MI vs CSK Man of the Match: Mumbai Indians all-rounder was awarded the Man of the Match award for his all-round heroics vs CSK.
During the 15th match of the ongoing 12th season of the Indian Premier League between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings at Mumbai, Mumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings by 37 runs to register their second IPL 2019 victory.
Chasing a 171-run target, Super Kings put on display a mediocre performance to score 133-8 in their allotted quota of 20 overs. Right from losing their first wicket in the first over, CSK were found wanting throughout the chase.
After CSK captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and put the hosts in to bat, Mumbai posted 170-5 in 20 overs. Suryakumar Yadav, who came in to bat at No. 3, top-scored for his team as he scored 59 (43) with the help of eight fours and a six.
MI vs CSK Man of the Match
Mumbai all-rounder Hardik Pandya was awarded the ‘Man of the Match’ award for performing with both the bat and the ball. Coming in to bat at No. 6 in the 17th over, Pandya ended up scoring 25* (8) with the help of one four and three sixes to propel MI to a competitive total.
Him and fellow all-rounder Kieron Pollard scoring 29 runs in the last over bowled by Dwayne Bravo pretty much changed the game for the hosts. In the second innings, Hardik Pandya registered bowling figures of 4-0-20-3 to be the pick of the bowlers for his team.
With him dismissing Chennai captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (12), all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja (1) and pacer Deepak Chahar (7), he contributed significantly in the second innings as well.
How Twitter reacted:
‘Now my only focus is to play IPL and make sure India wins the World Cup’
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) April 3, 2019
Unfair to have pitched @hardikpandya7 as the next Kapil Dev but he is pretty special esp with the bat.. fearless prototype of the modern day T 20 cricketer, a true match winner in any which way. And well done Mumbai Indians for becoming the 1st team to a 100 IPL wins.. #MIvCSK
— Citizen/नागरिक/Dost Rajdeep (@sardesairajdeep) April 3, 2019
Hardik Pandya’s hitting form is sensational at the moment. MI might want to consider sending him up to 3 or 4 to break the Rohit-Surya-Yuvraj monotony this season. Can hold Pollard back for this finishing role instead. #MIvCSK #IPL
— Raunak Kapoor (@RaunakRK) April 3, 2019
— Anur Dixit (@anur_dixit) April 3, 2019
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