Mumbai Indians (MI) won the famed El Clasico in convincing fashion and ended Chennai Super Kings’ (CSK) slightest hopes of making it to the IPL 2022 playoffs.
The two teams battled it out at the Wankhede Stadium with CSK looking to avoid elimination while Mumbai was playing for pride. Rohit Sharma expectedly put in the opponents to bat first after winning the toss.
The first over of the day from Daniel Sams set the tone for Mumbai. He dismissed both Devon Conway and Moeen Ali inside four deliveries, with the former being involved in a rather controversial decision.
Jasprit Bumrah then dismissed Robin Uthappa in the very next over to reduce Chennai to 5/3. The pacers continued to dictate terms with Riley Meredith chiming in with a couple of wickets of his own.
The Yellow Brigade was then down to 39/6 with MS Dhoni left to provide a glimmer of hope. Unfortunately, wickets continued to tumble at the other end before Chennai eventually folded up for 97 in 16 overs.
There was a lot of assistance for the pacers in the pitch and the CSK pace duo of Simarjeet Singh and Mukesh Choudhary bowled the first eight overs. They took turns to trouble the batters, eventually ending with combined figures of 4/46.
However, the target was too small to defend and a partnership brewed between Hrithik Shokeen and Tilak Varma, which helped Mumbai get over the line comfortably. With the defeat, the defending champs are also out of the competition in the group stages itself.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to CSK vs MI:
Just a few hiccups but mostly dominating performance by Mumbai Indians. Something which they are known for. This is also curtains for Chennai Super Kings and their fans. #CSKvsMI
— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) May 12, 2022
Well played Tilak Varma 👏 carried the team through a win. Congratulations @mipaltan Well bowled to restrict @ChennaiIPL to a low score of 97. Dhoni tried to put on some runs, but didn’t get the needed support from the other end. MI was the better team tonight. #MIvCSK #IPL2022
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) May 12, 2022
— Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) May 12, 2022
— MaayoN ᶜˢᵏ 🦁 🎩💫 (@itz_satheesh3) May 12, 2022
Tilak Varma for emerging player of the season. Our star boy deserves this more than anyone else.
— R A T N I S H (@LoyalSachinFan) May 12, 2022
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) May 12, 2022
Umpire Indians pic.twitter.com/JIRowRMYDl
— Partha Sarathi (@partha46sarathi) May 12, 2022
Ok guys. Cool !!!
I'm sure. We will comeback stronger Next year !!
— 💛 ᴹᴿ°᭄ᴄsᴋ ʀᴏᴄᴋʏ 💛 (@SomeTimes348) May 12, 2022
This was Vintage Mumbai Indians Domination 💙🌀.. MI have trounced CSK and have knocked CSK out of IPL 2022!
MI extend their dominance over CSK in IPL , In the head to head now ,MI- 20, CSK-14!
Performance of the season by Mumbai Indians 🌀💙…#MI_Paltan! 🌀 pic.twitter.com/4CPLEueKsZ
— Souvik 45© (@SouvikPurkaya16) May 12, 2022
Congratulations Mumbai Indians for these two points.
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) May 12, 2022
MI need to target a good foreign opening batsman to open with Rohit. Ishan, SKY and Tilak at 3,4 and 5 respectively will make a formidable middle order with Time David taking up Kieron Pollard's role.
— Mr. Cyclotron 🇮🇳™ (@ThakurS16948762) May 12, 2022
Shoutout to Tilak & Shokeen for keeping it calm & composed in the middle when we were in a tough situation. 🙌💙
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 12, 2022