New Delhi. We will drown, Sanam- I will drown you too…! When Mumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings in the IPL on Thursday, the same proverb was remembered. With this defeat, Chennai Super Kings’ playoff hopes were also shattered. Interestingly, MS Dhoni’s CSK was kicked out of the title race by the Mumbai Indians, who were out first from this race. This is only the third win for Mumbai Indians, captained by Rohit Sharma. Despite this win, he is at the bottom of the points table. Chennai Super Kings are second from the bottom with 8 points.
Till now 59 matches have been played in IPL. Barring Sunrisers Hyderabad and Punjab Kings, all other teams have played 12-12 matches. Gujarat Titans has qualified for the playoffs with 18 points. Lucknow Supergiants (16) and Rajasthan Royals (14), Royal Challengers Bangalore (14) are very close to the playoffs. While Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings are completely out of this race.
When Chennai Super Kings entered the match against Mumbai Indians, they had 8 points from 11 matches. To stay in the playoffs, he had to win the remaining three matches and also pray that Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore lose their remaining matches. Now since CSK has lost the match itself. Therefore, he does not have to make any difference to the victory or defeat of any other team. Now he has 8 points from 12 matches. That is, now even if he wins his remaining 2 matches, he will have a maximum of 12 points. So far 4 teams have scored 14 or more points, so 12 points for any other team is not going to work.
Talking about the match, the team of Chennai Super Kings could only last 16 overs against Mumbai Indians. Mumbai all out Chennai Super Kings for 97 runs. Captain MS Dhoni scored the highest 36 runs for his team. Daniel Sams took 3 wickets for Mumbai.
The target for Mumbai Indians was less than 100 runs. It was expected that she would easily achieve the target. But this did not happen. This goal also proved difficult for Mumbai Indians, going through their worst phase and they sweated in winning. He achieved the target in 14.5 overs for the loss of 5 wickets after the initial falter.
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 12, 2022, 22:53 IST