alive. The spinner dismissed Krunal Pandya for a golden duck.
Overs 13.5: OUT! Tahir cleans up Kishan for 28. MI 101/3Imran Tahir came up with the breakthrough for CSK, clean bowled Ishan Kishan. Kishan hit a six and a four during his 31-ball innings and added 80 runs for the third wicket with Suryakumar Yadav.
* FIFTY for Suryakumar Yadav off 37 balls, his 7th in IPL. MI 100/2 in 13.2 overs Overs 13: MI 92/2, need 40 off 42 balls Suryakumar Yadav (48*) hit a four off final ball, but Ravindra Jadeja conceded seven runs in it.
Overs 12: MI 85/2, need 47 off 48 balls Harbhajan Singh completed his spell with a tidy over - just five runs off it. Harbhajan returned figures of 1/25 in four overs.

Overs 11: MI 80/2, need 52 off 54 balls11 RUNS! Suryakumar Yadav kept his boundary-scoring spree, hit back-to-back fours off Imran Tahir in the over.
* Suryakumar Yadav (37*) hits a four of Imran Tahir to bring up fifty-run partnership with Ishan Kishan (22*). MI 74/2 in 10.3 overs
Overs 10: MI 69/2, need 63 off 60 balls 10 RUNS! Good over for Mumbai. Suryakumar Yadav (33*) hit a four off Dwayne Bravo in it as MI scored ten runs.
Overs 9: MI 59/2. Time for another time-out Good, tidy start from Imran Tahir, conceded just five singles in it.
Overs 8: MI 54/2 Dwayne Bravo gave away eight runs in the over without conceding a boundary.
* 50 comes up for Mumbai Indians in 7.2 overs Overs 7: MI 48/2Ravindra Jadeja started his spell with a tidy over - conceded just four runs in it.
Overs 6: MI 44/2. End of powerplay 11 RUNS! Ishan Kishan (12*) finished the Harbhajan Singh over with first six of the run chase. Another big over for Mumbai. Kishan also scored a four in it.
Overs 5: MI 33/211 RUNS! Finally a big over for Mumbai. Suryakumar Yadav (16*) hit two fours off Deepak Chahar in it.
Overs 4.3: FOURS! Suryakumar Yadav hits back-to-back fours off Deepak Chahar. MI 30/2
Overs 4: MI 22/2Brilliant over from Harbhajan Singh, a wicket and two singles off it.
Overs 3.2: OUT! Harbhajan dismisses de Kock. MI 21/2Big Wicket! Harbhajan Singh struck in the powerplay again, dismissed Mumbai opener Quinton de Kock for 8. Faf du Plessis took a good catch at long-off to send his fellow South African back.
Overs 3: MI 20/1Quinton de Kock (8*) hit a four in it, but Deepak Chahar gave away just five runs in the over.
Overs 2: MI 15/1Harbhajan Singh started with a seven-run over. Tidy one.
Over 1: MI 8/1 Deepak Chahar conceded a four each off his first and last delivery, but the pacer will be happy with the wicket of Mumbai skipper.
Over 0.2: OUT! Chahar strikes early to dismiss Rohit. MI 4/1Rohit Sharma (4) went for a review against the LBW decision, but the ball-tracker showed that it was clipping the leg stump. Mumbai kept the review but lost their skipper. Deepak Chahar gave Chennai an early breakthrough.
We are back! Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock to start the Mumbai run chase. Deepak Chahar with the ball for Chennai.
* MS Dhoni (37* off 29 balls) and Ambati Rayudu (42* off 37) put on an unbeaten 66 in 7.5 overs to take Chennai Super Kings to 131/4, after they were reduced to 65/4 in 12.1 overs. Will it be enough to book a ticket in IPL 2019 final?
Overs 20: CSK 131/4Brilliant final over from Jasprit Bumrah, gave away just nine runs it without conceding a boundary in it. Bumrah returned figures of 0/31 in four overs.
Overs 19.1: MS Dhoni (33*) manages only two off the free-hit. CSK 125/4
Overs 19.1: NOT OUT! Drama in the middle. MS Dhoni was given out by Nigel Llong, but it turns out Jasprit Bumrah had overstepped. The decision changed and Dhoni will face the free-hit. CSK 123/4
Overs 19: CSK 122/415 RUNS! Lasith Malinga finished the over with a single and a dot, after he was was smacked for back-to-back sixes by MS Dhoni (31*) . Malinga's final figures: 4-0-36-0
Overs 18.4: SIX! Back-to-back sixes for MS Dhoni (30*) off Lasith Malinga, again over long-on. CSK 121/4
Overs 18.3: SIX! MS Dhoni (24*) hoicks Lasith Malinga over long-on for a big 92-metre six. CSK 115/4
Overs 18: CSK 107/4Good recovery by Jasprit Bumrah, conceded just eight runs in the over after he was hit for a four off the first ball by Ambati Rayudu (40*).
* Ambati Rayudu (38*) welcomes Jasprit Bumrah with a four towards square leg and brings up 100 for Chennai. CSK 103/4 in 17.1 overs
Overs 17: CSK 99/4 Brilliant over at this stage from Rahul Chahar, finished his spell by conceding just three singles in it. Chahar returned figures of 2/14 in four overs.
Overs 16: CSK 96/4Krunal Pandya completed his quota of overs with a tidy one, gave away just five runs in it. Krunal's final figures: 4-0-21-1
Overs 15: CSK 91/4Ambati Rayudu (28*) hit a four in the over as Hardik Pandya conceded eight runs in it.
Overs 14: CSK 83/415 RUNS! 0, 6, 2, 1, 0, 6 - Biggest over for CSK so far. Ambati Rayudu (22*) matched his skipper by hitting a big six off the last ball, after MS Dhoni (11*) hit the first maximum of the innings off Rahul Chahar in the over.
Overs 13.2: SIX! MS Dhoni smacks Jayant Yadav over long-on for first maximum of the night. CSK 74/4
Overs 13: CSK 68/4. Time for another time-out Another successful over from Rahul Chahar - a wicket and three singles off it.
Overs 12.1: OUT! Chahar dismisses Vijay. CSK 65/4Brilliant glove work by Quinton de Kock to dismiss Murali Vijay stumped off Rahul Chahar. Vijay was foxed by a big turner from Chahar and fell after scoring 26 off 26 balls, which included three boundaries.
Overs 12: CSK 65/3Jasprit Bumrah came back into the attack and check the CSK run flow, conceded just four runs in it.
Overs 11: CSK 61/311 RUNS! Finally another big over for CSK. Ambati Rayudu (14*) hit a four as Lasith Malinga conceded two extras, a no-ball and a wide, in it.
Overs 10: CSK 50/3Looks difficult to negotiate spinners in the middle. Jayant Yadav conceded just four singles in the over.
* 50 comes up for CSK in 9.4 overs Overs 9: CSK 46/3. And it's time for first strategic time-out Krunal Pandya conceded just two singles in his third over. His figures so far: 3-0-16-1
Overs 8: CSK 44/3Hardik Pandya also started his spell with a tidy over - gave away just five runs in it.
Overs 7: CSK 39/3Another tidy over from Rahul Chahar - seven runs off it including a last-ball four by Murali Vijay (15*).
Overs 6: OUT! Krunal gets rid of Watson. CSK 32/3 BIG WICKET! Krunal Pandya joined the fellow spinners by ticking the wicket column. Shane Watson, 10 off 13 balls, mistimed the final delivery of the over and failed to clear Jayant Yadav at the mid-on, who ran back to take a good catch. All this happened after Murali Vijay hit two boundaries in it. End of powerplay and CSK are in big trouble.
Overs 5: CSK 23/210 RUNS! Shane Watson (10*) started the Jasprit Bumrah over with a second-ball boundary and ended it with another off the last ball. First double-digit over for CSK so far.
Overs 4: CSK 13/2A dramatic over from Jayant Yadav. The spinner overstepped on the first ball and had to bowl the free-hit twice. First one was called 'dead ball' after some fielder's placement confusion, and both times Suresh Raina hit a four. Two balls later, Raina swung his bat and gave a skier to be caught by the bowler himself.
Overs 3.3: OUT! Jayant strikes to dismiss Raina. CSK 12/2 Caught & Bowled! Jayant Yadav called it early and took the skier comfortably to send the in-form Suresh Raina back. Raina departed after scoring 5 off 7 balls. Chennai in big trouble early in their innings.
Overs 3.1: FOUR! Suresh Raina flicks the free-hit ball for a boundary off Jayant Yadav. CSK 12/2
Overs 3: CSK 7/1Brilliant over from Rahul Chahar - a big wicket and just one single in it.
Overs 2.1: OUT! Chahar strikes first ball, scalps du Plessis. CSK 6/1WHAT A START! Spinner Rahul Chahar came into attack and immediately gave Mumbai a breakthrough. Faf du Plessis followed the away going delivery and hit it straight to substitute fielder Anmolpreet Singh at backward point. Faf fell after scoring 6 off 11 balls.
Overs 2: CSK 6/0Good start from Krunal Pandya too - six runs off it including a four by Faf du Plessis (6*).
Overs 1.2: FOUR! Lucky boundary for Faf du Plessis (5*) off Krunal Pandya, it went just over the short third man fielder. CSK 5/0
Over 1: CSK 1/0Single off the last ball of the over. Lasith Malinga started with a tidy one - five consecutive dot balls and a single from it.
Here we go....Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis to start the CSK innings. Lasith Malinga with the ball for MI.
Rohit Sharma: "Yea, we would have batted first as well. Considering the nature of the surfaces of late, that's what we would have liked. We now have to prepare well for this. We do have a good record here but that doesn't matter much. Got to focus on our strengths and play good cricket tonight to come out on top. One change - Jayant Yadav in for Mitchell McClenaghan."
MS Dhoni: "We will bat first. I'm more of a process guy, like to break it down to simple things and focus on whoever we have to play. We don't think too much about the opposition, we rather would like to focus on our preparation. (Whether CSK have extra respect for MI) It would be a mistake if I say that we focus only on Mumbai Indians. This is the IPL and the competition is huge. If you have to do well in the IPL, we have to respect every opposition. Mumbai are a balanced side. One change for us - Murali Vijay in for injured Kedar Jadhav.
TOSS | Chennai Super Kings skipper wins the toss, decides to bat against Mumbai Indians Playing XIs Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Murali Vijay, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (w/c), Ambati Rayudu, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir
Mumbai Indians: Quinton de Kock (w), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga
100th IPL game for Jadeja in CSK colour:
Pitch Report:"Doesn't look too different from the Chepauk surfaces that we've seen so far. However, there is a bit of sheen on it which could mean that the pitch is smoother than usual. With the amount of time available to groundsmen since the last home game, they might have managed to produce a better playing surface. But again, I don't think it's a track where 200 can be scored." - Sanjay Manjrekar
"If you can't win a game, you make sure you get the opposition to get the runs in most number of overs. (Qualifying for top 2) Yes, and that's something you have to keep in mind." - CSK skipper MS Dhoni said after losing to Kings XI Punjab in their final league game Final IPL standings after 56 league games: "It is something we know about the IPL that the business end matters, we always come back well in the second half of this tournament. In all the three trophies that we've won, the boys have picked themselves up in the business end. IPL is a funny tournament, any team can beat the other on a day and we want to take a few tiny steps." - Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma after finishing at the top of the points table Head to Head: MI vs CSK Hello and welcome to the live coverage of IPL 2019 Qualifier 1 between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings.

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