CSK vs MI Match 27, IPL 2018
CSK: 169/5; Raina 75*, McClenaghan 2/26
MI: 170/2; Rohit 56*, Harbhajan 1/20
Match Result: Mumbai Indians won by 8 wickets
Pune – Mumbai Indians needed an inspiration, seeking their second win in the competition running into resurgent Chennai Super Kings, and up stepped captain courageous – Rohit Sharma. In a well-constructed chase, the Mumbai team won by 8 wickets in the end.
The visiting team, MI won the toss and invited the home team to bat first. The start was not easy, with Watson getting out in the fifth over. The second-wicket pair Rayudu and Raina built the CSK innings – with a splendid partnership of 71 runs.
Suresh Raina top-scored for CSK, scoring 75 runs off 47 balls while Rayudu continued his rich vein of form to chip in with 46 runs. McClenaghan and Krunal picked two wickets apiece for the visitors.
In reply, Mumbai Indians took a cautious approach in the chase. The openers put 69-run partnership to lay the foundation, but it was Rohit Sharma who took the Mumbai side home with a gritty 56 runs off 33 balls. Harbhajan Singh and Dwayne Bravo picked 1 wicket each for the home side.