The overall proved to be a match-winning one as MI completed on 136/8; thus, dropping the competition by 20 runs. Kevin Pietersen was sceptical of Kieron Pollard’s captaincy, stating areas the place he felt Mumbai Indians ought to have been tactically smarter.
“Mumbai began so nicely. They actually bought themselves into the sport. They knew they wanted to get themselves going. They misplaced their captain so he was changed. They usually began so nicely. CSK was Four down very early. Ambati Rayudu retired out. Once you get that many wickets early, it’s a must to maintain your foot down. You discuss momentum; you’ll want to maintain it going,” Pietersen stated through the innings interval on Star Sports activities.
“I feel Mumbai Indians missed a trick. I don’t know what Kieron Pollard was considering by not bowling Jasprit Bumrah for two or Three overs. They might have been 40/7, 50/7. CSK may have been 60, 70, or 80 all out. I’m not playing around after I say that. You’ve got to bowl your quick, strike bowlers.”
Jasprit Bumrah was taken off after only one over, and the ball was handed to Krunal Pandya and Rahul Chahar. Though Rahul Chahar bowled a decent spell at one finish, Krunal Pandya leaked runs with Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ravindra Jadeja rising in confidence. Other than the MI pacers Trent Boult, Adam Milne, and Jasprit Bumrah who took 2 wickets every, the opposite bowlers didn’t take a scalp.
Kevin Pietersen: Mumbai Indians Ought to Have Cleaned CSK Out
The 2 Ravindra Jadeja and Ruturaj Gaikwad stitched a partnership of 81 runs to place CSK again within the recreation, which is one thing Kevin Pietersen reckons ought to have been averted given the truth that Three of their prime 4 have been all dismissed for geese – Ambati Rayudu was retired damage – MS Dhoni fell for Three and Suresh Raina for 4.
“They have been allowed into the sport. There’s nowhere on this world that they need to have been on this recreation. Mumbai Indians ought to have cleaned them out. These are issues which might be mentioned in staff conferences. In the event you had been 40/Four or one thing like that, you don’t deliver spinners in and in case you do, you don’t put fielders within the boundary,” Pietersen added on the finish of the match.
Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo scored 26 and 23 respectively earlier than being dismissed whereas Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, and MS Dhoni couldn’t contribute even 5 runs every. For CSK, pacers Dwayne Bravo scalped three wickets and Deepak Chahar took two scalps. For Mumbai Indians, Saurabh Tiwary was the very best scorer after taking part in a knock of 50 runs.
With this win, Chennai Tremendous Kings went to the highest of the IPL desk whereas Mumbai is now at risk of falling exterior the highest Four in the event that they get on a dropping streak.
Chennai Tremendous Kings 156 for six (Gaikwad 88*, Jadeja 26, Milne 2-21) beat Mumbai Indians 136 for 8 (Tiwary 50*, Bravo 3-25, D Chahar 2-19) by 20 runs