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  • 11:37 PM IST

    It is done and dusted Mumbai register their second win in the tournament and keep their chances alive in it, Last night we saw the same with Delhi beating Kolkata. Can both the teams turn things around from here?

  • 11:30 PM IST

    Rohit delivers when it’s needed and he has done today. This should be the match from here. Maybe Bravo should have bowled this over.

  • 11:14 PM IST

    MI need 42 off last 4 overs. One good over for both the sides can get it done for them. It is still anyone’s game from here. We all know that it is going to go to the end.

  • 11:03 PM IST

    It all seems very easy for Mumbai now. This is where Rohit needs to bat if not open. He needs his time to get in and start hitting and we all know what he capable of once he is in.

  • 10:45 PM IST

    OUT! Finally CSK get the wicket and it is the wicket of in form Suryakumar Yadav. Levis is still struggling at the other end especially against Tahir. Rohit Sharma has joined him in the middle.

  • 10:34 PM IST

    Mumbai are playing smartly here they are well aware that the score is not much. Both Levis and Yadav are happy playing around with 1-2 boundaries in the middle.

  • 10:17 PM IST

    Mumbai Indians have made a steady start for the chase. With no wicket loss and deep batting line up this total seems very chasable for them. Deepak Chahar seems to have some injury issues. He walks off the field after bowling one ball, Harbhajan to complete the over.

  • 9:59 PM IST

    With 170 needed to win can MI do it? Rohit has not opened the batting yet again. With JP Duminy and Ben Cuttings in the match MI bat very deep. This gives license for the top order to go all in.

  • 9:40 PM IST

    The over was going well till the last ball but Mumbai won’t mind 170. However, they were all out in double digits last match. Suresh Raina played an excellent innings of 75 runs to help Chennai reach here.

  • 9:26 PM IST

    And it is two in an over for McClenaghan. He has the knack of picking wickets when needed. Suresh Raina is still in the middle with Sam Billings joining him. Can Mumbai restrict CSK under 170?

  • 9:23 PM IST

    OUT! Chennai fans would be hoping for that to be a no-ball but it isn’t and Dhoni has to return. Dwayne Bravo has been promoted ahead of Ravindra Jadeja and Sam Billings.

  • 9:20 PM IST

    33rd half century for Raina. He is in great touch, isn’t he? With Dhoni in the middle we might see many doubles. What will be a par score here? Mumbai need a win here desperately.

  • 9:14 PM IST

    MS Dhoni took his time to settle as he had scored 1 off 7 but it seems like he is in for something big tonight. Raina on the other side is well set in the middle.

  • 8:54 PM IST

    The 71-run stand between Rayudu and Raina is finally broken. Krunal gets the key wicket. Rayudu looks to loft it over deep midwicket but finds Ben Cutting. The duo add 71 off just 42 balls. Huge cheer as Dhoni walks in to bat.

  • 8:39 PM IST

    Raina and Rayudu have kept the scoreboard ticking with boundaries once in an over. Rayudu has started from where he left in the last game. The last time MI played a match at this venue they won by 1 run in the last over. I guess I should stop mentioning ‘last over’ when it comes to CSK and MI.

  • 8:22 PM IST

    OUT! Watson was not looking comfortable in the middle. Krunal Pandya does it again for MI providing the break through. Rohit should use him wisely from here. Not to forget he has an extra option with JP Duminy in the side

  • 8:03 PM IST

    Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu are in the middle for CSK. Rayudu and Harbhajan will play an important role in today’s match as they know the men in blue very well.

  • 7:55 PM IST

    Dropping Pollard seems to be a sensible option for MI as he was not performing with the bat and not given a chance with the ball. However, Mustafizur has been economical for them and a death bowling option, Ben Cutting does add an all-round aspect to the team but is he good as Fizz?

  • 7:35 PM IST

    MI have opt to bat this time and have made a tough change in the team. Pollard misses the game and makes way for JP Duminy and Mustafizur has been dropped making place for Ben Cutting. No changes for CSK.

Mayank Markande, IPL 2018, Mumbai Indians,
Mayank Markande claimed 3 wickets when the side last met © AFP

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the VIVO IPL 2018. The tournament kick-started 3 weeks back with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) taking on Mumbai Indians (MI) at Wankhede Stadium. Mumbai had dominated the game before a Dwayne Bravo whirlwind took the game away from the hosts. Ever since, Mumbai, the defending champions, are in a steady decline. Meanwhile, CSK’s rise has been one of the stories. With an ageing side, CSK were not expected to replicate their past magic but they have done exactly the opposite as their match at the No.1 spot continues. In Match 27 of the tournament, the sides meet each other in the second leg at Pune. For Mumbai, they need to win 7 of their 8 remaining games in bid to reach the safe qualification zone of 16 points. This is where it should start if they wish to make their path easier.

IPL 2018, CSK vs MI, Match 27 at Pune: Preview, Predictions and Teams' Likely 11
IPL 2018, CSK vs MI, Match 27 at Pune: Preview, Predictions and Teams' Likely 11
Meanwhile, CSK seem to be in no mood to let go of any points. The MS Dhoni-led unit has chased brilliantly. Ambati Rayudu has been in rich form and so has the captain. Suresh Raina is yet to be his usual self whereas Shane Watson and Bravo’s all-round show has been a key factor to CSK’s success. In an ideal scenario, CSK would have played the game at Chennai but Cauvery protests saw the venue shift to Pune. To Mumbai’s credit, Pune is more of a home to them than Chennai. The key players for MI will be Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Mayank Markande, the youngster who caught CSK in a spin web in the tournament opener. Head-to-head, MI have won 12, whereas CSK have won 11. Watch out this space for interesting tweets, match updates and important stats. Chennai Super Kings Likely XI Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Sam Billings/Faf du Plessis, MS Dhoni (wk & c), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Harbhajan Singh/Karn Sharma, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir. Mumbai Indians Likely XI Rohit Sharma (c), Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, JP Duminy, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Jasprit Bumrah, Mayank Markande.