Match No. 49 pitted the Mumbai Indians against MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings. As CSK easily secured a 6-wicket victory, the game played at the Chepauk turned out to be a one-sided affair.
The five-time champion Mumbai Indians took on Chennai Super Kings in Match No. 49
By following victories in back-to-back games by chasing down more than 200 runs.
On May 6, at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, game 49 of the IPL 2023 will take place. Similar to the first Clasico, CSK defeated Mumbai in the second Clasico of the IPL 2023 season as well.
With a total of 13 points, the MS Dhoni-led team is now in second place in the IPL 2023 points table after defeating the opposition by a margin of six wickets. This victory marks their sixth in as many games this season.
The Men in Yellow successfully chased down the 140-run target in 17-point four overs with just four wickets lost. MS Dhoni, the captain of CSK, selected MI to bat first after winning the toss.
The top-order collapsed for the five-time winners, and they never fully recovered. With the loss of eight wickets, they were only able to score 139 runs. And in response, CSK made a strong start thanks to the opening partnership of Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad, who put up 46 runs for the first wicket.
With the first ball of his spell, veteran spinner Piyush Chawla removed Gaikwad, giving MI their first success. Ishan Kishan, a wicketkeeper-batsman, caught the right-handed batter. Ritika Sajdeh, the wife of MI captain Rohit Sharma, was at the Chepauk for the game and was spotted jubilantly celebrating Gaikwad’s wicket.
The internet is currently flooded with videos of her celebration after MI made the first breakthrough
— IPLT20 Fan (@FanIplt20) May 6, 2023
Dhoni’s wife Sakshi and his daughter Ziva were spotted in the stands during the CSK-MI game on Saturday for the first time this season.
The victory at Chepauk marked CSK’s first home victory over MI since 2011 and their first league sweep of MI since the 2014 season.