Mumbai Indians overcame Chennai Super Kings by 46 runs at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Friday. By the virtue of this win, Mumbai not only did the double over the defending champions but also jumped to the second position in the points table by registering seven wins in 11 games with 14 points.
Post their convincing win, the Pandya brothers Hardik and Krunal were seen having a discussion with each other. Hardik seemed eager to know about his elder brother's impressive performance with the ball and on the field. Krunal dealt a huge blow to CSK's run chase by removing the wickets of Ambati Rayudu and Kedar Jadhav. He had also taken a running catch of Deepak Chahar.
Hardik first asked Krunal about his breakthrough performance.
''Obviously, you feel happy when you come to Chennai and perform like this. After playing most of the games at the Wankhede and when you see these kinds of wickets, you feel happy that it will help so yes it is quite satisfying and we have got two points as well so very happy", said Krunal.
When asked about what he wanted to do that made things difficult for the batsmen Krunal replied that on that wicket he tried to bowl back of the length as he knew that the wicket was helping him and all he did was bowl in the right areas the wicket assisted him as some of his deliveries were spinning while some of them went straight. He also added that he did not spin the ball to get Rayudu's wicket and that his straight ball had done the trick. At the same time, the 28-year-old all-rounder was also happy that he could complete a diving catch to get rid of Deepak Chahar.
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Chennai Super Kings won the toss and invited Mumbai to bat first. Suresh Raina was once again the stand-in captain as MS Dhoni was unwell. Mumbai lost the wicket of Quinton de Kock early, but skipper Rohit Sharma and Evin Lewis added 75 runs for the second-wicket stand. The 'Hitman' looked in good touch and registered his 35th IPL half-century. He played a captain's knock of a 48-ball 67 at a strike rate of 139.58 including six boundaries and three sixes. His entertaining knock helped Mumbai get to a competitive total of 155/4 in their 20 overs.
In reply, CSK's run chase never took off as they lost wickets at regular intervals. Apart from Murali Vijay, Dwayne Bravo and Mitchell Santner, no other batsman could get to double figures. Vijay top-scored for the defending champions with a 35-ball 38 as the hosts were bundled out for just 109.