IPL 2021: CSK amass 218/4 against MI

Rajdeep Saha
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IPL 2021: CSK amass 218/4 against MI
IPL 2021: CSK amass 218/4 against MI

01 May 2021: IPL 2021: CSK amass 218/4 against MI

Mumbai Indians fought back with the ball for a brief period before Chennai Super Kings took charge to post 218/4 in match number 27 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season on Saturday.

Put into bat, CSK were cruising nicely at one stage (112/1).

However, MI claimed three wickets quickly.

Ambati Rayudu helped CSK get past 200.

Here's the mid-innings report.

PP overs: CSK enjoy a decent time in powerplay overs

CSK lost an in-form Ruturaj Gaikwad (4) in the first over of the game.

Trent Boult dismissed the batsman with a productive in-swinger.

From there on, Faf du Plessis and Moeen Ali batted well to help CSK end on 49/1.

Moeen hit a 19-ball 26 and Faf complimented him well with a 13-ball 17.

Faf: Brilliant Faf stands out for CSK once again

Veteran batsman Faf was superb with the bat once again for CSK.

The right-handed opening batsman scored a 28-ball 50.

He slammed two fours and four sixes and enjoyed a strike rate of 178.57.

The South African star registered his fourth straight fifty in IPL 2021.

He now has scores of 0, 36*, 33, 95*, 50, 56, and 50.

Moeen: Moeen proves his mettle once again

CSK took a bargain on Moeen by getting him for a big sum in the IPL 2021 Auction and things have worked.

He came in and looked comfortable.

Moeen hit a 36-ball 58, amassing five fours and five sixes.

After smashing Jimmy Neesham for three boundaries in the 10th over, Moeen was dismissed of a short ball by Jasprit Bumrah in the 11th.

MI: MI hit back after Faf and Moeen go well

Faf and Moeen added 108 runs for the second wicket.

The two kept the runs coming as CSK were 112/1 in the 11th over.

The two batsmen were dismissed in a quick span of time before Suresh Raina came in and departed as well.

CSK were reduced to 116/4 after 12 overs.

Kieron Pollard led the way with two scalps.

Fact: CSK maximize in the death overs

CSK had a lean period after those wickets fell before Ambati Rayudu took charge. The senior batsman smashed a 20-ball fifty.. Notably, Bumrah was smashed for 21 in the 17th over. Trent Boult also conceded 20 in the 18th. CSK managed 82 in five overs.