Ruturaj Gaikwad | MoM: Obviously one of my top innings till now. With the pressure of early wickets and with the seniors in the dressing room, I just had to grind and get the team to 130, 140 and then 150 was possible. When Mahi bhai is around and with the CSK management, once they back you, you don't have to think much. The SL tour and the preparation coming here did help too. Initially the ball was seaming and swinging so I had to take my chance against the spinners. Jaddu just came in and I had to take my chance and it came off well. Quinton was taking charge, and my drop at that stage could have crucial, but luckily Deepak got him out soon after.
MS Dhoni (CSK): I think at 30/4, you want to get something respectable on the board and Ruturaj and Bravo got us more than what we expected. We had to bat exceptionally to get to 140, but to get to 160 was tremendous. The wicket was slightly two-paced and slow to start off with. Most of them got out to the slowness. If you come later and you want to go hard and that's why we lost wickets. I would have tried to get into the eighth or ninth over and then take it from there. You always think you could have gone harder earlier, but with wickets down, it was a risk. There's always a catch, one batter played till the end and the others contributed well. It's a give and take, you need to see how many fast bowlers have in the armoury and how much time they take to bowl their overs. If a fast bowler has a long run-up or wastes a lot of time, it is tough for the captains. It depends on the situation. Rayudu was smiling, so he hasn't broken his arm. He has four days now and that should help him.
Kieron Pollard (MI): We must have got a partnership. You can do a lot of things differently in hindsight. Losing by 20 runs, I think that is the difference. Gave too many with the ball at the end. Their batters tried to continue the momentum throughout, we didn't do that. We could have learnt from their mistake of losing too many wickets in the powerplay. We needed one guy to bat deep. We had a couple of soft dismissals. We can't let that happen at this level, but we still have six games to go.
Chennai Super Kings won by 20 runs
Over 19.6 Dwayne Bravobowls a pitched up deliveryto Jasprit Bumrah,1 run, stays deep inside the crease and squeezed into mid-wicket and picks up just a single.
Over 19.5 Dwayne Bravobowls a good length deliveryto Jasprit Bumrah, no run, gets forward and plays all around it, ending up digging it onto his leg
Over 19.4 Dwayne Bravobowls a good length deliveryto Rahul Chahar,out Caught by Raina!! Chahar wants to slog-sweep but will only get him the inside-half of his bat dragging down short mid-wicket's throat.
Over 19.3 Dwayne Bravo bowls a yorker right into the blockhole to Saurabh Tiwary,1 run, stays deep inside the crease and jams it in front of mid-on
Over 19.2 Dwayne Bravobowls a good length deliveryto Adam Milne,out Caught by (sub)Gowtham !! Milne rocks behind and swipes across the line. And connects decently too. But picks out Gowtham at deep square leg
Over 19.1 Dwayne Bravobowls a good length deliveryto Saurabh Tiwary,1 run, backs away in the crease and squirted away through point.
End of Over 19 (14 runs) Mumbai XI 132/6
Adam Milne 14/14 Shardul Thakur 4-0-28-1 Saurabh Tiwary 48/38
Over 18.6: No runs. Shardul Thakur to Adam Milne,
Over 18.6: Wide ball. Shardul Thakur to Adam Milne,
Over 18.5 Shardul Thakur bowls a slower one to Adam Milne, no run, walks across, swings, misses getting undone by the lack of pace.
Over 18.4 Shardul Thakurbowls a pitched up deliveryto Adam Milne,Six! Gets under the ball and pump over long-off. Milne swings full-blooded.
Over 18.3 Shardul Thakurbowls a good length deliveryto Adam Milne, 2 runs, walk across his stumps to try and ramp over short fine leg.
Over 18.2 Shardul Thakurbowls a pitched up deliveryto Saurabh Tiwary,1 run, comes forward and punches it down to long-off for one.
Over 18.1 Shardul Thakurbowls a pitched up deliveryto Saurabh Tiwary, Boundary! Gets forward and merely flowing through the line and slapping this through the covers for four.
End of Over 18 (10 runs) Mumbai XI 118/6
Saurabh Tiwary 43/36 Deepak Chahar 4-0-19-2 Adam Milne 7/10