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.