Suryakumar Yadav's 71 off 54 balls and Rahul Chahar's 2 wickets off just 14 runs shaped the game in favour of Mumbai Indians which eventually helped them to upstage Chennai Super Kings by six wickets at Chepauk Stadium. Opting to bat, Chennai Super Kings lost their way at the start as they lost three wickets for mere 32 runs on the board. Post this, Ambati Rayudu and Murali Vijay tried to repair the innings as they strung a partnership of 33 runs.
Once Vijay departed, Dhoni tried to press the accelerator and eventaully helped his side to finish with 131 runs on the board in their quota of 20 overs. While chasing, Mumbai lost their openers early but Suryakumar Yadav held his nerve and batted through the innings to get his team over the line. With this win, Mumbai Indians are through to the finals. They will now play the winner of Qualifier 2. SCORECARD
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Suryakumar Yadav was awarded as the man-of-the-match for his match-winning 71 runs off 54 balls.
RESULT: Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by 6 wickets; through to final
7 needed off 18 balls now!
Mumbai Indians 16 runs away to enter the all-important finals!
Hardik Pandya comes to the crease!
WICKET: It's two in two for him. Chennai Super Kings is back in the contest! Golden duck for Krunal Pandya!
WICKET: Knocked him over! Ishan Kishan just couldn't read the ball and Imran Tahir gets the first for the night!
ALERT: Suryakumar Yadav slams second IPL fifty of the season!
Mumbai Indians camp will be fancying there chances to board flight to Hyderabad now. With 8 wickets in hand, and just 47 runs needed - Mumbai is right on top. For Chennai, they need something special.
Oh dear! Is that a hamstring for Ishan Kishan?
50-run partnership between Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan! It took them 43 balls to reach there!
After first nine overs, the game is evenly poised with Chennai, on one hand, not having much runs on the board, and Mumbai, on the other, has lost both the openers. It's 59/2.
Dwayne Bravo comes into the attack.
The powerplay belongs to Chennai Super Kings. They have been able to send both the openers back to pavilion. After 6 overs, 44/2.
INNINGS BREAK: Chennai 131/4 in 20 overs vs Mumbai (Ambati Rayudu 42, Rahul Chahar 2/14)
Jasprit Bumrah bowls low full toss and Dhoni just couldn't time it, went towards point fielder. BUT it's a NO BALL!
1.1lb.220.127.116.11 - 15 runs of the penultimate over. Finally, a decent over for Chennai. The score now looks 122/4.
Chennai Super Kings is just not clicking with each other today. MS Dhoni is also finding it difficult to clear the fence. After 18 overs, it's 107/4.
100 up for Chennai Super Kings in 17.1 overs!
MS Dhoni, the skipper of Chennai Super Kings is trying his level best to help his side end at a decent total. After 15 overs, 91/4.
Mumbai Indians is keeping the momentum on their side. With four batsman back to the pavilion, Chennai need something special. MS Dhoni has just arrived to the crease. After 13 overs, it's 68/4.
WICKET: Murali Vijay came down the ground and misses it completely. Rahul Chahar picks his second.
The first leg belongs to Mumbai Indians. They have given away just 50 runs in first 10 overs, and picked three important wickets.
This is exactly been the scenario at Chepauk till now:
Krunal joins the party and Watson has to depart. The celebration from the bowler says it all 🙌🙌 pic.twitter.com/HjjHOs6GZY— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 7, 2019
Time for STRATEGIC TIME OUT!
After 8 overs, Chennai has scored 44 runs for the loss of three wickets. And out of 44, Murali Vijay has scored 18 runs. He has been the only batsman in Chennai line up, who has seen the ball properly.
The powerplay belongs to Mumbai Indians here. They have come with a set plan and has been able to execute in perfectly. Rohit Sharma, the skipper of Mumbai Indians has been able to judge the conditions beautifully. With three wickets down, Chennai need a partnership. After 6 overs, it's 32/3.
First boundary for Shane Watson. It took him 9 balls to smash his first! Chennai is badly in need of a partnership.
WICKET: Jayant Yadav strikes! Suresh Raina departs for 5. He tossed the ball up and he tried to clear the 30-yard circle but gets a top-edge.
The ball is spinning will be a small statement here. After 3 overs, it's 7/1.
WICKET: Faf du Plessis was not in touch. Rahul Chahar picks wicket on the first delivery. Departs for 6 runs.
First four of the night. Faf du Plessis plays away from his body and gets a top edge.
What a start to Qualifier 1. rohit Sharma start off with Lasith Malinga and he delivers with a sensational over. Just one of the first over.
Mumbai Indians in last hurdle before the start of the game. Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis are out in the middle and so are the umpires. It's game time!
CSK's last 20 matches at Chepauk:
Lost 2 (both vs MI)
Here are the playing XI for two sides:
Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Murali Vijay, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ambati Rayudu, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir
Mumbai Indians: Quinton de Kock(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga
TOSS: Chennai Super Kings opt to bat vs Mumbai Indians
Dew will not be a major factor in this game as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has preponed the time for playoffs. Earlier, the game used to start at 20:00 IST, however, the knockout stages will start half and hour early.
The toss is scheduled to take place at 19:00 IST and team winning the toss will look to have a bowl first. Not only because of the pitch and conditions offered at Chepauk, but in the knockout games, teams look to chase. However, this remains to be seen if the toss-winning captain goes with the same mindset.
Rohit Sharms, the skipper of Mumbai Indians has termed this game as 'El Classico' and this remains to be seen if it actually turns that way.
The league stage in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) saw the dominance Chennai Super Kings at home as they lost just one out of their seven home games. The only game they lost was against Mumbai Indians. Interestingly, Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led team will host Mumbai as the two teams lock horns in the first qualifier.
Hello and a warm welcome. After an exciting end to the league stages, we are all set to enter the knockout stages as Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings take on Rohit Sharma's men at Chepauk in Chennai.