If there is one word to describe Mumbai Indians’ victory over Chennai Super Kings then that has to be ‘comprehensive’. That’s what it was as Mumbai Indians just thumped Chennai Super Kings upside down at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. All credit should be given to Trent Boult as he ran an absolute riot in the powerplay as Chennai Super Kings were 21/5 at one stage in the powerplay.
It all started at the toss as Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to bowl first at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Mumbai Indians had an injury concern in the form of Rohit Sharma as Kieron Pollard was set to lead the side today.
On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings made three changes to the side as Ruturaj Gaikwad, N Jagadeeshan and Imran Tahir came in for Shane Watson, Kedar Jadhav and Piyush Chawla.
Mumbai Indians Jump Back On Top of IPL Points Table
Batting first Chennai Super Kings were rattled by Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah in the powerplay. There was so much damage done in the early overs that Chennai Super Kings couldn’t jump back into a recovering stage. Youngsters Gaikwad and Jagadeeshan were dismissed very early on in the innings just like all other batsmen.
MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja showed some blitz but they took fell prey to the Mumbai Indians spinners. Sam Curran held his nerve as he batted through the innings scoring a fifty off 47 deliveries taking Chennai Super Kings to a total of 114.
In the lead up to the chase, Mumbai Indians openers Ishan Kishan and Quinton de Kock comprehensively chased down the target of 114 in under 13 overs to take Mumbai Indians to the top of the table.
Playing For Mumbai has been Enjoyable – Trent Boult
The man of the match of today’s match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings was Trent Boult for picking four wickets in four wickets leading the riot from the front. At the post-match presentation, Boult said that playing for Mumbai Indians has so far been enjoyable for him. He credited Jasprit Bumrah and all other members of his side for stepping up in every game.
“New franchise. It’s been enjoyable. Any cricket in this global situation is exciting. To get out there, been fun. Natural stuff, pitch the ball up and get it moving. Credit to Boom and the other guys, to come and bowl as a unit,” Trent Boult said.
Furthermore, Trent Boult said he was lucky to get the first over in the presence of great bowlers like Jasprit Bumrah and Nathan Coulter-Nile. He also opined that the pitches in UAE are getting slower and drier as the days progress in the season.
“Lucky to get the first over. If it’s going to swing it’s going to be in the first few balls. Wickets in my opinion are getting slower and drier. It comes down to accuracy,” he added.