IPL 2018: Rohit-led Mumbai beat Chennai by 8 wickets

WION Web Team Pune, Maharashtra, India Apr 28, 2018, 11.47 PM(IST)

Krunal Pandya of the Mumbai celebrates the wicket of Ambati Rayudu. Photograph:( PTI )

Mumbai defeated Chennai by eight wickets at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Saturday, April 28.

The top batting order of Mumbai thrashed the bowling department of Chennai.

Rohit Sharma had entered the field without Kieron Pollard, as he was replaced by JP Duminy also Mustafizur Rahman was out and Ben Cutting got selected.

On the other hand, for Chennai, Dhoni played with the same.

Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya scored 44, 47, 56 and 13 runs respectively. Rohit Sharma hit the winning runs to register the much needed win. 

Earlier, Rohit Sharma won the toss and his decision to bowl favoured the team as well. Mumbai all together were looking very balanced and composed.

The way team Chennai has come along in the tournament, the total score, which 169 runs looks a bit less to what it was expected of the "Yellow Brigade."

Batting first, Shane Watson lost his wicket after scoring just 12 runs but the other opener Ambati Rayudu again proved his potential and scored 46 crucial runs.

MS Dhoni too contributed with his bat and scored 26 crucial runs for the team and hit some magnificent shots.

Suresh Raina's unbeaten 75-run knock helped Chennai to put up 150 plus runs.

Dwayne Bravo returned to the pavilion after scoring a duck.