As it happened | IPL 2019, Match 44: Mumbai beat Chennai by 46 runs

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IPL 2019-Match 44: Chennai vs Mumbai. Photograph: AFP


Match 44: Chennai vs Mumbai at Chidambaram Stadium

Apr 26, 2019, 11:39 PM

Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai defeat Chennai by 46 runs to consolidate their position in the top four. 

Sent into bat, Mumbai rode on skipper Rohit Sharma's 67, his first half-century of the ongoing IPL, to post 155 for four and then bundled out Chennai for 109 in 17.4 overs.

Brief Scores: 
155 for 4 in 20 overs (Rohit Sharma 67, Evin Lewis 32; Mitchell Santner 2/13). 

Chennai: 109 all out in 17.4 overs (Murali Vijay 38; Lasith Malinga 4/37). 

Apr 26, 2019, 11:36 PM

Mitchell Santner out, and it's done and dusted as Mumbai win the game by 46 runs. 

Malinga to Santner, catch by Krunal Pandya. 

Santner scored 22 runs off 20 balls. 

Apr 26, 2019, 11:31 PM

Harbhajan Singh out!

Malinga to Bhajji, catch out by Hardik Pandya. 

Bhajji scored one run off three balls. 

Apr 26, 2019, 11:26 PM

Chahar departs on duck!

Bumrah to Chahar, catch out by Krunal Pandya. 

Next batsman is Harbhajan Singh.

Apr 26, 2019, 11:25 PM

One more wicket...

Dwayne Bravo out after scoring 20 runs off 17 balls. 

Malinga to Bravo, caught and bowled. 

Next batsman is Deepak Chahar. 

Apr 26, 2019, 11:09 PM

Chasing 156 to win, Chennai are 80/6 after 14 overs. 

Apr 26, 2019, 11:08 PM

Murli Vijay out!

Bumrah to Vijay, catch out by Suryakumar Yadav. 

Vijay scored 38 runs off 35 balls. 

Next batsman is Mitchell Santner. 

Apr 26, 2019, 10:40 PM

Chasing 156 to win, Chennai are 53/4 after 9 overs. 

It's time for the strategic timeout. 

Apr 26, 2019, 10:37 PM

Another wicket goes!

Kedar Jadhav out after scoring 6 runs off 11 balls. 

Krunal to Jadhav, bowled. 

Next batsman is Dhruv Shorey. 

Chennai are 47/4 after 8 overs. 

The target seems tough to achieve now. 

Apr 26, 2019, 10:23 PM

Chasing 156 to win, Chennai are 35/3 after 5 overs. 

Apr 26, 2019, 10:22 PM

Rayudu departs on a duck!

Krunal Pandya to Rayudu, bowled. 

Next batsman is Kedar Jadhav.

Apr 26, 2019, 10:15 PM

Chennai's skipper of this match, Raina walks back to the pavilion. 

Hardik Pandya to Suresh Raina, catch out by Suryakumar Yadav. 

Raina scored two runs. Next batsman is Ambati Rayudu.

Apr 26, 2019, 10:11 PM

Shane Watson departs!

Last match hero out after scoring eight runs. 

Malinga to Watson, catch out by Rahul Chahar. 

Next batsman is Suresh Raina. 

Apr 26, 2019, 10:07 PM

Murli Vijay and Shane Watson start the 156-run chase against Mumbai. 

Apr 26, 2019, 09:46 PM

Sent into bat, Mumbai made 155 for four against Chennai. 

Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma (67) struck his first half-century on the ongoing IPL.

Brief Scores: 
Mumbai: 155 for 4 in 20 overs (Rohit Sharma 67, Evin Lewis 32; Mitchell Santner 2/13). 

Apr 26, 2019, 09:25 PM

Rohit out!

Rohit Sharma falls for 67 runs in 48 balls. 

Santner to Rohit, catch out by Murli Vijay. 

Kieron Pollard is the next batsman. 

Apr 26, 2019, 09:10 PM

Krunal departs after scoring just one run.

Spinner Tahir to Krunal Pandya, catch out by Mitchell Santner. 

Next batsman is Hardik Pandya. 

Chennai are 103/3 after 14 overs. 

It's time for the strategic timeout. 

Apr 26, 2019, 09:06 PM

Lewis out!

Mitchell Santner to Evin Lewis, catch out by Dwayne Bravo. 

Lewis scored 32 runs off 30 balls. 

Next batsman is Krunal Pandya. 

Apr 26, 2019, 08:44 PM

After nine overs, Mumbai are 79/1. It's time for the strategic timeout. 

Apr 26, 2019, 08:37 PM

The first powerplay was balanced as Mumbai started off well despite losing their star opener early. 

Now, they need to build a partnership to post a good target against Chennai. 

Apr 26, 2019, 08:33 PM

After 5 overs, Mumbai are 41/1. 

Apr 26, 2019, 08:17 PM

Quinton de Kock out!

Deepak Chahar to de Kock, catch out by Ambati Rayudu. 

De Kock scored 15 runs off nine balls. 

Next batsman is Evin Lewis. 

Apr 26, 2019, 08:12 PM

After two overs, Mumbai are 13/0. 

Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma have opned Mumbai's innings. 

Apr 26, 2019, 07:59 PM

What the captains are saying:

Rohit Sharma: I would have chased too as dew comes in the second half which makes batting easier. The first half of the tournament was bit up and down. But now we know exactly what we need to do as a team. It is always challenging to play cricket here. 

Suresh Raina: We will bowl first, wicket still looks the same. I think dew will be the factor. MS and Jaddu are not well, they have fever and they will miss today's game. 

Apr 26, 2019, 07:34 PM


Chennai's skipper MS Dhoni wins toss and opts to bowl against Mumbai. 

Mahendra Singh Dhoni will miss the match as he is down with fever and in his place, Suresh Raina will lead Chennai.

Besides Dhoni, Faf du Plessis and Ravindra Jadeja are also out of the team and their places have been taken up by Mitchell Santner, Murali Vijay and Dhruv Shorey.

Mumbai have made two changes. Ankul Roy will make his IPL debut while he will be joined in the team by Evin Lewis. Ben Cutting and Mayank Markande are the two players who have been left out.

Playing XI:

Mumbai: Quinton de Kock(w), Evin Lewis, Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Anukul Roy, Rahul Chahar, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah 

Chennai: Shane Watson, Murali Vijay, Suresh Raina(c), Ambati Rayudu(w), Dhruv Shorey, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir

Apr 26, 2019, 07:24 PM

Stats and Facts: 

Mumbai have lost wickets to spinners more frequently than any other team this season; on an average, they’ve lost a wicket every 19.8 deliveries to the spinners. 

Against spinners this season, Rohit Sharma averages 9.80 and has been dismissed on 5 occasions. The Mumbai captain can expect a trial by spin at the Chidambaram Stadium, where he averages 16.20 from 6 IPL innings. 

Apr 26, 2019, 07:22 PM

Head-to-head records:

In the history of IPL, both the teams have played a total of 25 matches and out of which Mumbai have won 14 games and Chennai have won 11 games. 

Apr 26, 2019, 07:18 PM

What to expect from the match:

Chennai have already qualified for the playoffs but with 12 points third-placed Mumbai will look to consolidate their place in the top four and need at least two more wins to seal a playoff berth. 

When they previously met in the first leg of this season, the Rohit Sharma-led side had outclassed Chennai team at Wankhede Stadium. 

In today's match, Mumbai need to be cautious against Chennai as Dhoni and company have not lost a single game at their home so far in this year's league. 

Apr 26, 2019, 07:01 PM

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Apr 26, 2019, 06:57 PM

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