Against the run of play Dwayne Bravo, the purple cap holder, provided Chennai Super Kings with a vital breakthrough by removing Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma. The right-hander threw his wicket away after playing a blinder of an innings. Rohit smashed a 26-ball 50 to help his side get off to good start after losing opener Parthiv Patel early. You can the video highlights of Rohit Sharma’s dismissal here.
Looking to clear mid-wicket, Rohit ended up hitting the lofted shot straight to Ravindra Jadeja at long-on. MI captain during his stay in the middle hit six fours and two huge sixes. Rohit shared vital 119-run stand with opener Lendl Simmons to bail out Mumbai Indians out of initial slump. Also Read- 5 things to know ahead of MI vs CSK clash.
Earlier, Super Kings won the toss and opted to bowl first. Both, CSK and MI fielded unchanged sides for the crucial game. Here is a look at playing XI of both the sides-
Mumbai Indians (MI): Lendl Simmons, Parthiv Patel(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Kieron Pollard, Ambati Rayudu, Hardik Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Jagadeesha Suchith, Vinay Kumar, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell McClenaghan.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK): Dwayne Smith, Michael Hussey, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Pawan Negi, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohit Sharma, Ashish Nehra.