After losing Michael Hussey early on, Dwayne Smith helped Chennai Super Kings (CSK) recover with a valiant half-century. The right-hander smashed 57 off48 balls before being dismissed by Harbhajan Singh. Smith, looking to play sweep missed the line of the ball and was struck on back thigh. During his stay at the crease, Smith struck nine fours and a six to keep Super Kings in contention. You can watch the fall of Dwayne Smith’s wicket here.
With Hussey back in the hut, Smith found an able partner in Suresh Raina and the two helped Super Kings bail out of the initial slump. The two batsmen put on a 66 runs partnership for the second wicket. During the stand it was Smith’s bat that did the most damage with Raina playing second fiddle to him. Also Read- Rohit Sharma, Lendl Simmons impel Mumbai Indians to 202.
Earlier, Mumbai Indians posted massive total of 202 for five thanks to fluent half-centuries by Lendl Simmons and Skipper Rohit Sharma. The duo added 119 runs for the second wicket after losing Parthiv Patel in the very first over. After Simmons and Rohit’s act, it was Ambati Rayudu and Kieron Pollard who propelled Mumbai Indians. Rayudu and Pollard stitched 28-ball 71-run stand for the fourth wicket.