IPL: Raina's breezy half century powers Chennai to 169/5 vs Mumbai

IPL: Raina's breezy half century powers Chennai to 169/5 vs Mumbai

IPL: Raina's breezy half century powers Chennai to 169/5 vs Mumbai

Chennai Super Kings will clash with Mumbai Indians in the 27 match of the Indian Premier League.

Where will the Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians match be played? Suresh Raina and Ambati Rayudu then steadied the ship for the Chennai Super Kings.

Batting first, RCB notched up a competitive 205 for eight riding on Ad de Villiers 30-ball 68 and Quinton de Kock's 53, but CSK chased down the target with two balls to spare. He is extremely important to Mumbai's cause of returning to winning ways. The two sides have had a rollercoaster ride so far in the current edition.

Bravo landed 11 of those before the ice cool Dhoni launched the final six in what was a record for maximums in an IPL match to seal the most dramatic of wins and put the Super Kings top of the table.

CSK have been forced to change their home and it's their second game at the venue, but it has hardly been an issue for them.

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Saturday's game will be a must-win encounter for Mumbai if they want to survive in the tournament. None of their big guns, from Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard to the Pandya brothers, have fired consistently with the bat. Head coach, Mahela Jayawardene, stated that he may tinker (precisely, experiment) with the lineup going forward. And who can forget that match where Dwayne Bravo just awestruck everyone with his bewildered innings to help CSK win by a whisker. He would he hoping to turn the tables and get some runs under his belt.

Mumbai bowlers will need to perform as a unit to stop a in-form CSK batters. When one performed exceedingly well, he lacked support from the other end.

Post the game, Dhoni was seen doing his duties as a father and spending some good quality time with his adorable daughter Ziva. Jaspreet Bumrah and Mustafizur Rahman have not been able to live up to expectations. If the star-studded CSK batting line-up has to be restricted, the two will have to play their part to perfection.

Not just the batters, but the Mumbai bowlers have also let the team down. The second wicket stand ends with a 71-run association off only 42 balls. Equally, the bowling attack has shared the wickets, with Shardal Thakur leading the line with eight wickets and Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir, Watson and Bravo taking six apiece. Chennai prevailed on that occasion, beating the Mumbai in their own backyard by just one wicket.

Earlier, Suresh Raina (75 off 47 balls) and Ambati Rayudu (46 off 35 balls) did the bulk of scoring for Chennai after being asked to take first strike by Mumbai.

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