The defending champions put a fabulous bowling display in Sharjah to shatter all the tiny hopes of Chennai. Boult and Bumrah started the trend and openers finished the job to power Mumbai to top spot in the table.
Toss: Mumbai opted to bowl first
Team Changes: Saurabh Tiwary comes in (Mumbai)
Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad & Imran Tahir come in (Chennai)
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Detailed Match Report
If Dhoni comes to bat in 2nd over for Chennai, you can imagine the start. Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah shattered Chennai’s better to saw them 4 wickets out on just 3 runs. It looked like a football score in Sharjah. Dhoni couldn’t even impress and went for 16 after hitting a straight six to Chahar. Sam Curran was the only player who hit few good shots. His maiden half-century helped Chennai to cross 100. With his 47-balls 52, Chennai posted a total of 114 to avoid humiliation. Boult completed his 4-wickets haul with Sam Curran’s wicket. Bumrah and Chahar scalped two wickets each.
Mumbai’s chase was the picture of confidence as they didn’t lose a single wicket in the powerplay. The new pair De Cock and Ishan Kishan both were pretty good on Sharjah’s batting track. It was a cakewalk for Mumbai. Ishan Kishan completed his half-century on 29 balls. The defending champions chased down this target in just 12.2 overs without losing a single wicket. De Cock remained not out on 46 and Ishan Kishan scored fabulous 68 off just 37 balls. This is worst defeat for Chennai in the tournament history.
Star Performer of the Match
Trent Boult is our star performer of the match. Boult was exceptional with his pace as he troubled Chennai batsmen on a batting track. The left-arm pacer picked Gaikwad, Plessis and Jadeja in his opening spell. In his final over, he bowled Sam Curran to complete his 4 wickets haul.
Top 5 players who made an impact in the game
Trent Boult 4-0-18-4
Jasprit Bumrah 4-0-25-2
Rahul Chahar 4-0-22-2
Ishan Kishan 68 (37)
Sam Curran 52 (47)