In a high-voltage contest, Mumbai Indians (MI) steamrolled Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to knock the defending champions out of the playoffs race in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 on Thursday.
Bowling first, the Rohit Sharma-led side completely dominated the proceedings, bundling out the Super Kings for their second-lowest total in the history of the cash-rich league. Daniel Sams was the pick of the bowler for MI, taking a brilliant three-wicket haul while conceding only 16 runs in his quota of 4 overs.
Apart from Sams, Riley Meredith (2/27) and Kumar Kartikeya (2/22) bagged a couple of scalps each to demoralise the CSK batting. Only four batters from the defending champions could score in double digits, with captain MS Dhoni hitting a maximum of 36 runs not out from 33 balls.
CSK’s lowest totals:
- 79 – vs MI Wankhede Stadium 2013
- 97 – vs MI Wankhede Stadium 2022*
- 109 – vs RR Jaipur 2008
- 109 – vs MI Chepauk 2019
In response, the Super Kings did give some early shakeups to Mumbai, reducing them to 33/4 inside the powerplay.
But the low score wasn’t enough to build enough pressure as MI eventually managed to gun down the target with five wickets in hand and 31 balls to spare. Youngster Tilak Varma played a handy knock of unbeaten 34 to take MI home.
Despite nothing much on the board, pacer Mukesh Choudhary was impressive with the ball for CSK. The left-armer bagged three wickets for just 23 runs in his quota of 4 overs.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
#MumbaiIndians register their third win of the season!
The Rohit Sharma -led unit beat #CSK by 5 wickets to bag two more points. 👏 👏
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 12, 2022
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 12, 2022
— Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) May 12, 2022
Just a few hiccups but mostly dominating performance by Mumbai Indians. Something which they are known for. This is also curtains for Chennai Super Kings and their fans. #CSKvsMI
— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) May 12, 2022
Well played Tilak Varma 👏 carried the team through a win. Congratulations @mipaltan Well bowled to restrict @ChennaiIPL to a low score of 97. Dhoni tried to put on some runs, but didn’t get the needed support from the other end. MI was the better team tonight. #MIvCSK #IPL2022
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) May 12, 2022
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) May 12, 2022
Congratulations Mumbai Indians for these two points.
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) May 12, 2022
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) May 12, 2022
Eliminated team Eliminates another team in the El-Classico.
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) May 12, 2022
A day to forget so far for #CSK. One debatable call but that cannot explain away a mere 97. Bumrah and Sams were outstanding today.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) May 12, 2022
— ThePoppingCrease (@PoppingCreaseSA) May 12, 2022
Chennai Super Kings knocked out of the IPL 2022.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 12, 2022