CSK vs MI Highlights: Chennai Super Kings beat Mumbai Indians. (BCCI/IPL)
CSK vs MI, IPL 2021 Highlights: Chennai Super Kings defeated Mumbai Indians by 20 runs in the first match of the second phase of the Indian Premier League (IPL), on Sunday. Electing to bat, Chennai Super Kings scored 156/6 against the defending champions. CSK were 44/4 at halfway mark after a horrendous start but Ruturaj Gaikwad rescued the side with his blistering unbeaten knock of 88 runs along with Ravindra Jadeja (26) and Dwayne Barvo, who scored 23.
Chasing a tricky target of 157, Mumbai faltered early losing three wickets in the PowerPlay. Saurabh Tiwary scored a fifty but never managed to get any support from the other batsmen around him. Mumbai was ultimately restricted to 136/8 in their quota of 20 overs.
Chennai Super Kings: 156/6 in 20 overs. (R Gaikwad 88 not out, R Jadeja 26, D Bravo 23; A Milne 2/21, J Bumrah 2/33, T Boult 2/35)
Match EndedIndian Premier League, 2021 - Match 30
Chennai Super Kings
Match Ended ( Day - Match 30 ) Chennai Super Kings beat Mumbai Indians by 20 runs
A total of 29 IPL matches were played before its suspension. (File)
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