Ravindra Jadeja has got the big man Smith. He attempted to hit the ball towards leg-side and got a leading edge which is taken by Raina. Smith falls. Chennai are back in this game.
MI: 86/1 | Overs 8 | Smith 68*, Karthik 8*
Ravichandran Ashwin comes into the attack. Mumbai are building on the partnership. They are looking at taking ones and the twos. Smith has pummelled Ashwin straight over the head for a six. Then a fine paddle goes for a four.
MI: 72/1 | Overs 7 | Smith 55*, Karthik 7*
Dwayne Smith has hit two sixes and Mumbai’s innings gets an impetus. A long hit 87 metres went over mid-wicket and then a straight six off long-on. Mumbai are going at over ten runs per over.
MI: 56/1 | Overs 6 | Smith 40*, Karthik 6*
Smith has got Mumbai off to a flier. He has hit three fours off the over and Mumbai have scored over fifty in the Powerplay overs. Sixteen off the over. The boundaries were straight. Mumbai have got 56 in the first six overs. They need to sustain the momentum.
MI: 40/1 | Overs 5 | Smith 24*, Karthik 6*
Smith hits Mohit for two sixes off the first two balls. The first was a six over long-on and the next one was a hook that went over square-leg. Thirteen runs have come off the over.
MI: 27/1 | Overs 4 | Smith 11*, Karthik 6*
Albie Morkel concedes ten off this over. The feature Smith has been straight hitting. He hits Morkel straight for a boundary.
MI: 17/1 | Overs 3 | Smith 6*, Karthik 4*
Mohit Sharma bowls four dot balls to Karthik but the final ball goes to the boundary. Chennai are bowling tight overs. Mumbai need big overs.
Aditya Tare goes for seven . He attempted to hit Albie Morkel over mid-on but the bat took the bottom of the bat. Chennai have got the early wicket.
MI: 10/0 | Overs 1 | Smith 5*, Tare 5*
Mumbai have started well. Dwayne Smith begins by hitting Mohit Sharma through covers. Aditya Tare then caresses Mohit between backward point and covers for a boundary. Mumbai get 10 off the first over.
The 140-run unbeaten second wicket partnership between Michael Hussey and Suresh Raina helps Chennai Super Kings post an imposing 192 in the 20 overs. Mumbai Indians had no answer to the blitz from Hussey and Raina. Will Mumbai Indians score 193 off 20 overs? Join us in 10 minutes.
CSK: 192/1 | Overs 20 | Hussey 86*, Raina 82*
Malinga has been hit for a six off the first ball. The attempted yorker turned out to be a full-toss which went over deep mid-wicket. The third ball was again a missed yorker which Hussey hits over short fine-leg for a six. The last ball was again hit over short fine-leg for a four. Chennai have scored 192 off the 20 overs. Will Mumbai get 193 off 20 overs?
CSK: 173/1 | Overs 19 | Hussey 75*, Raina 74*
Johnson’s slower ball, the fourth ball of the over, was carted over mid-wicket by Raina. Hussey hits the short ball behind square-leg for a boundary. Twelve runs have come off the penultimate over. What can Chennai get in the final over?
CSK: 161/1 | Overs 18 | Hussey 69*, Raina 68*
Malinga comes on to bowl and he bowls his toe-crushers. Chennai cannot get under those deliveries. Malinga conceded six off the five deliveries but the last ball was a full toss which was hit over extra-covers. Ten have come off Malinga’s third over. Two overs to go.
CSK: 151/1 | Overs 17 | Hussey 67*, Raina 60*
Pollard dishes out a benign full-toss to Raina who has dispatched him over square-leg for a six. The next delivery is a short delivery which has been pulled in front of mid-wicket for a four. Fourteen have come off the over.
CSK: 137/1 | Overs 16 | Hussey 66*, Raina 47*
Suresh Raina has taken on Munaf in his comeback over. Raina has hit Munaf through the small gap between point and short third-man. Channai are getting a move on. Mumbai need to stall the momentum. Four overs to go.
CSK: 125/1 | Overs 15 | Hussey 64*, Raina 37*
Kieron Pollard who conceded three off his first over goes for runs. He bowls a slower delivery which was short to Hussey. The Chennai opener pulls Pollard towards square-leg for a six. Elevan have come off Pollard’s second over. Chennai are set for a big score.
CSK: 114/1 | Overs 14 | Hussey 55*, Raina 35*
Lasith Malinga comes on for his second spell. Hussey smokes away the last ball through extra-covers. Seven have come off the 14th over. Chennai are getting a move on.
CSK: 107/1 | Overs 13 | Hussey 50*, Raina 33*
Chennai have scored 100 in the 13th over. They have nine wickets in hand. Mitchell Johnson has been hit over point for a six. Chennai are getting a move-on. Thirteen runs have come off the over.
CSK: 94/1 | Overs 12 | Hussey 49*, Raina 21*
Raina has hit a six over extra-covers. Ten have come off the over. Chennai are getting a move-on. They have wickets in hand.
CSK: 84/1 | Overs 11 | Hussey 47*, Raina 13*
Ojha has been bowling a lot slower. Hussey has reverse-swept Ojha and Chennai are getting a move-on. Raina then hits Ojha for a six over mid-wicket. Fifteen have come off the over.
CSK: 69/1 | Overs 10 | Hussey 39*, Raina 6*
Harbhajan concedes six singles in the over. He is taking pace away from the ball. The spinners have stalled the momentum. Chennai are taking singles and looking to build the innings.
CSK: 63/1 | Overs 9 | Hussey 36*, Raina 3*
Munaf comes back for his second spell. He gives width to Hussey who cuts him past backward point. Another similar delivery was missed by Hussey and Munaf got away with that. An eight-run over gives Chennai’s innings some momentum.
Kieron Pollard picks up Murali Vijay off his second ball. Vijay tries to take on Pollard and drags the slower ball towards deep mid-wicket. Mumbai are building on the pressure. The tight overs from the spinners has put some stranglehold on Chennai.
CSK: 52/0 | Overs 7 | Hussey 28*, Vijay 23*
Pragyan Ojha comes into the attack. He is bowling a lot slower and has conceded five overs. Chennai are content on taking singles. A good start in the big match.
CSK: 47/0 | Overs 6 | Hussey 26*, Vijay 20*
Hussey has hit Harbhajan inside-out for a four. Chennai are off to a flier in the first qualifier. Eight runs have come off Harbhajan’s second over. Chennai have scored 47 in the Powerplay overs.
CSK: 39/0 | Overs 5 | Hussey 20*, Vijay 18*
Hussey has hit two exquisite cover drives off Malinga. The first one has been hit between extra-cover and mid-off while the next one goes between covers and extra-covers. Top shots from Hussey. What a shot. Ten runs have come off Malinga’s first over.
CSK: 29/0 | Overs 4 | Hussey 12*, Vijay 17*
Harbhajan bowls a tight over. Unremitting line the stumps does not give Chennai batsmen easy hitting balls. A two-run over is a very good over in this situation.
CSK: 27/0 | Overs 3 | Hussey 11*, Vijay 16*
Johnson gives width to Hussey off the first ball which has been dispatched over point for a four. Vijay hits Johnson for three runs which eludes Kieron Pollard at backward point. Nine runs are conceded in the over.
CSK: 18/0 | Overs 2 | Hussey 5*, Vijay 13*
Munaf Patel bowls to Vijay on the pads and concedes a four. The next ball is a wide delivery which was hit for a four over square on the off-side. Munaf bowls a leg-stump line which goes for a couple of twos.
CSK: 6/0 | Overs 1 | Hussey 5*, Vijay 1*
Mitchell Johnson attempts a yorker first up but he misses his length. A full-toss results and Hussey hits it for a four off the first ball. Johnson concedes six runs off the first over.
Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni has won the toss and decided to bat first. Chennai have made one change. Albie Morkel comes in place of Jason Holder.
Mumbai Indians captain, Rohit Sharma agrees that even he would have batted. Sachin Tendulkar misses out due to injury. Pragyan Ojha and Mitchell Johnson are in the playing XI.
Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (c & wk), Michael Hussey, Murali Vijay, Suresh Raina, Subramaniam Badrinath, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Albie Morkel, Chris Morris, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohit Sharma..