CSK vs MI 29th Match IPL 2024 Highlights 4-14-2024

Watch cricket video highlights between Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians. Indian Premier League 2024 twenty ninth match, played at Wankhede.

At Wankhede Stadium, the Chennai Super Kings’ outstanding defensive bowling accomplished an almost unimaginable feat: they successfully defended a score that was set for the evening. And it wasn’t a big score, as MS Dhoni’s 20 off the final four balls of the innings, which followed Shivam Dube’s unbeaten 66 off 38 balls, helped bring the total barely past 200.

For the most part, it was a matchup that made sense: two of the three most popular teams and the two most successful IPL teams faced off. It appeared like CSK, the reigning champions, would be outmatched for the most part. The Mumbai innings appeared to be going well when Jasprit Bumrah confined them to four overs for just 27, but Matheesha Pathirana launched the recovery with two wickets in his first over.

Mumbai was still the favorite heading into the last seven overs, requiring 83 with eight wickets remaining, but Pathirana’s quick bowlers followed their strategies of forcing batters to smash into the larger section flawlessly, and they won by 20 runs. To Mumbai’s dismay, Rohit Sharma only managed to reach a century off of 14 balls between overs 13 and 18, and he only found another wind when the job was mathematically impossible.

On both sides, this game was a tactical classic as well. Ajinkya Rahane was teasing and CSK felt it would be better if he batted in the powerplay, so they elevated him to open. In a way, it was also tactically advantageous since Ruturaj Gaikwad didn’t have to run at a breakneck pace during the powerplay and might have been there to bowl when Bumrah did. In any case, Rahane was removed in the second over and Gaikwad had to come in. After that, Mumbai began to bowl cheap overs with much of spin before Dube could bat.

That was it for spin until Dube entered, and for just the second time in this IPL, Bumrah returned to bowl a second over within the first ten overs. Mumbai was had to bowl overs at a slower pace than usual. Hardik Pandya and Romario Shepherd were taken out by Dube, while Gaikwad slowed from his 24 off 12 start to provide a catch on 39 off 31. Gaikwad took 29 off nine before he was out after Rohit dropped him.

Hardik began forcing CSK to play catch-up by deftly using a wide slower ball to bring Gaikwad in. Then Bumrah simply bowled two brutal overs, trying to hit yorkers every time. CSK was at 180 for 3 after only one boundary came off the 17th and 19th. Mumbai’s issue was that they now had to use spin, Hardik, or shepherd for the last over. The skipper accepted the challenge, but Dhoni was far ahead of him, giving him the distance to hit a hat-trick of sixes. This year’s IPL for Dhoni was 25 balls, 59 runs, and no dismissals.

Yet again Mumbai started like they would make short work of a target around 200 after gunning RCB’s 196 down in 15.3 overs. Rohit and Ishan Kishan looked smooth and brutal. Seven overs, 70 runs, not a sweat broken. Pathirana enters, returning from a hiatus due to an injury. Kishan hit a fantastic catch at midwicket on the opening ball, which was a loose one on the pads. It would have left a hole in the border boards, six feet on either side. But after that fortunate break, Pathirana was incredible. He greeted Suryakumar Yadav with a wide yorker that traveled at 151.2 kmph. He then delivered a wide bouncer that was set well for the ramp’s deep third. Mustafizur Rahman provided the assist by taking it high, flicking it back up, going outside, and then returning to collect the catch.

It’s impressive that Ravindra Jadeja bowled four consecutive overs for 37 on a Mumbai night in the damp circumstances. But Rohit, who took 22 off 13 Jadeja deliveries, appeared to have overcome his recent danger of left-arm spin. Runs continued in from the opposite end till Pathirana returned.

Now everything was in Pathirana’s basket. Mumbai needs just 83 runs with all the weaponry in the dugout; they have three overs remaining out of seven to bowl. For the first time, Pathirana started with a dot to push it across two balls. Then the fluent Tilak Varma was released with a slightly slower ball. Then Mumbai’s captains, both past and present, froze. After that over, Shardul Thakur bowled wide, slower balls. Hardik and Rohit each had to contend with three opponents for a single. Hardik, irritated, even threw away a review on a wide. After that, Tushar Deshpande bowled a boundary-free over and removed Hardik from the game. It appeared that Rohit had ran out of time and gas.

With two consecutive sixes off Mustafizur, Tim David gave himself some hope, but Mustafizur once more sailed wide and beyond David’s grasp to take the wicket. Finishing touches came from Pathirana, who rattled Shepherd’s stumps with a sharp, accurate ball, a licence granted by having the larger leg-side boundary to work with. But Pathirana was complimented well by the slower balls coming in from the opposite end. They had bowled 13 for just four runs at one stage. Even with 27 slower balls for 36 runs, their performance was still far superior to Mumbai’s delivery technique.

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