Kieron Pollard of Mumbai Indians hitting a over boundary during match 27 of the Vivo Indian Premier League between the Mumbai Indians and the Chennai Super Kings held at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi, India on the 1st May 2021
Kieron Pollard of Mumbai Indians hitting a over boundary during match 27 of the Vivo Indian Premier League between the Mumbai Indians and the Chennai Super Kings held at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi, India on the 1st May 2021
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Match Details

Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi

Toss: MI elect to bowl first

Points Table Standings: CSK 1st (10 points/6 games) | Mumbai Indians 4th (6 points/6 games)

Head-to-Head: 32 matches – Mumbai Indians 19 | CSK 13

Not only just a numerical advantage, the Mumbai Indians have also won four of their last five encounters against Chennai Super Kings. The MS Dhoni-led side will try to improve the record today.

Delhi Pitch Report

Though spinners and cutters might come handy, smaller boundaries will make this game a high-scoring encounter. Expect dew later in the evening so team winning the toss will like to field first.

Since 2019, chasing teams have won seven (including a Super Over win) of the nine IPL games played in Delhi.

Par score: 190

Playing 11

CSK: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (capt&wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar

MI: Rohit Sharma (capt), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Jimmy Neesham, Rahul Chahar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult

Result of Yesterday's Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore match in one picture.
Result of Yesterday's Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore match in one picture.
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Trent Boult of Mumbai Indians during match 27 of the Vivo Indian Premier League between the Mumbai Indians and the Chennai Super Kings held at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi, India on the 1st May 2021
Trent Boult of Mumbai Indians during match 27 of the Vivo Indian Premier League between the Mumbai Indians and the Chennai Super Kings held at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi, India on the 1st May 2021
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Toss: MI elect to bowl first

Match Begins

In-form pair of du Plessis and Gaikwad walk out in middle. Boult has the new ball

0.2 - FOUR!

Overpitched and that's a sweet coverdrive! Gaikwad off the mark

0.4 - WICKET

Leading edge and straight to Hardik Pandya at Point. Boult is swinging the ball like champion.

Moeen Ali is the new man in No. 3

Ruturaj Gaikwad c HH Pandya b Boult 4 (4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100

END OF OVER 1: CSK 4/1

Trent Boult 1-0-4-1. Kulkarni has the ball.

1.1 - FOUR!

First ball boundary for FAF!

1.3 - SIX!

Little shimmy down the track by FAF and lofted over mid-off for six!

END OF OVER 2: CSK 15/1

Moeen Ali 0 (3) | Faf du Plessis 11 (5). Boult to continue

Dhawal Kulkarni 1-0-11-0 | Trent Boult 1-0-4-1

2.3 - SIX!

Ali picks up the short ball from the hips and deposits over deep square leg boundary

2.4 - FOUR!

Ali chips over mid-off this time for one bounce four!

END OF OVER 3: CSK 27/1

Faf du Plessis 12 (7) | Moeen Ali 11 (7). Kulkarni to bowl Over 4.

Trent Boult 2-0-16-1 | Dhawal Kulkarni 1-0-11-0

3.6 - FOUR!

Full toss on the last ball spoils a decent over. Ali places it fine in the cow corner region.

END OF OVER 4: CSK 33/1

Bumrah will bowl Over 5

Moeen Ali 16 (12) | Faf du Plessis 13 (8)

Dhawal Kulkarni 2-0-17-0 | Trent Boult 2-0-16-1

4.4 - SIX!

overpitched off-cutter and a Ali's pick-up shot sends it for six

END OF OVER 5: CSK 42/1

9 runs from Bumrah’s Over. Boult to bowl his 3rd and powerplay’s final over

Faf du Plessis 15 (11) | Moeen Ali 22 (15)

Jasprit Bumrah 1-0-8-0 | Dhawal Kulkarni 2-0-17-0

5.5 - FOUR!

On the pads and Ali plays the same shot again. Missfield by Krunal at the boundary and CSK off to a fine start with 49 on board in six overs

END OF OVER 6: CSK 49/1

7 runs from the Over. Dangerman Chahar to bowl Over 7.

Moeen Ali 26 (19) | Faf du Plessis17 (13)

Trent Boult 3-0-22-1 | Jasprit Bumrah1-0-8-0

END OF OVER 7: CSK 53/1

Neesham to bowl Over 8

7.2 - SIX!

Ali pulls it over midwicket for a flat six!

7.4 -DROPPED!

Neesham spills FAF's caught and bowled chance. A slower one and FAF checks the shot!

END OF OVER 8: CSK 61/1

Moeen Ali 35 (28) | Faf du Plessis 20 (16). Chahar to continue

James Neesham 1-0-8-0 | Rahul Chahar 1-0-4-0

8.3 - SIX!

Moeen steps out of the crease and smashes a 88m six over long off

8.6 - SIX!

FAF shuffles on the backfoot and another six over deep midwicket!

END OF OVER 9: CSK 77/1

16 runs from the Over. Neesham to continue

Faf du Plessis 28 (19) | Moeen Ali 43 (31)

Rahul Chahar 2-0-20-0 | James Neesham 1-0-8-0

9.1 - SIX!

That's sweet! Over midwicket this time! Moeen on 49

9.2 - FIFTY for Ali!

His good form continues. Brilliant fifty by CSK's No. 3!

9.5 - FOUR!

Oh. That's a bullet which almost took Faf with it! Ali playing with bowlers now.

9.6 - FOUR!

One-handed shot over point. Just bouncs before the line for four!

END OF OVER 10: CSK 95/1

18 runs from the over. Sharma brings in Bumrah to get some wickets

Moeen Ali 58 (35) | Faf du Plessis 31 (21)

James Neesham 2-0-26-0 | Rahul Chahar 2-0-20-0

10.1 - SIX!

Faf takes on Bumrah

10.2 - SIX!

Another one. This time a frontfoot pull shot!

10.3 - FOUR!

Late cut! 16 from 3

10.5 - WICKET!

Ali tries a late cut as well but QDK dives to his left for a sharp catch. End of a fine innings!

Raina comes in at No. 4

Moeen Ali c †de Kock b Bumrah 58 (36b 5x4 5x6) SR: 161.11

END OF OVER 11: CSK 112/2

17 runs and a wicket. Pollard comes in to bowl Over 12

Suresh Raina 0 (1) | Faf du Plessis 48 (25)

Jasprit Bumrah 2-0-25-1 | James Neesham 2-0-26-0

11.5 - WICKET!

Faf tries to scoop it but slower ball does it for Pollard!

Faf du Plessis c Bumrah b Pollard 50 (28b 2x4 4x6) SR: 178.57

11.6 - WICKET!

Raina also departs. Straight to Krunal at deep midwicket!

Suresh Raina c KH Pandya b Pollard 2 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50

END OF OVER 12: CSK 116/4

Chahar comes back in attack

Ambati Rayudu 0 (0) | Ravindra Jadeja 0 (0)

Kieron Pollard 1-0-4-2 | Jasprit Bumrah 2-0-25-1

END OF OVER 13: CSK 118/4

Pollard to continue

Ravindra Jadeja 1 (5) | Ambati Rayudu 1 (1)

Rahul Chahar 3-0-22-0 | Kieron Pollard 1-0-4-2

13.4 - FOUR

Rayudu finds the gap in backward point region off the backfoot

END OF OVER 14: CSK 126/4

8 runs from the Over. Chahar will bowl Over 15

Ambati Rayudu 7 (5) | Ravindra Jadeja2 (7)

Kieron Pollard 2-0-12-2 | Rahul Chahar 3-0-22-0

14.4 - SIX!

Chahar tries to bol a wrong one but falls short. Rayudu smashes it over backward square for six

END OF OVER 15: CSK 136/4

Ambati Rayudu 15 (9) | Ravindra Jadeja 3 (9). Kulkarni will bowl his third Over

Rahul Chahar 4-0-32-0 | Kieron Pollard 2-0-12-2

15.5 - SIX!

Shimmy down the ground and Rayudu converts an attempted yorker in full toss!

15.6 - SIX

Change of pace but same result. Rayudu hits it straight for 84m six!

END OF OVER 16: CSK 153/4

17 runs from the over. Bumrah comes back

Ambati Rayudu 29 (13) | Ravindra Jadeja 5 (11)

Dhawal Kulkarni 3-0-34-0 | Rahul Chahar 4-0-32-0

16.3 - FOUR!

Jadeja plays the short ball late towards third man for FOUR!

16.6 - 7NB!

Rayudu hits Bumrah over cover for six!

16.6 - FOUR!

Extra ball gets the treatment. Bumrah goes for 21 in this Over.

END OF OVER 17: CSK 174/4

17.4 - SIX!

Slow and Short and Rayudu hits it over midwicket!

17.5 - FOUR!

Over long off this time

17.6 - SIX!

END OF OVER 18: CSK 194/4

Bumrah to bowl Over 19.

Ambati Rayudu 59 (21) | Ravindra Jadeja 13 (16)

Trent Boult 4-0-42-1 | Jasprit Bumrah 3-0-46-1

END OF OVER 19: CSK 204/4

10 runs. This is Bumrah’s most expensive bowling performance in IPL history. Kulkarni to bowl final over.

Ravindra Jadeja 20 (20) | Ambati Rayudu 61 (23)

Jasprit Bumrah 4-0-56-1 | Trent Boult 4-0-42-1

19.5 - SIX!

Kulkarni misses out on yorker and that’s a juicy full toss sent over long leg for six!. That’s 7 sixes for Rayudu today

19.6 - FOUR!

Catch dropped and ball goes for FOUR!

Great finish by Rayudu as he upper cuts a short ball over point region. CSK look strong at halfway stage.

END OF OVER 20: CSK 218/4

After taking MI’s bowling duo of Boult and Bumrah for 98 runs in their 8 overs, CSK have raked up 218/4 in their 20 overs riding on the back of Faf, Ali and Rayudu. 218 is a good score no matter how good the track is for batting. Let the chase begin!

Start of Mumbai Indians innings

Deepak Chahar has the ball. Rohit and QDK walk out to bat with latter taking the strike.

0.1 - FOUR

Chahar drifts on the pads and QDK helps it towards backward square leg!

END OF OVER 1: MI 8/0

Need 211 from 114 @11.11

Curran to bowl Over 2

Rohit Sharma 2 (3) | Quinton de Kock 5 (3)

Deepak Chahar 1-0-8-0

1.2 – FOUR!

Great adjustment by QDK! Was going for scoop but ended up playing at deep backward point

END OF OVER 2: MI 15/0

7 runs from it. Chahar to continue

Need 204 from 108 @11.33

Quinton de Kock 10 (8) | Rohit Sharma 3 (4)

Sam Curran 1-0-7-0 | Deepak Chahar 1-0-8-0

2.1 – FOUR!

Outside edge and it flies through the slip cordon!

2.2 - FOUR!

This time there’s no edge but it travels in the same area. Rohit gets a move on!

2.6 - SIX!

QDK top edges it for a maximum over deep fine leg!

END OF OVER 3: MI 30/0

15 runs from the over. Curran to continue

Need 189 from 102 @11.12

Quinton de Kock16 (9) | Rohit Sharma12 (9)

Deepak Chahar 2-0-23-0 | Sam Curran 1-0-7-0

3.4 – FOUR!

Cutter and another top edge for four in the third man region

3.5 – FOUR!

Another mistimed shot in third man region

END OF OVER 4

Need 179 from 96 @11.19

Rohit Sharma 21 (14) | Quinton de Kock 17 (10)

Sam Curran 2-0-17-0 | Deepak Chahar 2-0-23-0

END OF OVER 5: MI 44/0

Need 175 from 90 @11.67. Ngidi in attack.

Rohit Sharma 23 (16) | Quinton de Kock 19 (14)

Deepak Chahar 3-0-27-0 | Sam Curran 2-0-17-0

5.1 – SIX!

Rohit greets Ngidi for six Over long on!

END OF OVER 6: MI 58/0

Need 161 from 84 @11.50

Quinton de Kock 25 (17) | Rohit Sharma 31 (19)

Lungi Ngidi 1-0-14-0 | Deepak Chahar 3-0-27-0

END OF OVER 7: MI 68/0

Need 151 from 78 @11.62. Shardul Thakur comes into the attack

Rohit Sharma 34 (22) | Quinton de Kock 31 (20)

Deepak Chahar 4-0-37-0 | Lungi Ngidi 1-0-14-0

7.4 – WICKET!

CSK finally get a wicket they wanted! Rohit perishes at extra-cover!

SKY is the new man in at No. 3

Rohit Sharma c Gaikwad b Thakur 35 (24b 4x4 1x6) SR: 145.83

END OF OVER 8: MI 74/1

Need 145 from 72 @12.08. Jadeja is in attack.

Suryakumar Yadav 2 (1) | Quinton de Kock 34 (23)

Shardul Thakur1-0-6-1 | Deepak Chahar4-0-37-0

8.4 – WICKET!

SKY nicks it back to Dhoni and Jadeja gets his man

Suryakumar Yadav c †Dhoni b Jadeja 3 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100

END OF OVER 9: MI 80/2

6 runs and a wicket

Need 139 from 66 @12.64

Quinton de Kock 38 (26) | Krunal Pandya 1 (1)

Ravindra Jadeja 1-0-6-1 | Shardul Thakur 1-0-6-1

END OF OVER 10: MI 81/3

1 run and a wicket by Ali

Need 138 from 60

Kieron Pollard 0 (2) Krunal Pandya 2 (3)

Moeen Ali 1-0-1-1 Ravindra Jadeja 1-0-6-1

END OF OVER 11: MI 84/3

3 runs from Jadeja’s over

Need 135 from 54 @15.00

Krunal Pandya 4 (8) | Kieron Pollard 1 (3)

Ravindra Jadeja 2-0-9-1 | Moeen Ali 1-0-1-1

END OF OVER 12: MI 94/3

Need 125 from 48 @ 15.63. Jadeja to bowl his 3rd Over.

Kieron Pollard 2 (4) | Krunal Pandya 13 (13)

Shardul Thakur 2-0-16-1 | Ravindra Jadeja 2-0-9-1

Pollard on strike!

12.3 - SIX!

12.5 - SIX!

12.6 - SIX!

END OF OVER 13: MI 114/3

20 runs from the Jadeja Over

Need 105 from 42@15.00

Kieron Pollard 21 (9) | Krunal Pandya 14 (14)

Ravindra Jadeja 3-0-29-1 | Shardul Thakur 2-0-16-1

END OF OVER 14: MI 130/3

16 runs from the Ngidi Over

Need 89 from 36 @14.83

Kieron Pollard 35 (13) | Krunal Pandya 16 (16)

Lungi Ngidi 2-0-30-0 | Ravindra Jadeja 3-0-29-1

Pollard on a Rampage!

14.1 – SIX!

14.2 – FOUR!

14.3 – FOUR!

14.4 – FOUR!

END OF OVER 15: MI 153/3

Need 66 from 30 @13.20. Ngidi to continue

Krunal Pandya 17 (17) | Kieron Pollard 54 (18)

Shardul Thakur 3-0-39-1 | Lungi Ngidi 2-0-30-0

END OF OVER 16: MI 169/3

Need 50 from 24 @12.50. Curran to bowl Over 17

Krunal Pandya 32 (22) | Kieron Pollard 55 (19)

Lungi Ngidi 3-0-46-0 | Shardul Thakur 3-0-39-1

16.3 - WICKET!

K Pandya gets yorked! Brother Hardik comes in at No. 6

Krunal Pandya lbw b Curran 32 (23b 2x4 2x6) SR: 139.13

END OF OVER 17: MI 171/4

Just 2 runs and 1 wicket from the Over. That’s gold! Shardul to bowl Over 18

Need 48 from 18 @16.00

Kieron Pollard 56 (22) | Hardik Pandya 1 (2)

Sam Curran 3-0-19-1 | Lungi Ngidi 3-0-46-0

17.2 - SIX!

17.3 - FOUR!

END OF OVER 18: MI 188/4

Need 31 from 12 @15.50

Kieron Pollard 70 (27) | Hardik Pandya 2 (3)

Shardul Thakur 4-0-56-1 | Sam Curran 3-0-19-1

18.4 - WICKET!

Hardik holes out to long off. Neesham is the new man in at No. 7

Hardik Pandya c du Plessis b Curran 16 (7b 0x4 2x6) SR: 228.57

END OF OVER 19: MI 203/6

Need 16 from 6 @16.00

Kieron Pollard 71 (28)

Sam Curran 4-0-34-3 | Shardul Thakur 4-0-56-1

Pollard seals the highest chase ever by Mumbai Indians 

END OF OVER 20:MI 219/6

Kieron Pollard 87 (34) | Dhawal Kulkarni 0 (0)

Lungi Ngidi 4-0-62-0 | Sam Curran 4-0-34-3

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