CSK vs MI: Mumbai Indians spoil Chennai's game, Dhoni's army out of playoff race
The team of Chennai Super Kings could not perform well in the 59th match of IPL 2022. The team was all out after scoring just 97 runs against Mumbai.
Defending champion Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is also almost certain to be out of the playoffs. In a match of IPL 2022, the team got out after scoring only 97 runs in 16 overs against Mumbai Indians. To stay in the race for the playoffs, it is necessary for him to win this match. In the match being played at Wankhede, the team had lost 5 big wickets for just 29 runs in the first 6 overs (CSK vs MI). In the first match of the current season, CSK defeated Mumbai. In such a situation, Rohit Sharma also has a chance to take revenge. Mumbai's team is already out of the playoffs.
This is the second lowest score of CSK in IPL history. Earlier, the team could only score 79 runs against Mumbai Indians in 2013 at the Wankhede Stadium. Captain MS Dhoni scored the highest 36 runs for CSK in the match and remained unbeaten till the end. 7 batsmen could not touch the double figures. Left-arm fast bowler Daniel Sams was the most successful bowler from Mumbai. He took 3 wickets for 16 runs in 4 overs.
MS Dhoni scored an unbeaten 36 off 33 balls:
Hit 4 fours and 2 sixes. Team got 15 runs as extra. This was the second highest score for the team. Dwayne Bravo scored 12 while Ambati Rayudu and Shivam Dubey scored 10-10 runs. No one else could reach the tens figure. Chennai's team could not even score 100 runs only for the second time in the history of IPL.
After the loss, Dhoni underlined the reasons where their fell behind:
"What was important is when you are batting under that kind of pressure, it's the first few deliveries which are important. So, I asked them to be themselves. 'If you want to hit the first few deliveries, just go for it.' So, it was a chance of survival," Dhoni said after the loss.
"Once they are past those first few deliveries, they can be themselves. Always the first few deliveries that are crucial. It didn't pay off. But at the same time, I feel the opposition bowled really well. And, a bit of applicaton was needed from our side. You need to soak in at times the pressure. Even if it's the shortest format, yet you have overs. So, a few of batters they got out on good deliveries. You can't really help that but other than that, you really learn a lot. Hopefully they are learning with each and every game."
With their eighth loss in 12 matches, CSK are out of reckoning for a playoffs berth. They remained at ninth position with eight points.
Already out of reckoning for a playoffs berth long time ago, MI remained rooted at the 10th and bottom place with three wins from 12 matches.
In this match played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, as much as Mumbai's pacer Daniel Sams (3/16) played an important role in reducing Chennai to 97, Powercut also played an equally important role.The DRS facility was not available due to the power cut on the field and the Chennai batsmen did not get the option of review till the first 1.4 overs.In these first 10 balls, Chennai lost three wickets, after which the process of falling wickets did not stop and the team was all out on the score of 97. In the powerplay itself, Chennai had lost their five wickets and they were in danger of being reduced to their lowest score (79) in IPL history, but in such a situation, the team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni took one end and did a little respect for the team. collected.Dhoni returned to the not out pavilion after scoring 36 runs off 33 balls. After him, the biggest contribution to the team's total was from Mumbai, who gave a total of 15 extras.