Hardik Pandya’s all-round heroics help Mumbai beat Chennai by 37 runs

Mumbai Indians produced a splendid performance with bat and ball to beat Chennai Super Kings in a game played at Wankhede Stadium. Rohit-led team posted 170 runs while batting first due to splendid performances from Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya and Hardik Pandya. In reply, Chennai Super Kings failed to get going in their innings and could only score 133 runs in their full quota of overs.

Hardik Pandya was certainly the star performer for Mumbai as he first smashed quick-fire cameo to help his side post a competitive score. He also was excellent with the ball in hand and finished with three wickets to his name.

Chasing 171 to win, Chennai got off to a worse possible start as Jason Behrendorff provided crucial wickets with the new-ball. Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu once again perished for low scores. Suresh Raina once got off to a decent start and failed to get a big score. Kedhar Jadhav and MS Dhoni formed a nice partnership to rebuild the innings for Chennai.

Jadhav scored a half-century and looked fluent in his innings. He scored 58 off 54 balls with the help of eight fours and a six. Captain MS Dhoni struggled to get going in his innings and scored 12 off 21 balls. Hardik Pandya dismissed MS Dhoni and Ravendra Jadeja in quick succession to see Mumbai take control of the game. Despite valiant effort from Jadhav, Chennai suffered a 37-run defeat at the hands of Mumbai Indians in a game played in Mumbai.

For Mumbai, Hardik Pandya was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets to his name. Lasith Malinga and Jason Behrendorff were excellent with the new-ball and picked up five wickets between them.

Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya produced splendid performances to see Mumbai beat Chennai in a game played on Wednesday.

Earlier in the day, Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock perished for low scores. Suryakumar Yadav anchored the innings for Mumbai and kept the scoreboard ticking. Yuvraj Singh also failed to create an impact with the bat. Suryakumar was joined by Krunal Pandya with Mumbai placed in a precarious position at 50 for 3 after 9 overs. The duo put on a 62-run partnership to rebuild the innings for Mumbai.

Chennai certainly kept a check on Mumbai’s batsmen and did not allow them to score freely in the innings. Suryakumar Yadav played a crucial innings for Mumbai and scored 59 off 43 balls. Krunal Pandya certainly looked the aggressor and scored 42 off 32 balls with the help of five boundaries and a six.

Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard went berserk in the final two over of the innings as Chennai conceded 45 runs to see the momentum shift towards the home side. Shardul Thakur and Dwayne Bravo erred in their lengths to see Chennai lose the plot in the last two overs. Pandya scored unbeaten 25 off 8 balls with the help of three sixes. Pollard also struck two sixes in his innings to see Mumbai post 170 for 5 in 20 overs.

For Chennai, Deepak Chahar and Imran Tahir bowled well and picked up one wicket apiece. Dwayne Bravo was most expensive bowler for Chennai in the game and conceded 49 runs from his four overs.

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