IPL 2021, MI vs CSK Highlights: The match was held in New Delhi.

IPL 2021, MI vs CSK Highlights: Mumbai Indians (MI) notched their fourth win of the season as they beat table-toppers Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by four wickets in the ongoing IPL 2021 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi on Saturday.

Sent to bat first, CSK got off to a bright start even after losing opener Ruturaj Gaikwad in the first over. Faf du Plessis (50) and Moeen Ali (58) scored fifties before Ambati Rayudu’s devastating 27-ball 72* guided Chennai to 218/4 at the end of 20 overs. Chasing, MI relied on the opening partnership of Rohit Sharma (35) and Quinton de Kock (38) to get things going. Later on, Kieron Pollard’s 34-ball 87* proved to be enough for Mumbai to reach the target on the final delivery of the contest.

Match EndedIndian Premier League, 2021 – Match 27

Mumbai Indians

219/6 (20.0)

Chennai Super Kings

218/4 (20.0)

Match Ended ( Day – Match 27 )
Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by 4 wickets

Lungi Ngidi bowls the final over. MI need 16 runs to win. A dot ball to start with as Kieron Pollard denies the single. FOUR! Another yorker from Ngidi but it goes between Pollard’s legs. FOUR! That was a full toss down the leg side and Pollard guides it towards the boundary. Lucky enough for CSK, it was not above the waist. Pollard goes for the big shot but mistimes. Shardul Thakur goes for the catch but could not get to it. He gets his body in the line of the ball, no run. SIX! Another full toss from Ngidi and Pollard hits it behind square leg for a maximum. Last ball, Pollard plays it towards long-on without any timing and gets a couple of runs. MI win the match by 4 wickets. Pollard remains unbeaten for 87 runs from 34 balls. MI 219/6 after 20 overs

James Neesham comes to the middle but he is off strike. Sam Curran bowls another yorker. Kieron Pollard takes just a single. WICKET! Golden duck for James Neesham. He goes for the scoop shot but finds Shardul Thakur. Curran finishes with three wickets and 34 runs from 4 overs. MI need 16 runs from last over. Kieron Pollard will be on strike. MI 203/6 after 19 overs

Sam Curran bowls the penultimate over. SIX! Hardik Pandya stays deep in the crease and hits the full delivery over long-off for an 80-metre six. SIX! Curran bowls the length delivery and Pandya smokes it over square leg for a six. This is some serious hitting. Slower dipping yorker and Pandya plays it towards mid-wicket for a couple of runs. WICKET! Faf du Plessis makes no mistake this time. Pandya departs after scoring 16 from 7 balls. MI 202/5 after 18.4 overs

Shardul Thakur back in attack to bowl his final over. Hardik Pandya plays it towards deep mid-wicket for a single. Next ball, Thakur bowls it wide and Kieron Pollard swings it hard but misses. The umpire signals wide but Ambati Rayudu convince MS Dhoni to review as he suspected an outside edge. The review shows there was no disturbance. SIX! Nobody moved as Pollard clobbers it for a maximum straight into the sight screen. FOUR! Pollard hammers it along the ground and gets another boundary. Pollard pulls and gets a couple of runs towards mid-wicket. DROPPED! A rare drop from Faf du Plessis. Pollard gets a second life and a couple of runs. A slower bouncer to follow, umpire signals a wide. Another slower ball to end the over. 17 runs from Thakur’s last over. MI need 31 runs from 12 balls. MI 188/3 after 18 overs

Hardik Pandya comes in to bat. Sam Curran beats Hardik with a slower one, a dot ball. Hardik gets off the mark with a single towards mid-wicket. Full delivery on the pads, a dot ball to end the over. Outstanding over from Sam, just two singles and a wicket from it. MI need 48 runs from last three overs. MI 171/3 after 17 overs

Sam Curran into the attack. Curran starts off with a yorker to Kieron Pollard, no run. Full and wide to Pollard, just a single. Pollard is having a few words with Curran but the youngster is ignoring them with a smile. LBW! Curran is fired up and he traps Krunal Pandya in front of the wickets. He departs for 32 runs. MI 170/3 after 16.3 overs

Lungi Ngidi continues. SIX! That was a short ball from Ngidi and a top edge off Krunal Pandya’s bat goes for a six. CSK under immense pressure now. Krunal goes for the wild slog over long-on but misses the ball due to lack of pace. FOUR! That was a freebie from Ngidi way down the leg side. All Krunal had to do was get bat on it. Full and wide from Ngidi and Krunal takes a single towards off side. Kieron Pollard pulls but gets a single towards deep square leg. FOUR! Ruturaj Gaikwad covers a lot of ground but missed the ball by a few inches. Another boundary for Krunal. MI need 50 runs from 24 balls. MI 169/3 after 16 overs

Shardul Thakur back in attack. He starts off with a wide. SIX! That was in the slot for Pollard and he hits it over long-on for a massive 103-metre six. FOUR! Full and wide from Thakur and Pollard hits it through covers for a boundary. A misfield from Moeen Ali costs CSK 4 runs. Another wide from Thakur. He is clearly under immense pressure. FOUR! The outside edge goes past MS Dhoni for a boundary. FIFTY! Another boundary for Pollard and he completes his half-century from just 17 balls. This is the fastest fifty of the season. He is playing the role Ambati Rayudu played for CSK. A single off the next ball. Krunal Pandya takes a single off the last ball. MI need 66 runs from 30 deliveries. MI 153/3 after 15 overs

Lungi Ngidi back in attack. Krunal Pandya could not pick the slower ball, just a single. Pace off from Ngidi again, Pollard gets just a single towards mid-wicket. Krunal beaten by the pace again, just chips it for a single. SIX! Short ball and Pollard smacked it in front of square for a maximum. SIX! In the slot and Pollard hits it well over long-on for another maximum. He has hit five sixes already. A quick single off the next ball. MI still need 89 runs from 30 balls. MI 130/3 after 14 overs

Ravindra Jadeja continues. Kieron Pollard hammers it down the ground but gets just a single. Good field placement from MS Dhoni as the long-off fielder was straighter. Krunal Pandya sweeps and gets a single. SIX! That was full and wide. Pollard hits it towards wide on for a 97-metre six. 100 up for MI. Pollard pulls the length back, a dot ball. SIX! That one teased the sweeper cover fielder near the ropes. Another six for Pollard. SIX! This time Pollard goes over deep mid-wicket for another maximum. MI need more of these overs to stay alive in the run chase. They still need 105 runs from 42 balls. MI 114/3 after 13 overs

Shardul Thakur into the attack replacing Moeen Ali. SIX! Krunal Pandya hits it over long-off for a maximum. An ideal start to the over when the game is getting away. A wild swing from Krunal but he misses the ball, no run. Slower ball from Thakur and Krunal misses it, another dot ball. Krunal plays it towards covers, gets a couple of runs. A single to follow. Thakur gives no room to Pollard, just a single to end the over. Good comeback from Thakur after getting hit for a six first ball. MI 94/3 after 12 overs

Kieron Pollard comes in to bat ahead of Hardik Pandya. Pollard plays two dot balls. The required run rate is now 13.8 runs per over. Just one single and the wicket of Quinton de Kock in Moeen Ali’s first over. Ravindra Jadeja continues. Pandya comes down the wicket but plays it towards mid-off, a dot ball. He tries to sweep but fails, a dot ball. He plays it towards covers but finds the fielder, another dot ball. A single towards square leg for Krunal. He has scored just 3 runs from 7 balls so far. MI need a miracle here to make a comeback in the match. Pollard plays it towards long-on, gets off the mark with a single. Another single to end the over. The required run rate is now 15 runs per over. MI 84/3 after 11 overs

Krunal Pandya is the new man in. Pandya plays the first ball towards long-on to get off the mark with a single. Quinton de Kock gets a single as well. An excellent first over from Jadeja. Meanwhile, the required run rate is now nearing 13 runs per over. Moeen Ali into the attack now. Automatic choice for MS Dhoni considering two left-handed batsmen are in the middle. Pandya comes down the wicket but beaten by Ali, a dot ball. A single off the next ball. QDK defends on the front, no run. WICKET! Caught and bowled. QDK departs after scoring 38 runs. MI 81/3 after 9.4 overs

Ravindra Jadeja into the attack. Quinton de Kock gets a single first ball. Suryakumar Yadav goes for the sweep shot but Lungi Ngidi does well to stop it in the deep, just a single. QDK plays it behind the square, just a single. WICKET! An inside edge off SKY’s bat goes into the hands of MS Dhoni. Big wicket for CSK. MI 77/2 after 8.3 overs

Suryakumar Yadav comes to bat but on the non-striker’s end. Thakur bowls in the block hole, just a single for Quinton de Kock. SKY gets off the mark with a couple of runs towards deep mid-wicket. MI 74/1 after 8 overs

Shardul Thakur into the attack after the strategic time out. Quinton de Kock drives it past point for a single. Rohit Sharma flicks it towards deep mid-wicket, just a single as the two openers do not take on the arm of Ravindra Jadeja. QDK plays it towards mid-wicket and gets just a single. Good fielding from Ruturaj Gaikwad in the deep. WICKET! Rohit mistimes it to point and Gaikwad takes an easy catch. The skipper departs for 35. MI 71/1 after 7.4 overs

Deepak Chahar continues. Once again MS Dhoni wants to bowl out Chahar with the new ball only. Two singles off the first two balls. FOUR! That was a full toss on the pads and Quinton de Kock flicks it away for a boundary behind square leg. A short ball from Chahar and De Kock pulls it away for a single. Chahar beats Rohit outside off stump, a dot ball. Slower short ball from Chahar goes down the leg side, umpire signals wide. Fuller from Chahar and Rohit flicks it towards deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs. MI 68/0 after 7 overs

Lungi Ngidi into the attack. SIX! Rohit Sharma gets it right into the slot and he deposits it over long-on for a maximum. 50 up for MI. Short ball from Ngidi but Rohit mistimes, just a single. Quinton de Kock plays it towards backward point, gets a single. That one kept really low but Rohit manages to keep it out and get a single towards leg side. FOUR! De Kock slaps it down the ground for a boundary. There was nothing mid-on fielder could do there. A single to end the over. MI 58/0 after 6 overs

Deepak Chahar continues. Quinton de Kock tries a similar scoop shot but this time mistimes it, just a single. Fuller from Chahar and Rohit works it towards on side for a single. A dot ball to follow ass De Kock could not get under that one. Another dot ball to follow. De Kock is getting anxious to hit boundaries. Chahar bowls a slower bouncer, just a single. Another single to end the over. Good over from Chahar. MI 44/0 after 5 overs

Sam Curran continues. Two singles followed by a dot ball. FOUR! Wild shot from Rohit Sharma going down the wicket. The outside edge goes over short third man for a boundary. FOUR! Just a chip off Rohit’s bat but it still runs away for a boundary. A dot ball to end the over. Good start for Mumbai Indians. They are in the game. MI 40/0 after 4 overs

Mumbai Indians Squad: Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Piyush Chawla, Dhawal Kulkarni, Saurabh Tiwary, Aditya Tare, Adam Milne, Chris Lynn, James Neesham, Ishan Kishan, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, Arjun Tendulkar, Marco Jansen, Yudhvir Singh

Chennai Super Kings Squad: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Robin Uthappa, Cheteshwar Pujara, Karn Sharma, Imran Tahir, Jason Behrendorff, Krishnappa Gowtham, Mitchell Santner, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Hari Nishanth, N Jagadeesan, KM Asif, Harishankar Reddy, Bhagath Varma