There were a lot of astonishing moments in the game between defending champions Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Friday. One of those happened in the first innings when Evin Lewis had nicked the ball off Harbhajan Singh and was caught behind by Ambati Rayudu but no one seemed interested to go for an appeal. There was another such moment that happened later in the game.
The incident happened in the very first over of CSK's run chase which was bowled by Lasith Malinga and Shane Watson was on strike. Malinga had already bowled an expensive over by then. He had conceded nine runs off his first four deliveries. The former Australian all-rounder had hit him for two consecutive boundaries. In the fifth delivery, the veteran Sri Lankan fast bowler bowled an awkward delivery on Watson's legs which was way outside the leg stump and Watson decided to flick it towards the boundary. However, to his dismay, the ball went straight into the hands of Rahul Chahar who at fine leg. Malinga had the last laugh as a shell-shocked Watson was seen standing in disbelief. The veteran Aussie player was also seen expressing his disappointment in the dugout.
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Mumbai Indians registered a convincing win over CSK by 46 runs. Their 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.
Earlier, 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.