Kushal Kumar Jha
IPL 2020, CSK vs MI: Trent Boult takes 4 huge wickets as MI beat CSK by 10 wickets
In the 41st match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, Mumbai Indians (MI) beat Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 10 wickets at Sharjah Cricket Stadium in UAE. MI bowlers destroyed the batting line-up of CSK tonight with Trent Boult grabbing 4 huge wickets, while Jasprit Bumrah and Rahul Chahar taking 2 wickets each. After a sudden collapse in the early, aided by Sam Curran's brilliant knock of 52 runs off 47 balls, CSK gave a very low target of 114 runs for MI to chase tonight. MI openers Quinton de Kock and Ishan Kishan singlehandedly chased down the target given by the CSK tonight with their brilliant partnership. Due to a hamstring injury, Rohit Sharma couldn't play tonight. Instead, Kieron Pollard became the skipper against CSK tonight. With tonight's win against CSK, MI now stands at the top position in the points table of the 13th edition of IPL. Whereas, CSK with its massive loss against MI tonight, remains at the bottom of the points table of IPL 2020.
Skipper Kieron Pollard won the toss and elected to field first. Chennai Super Kings had one of its worst starts tonight with a sudden collapse of its batting line-up. While Ruturaj Gaikwad lost his wicket at 0 runs, Faf du Plessis only made a single run tonight. The next 2 batsmen in line, Ambati Rayudu and Narayan Jagadeesan also lost their wickets after making 2 and 0 runs respectively. Skipper MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja came to the crease to save the sinking ship of CSK tonight. While Dhoni made 16 runs off 16 balls, Jadeja lost his wicket after making just 7 runs off 6 balls tonight. Sam Curran remained the solo match performer for the CSK tonight with his brilliant knock of 52 runs off 47 balls. Deepak Chahar lost his wicket without making a single run tonight. With Shardul Thakur and Imran Tahir's slow partnership, CSK gave a super low target of 115 runs for the MI to chase in Sharjah Cricket Stadium tonight. MI bowlers dominated the batting line-up of CSK tonight with their destructive spells. Trent Boult impressed everyone with his destructive bowling as he grabbed 4 huge wickets tonight while also being the most economical bowler in his spell of 4 overs. Jasprit Bumrah and Rahul Chahar also remained successful in taking 2 wickets each tonight.
Mumbai Indians had an amazing start tonight, aided by openers Quinton de Kock and Ishan Kishan's amazing partnership. While de Kock played a brilliant innings of undefeated 46 runs off 37 balls, Kishan played an explosive knock of undefeated 68 runs off 37 balls aided by 5 sixes and 6 fours tonight. Quinton de Kock and Ishan Kishan dominated the CSK bowlers, as MI successfully chased down the target of 115 runs given by CSK in the 13th over itself. CSK bowlers remained unsuccessful as none of them remained successful in grabbing a single wicket tonight.