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Chennai Super Kings restrict Mumbai Indians to 141/7 in IPL 2014

Rohit Sharma scored a half-century for Mumbai Indians © IANS
Rohit Sharma scored 50 runs for Mumbai Indians © IANS

By Shrikant Shankar

Apr 25, 2014

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) restricted Mumbai Indians (MI) to a total of 141 for seven against in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 on April 25. Rohit Sharma top-scored with 50 runs in his 100th match in the IPL. Corey Anderson scored 39 runs, but it was a poor batting effort overall by Mumbai in Match 13 of IPL 7. Mohit Sharma was the pick of the bowlers for Chennai with four wickets for 14 runs.

Mumbai captain Rohit had won the toss and elected to bat first. Mumbai had brought in CM Gautam for Jasprit Bumrah. Chennai had named an unchanged XI. It was also MS Dhoni‘s 100th match in the IPL. The innings started well for Mumbai, but the Chennai bowlers made sure their batsmen would not chase a big total.

Michael Hussey and Aditya Tare opened the batting for Mumbai Indians. Ishwar Pandey began proceedings for Chennai. There was a chance to run out Hussey, but the direct hit come by. Tare struck the first two fours in the innings. Both the boundaries came through the point region in the second over bowled by Ben Hilfenhaus.

But Hilfenhaus got the breakthrough for Chennai as he bowled Hussey for one run. He bowled a good length delivery and it just moved away from the left-handed Hussey. The ball struck the bails. Tare looked in great form as he struck two fours through covers off Pandey.

Mohit was brought into the attack in the fifth over and he struck straight away. Dhoni had kept the mid-on inside the circle. Mohit’s length delivery was pulled by Tare, but he did not get any distance. Suresh Raina took the catch at mid-on. Rohit Sharma was the next batsman in. Anderson guided a leg side delivery from Ravichandran Ashwin past short fine-leg for a four.

The seventh over was a tight one from Mohit, but Rohit innovated and scooped a full delivery behind short fine-leg for a four. Raina was brought into the attack in the eighth over as Dhoni wanted to use all his bowlers and keep things fresh. Raina dragged one slightly short and Anderson pulled it a little unconvincingly over wide mid-on for a four.

The 50 for Mumbai came in the 10th over after the strategic time-out. Anderson struck the first six of the match in that over. Raina tossed one up and Anderson hit it over long-off for a big six. Hilfenhaus was brought to bowl in the 11th over and Rohit flicked the first ball over mid-wicket for a six of his own. That meant Mumbai had struck two sixes in-a-row.

Hilfenhaus dug one in short and Anderson attempted the pull. He did not got a good connection and the ball went high in the air. But to Anderson’s luck, the ball fell in the mid-wicket region as three fielders were just out of reach. Rohit gave Raina the charge and guided a wide delivery in front of short third-man for a four. The next ball was pulled over deep square-leg for a six.

Anderson then smashed one back to Raina, but the bowler could not hold onto the tough catch. Ravindra Jadeja was finally brought into the attack in the 15th over. Anderson got down on one knee and flat-batted a length delivery from Jadeja towards long-on for a four. That brought up the 100 for Mumbai. Rohit then cut a wide delivery in the air, but the ball just fell short and wide of the backward-point fielder and went for a four.

Anderson then struck one towards mid-off and took off for a quick single. Ashwin got a direct hit at the bowler’s end and Anderson was run-out by the skin of the teeth. He was out for 39 runs off 31 deliveries with three fours and one six. Kieron Pollard was the next batsman in and he flicked one from Pandey towards fine-leg for a four.

Rohit got to his half-century in the 18th over with a single. But the joy was short-lived as he mistimed a pull off Hilfenhaus straight to Dwayne Smith at deep mid-wicket. Rohit was dismissed for 50 off 41 deliveries with three fours and two sixes. The wickets kept falling as Ambati Rayudu pulled one from Mohit to Raina at long-on.

Pollard was then bowled by a slower delivery from Mohit as Chennai put the breaks on the Mumbai innings. Harbhajan was dismissed for a duck by Mohit as he got his fourth wicket. Gautam and Zaheer managed to score 14 runs in the 20th over as Mumbai trudged to 141 for seven. Hilfenhaus finished with two wickets for 39 runs.

Brief scores:

Mumbai Indians 141 for 7 in 20 overs (Aditya Tare 23, Corey Anderson 39, Rohit Sharma 50; Mohit Sharma 4 for 14, Ben Hilfenhaus 2 for 39) vs Chennai Super Kings.

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(Shrikant Shankar is a writer/reporter at CricketCountry.com. Previously he has done audio commentary for various matches involving India, Indian Premier League and Champions League Twenty20 for ESPNSTAR.com. You can follow him on Twitter @Shrikant_23)

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