Mumbai Indians had a wood over Chennai Super Kings in the last 5 encounters. The defending champions won 4 games while the yellow brigade won only once.
MI captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and invited MS Dhoni’s side to bat first. Despite losing Ruturaj Gaikwad in the first over, CSK got off to a blistering start in the form of Moeen Ali and Faf du Plessis.
The duo added a crucial 108-run partnership for the second wicket before Moeen Ali departed for 58 off 36 balls. His innings included 5 fours and as many sixes at a strike rate of 161.11.
Faf du Plessis got out after scoring 50 off 28 balls including 2 fours and 4 sixes at a strike rate o 178.57. After his departure, Ambati Rayudu changed the phase of the game by taking the attack to the cleaners.
The middle-order batsman went on to score the second-fastest fifty this season. He achieved the feat in 20 deliveries. In the end, Rayudu top-scored with 72 off 27 balls including 4 fours and 7 sixes at a strike rate of 266.67.
Ambati Rayudu breaks refrigerator glass with a cracking six
As a result, Chennai Super Kings registered the highest total against Mumbai Indians in the IPL. CSK posted 218 for the loss of 4 wickets in their allotted quota of 20 overs.
Meanwhile, Rayudu hogged the limelight when he broke the refrigerator glass with a powerful six. The incident happened during the last ball of the 17th over. Rayudu played a terrific shot off Jasprit Bumrah for a six that went on to break the refrigerator’s glass.
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