IPL 2023: Chennai strengthens its position in Points Table, defeats Mumbai by 6 wickets in thrilling match
The in-form Devon Conway played an important role in the team’s victory, scoring 44 runs. That’s why Shivam Dubey also played an inning of 25 runs. With this win, Chennai now has 13 points and is second only to Gujarat in the points table.
In the 49th match of IPL 2023, Chennai Super Kings made a spectacular comeback and defeated Mumbai Indians by 6 wickets. Batting first after losing the toss, the Mumbai Indians team scored 139 runs for 8 wickets. Chennai needed 140 runs to win, which Chennai achieved by losing 4 wickets. While the Mumbai batsmen struggled on a slow pitch, the Chennai batsmen also batted cautiously. Chennai had a solid start and the first wicket fell on 46 when Rituraj Gaikwad was dismissed for 30 off 16 balls. Ajinkya Rahane scored 21 runs while Ambati Rayudu scored 12 runs. The in-form Devon Conway played an important role in the team’s victory, scoring 44 runs. That’s why Shivam Dubey also played an inning of 25 runs. With this win, Chennai now has 13 points and is second only to Gujarat in the points table. After Conway’s dismissal, Mahendra Singh Dhoni entered the field. The whole stadium echoed with the slogans of Dhoni-Dhoni. For Mumbai, Piyush Chawla took two wickets for 25 runs in four overs. At the same time, Akash Madhwal also achieved a success.
Earlier, on the basis of the first half-century innings of Nehal Wadhera (64 runs in 51 balls) in the Indian Premier League, Mumbai Indians recovered from a bad start and scored 139 runs for eight wickets while batting first against Chennai Super Kings on Saturday. Wadhera shared a 55-run partnership with Suryakumar Yadav (26 off 22 balls) for the fourth wicket and a 54-run partnership with Tristan Stubbs (20 off 21 balls) for the fifth wicket. For Chennai, Mathish Pathirana took three wickets for 15 runs in four overs while Deepak Chahar and Tushar Deshpande got two successes each. Ravindra Jadeja took one wicket. For Mumbai Indians, Ishan Kishan (seven runs in nine balls) with Cameron Green (six runs in four balls) in place of captain Rohit Sharma (zero) started the innings but this decision of the team did not work and within one run All the three batsmen got out. Deshpande bowled Green in the second over, while in the next over, Chahar showed the way to the pavilion to Ishan and Rohit. Rohit was dismissed without opening the account for a record 16th time in this league.
Nehal Wadhera and Suryakumar Yadav batted carefully after the team lost three wickets for 14 runs. During this, Wadhera hit a four against Chahar and Suryakumar against Deshpande. Both completed the half-century of the team’s runs by adding 31 runs in the sixth to eighth over without taking any risk. In the eighth over, both the batsmen hit two fours against Moeen Ali. Suryakumar completed his half-century partnership with Wadhera in the 10th over with a four against Teekshana but was bowled by Jadeja in the next over. Wadhera welcomed Teekshana with the first six of the match in the 16th over, while Tristan Stubbs hit a six in the same over to complete the team’s century. Left-handed batsman Wadhera completed his first half-century of IPL career in 46 balls by taking two runs against Menjdeja in the next over. However, Pathirana bowled him in the 18th over to give Chennai a big breakthrough. In the next over, Tushar Deshpande played a key role in preventing Mumbai from scoring big by dismissing Tim David (two runs in four balls). In the last over, Pathirana removed Arshad Khan (one run in two balls) and Stubbs.
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