In the 57th match of the 12th edition of IPL 2019 in which the face-off between MI and CSK on the other part CSK loss the match and Mumbai win the match by 6 Wickets with the awesome inning played by Surya Kumar.
The tremendously gifted Suryakumar Yadav played one of his best thumps on a difficult track as Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by six wickets in the main Qualifier, entering IPL last for the fifth time on Tuesday. On a drowsy pitch, which offered impressive turn and odd ricochet, Suryakumar batted in a copybook design scoring an unbeaten 71 off 54 balls with MI achieving the objective in 18.3 overs.
However, CSK will get another chance to make it to their eighth summit clash as they will now play the second Qualifier against the winner of the ‘Eliminator’ between Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad. The target of 132 wasn’t a big one but once the below-par Chepauk pitch was factored in, the chasing team had its own set of challenges.
With senior players Rohit Sharma (4) and Quinton de Kock (8) returning quickly, Surya and Ishan Kishan (28, 31 balls) traded their natural flair for caution adding 80 runs that set the platform. While Surya hit 10 fours, the normally aggressive Kishan had three fours and a six in his innings.
It bodes well that Delhi aren’t their standard disillusioning selves in a season that has been entirely freakish. Just a single point isolated the last five groups on the association table, which means Hyderabad, a group that is known more hard work than karma, could sneak into the main four with just 12.
It was proof of how far Delhi have come this season. Their away record – 5 wins in 7 matches – never again remained a component of compliment pitches.
And today’s match will decide the who qualify the eliminator match and face Chennai and register their name in the final.
CSK didn’t get off to a good start, losing three wickets in the powerplay, as MI skipper Rohit Sharma used five different bowlers in the first five overs.
The visiting team kept things under control in the powerplay, restricting CSK to 32 runs while picking up three wickets.
At the halfway stage, CSK barely managed to reach 50, which was a sign of their struggles.