IPL 2019 Qualifier 1: CSK Vs MI Qualifier match highlights

CSK Vs MI Qualifier match highlights:

  • The Mumbai Indians defeated the Chennai Super Kings by 6 wickets to book their place in the final of IPL 2019 on May 12th
  • Chasing the 132-run target set by the Super Kings, Mumbai got to the target at hand with 9 balls to spare with an 80-run stand between Ishan (28) and Suryakumar (71)
  • With the win, the Indians have made it three straight wins against CSK this season, all coming comprehensively. They also became the first side ever to defeat CSK in four straight matches in their own stadium

CSK Vs MI Qualifier match highlights

CSK Vs MI Qualifier match highlights

Yet another Chennai Super Kings Vs Mumbai Indians encounter in IPL 2019 that was comprehensively dominated by the Mumbai Indians. Making a mockery of what was expected to a clash fought right till the last ball, an extremely feisty and tight Qualifier 1, the Indians rolled past CSK on the night. In the end, it became all too silly for the Indians as they dictated the chase to win by 6 wickets ad confirm their identity as the first finalists of the 12th edition of the IPL.

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Chasing on a surface that was yet another treacherous one, one where was the balling was shaping in dangerously into the batsmen with the spinners enjoying themselves in the middle, MI could not have had it easier. Not once in the match were they troubled, such was the emphatically profound manner in which they cleaned out CSK. It was a well-traversed chase, one that saw the Indians be well on top from over 1 to 18.3 as they went onto win with relative ease with 9 balls to spare.

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Meanwhile, CSK had no one but themselves to blame for the debacle. It was an aberration of a performance, one that saw them completely give up any chances of winning. The reasons for their defeat were multifold, starting with their fielding efforts. As they dropped vital catches at crunch moments, Mumbai ensured they made the most of the second chances afforded to them to script an incredible win.

CSK’s captain, Dhoni comes under massive criticism as well with the way he worked his bowlers around. Despite Chahar going for runs, he kept bowling his for three overs in the powerplay before following up with Bravo. In what was a stupendous performance by the Indians, one that made it clear that the spinners were supreme on this surface covered all over with cracks, playing low and slow, Dhoni gave away too many overs to the pacers.

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His decision to not bowl Jadeja and Tahir in unison was an equally perplexing one. The two have the ability to tighten the screws tighter and on a track that was clearly meted out to support the slower bowlers.

CSK Vs MI Qualifier match highlights

CSK Vs MI Qualifier match highlights

Despite both Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock falling early to Deepak Chahar and Harbhajan Singh respectively, Mumbai hardly had anything to do afterward. Underway with an 80 run stand for the second wicket, Ishan (28) and Suryakumar (71) faced no problems in taking their side to a well-rounded and disciplined win to see them continue to build on their ever-increasing momentum.

Elsewhere, for CSK the match never got going. The batting display for horrendous, a howler of a performance from the top order as wickets tumbled at regular intervals. In the end, it was a 66-run stand between Rayadu (42) and Dhoni (37) that took the side to some kind of a fighting total but one that was always at least 20 runs way too behind the asking rate.

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