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(Can Chennai Super Kings (CSK) continue their charge, or will Mumbai Indians (MI) spoil their party? Catch the live cricket score and live updates of IPL 2015 Match 12 between MI and CSK here)

CSK have pulled off a wonderful win, thanks largely to Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum. The duo added 109 in 7.2 overs, and ensured that the rest of the batsmen had to just knock it around. Suresh Raina hit an unbeaten 43 as well for good measure. With this win, CSK stay at No. 2 in the points table behind Rajasthan Royals on points, but ahead on Net Run Rate. In case you missed out on any of the action, you can catch Nishad Pai Vaidya’s match report here: Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum’s pyrotechnics help Chennai Super Kings maul Mumbai Indians by 6 wickets in IPL 2015

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 189/4 (Target: 184) | Overs 16.4

BATSMEN: Suresh Raina 43(29), Dwayne Bravo 13(5)

Kieron Pollard again. FOUR! Raina looking to finish things early. Lovely shot there, he found the gap brilliantly. ONE. DROPPED! Raina looks to whack that over cover and finds Harbhajan, who drops it. Bravo on strike now. FOUR! Lovely shot, deliberately edged to third man. SIX! Bravo finishes it off in typical fashion, heaving it over long on to win their third match on the trot!

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 173/4 (Target: 184) | Overs 16

BATSMEN: Suresh Raina 38(27), Dwayne Bravo 3(3)

Pawan Suyal comes back on. TWO. Leading edge from Raina, that was high in the air but it lands safe. DOT. Play and miss from Raina. ONE. Raina heaves this on the on side. DOT. Well bowled, and nicely played by Bravo. ONE. Bravo gets another. ONE. Another single to the deep.

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 168/4 (Target: 184) | Overs 15

BATSMEN: Suresh Raina 34(23), Dwayne Bravo 2(1)

Kieron Pollard into the attack now. Pollard runs in and doesn’t bowl. Dhoni emotionless. ONE. Single to point. Dhoni grins at Pollard now. DOT. Slower ball, Raina plays it to cover. WIDE. Way too short. DOT, NO BALL. Another short ball, and this time it’s one too many. FOUR! One bounce for four down long off. Free flow of the bat, Raina just extends the drive. Raina pulls out of the shot, it’s a dead ball. ONE. Played down to mid off. OUT! Dhoni has chipped this one back to Pollard. TWO. Bravo plays it to square leg.

OUT! MS Dhoni 3(6) c&b Kieron Pollard

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 158/3 (Target: 184) | Overs 14

BATSMEN: Suresh Raina 29(19), MS Dhoni 2(5)

Vinay Kumar to Raina. FOUR! Raina pulls this through square leg. DOT. Raina defends. DOT. And another dot. Not that it matters to CSK though. SIX! That sounded every bit as ominous as it looked! Way over midwicket for a clean 90-plus metre six! ONE. Raina plays it to third man. ONE. Dhoni gets it off his pads for one.

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 146/3 (Target: 184) | Overs 13

BATSMEN: Suresh Raina 18(14), MS Dhoni 1(3)

Lasith Malinga continues. ONE. Raina gets it to third man. OUT! SLINGA SPECIAL! Faf cleaned up by a terrific yorker. MS Dhoni walks out with a relatively easy mission. CSK need 40 off 46 balls. ONE. Dhoni gets off the mark with a firm drive. ONE. Short ball, and pulled down fine leg. DOT. Dhoni can’t get it away. DOT. Can’t get it past point.

OUT! Faf du Plessis 11(13) b Lasith Malinga

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 143/2 (Target: 184) | Overs 12

BATSMEN: Suresh Raina 16(12), Faf du Plessis 11(12)

Harbhajan Singh into his final over. DOT. Left alone outside off. SIX! Raina goes over long on in characteristic fashion! DOT. Raina misses the cut shot. DOT. Raina defends. FOUR. Raina plays that one down third man delicately. ONE. Single to end with.

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 132/2 (Target: 184) | Overs 11

BATSMEN: Suresh Raina 5(6), Faf du Plessis 11(12)

Lasith Slinga Malinga continues. ONE. Raina tucks it away off his pads. ONE. Played to cover. WIDE. Way too short and down leg too. ONE. Raina goes leg side. DOT. Slower yorker, but Faf keeps it out. DOT. Slower ball, Faf plays and misses. DOT. Defended to the fielder.

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 128/2 (Target: 184) | Overs 10

BATSMEN: Suresh Raina 3(4), Faf du Plessis 10(8)

Harbhajan Singh again. CSK need 63 off 11 overs. Suresh Raina is on strike. ONE. Raina steps out and clips it away for one. ONE. Played to long on. DOT. Played to point. ONE. Played to midwicket. FOUR! Sweetly played by Faf, he paddles this one to fine leg. DOT. Defends off the last ball.

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 121/2 (Target: 184) | Overs 9

BATSMEN: Suresh Raina 1(1), Faf du Plessis 5(5)

Vinay Kumar comes into the attack now. DOT. Faf on strike, and he defends. ONE. Faf gets off the mark with a single. ONE. Raina gets one off the back foot. DOT. Faf gets beaten. DOT. Faf thinks about playing at it but pulls out. Parthiv appeals but Vinay doesn’t bother. FOUR! Faf steps out and hammers the last ball over mid off for a boundary!

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 115/2 (Target: 184) | Overs 8

BATSMEN: Suresh Raina 0(0), Faf du Plessis 0(0)

Harbhajan Singh again. OUT! Baz McCullum looks to go big over long off, but finds Vinay Kumar! Huge wicket for MI. Can they pull one back here? Suresh Raina is in now, but Smith is on strike. SIX! Who cares that CSK just lost Baz, Smith is still out there! DOT. Defended away. DOT. Smith misses the sweep. OUT! TWO IN THE OVER! Smith mishits that and gets a huge top-edge, good tumbling catch from Rohit.

OUT! Brendon McCullum 46(20) c Vinay Kumar b Harbhajan Singh, Dwayne Smith 62(30) c Rohit Sharma b Harbhajan Singh

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 107/0 (Target: 184) | Overs 7

BATSMEN: Dwayne Smith 56(26), Brendon McCullum 44(18)

Pawan Suyal again. DOT. Good, steep bouncer from Suyal, Smith plays and misses. ONE. Yorker, down to deep third-man. NO-BALL, FREE-HIT! Full-toss, Baz steps out, Smith gets a freebie. FOUR! Full-toss, Smith smashes it past mid-wicket! ONE. Smith steers to deep third-man. SIX! McCullum takes advantage of the short boundary and scoops over the wicket-keeper! WIDE. Way outside off, Suyal’s radar has gone all wrong. WIDE. Once again, way outside off. ONE. Flat-bats to long-on.

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 90/0 (Target: 184) | Overs 6

BATSMEN: Dwayne Smith 50(22), Brendon McCullum 36(15)

Harbhajan Singh now. FOUR! It is Harbhajan, but it does not make a difference, McCullum dismisses him through extra-cover! FOUR! Places brilliantly between cover and mid-off, Rohit swims on ground but cannot cut it off, has he hurt himself? He is, but he is back. FOUR! McCullum steps out and slices skilfully over extra-cover, this is getting monotonous. ONE. Pushes to long-on, back to Smith, he’s on 45. FOUR! Was that a doosra? Smith does not care, steers neatly past Rayudu, they’re cruising. ONE. Fifty to Smith, they need 94 from 84 now, should be easy from here. STRATEGIC TIMEOUT.

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 72/0 (Target: 184) | Overs 5

BATSMEN: Dwayne Smith 45(20), Brendon McCullum 23(11)

ONE. Gentle nudge, McCullum runs. FOUR! Cut very, very late, lovely shot from Smith! SIX! Straight and simple from Suchith! WIDE. Down the leg, this is unimaginative bowling. SIX! Tosses up, that was really feeding Smith, lofted easily over extra-cover! DOT. A rare moment of glory, Smith plays to square-leg, no run. FOUR! Short of length, Smith dismisses it easily past fine-leg, terrible bowling.

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 50/0 (Target: 184) | Overs 4

BATSMEN: Dwayne Smith 25(15), Brendon McCullum 22(10)

FOUR! Short from Malinga, and McCullum smashes it through mid-wicket! FOUR! Slower from Malinga, McCullum meets it on the full, beats mid-off, superb batting from McCullum. ONE. Inside-edges to deep square-leg, back to Smith. FOUR! Smith steers, terrible misfield from Rayudu at deep third-man, that was a really poor effort. WIDE. It is all falling apart for Mumbai, Malinga slides one down leg. TWO. Overpitched, Smith milks a couple. NO-BALL, FREE HIT! Malinga bounces, good one — but he has overstepped! FOUR! Tracer bullet-like shot through extra-cover!

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 29/0 (Target: 184) | Overs 3

BATSMEN: Dwayne Smith 15(11), Brendon McCullum 13(7)

ONE. McCullum pushes Suchith past mid-wicket. SIX! Smith hits him straight, clears fence! DOT. Nice change of pace, cramped for room. FOUR! Rocks back and creams past extra-cover, good going! DOT. Plays to cover, once again there is no run. DOT. Good finish, Smith pushes to mid-wicket, Baz sends him back.

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 18/0 (Target: 184) | Overs 2

BATSMEN: Dwayne Smith 5(6), Brendon McCullum 12(6)

DOT. Malinga is on target, Baz blocks solidly. WIDE. Steep bouncer, a tad too high for Baz. SIX! You cannot bounce McCullum on a flat track in a small ground, hooked brutally behind square-leg! DOT. Tries to cut, does not middle. FOUR! Malinga commits the sin of giving McCullum room, he thumps it resoundingly over deep extra-cover! ONE. They steal a single. DOT. Lovely delivery from Malinga, slow leg-cutter, beats Smith’s outside edge.

Live cricket score Chennai Super Kings: 6/0 (Target: 184) | Overs 1

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

Pawan Suyal gets the honour of bowling with the new ball. DOT. Down leg, but Smith can’t get it away. DOT. Cut straight to the fielder. ONE. Inside edge, and Baz calls Smith through for one. ONE. Good ball, and Baz plays it down the ground. DOT. Defended by Smith. FOUR! Short ball, and Smith whips it off his pads.


 

What an innings from Mumbai Indians (MI)! After being restricted to 12 for three and then 57 for four, Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard led a phenomenal recovery to boost MI to 183. Ashish Nehra once again shone for Chennai Super Kings (CSK), taking three for 23, but the other bowlers let CSK down. In case you missed any of the action, here is Nishad Pai Vaidya’s innings report here: Kieron Pollard, Rohit Sharma power Mumbai Indians to 183/7 against Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2015


Live cricket score Mumbai Indians: 183/7 | Overs 20

BATSMEN: J Suchith 0(0), Vinay Kumar 0(1)

Dwayne Bravo to bowl the final over. ONE. Rayudu gets a single. FOUR! Inside edge down to fine leg, and Pollard gets another boundary. ONE. Down to long on. OUT! Rayudu swings into the deep, and is caught at midwicket. OUT! TWO IN TWO! Bravo gets Pollard to hit one to Dwayne Smith. Vinay to face the hat-trick ball. TWO, BYES. Comedy of errors, Vinay misses, then Dhoni misses, then Mohit and Bravo crash into each other as the batsmen run across for two.

OUT! Ambati Rayudu 29(16) c Ravindra Jadeja b Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard 64(30) c Dwayne Smith b Dwayne Bravo

Live cricket score Mumbai Indians: 175/5 | Overs 19

BATSMEN: Kieron Pollard 59(27), Ambati Rayudu 28(14)

Mohit Sharma again. DOT. Slower ball, and Rayudu defends. ONE. Down to long on. SIX! Slower ball again, and Rayudu swings this cleanly over midwicket! DOT. Swing and a miss. SIX! Full toss, and Rayudu slams this down the ground over the ropes! ONE. Strange shot from Rayudu, he was shaping for a big slog, ended up playing it to third man.

Live cricket score Mumbai Indians: 160/5 | Overs 18

BATSMEN: Kieron Pollard 58(26), Ambati Rayudu 14(9)

Dwayne Bravo again. ONE, LEG BYE. Rayudu gets a leading edge but gets one. TWO. Outstanding fielding again from Faf! Jumps and dives at long on and saves two more. Faf is a superhero. He must be! DOT. Slower ball, and Pollard swings. ONE. Down to fine leg. ONE. Another mishit down the ground. DOT. Great ball again! Swing and a miss from Pollard!

Live cricket score Mumbai Indians: 155/5 | Overs 17

BATSMEN: Kieron Pollard 55(22), Ambati Rayudu 13(7)

Ishwar Pandey comes on again. FOUR. Rayudu goes for a pull, gets a top-edge to third man. SIX! And this time Rayudu gets it off the middle, and it’s over midwicket! DOT. Down leg, but Rayudu had moved across. ONE. Down to long on, it was another slog. Not middled. Pollard on 49. TWO. And that’s his 50. Great innings from the big man! FOUR! Inside edge, down to fine leg.

Live cricket score Mumbai Indians: 138/5 | Overs 16

BATSMEN: Kieron Pollard 49(20), Ambati Rayudu 2(3)

Ambati Rayudu is in at No. 7. Dwayne Bravo continues. DOT. Pollard plays it back to the bowler. ONE. On his pads, and Rayudu manages to work it away for one. TWO. Good yorker, but Pollard manages to squeeze it out for two to deep midwicket. ONE. Quick single to mid off. ONE. Played to point.

Live cricket score Mumbai Indians: 132/5 | Overs 15

BATSMEN: Kieron Pollard 45(17)

Here’s Ashish Nehra again. TWO. Goes through the off side. ONE. Rohit gets it down to long off. TWO. Another mishit that nearly goes for four. Pollard relying on his brute strength here. ONE. Attempted slog, inside edge to square leg. TWO. That’s 50 for Rohit! Elegant innings from him. OUT! Rohit looks to go over long on, and he finds Dwayne Bravo in the deep. That’s the strategic timeout too.

OUT! Rohit Sharma 50(31) c Dwayne Bravo b Ashish Nehra

Live cricket score Mumbai Indians: 124/4 | Overs 14

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 45(27), Kieron Pollard 42(15)

Ravindra Jadeja again. WIDE. Huge appeal for a stumping against Pollard, but he managed to get his back foot back in time. SIX! How did he get that one away? Pollard powers that one over long off for a flat six! WIDE. Too far outside off. ONE. Played to long on. And that’s the 50-run partnership off only 25 balls. ONE. Played to long off. SIX! And another! Pollard just goes for that, it was a short ball and Pollard got it off the bottom of the bat. For six. FOUR! Pollard in dream form. SIX! CARNAGE! ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, 26 runs off that over!

Live cricket score Mumbai Indians: 98/4 | Overs 13

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 44(26), Kieron Pollard 19(10)

Dwayne Bravo is into the attack. Rohit drives the first ball to cover, where Brendon McCullum dives to make a good stop. They do manage a single though. Bravo now bowls to Pollard, his countryman. He is driven down the ground for a single. Rohit then plays to point to get a single. Br4avo then bowls it short and Pollard pulls him over mid-wicket for a six. That has gone into the stands. Pollard then works it to the leg-side for a single. Last ball now. FOUR! Lovely drive to end with from Rohit!

Live cricket score Mumbai Indians: 84/4 | Overs 12

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 38(23), Kieron Pollard 11(7)

Ravichandran Ashwin comes into the attack now. SIX! Rohit steps out and launches this over long off! TWO. Well timed and nearly four, but Nehra plays some football at point to save two. ONE. Played to point. DOT. Played to short cover. FOUR! Pollard swings hard and doesn’t quite get it from the middle but it’s enough to get four! DOT. Defends.

Live cricket score Mumbai Indians: 71/4 | Overs 11

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 29(20), Kieron Pollard 7(5)

Ravindra Jadeja again. ONE. Rohit gets another single. SIX! What a hit! Pollard merely puts his foot out and drives down the ground, that’s over 90 metres! DOT. Defended by Pollard. ONE. Played to cover. ONE. Played to midwicket. DOT. No run to end with.

Live cricket score Mumbai Indians: 62/4 | Overs 10

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 27(18), Kieron Pollard 0(0)

Mohit Sharma again. DOT. Bhajji swipes outside off and misses. FOUR! That sounded like a thunderbolt! Bhajji thrashes the cut shot through point! OUT! Harbhajan goes for one shot too many, and he finds Ravindra Jadeja. In walks Kieron Pollard. FOUR! What a shot. Full of class from Rohit, driven through cover for four. DOT. Rohit defends. ONE. Good shot, but Mohit gets a hand on it.

OUT! Harbhajan Singh 24(21) c Ravindra Jadeja b Mohit Sharma

Live cricket score Mumbai Indians: 53/3 | Overs 9

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 22(15), Harbhajan Singh 20(18)

Ravindra Jadeja continues. SIX! Harbhajan Singh goes down on one knee and slogs that gloriously for six over long on! DOT. Hit to point. ONE. Bhajji nearly yorks himself, ends up playing to the leg side. ONE. Played to deep cover. DOT. Was that a drop? Yes it was, bit deflection and Dhoni isn’t able to hold on. ONE. Bhajji takes one to end with.

Live cricket score Mumbai Indians: 44/3 | Overs 8

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 21(14), Harbhajan Singh 12(13)

Mohit Sharma continues. FOUR! Pure grace. Rohit beats both point and third man with that cut! ONE. Down to long on. DOT. Mini-bouncer and Bhajji pulls out of the pull. ONE. Slower ball, played to point. Bhajji would have been long way out had that been a direct hit. ONE. Played to deep cover. ONE. Bhajji takes another single.

Live cricket score Mumbai Indians: 36/3 | Overs 7

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 15(11), Harbhajan Singh 10(10)

Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack early. DOT. Played to cover by Rohit. ONE. Played to long on. DOT. Smashed by Bhajji, but straight to covers. FOUR. This time Bhajji makes good enough connection. Right back past Jadeja. DOT. Missed the cut. DOT. Can’t make good enough connection.

Live cricket score Mumbai Indians: 31/3 | Overs 6

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 14(9), Harbhajan Singh 6(6)

Here comes Mohit Sharma. FOUR! And there goes Rohit Sharma! Picked up off a length and pulled through midwicket. ONE. Played in the air over cover. Bhajji on strike now. TWO. Bhajji goes over long off, just manages to evade Faf’s dive. He gets up and fields it well to save two. TWO. Bhajji goes for another swipe, another edge, again between the fielders. TWO. And for the third time in a row he mishits one and it falls between the fielders. DOT. Slower ball, well bowled, and Harbhajan misses.

Live cricket score Mumbai Indians: 20/3 | Overs 5

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 9(7), Harbhajan Singh 0(2)

Ashish Nehra again. TWO. Rohit plays it off his pads. FOUR! Trademark Rohit! Crashed over point. DOT. Can’t get it away. DOT. Defended again by Rohit. DOT. Played to the fielder again. ONE. Played to midwicket.

Live cricket score Mumbai Indians: 13/3 | Overs 4

BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma 2(1), Harbhajan Singh 0(2)

Ishwar Pandey again. FOUR! Simmons steps out and slashes that one through point. Not even a diving Baz could stop that. DOT. Played to mid off. DOT. Simmons plays it to point. OUT! Poor shot, Simmons looks to go for a another big hit, and gets a leading edge to mid off. Easy catch for Faf this time. Well, well, well! In walks Harbhajan Singh! Buckle up folks, Bhajji will be winding up here! WIDE. Too far outside off. DOT. Defended off the back foot. Nicely played by Bhajji. DOT. What was that? Can only call it a Bhajji waft.

OUT! Lendl Simmons 5(13) c Faf du Plessis b Ishwar Pandey

Live cricket score Mumbai Indians: 8/2 | Overs 3

BATSMEN: Lendl Simmons 1(9), Rohit Sharma 2(1)

Ashish Nehra again. DOT. Corey Anderson tries to blast that down the ground, but he can’t go past Faf du Plessis. DOT. Great ball again, defended by Anderson. FOUR! Anderson steps out and slashes hard, it’s an outside edge to third man. DOT. Tried to flat-bat that one down the ground, but doesn’t get hold of it. OUT! WHAT A CATCH! FAF YOU ABSOLUTE GEM! That was an astounding catch. Anderson goes for a wild swipe, gets a top-edge, and Faf at mid-on dives to take a catch over his head. In walks Rohit Sharma. TWO. Rohit gets a deliberate edge to third man.

OUT! Corey Anderson 4(7) c Faf du Plessis b Ashish Nehra

Live cricket score Mumbai Indians: 2/1 | Overs 2

BATSMEN: Lendl Simmons 1(9), Corey Anderson 0(2)

Ishwar Pandey continues. DOT. Lendl Simmons leaves it alone outside off. DOT. Left outside off. DOT. Outstanding fielding from Baz McCullum! He has saved four runs there! Diving one-handed to stop that back-foot drive. DOT. Much more straightforward shot to Baz, and again no run. DOT. Played to point. DOT. Once again played to the fielder, and it’s a maiden!

Live cricket score Mumbai Indians: 2/1 | Overs 1

BATSMEN: Lendl Simmons 1(3), Corey Anderson 0(2)

Ashish Nehra starts proceedings, with Simmons on strike. DOT. Left outside off. DOT. Nicely curving in, and Simmons defends. ONE. Great ball, again curving in, Simmons plays it to mid on and dashes for a quick single. OUT! First ball, once again swinging in and Parthiv stuck in front! Surprise surprise, here’s Corey Anderson in at No. 3! WIDE. Way down leg. DOT. Left alone outside off, another bit of swing. DOT. Left again.

OUT! Parthiv Patel 0(1) LBW b Ashish Nehra


 

TOSS: Ravi Shastri is at the toss, where he will proceed to speak in Marathi and gesticulate after announcing who will bat/ bowl first. Mumbai Indians (MI) have won the toss and will bat first. MS Dhoni says he would have liked Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to bowl first anyway, so everyone is happy. Lendl Simmons, Ambati Rayudu, and Harbhajan Singh are back for MI in place of Aaron Finch, Shreyas Gopal, Unmukt Chand. CSK, as expected, have gone in with the same team.

Teams:

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Lendl Simmons, Parthiv Patel (wk), Ambati Rayudu, Corey Anderson, Kieron Pollard, Harbhajan Singh, J Suchith, Vinay Kumar, Lasith Malinga, Pawan Suyal.

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


Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the twelfth match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at Wanhkede, Mumbai on Friday. I am Shiamak Unwalla and I will bring you live over-by-over updates of the match. Mumbai are in dire need of a victory to kick-start their campaign, having suffered losses in each of their first three games, while CSK have won both their matches so far. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in IPL 2015: Kings of consistency look to rule again

One major advantage for MI is that till last year CSK had never beaten them at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Having broken that deadlock, though, CSK will be confident of replicating that effort. MI began this season with a rare defeat at home and things do not look good for them. They need to get their act together soon for they haven’t looked like the strong team they were meant to be. They have another issue to deal with as Aaron Finch is out injured. READ: MI lacking confidence, says skipper Rohit Sharma

Lendl Simmons will most likely replace the injured Finch. Having been so consistent for MI and over the last year, it was a surprise that Simmons was not picked in the XI. He gets into the side and should open the batting. But, will MI continue with Parthiv Patel at the top? Perhaps they may go for him for another game. Unmukt Chand was picked for the last game, and thus they may pick Ambati Rayudu again for this one. READ: Kieron Pollard calls for change in strategy

The one positive for MI has been the form of their two power hitters in the middle. Corey Anderson and Kieron Pollard have delivered for them with the bat and they would hope they continue in the same way. Harbhajan Singh’s fitness is a concern for MI and they would need him back. Not only does he bowl those economical overs, but as we saw in the previous game he played, he can be a good batsman down the order. MI’s bowling needs him for they haven’t looked strong, despite the presence of Lasith Malinga. Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015: Complete coverage

Squads:

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.

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

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