Needing 30 runs off the last 12 balls, Hardik Pandya (21 not out of 8 balls) and Ambati Rayudu (34 off 19) smashed left-arm spinner Pawan Negi for 25 runs in the penultimate over to tilt the high-pressure game in Mumbai’s favour.
Mumbai took two balls to knock off the five runs needed in the final over, ending at 159/4. Super Kings had recovered to post 158 for five in 20 overs. (Full Report here…)
The chase, as it happened
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What went right: Led by the sensational Dwayne Bravo, Chennai Super Kings rallied to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore in their last game.
What Went Right: Mumbai Indians have won four on the bounce to come back strong in the tournament. Harbhajan Singh set up their win with 2/11 in four overs against Delhi Daredevils.
Notwithstanding Ravindra Jadeja’s poor showing in the IPL, Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming has backed the all-rounder, saying he believes in giving chances to players rather than chopping and changing a winning combination.
Comfortably perched at the top of the table, CSK have won 7 out of their 10 games and Fleming insists that the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side can carry the weight of non-performers as long as they are winning.