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So Ambati Rayudu and Hardik Pandya have pulled off a thrilling win after Lendl Simmons and Parthiv Patel got them off to a flying start. For a long time it looked like CSK were going to romp home, but the penultimate over from Pawan Negi turned the game as 25 runs were scored off it. A few dropped catches from CSK made their job tougher. In case you missed the action, here is Nishad Pai Vaidya’s match report: Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by 6 wickets in IPL 2015

Live cricket score Mumbai Indians: 159/4 (Target: 159) | Overs 19.2

BATSMEN: Ambati Rayudu 34(19), Hardik Pandya 21(7)

Dwayne Bravo to bowl the final over, with five runs to defend. ONE. Dropped. Oh dear. Ravindra Jadeja has dropped this. Surely that’s the match! FOUR! Outside edge to third man, and MI have pulled off an insane victory!

Live cricket score Mumbai Indians: 154/4 (Target: 159) | Overs 19

BATSMEN: Ambati Rayudu 30(18), Hardik Pandya 20(7)

Pawan Negi to bowl the penultimate over. SIX! Hardik starts by sending it over long on! DOT. Pandya looks to go for a reverse sweep. Misses. SIX! That one goes over long off! Superb shot! SIX! That’s three in the over! That was almost 100 meters too! ONE. tried to play it to fine leg. SIX! THIS TIME FROM RAYUDU!

Live cricket score Mumbai Indians: 129/4 (Target: 159) | Overs 18

BATSMEN: Ambati Rayudu 24(17), Hardik Pandya 2(2)

Dwayne Bravo again. OUT! Rohit slogs, and he finds Raina! ONE. Played to long on. ONE. Played to square leg. DOT. Yorker. Great bowling. ONE. To third man. ONE. And that ends a wonderful over!

OUT! Rohit Sharma 18(22) c Suresh Raina b Dwayne Bravo

Live cricket score Mumbai Indians: 125/3 (Target: 159) | Overs 17

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 18(21), Ambati Rayudu 22(14)

Ashish Nehra comes back on. ONE. Played to long on. SIX! Rayudu plays an outstanding slog! Down on one knee, and over long on! TWO. Dropped again, but that was really tough. Baz manages to touch it but he had to jump for it. Just touched his fingers. ONE. Yorker, just a single. ONE. Another single. SIX! Full toss, and Rayudu ends with another six!

Live cricket score Mumbai Indians: 108/3 (Target: 159) | Overs 16

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 16(19), Ambati Rayudu 7(10)

Dwayne Bravo comes on now for the first time. ONE. Played to fine leg. ONE. Played over cover. ONE. Played to point. ONE. Slog sweep to midwicket. ONE. DROPPED! How on Earth did Faf drop that! That was absolutely straightforward! ONE. To third man.

Live cricket score Mumbai Indians: 101/3 (Target: 159) | Overs 15

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 11(15), Ambati Rayudu 5(8)

Ravi Jadeja again. ONE. Played to point. ONE. Rayudu plays a falling away pull. ONE. Played to third man. ONE. Played to third man. TWO. Played to midwicket. Good running. ONE. Played to cover.

Live cricket score Mumbai Indians: 94/3 (Target: 159) | Overs 14

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 6(11), Ambati Rayudu 3(6)

Pawan Negi again. ONE. Worked off his pads. ONE. Played to mid off. ONE. Played to cover. DOT. Played to the fielder. DOT. Played back to the bowler. DOT. Steps out but defends.

Live cricket score Mumbai Indians: 91/3 (Target: 159) | Overs 13

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 4(9), Ambati Rayudu 2(2)

Ravi Jadeja again. ONE. Played to mid off. ONE. Played to mid off. ONE. Played to point. ONE. Played to deep cover. DOT. Played to the fielder again.ONE. Driven to the deep.

Live cricket score Mumbai Indians: 86/3 (Target: 159) | Overs 12

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 1(5)

Pawan Negi again. DOT. Played to the fielder. DOT. Pollard isn’t going big yet. DOT. Played back to the bowler. ONE. Played to long on. OUT! WHAT A STUNNER! Direct hit from Bravo, and this is a major turning point!

OUT! Kieron Pollard 1(4) run out Dwayne Bravo

Live cricket score Mumbai Indians: 85/2 (Target: 159) | Overs 11

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 1(3), Kieron Pollard 0(0)

Ravichandran Ashwin again. OUT! He strikes first ball! Parthiv slog sweeps that one right into the hands of Faf at long on! ONE. Played to mid on. DOT. Played to the fielder. OUT! Second wicket of the over! Simmons undoes all his good work! DOT. Played on the on side. DOT. Defended.

OUT! Parthiv Patel 45(32) c Faf du Plessis b Ravichandran Ashwin, Lendl Simmons 38(31) c Dwayne Smith b Ravichandran Ashwin

Live cricket score Mumbai Indians: 84/0 (Target: 159) | Overs 10

BATSMEN: Lendl Simmons 38(29), Parthiv Patel 45(31)

Ravi Jadeja again. TWO. Played to long off. ONE. Parthiv pulls it to the deep. DOT. Played to the deep on the bounce. FOUR. Parthiv sweeps that one savagely! DOT. Misses the sweep. ONE. Played to the fielder.

Live cricket score Mumbai Indians: 75/0 (Target: 159) | Overs 9

BATSMEN: Lendl Simmons 37(28), Parthiv Patel 37(26)

Ravichandran Ashwin again. ONE. Simmons drops and runs. DOT. Parthiv misses the sweep. DOT. Played back to the bowler. ONE. Played to fine leg. DOT. Played to point. DOT. Great over, just two off.

Live cricket score Mumbai Indians: 73/0 (Target: 159) | Overs 8

BATSMEN: Lendl Simmons 36(25), Parthiv Patel 36(23)

Pawan Negi now. TWO. Driven through cover. The misfield allows a run. DOT. Played back to the bowler. TWO. Played to third man. DOT. Parthiv misses the sweep. ONE. Played to point. ONE. Single to end with.

Live cricket score Mumbai Indians: 67/0 (Target: 159) | Overs 7

BATSMEN: Lendl Simmons 35(24), Parthiv Patel 31(18)

Ravi Jadeja comes on now. DOT. Played to cover. ONE. Played to the deep. ONE. Played to mid on. DOT. Hit on the pads, going down leg. DOT. Oh that was much closer. Not given, but it looked really close! FOUR. Placed with precision!

Live cricket score Mumbai Indians: 61/0 (Target: 159) | Overs 6

BATSMEN: Lendl Simmons 30(19), Parthiv Patel 30(17)

Ravichandran Ashwin again. ONE. Simmons gets it away. THREE. Good fielding in the deep from Smith, he saves one. DOT. Simmons misses it. SIX! How did that go over the ropes! Simmons swipes it down the ground, the hand comes off, but it still goes over the ropes! ONE. Played to point. ONE. Single to end with.

Live cricket score Mumbai Indians: 50/0 (Target: 159) | Overs 5

BATSMEN: Lendl Simmons 22(15), Parthiv Patel 27(15)

Ashish Nehra this time. SIX! Simmons steps out and sends that one over long on! FOUR! What placement! Through third man that time! DOT. Defended back to the bowler. FOUR. This one on his pads, and Simmons places it to fine leg. DOT. Played to point. ONE.

Live cricket score Mumbai Indians: 35/0 (Target: 159) | Overs 4

BATSMEN: Lendl Simmons 7(9), Parthiv Patel 27(15)

Mohit Sharma again. ONE. Driven to mid off. ONE. Played to point. FOUR! Top shot again from Parthiv! Driven past mid off. TWO. Played on the leg side. DOT. Well played but to the fielder. FOUR! Parthiv goes down the ground to end with!

Live cricket score Mumbai Indians: 23/0 (Target: 159) | Overs 3

BATSMEN: Lendl Simmons 6(8), Parthiv Patel 16(10)

Ashish Nehra comes on now. DOT. Plan and miss. FOUR! Bit short, and Parthiv swivel pulls this brutally! FOUR! Parthiv is taking Nehra on here! That one is slashed over point! ONE. DROPPED! Negi dives but he grasses it. It was a good attempt. TWO. Lovely drive, this time from Simmons. TWO. A couple more to third man.

Live cricket score Mumbai Indians: 10/0 (Target: 159) | Overs 2

BATSMEN: Lendl Simmons 2(6), Parthiv Patel 7(6)

DOT. Parthiv drives Mohit to cover, Nehra does not get the new ball. FOUR! This time he pierces the gap between cover and extra-cover, excellent placement. ONE. Parthiv plays to deep third-man, back to Simmons. ONE. Simmons plays to short third-man, well fielded! ONE. Parthiv pushes to mid-off and runs. DOT. Plays to third-man, there are two men out there.

Live cricket score Mumbai Indians: 3/0 (Target: 159) | Overs 1

BATSMEN: Lendl Simmons 1(4), Parthiv Patel 1(2)

DOT. Ashwin starts off with the carrom ball, Simmons defends. ONE. Simmons pushes to mid-off, over to Parthiv. DOT. Slightly short, plays to point. ONE. Parthiv on-drives, they stroll for a run. WIDE. Outside leg, easy call for the umpire. DOT. Outside off this time, Lendl lets go. DOT. Simmons blocks, splendid bowling, this.


 

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 158/5 | Overs 20

BATSMEN: MS Dhoni 39(32)

Marchant de Lange with the final over. ONE. Negi plays to mid on. FOUR! Strays on his legs, and Dhoni plays it to fine leg. ONE. Played to long on. TWO. Oh dear, Pandya drops that one. Negi got it to midwicket, but Hardik can’t take a straightforward catch. THREE. DROPPED AGAIN! That’s twice in two balls! Terrible stuff from the fielders! Last ball now. OUT! Dhoni swings and misses, and Negi is run out.

OUT! Pawan Negi 36(17) run out Parthiv Patel

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 147/4 | Overs 19

BATSMEN: MS Dhoni 34(29), Pawan Negi 30(14)

Vinay Kumar again. SIX! Short ball, and Dhoni pulls it over midwicket! ONE. Played to mid off. FOUR. Short and outside off, and Vinay slaps it through covers! ONE. Negi takes another run. ONE. Inside edge onto the pads. ONE. Played to long off.

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 133/4 | Overs 18

BATSMEN: MS Dhoni 26(26), Pawan Negi 24(11)

Mitchell McClenaghan again. ONE. Played to point. SIX! That is a top-class shot! Smashed over long on! TWO. Slow bouncer, and pulled away. ONE. Pulled to the deep. DOT. Play and miss from Dhoni. ONE. Quick single to end with.

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 122/4 | Overs 17

BATSMEN: MS Dhoni 24(23), Pawan Negi 15(8)

Marchant de Lange again. He has not conceded a run off the bat yet. ONE. Played wide of the bowler for a quick single. WIDE. He’ll have to go for that again. DOT. Swing and a miss from Negi. FOUR. Good shot, that one is over point. It looked awkward, but it was well placed. DOT. Another swing and miss. FOUR! Another swipe from Negi, that one over covers! FOUR! That one is hit through covers again! This is some gutsy batting from Negi!

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 108/4 | Overs 16

BATSMEN: MS Dhoni 23(22), Pawan Negi 2(3)

Mitchell McClenaghan again. ONE. Dhoni plays it to third man. OUT! Simmons takes his second spectacular catch in IPL 2015! In comes Pawan Negi! DOT. No run to start with. Negi on strike. ONE. Played to square leg. ONE. Played to point for a single. ONE. Negi pulls but not well.

OUT! Faf du Plessis 17(16) c Lendl Simmons b Mitchell McClenaghan

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 103/3 | Overs 15

BATSMEN: Faf du Plessis 17(15), MS Dhoni 21(20)

J Suchith again. DOT. Dhoni looks to sweep, gets an inside edge onto his pads. TWO. Played to long on. ONE. Played to long off. DOT. Played back to the bowler. ONE. Played to the deep. ONE. Played to cover.

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 98/3 | Overs 14

BATSMEN: Faf du Plessis 16(13), MS Dhoni 17(16)

Harbhajan Singh again. TWO. Faf plays it off the back foot through covers. DOT. No run this time. SIX! What a shot! Faf pulls that one over long on! ONE. Played to deep midwicket. FOUR! Dhoni sends that one over midwicket. ONE. Down to long on.

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 84/3 | Overs 13

BATSMEN: Faf du Plessis 7(9), MS Dhoni 12(14)

Hardik Pandya comes on to bowl. He has taken a couple of good catches so far. DOT. Played in the air by Dhoni but just short of midwicket. ONE. Played to mid off. ONE. Played to third man. ONE. Played to square leg. ONE. Played to square leg. ONE. Played to third man.

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 80/3 | Overs 12

BATSMEN: Faf du Plessis 5(7), MS Dhoni 10(10)

Harbhajan Singh again. DOT. Faf defends. ONE. Single to point. SIX! Dhoni steps out and goes over long on! ONE. Played to midwicket. ONE. Faf plays it to midwicket. ONE. Quick single to end with.

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 70/3 | Overs 11

BATSMEN: Faf du Plessis 3(4), MS Dhoni 2(7)

J Suchith again. ONE. Faf plays through covers. ONE. Played to square leg. ONE. Played to square leg. DOT. No run for Dhoni again. DOT. Dhoni can only defend. DOT. Dhoni plays it back to Suchith.

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 67/3 | Overs 10

BATSMEN: Faf du Plessis 1(2), MS Dhoni 1(3)

Harbhajan Singh is on again. OUT! Wicket with his first ball, Smith holes out! ONE. Dhoni is off the mark first ball. DOT. Faf defends. ONE. Played to square leg. DOT. Played to square leg. DOT. Played to square leg.

OUT! Dwayne Smith 27(34) c Hardik Pandya b Harbhajan Singh

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 65/2 | Overs 9

BATSMEN: Dwayne Smith 27(33), Faf du Plessis 0(0)

J Suchith continues. ONE. Played to square leg. FOUR. Raina steps out and plays over long off. DOT. Played back to the bowler. OUT! That’s a terrific catch! Raina heaves that one to midwicket, and Hardik takes a great catch. That’s also the strategic timeout. DOT. Smith doesn’t score. ONE. He keeps strike now.

OUT! Suresh Raina 10(10) c Hardik Pandya b J Suchith

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 59/1 | Overs 8

BATSMEN: Dwayne Smith 25(30), Suresh Raina 6(7)

Harbhajan Singh starts his first over. ONE. Driven to covers. FOUR. Reverse sweep from Smith. ONE. Played to midwicket. ONE. Played for one to the off side. TWO. Smith doesn’t quite get that one where he wanted it, but it’s two off the top edge to fine leg. ONE. Played to long on.

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 49/1 | Overs 7

BATSMEN: Dwayne Smith 17(25), Suresh Raina 4(6)

Two runs off the first ball as McClenaghan does well to protect a four deep in the square leg region. The second ball from Vinay is a DOT and then Raina takes a single on the fourth. Smith is beaten on the fourth. The second last ball is hit for a single down to long on. Another single on the last ball of the over. Five runs added.

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 44/1 | Overs 6

BATSMEN: Dwayne Smith 16(24), Suresh Raina 0(1)

Marchant de Lange continues. DOT. Smith defends. DOT. Cut to point. DOT. Good pace from de Lange. DOT. Smith cuts and misses. DOT. Smith defends again. DOT. Played to the fielder.

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 44/1 | Overs 5

BATSMEN: Dwayne Smith 16(18), Suresh Raina 0(1)

Vinay Kumar to Baz. TWO. Short and wide, Baz slashes, and it lands safely. FOUR. Same ball, much better shot! This was cut over cover. FOUR! And again! That’s three similar balls, and three slashes. This one finds the gap as well. FOUR. This time Vinay bowls it on his pads, and Baz gets an inside edge on the flick, but it’s in the gap so another boundary. OUT! Short ball, and Baz has pulled this to the man at deep midwicket! Raina is in. DOT. Raina wanted the run, Smith said no.

OUT! Brendon McCullum 23(11) c Hardik Pandya b Vinay Kumar

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 30/0 | Overs 4

BATSMEN: Dwayne Smith 16(18), Brendon McCullum 9(6)

J Suchith has come on now. ONE. DROPPED! Short ball, Baz pulls, and Harbhajan grasses an easy one at square leg. FOUR. Another short ball, and this time it’s Smith who pulls it in the gap to backward square leg. DOT. Tapped to mid on. ONE. Played to midwicket. DOT. Played to square leg. ONE. Played to the leg side.

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 23/0 | Overs 3

BATSMEN: Dwayne Smith 11(15), Brendon McCullum 7(3)

Mitchell McClenaghan again. SIX! Baz steps that and pulls that one way back over long on! ONE. Short ball, and Baz slashes to third man. FOUR. A bit of width for Smith, and he places that through point. FOUR. Bit short, and this one was edged to third man. A six and two fours off the over so far. DOT. Played to point. DOT. Smith misses the pull.

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 8/0 | Overs 2

BATSMEN: Dwayne Smith 3(11), Brendon McCullum 0(1)

Marcahnt de Lange starts off with his first over of IPL 2015. DOT. Played to point. DOT. Short ball, Smith misses the pull. WIDE, FOURS. Really short and fast, but that one goes way over the ‘keeper! The man in question is Parthiv Patel though. DOT. Defended. DOT. Defended again. DOT. Played to the fielder at point. DOT. So no runs off the bat in this over.

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 3/0 | Overs 1

BATSMEN: Dwayne Smith 3(5), Brendon McCullum 0(1)

Mitchell McClenaghan with the new ball. Smith on strike. TWO. That’s a couple to start with for Smith. DOT. Bouncer. Smith ducked. DOT. Nicely played but no run. DOT. Hit to point. ONE. That will put Baz on strike. DOT. Baz hit that back at Mitch, but no run.


TOSS: MS Dhoni decides that CSK will bat first. Ravi Shastri doesn’t know what Rohit Sharma called at the toss, says “heads is the call,” and then wonders why Dhoni was the one deciding what to do. How can you not love this man? Anyway, Ravichandran Ashwin is playing again, ahead of Ishwar Pandey, while Marchant de Lange finally gets a game in place of Lasith Malinga (who can’t play because Sri Lankans are not welcome in Chennai).

Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni(c&wk), Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Ravichandran Ashwin, Pawan Negi, Mohit Sharma, Ashish Nehra

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma(c), Lendl Simmons, Parthiv Patel(wk), Ambati Rayudu, Kieron Pollard, J Suchith, Hardik Pandya,  Harbhajan Singh, Vinay Kumar, Mitchell McClenaghan, Marchant de Lange


Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of Match 43 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians (MI) at Chennai on Friday. I am Shiamak Unwalla and I will bring you the live updates of this game. READ: 10 legendary cricketers we would have loved to see in IPL

The last time both sides faced off in this edition of IPL, CSK had thrashed MI at the Wankhede Stadium in one of the most audacious batting performances. Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum had shattered the bowling. MI would want to avenge that defeat with a similar victory in Chennai. READ: Lendl Simmons: Mumbai Indians’ under-noticed superstar

CSK are sitting pretty at the top of the points table, and have all but guaranteed their spot in the final four. They have been the strongest team in the tournament, and barring the occasional defeat, have been largely excellent. What makes them strong is their unparalleled consistency. They have a strong top order followed by a good middle-order and a battery of good bowlers. One does not expect them to make changes. While the fitness of Ravichandran Ashwin remains under question, his replacement Pawan Negi has actually out-performed Ravindra Jadeja, and it will be interesting to see who makes way once Ashwin comes back. READ: Irfan Pathan will lend Chennai Super Kings depth and stability

CSK’s last match ended in a tremendous victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). For a large portion of the match, RCB were running away with the game before CSK pulled things back in outstanding fashion. It was a victory that would further strengthen the team and their confidence. It showed that this is a very strong unit and can be dangerous in any situation. READ: Rohit Sharma: The often forgotten story of the batsman’s rise

Squads:

Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (c&wk), Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ashish Nehra, Ishwar Pandey, Mohit Sharma, Irfan Pathan, Ankush Bains, Baba Parajith, Rahul Sharma, Mithun Manhas, Pawan Negi, Kyle Abbott, Andrew Tye, Ronit More, Pratyush Singh, Samuel Badree, Eklavya Dwivedi, Matt Henry.

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Parthiv Patel (wk), Unmukt Chand, Aditya Tare (wk), Kieron Pollard, Ambati Rayudu, Corey Anderson, Harbhajan Singh, Lasith Malinga, J Suchith, Shreyas Gopal, Jasprith Bumrah, Pawan Suyal, Akshay Wakhare, R Vinay Kumar, Aiden Blizzard, Siddhesh Lad, Mitchell McClenaghan, Abhimanyu Mithun, Marchant de Lange, Hardik Pandya.

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