The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) had a deserved win over the Mumbai Indians (MI) in the 49th match of IPL 2023. The CSK vs MI match was HELD on Saturday, May 6. With this match, they had a win over MI for the first time at the MA Chidambaram Stadium since IPL 2010.
Earlier, Mumbai Indians was asked to bat first because Chennai Super Kings won the toss. MI just couldn’t get going in the match, losing their three wickets with only 14 runs scored. MI’s Nehal Wadhera although stood in the match with a fighting half-century but a target of 140 runs wasn’t really a challenge the hosts Chennai Super Kings. CSK worked to have a win in the CSK vs MI match with six wickets still in hand and even 14 balls left.
Some of the most talked topics of this match are as follows:
1. Rohit Sharma’s unwanted achievement in IPL
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma has become the holder of the unwanted achievement of having the most ducks in the whole history of IPL. Rohit achieved this unwanted record during his 236th IPL match namely CSK vs MI.
The teams had their second battle against each other in IPL 2023. Previously it was CSK’s captain MS Dhoni who won the toss and he chose to bowl first in the match against the five-time IPL champions MI. CSK had beaten MI earlier in this season at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
May 6, 2023 was the 16th time that Rohit Sharma was dismissed without even disturbing the scorers. Rohit was caught by Ravindra Jadeja in the bowling of Deepak Chahar. The MI captain went for a lap shot but was instead caught as the ball struck the shoulder of his bat before touching the glove and went towards the gully area.
It also became the second successive duck for Rohit Sharma who was dismissed for 0 by Rishi Dhawan of Punjab Kings in the last match as MI went on to chase 215 runs for a six-wicket win in the Mohali stadium.
In the total of 10 innings played this season, Rohit has scored 184 runs and that too 126.89 as his strike rate. He is averaging at18.39. He has crossed fifty run mark oncein a match against Delhi Capitals in April scoring 65 runs.
Rohit had a draw with Sunil Narine, Dinesh Karthik and Mandeep Singh with 15 ducks each last time. This was in MI vs PBKS match. MI made two major changes before match with Chennai by taking in Tristan Stubbs and gave debut to Raghav Goyal. Tilak Varma missed out due to his injury whereas Kumar Kartikeya has withdrawn.
2. Matheesha Pathirana’s celebration was iconic and grabbed fan’s attention
Matheesha Pathirana was simply good once again. He picked figures of 3/15 to e make sure that Mumbai Indians finish with a below-par target. He was just incredible with his accuracy and efficiency that the visitors couldn’t score a big target against CSK even in their death overs.
After picking up one of the wickets in the match he was seen having a unique celebration. It appeared to be a mixture of the one done by the ace footballer Cristiano Ronaldo and The Undertaker, a VWWE star.
The image of him having this celebration went viral everywhere. CSK fans are also amazed by him due to his ability to remain calm in the match. He can execute his plans even in pressure situation. He can even develop a next great limited overs bowler from his country Sri Lanka.
3. Ruturaj Gaikwad boosting CSK in the CSK vs MI match
Trying to Pick up some early wickets was eventually MI’s only chance to make their chase tricky for CSK. Whereas their bowlers proved to be expensive part in the powerplay once again. Arshad Khan, individually was almost poor with the ball. Ruturaj Gaikwad smashed Arshad Khan for a total of 20 runs in his very first over.
That was the boosting start that MS Dhoni led CSK needed to make the chase much easier for them. They also ensured that the game didn’t beyond comfort for them. CSK is always ahead in the chase part and all thanks goes to the quick 30 from Ruturaj Gaikwad.
Chennai Super Kings Playing XI in CSK vs MI:
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ajinkya Rahane, Devon Conway, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, MS Dhoni (wicketkeeper and captain), Matheesha Pathirana, Tushar Deshpande and Maheesh Theekshana
Chennai Super Kings Substitutes:
Ambati Rayudu, Subhranshu Senapati, Mitchell Santner, Shaik Rasheed and Akash Singh
Mumbai Indians Playing XI in CSK vs MI :
Rohit Sharma (captain), Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Tristan Stubbs, Piyush Chawla, Jofra Archer, Akash Madhwal and Arshad Khan
Mumbai Indians Substitutes:
Kumar Kartikeya, Dewald Brevis, Ramandeep Singh , Raghav Goyal and Vishnu Vinod
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