IPL 2014, 13th Match: Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians – As it happened...

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014 - 19:33

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Dubai: Live updates from the 13th match of the Indian Premier League between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

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Chennai Super Kings innings:

Over 19 || Score 142/3

9 needed from 6 balls. Anderson to bowl his second over. McCullum hit the first ball towards deep backward point for a single. Second ball drifted on the leg side and Dhoni worked it past fine leg for a boundary! 4 needed from 10 balls. Dhoni worked the third ball towards long-on for a single. McCullum followed it with another single towards long-on. Anderson bowled a wide short ball and Dhoni pulled it for a single towards deep fine leg. McCullum hit the last ball of the over for the winning runs towards deep midwicket.

Brendon McCullum 71* (53b) MS Dhoni 14* (11b)

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Over 18 || Score 133/3

Change of strategy from Rohit, Malinga to bowl his final over. 22 needed from 18 balls, Dhoni on strike. MSD worked the first ball towards short midwicket, McCullum rushed for a single and Michael Hussey has missed a run-out chance! Malinga's second ball was worked by Dhoni back to the bowler, and guess what, it's a frontfoot no-ball! Free hit coming up. Malinga bowls a length delivery, Dhoni unleashes his helicopter shot which sails over deep midwicket for a Six! Dhoni worked the third ball towards long-on for a single. Malinga bowls a length ball to McCullum, who hits it over extra-cover with a boundary! Malinga bowled a yorker to McCullum who worked it towards short midwicket for no run. McCullum worked the last ball of the over for a single to keep the strike. 13 runs from the over. That no-ball has spoiled it.

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Over 17 || Score 120/3

Zaheer to bowl his final over. Six runs from the over.

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Over 16 || Score 114/3

Bhajji to bowl his final over. Du Plessis played a slog-sweep towards wide of long-on where Pollard got under the ball, and dropped a sitter! Pollard for a second looked at Hussey who was charging in from deep midwicket, and that could have distratced him, but he had ample of time to take that one. McCullum charged down the wicket off the fifth ball, hit it towards long-off and it felt just short of a diving Corey Anderson. Du Plessis charged down the wicket off the last ball of the over, missed the doosra and Gautam removed the bails, Faf du Plessis is OUT! Seven runs from the over.

F du Plessis st Gautam b Harbhajan Singh 20 (25b)

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Over 15 || Score 107/2

Malinga has been brought into the attack. Three runs from the over.

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Over 14 || Score 104/2

Zaheer Khan has been brought into the attack. He bowled a short delivery to McCullum who pulled it over deep midwicket for a Six! Nine runs from the over.

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Over 13 || Score 95/2

Kieron Pollard has been brought into the attack. Pollard bowled a full-toss and McCullum whacked it past square leg for a boundary! McCullum took a single off the fifth ball to bring his half-century off just 36 balls! Ten runs from the over.

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Over 12 || Score 85/2

Bhajji to bowl his third over. McCullum charged down the wicket off the fifth ball and hit it over the bowler's head for a boundary! McCullum reaches 44, his wicket is the key here. Seven runs from the over.

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Over 11 || Score 78/2

Malinga comes back into the attack. Just two from the over. There was a run-out chance in that over when McCullum was cruising back for a second run, was sent backa and he slipped, though Tare's throw was at the wrong end.

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Over 10 || Score 76/2

Bhajji to continue. He bowled a slightly short delivery to McCullum who pulled it over deep midwicket for a Six! 11 runs from the over.

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Over 9 || Score 65/2

Ojha to continue. Three runs from the over. The spinners have brought Mumbai back in the game to some extent.

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Over 8 || Score 62/2

Harbhajan Singh has been brought into the attack. Raina charged down the wicket off the fourth ball, Bhajji saw him coming and bowled wide, Suresh Raina has been stumped! Raina was almost half way down the crease and wicketkeeeper Gautam did no mistake. Faf du Plessis is the new man in. Excellent first over from Bhajji, two runs and a wicket off it.

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Over 7 || Score 60/1

Ojha to bowl his second over. Smith once again got a juicy half-volley and he slapped it high and long over deep midwicket for another Six! Smith mistimed the second ball high in the air and Anderson took a good catch at deep cover, Smith is OUT! Nine runs from the over.

DR Smith c Anderson b Ojha 29 (22b)

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Over 6 || Score 51/0

Corey Anderson has been brought into the attack. McCullum greets his compatriot with a boundary over extra-cover! McCullum was offered room off the fourth ball and he punched that through covers for another boundary! McCullum hit the fifth ball, flat towards mid-off where Pollard jumped and got his hand to it, but it popped out, McCullum has been dropped on 20! McCullum once again got some width off the last ball and he smashed it past covers for another boundary! 14 runs from the over.

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Over 5 || Score 37/0

Mumbai need wickets, which is why Malinga has been brought into the attack. Five runs from the over.

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Over 4 || Score 32/0

Khan to continue. Smith swept the first delivery hard for another Six! McCullum was offered room off the fifth ball and he punched it past covers for a boundary! Last ball was pitched fractionally short, and McCullum cleared midwicket for another boundary! So just two runs from the first overs, and 30 runs from the next two.

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Over 3 || Score 15/0

Ojha to continue. First ball was overpitched and Smith has hit it high over long-on for a Six! Smith was offered width off the fourth ball and he hit it flat straight down the ground for another Six! 13 runs from the over.

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Over 2 || Score 2/0

Zaheer Khan to bowl the second over. Just two from the over. This has been a good start from Mumbai so far.

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Over 1 || Score 0/0

Surprise, Pragyan Ojha will bowl the first over for Mumbai. He starts off with a maiden!

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Mumbai Indians innings:

Over 20 || Score 141/7

Hilfenhaus to bowl the final over, Zaheer is the new man in. First ball was full and wide and Gautam reverse-swept it past third man for a boundary! Gautam took a single off the second ball. Zaheer followed it with another single. Gautam hit the fourth ball towards mid-off where Raina dived to his front and it fell just short of him, one run scored. Fifth ball was short and Zaheer pulled it hard over deep midwicket for a Six! Zaheer failed to make a contact with the bat off the last ball, and they ran a bye. 14 runs from the last over and Mumbai wouldn't be too happy with that effort.

Chidhambaram Gautam 7* (4b) Zaheer Khan 7* (3b)

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Over 19 || Score 127/7

Mohit Sharma to bowl his final over. Rayudu hit the first ball straight to Raina at long-on, Rayudu is OUT! Chidhambaram Gautam is the new man in. Gautam took a single off the first ball to bring Pollard back on strike. Mohit Sharma has been brilliant with his slower ones today, and he bowled a slow off-cutter to Pollard, who missed the line and was bowled, Pollard is OUT! Harbhajan Singh is the new man in. Mohit bowls a briliant first ball to Bhajji, a yorker, no runs scored. Bhajji was offered room off the last ball and he hit it straight to McCullum at point, Harbhajan is OUT! What a match for Mohit Sharma. He picked three wickets in his last over and ends a brilliant spell - 4-0-14-4

Harbhajan Singh c McCullum b Sharma 0 (2b)

KA Pollard b Sharma 12 (11b)

AT Rayudu c Raina b Sharma 1 (2b)

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Over 18 || Score 125/4

Hilfenhaus to bowl his third over. Fourth ball was a slow bouncer, and it bounced slightly more than what Rohit was expecting as he hit it straight to Smith at deep midwicket, Rohit is OUT! Five runs from the over. Mumbai are struggling to up the ante in the last few overs.

RG Sharma c Smith b Hilfenhaus 50 (41b)

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Over 17 || Score 120/3

Pandey to bowl his final over. Pandey conceded just two runs off the first three balls. Pollard had a change of pads after the third ball. Fourth ball was slightly overpitched and Pollard played a premeditated scoop past fine leg for a boundary! Seven runs from the over. Once again, some superb bowling in the death overs from CSK.

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Over 16 || Score 113/3

Mohit Sharma has been brought into the attack. Rohit worked the first ball for a single. Anderson worked the second ball towards covers, and Ashwin's direct hit ended his innings, Anderson is OUT! Kieron Pollard is the new man in. Good bowling under pressure from Mohit Sharma, five runs from the over.

CJ Anderson run out 39 (31b)

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Over 15 || Score 108/2

Jadeja has been finally brought into the attack. Anderson worked the first ball past point for a couple of runs. Anderson hit the second ball flat straight down the ground for a boundary! Anderson worked the third ball towards long-off for a single. Sharma drove the fourth ball towards deep cover for another couple. Sharma was offered width off the fifth ball and he played a cut shot past point for a boundary! Sharma took a single off the last ball to keep the strike. 14 runs from the over.

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Over 14 || Score 94/2

Ashwin to bowl his final over. Six runs from the over.

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Over 13 || Score 88/2

Raina to bowl his third over. Sharma charged down the wicket off the second ball and hit it past point for a boundary! Raina followed it with a short and wide delivery and Sharma smashed it high over deep square leg for a Six!

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Over 12 || Score 73/2

Ashwin to bowl his third over. Four runs from the over.

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Over 11 || Score 69/2

Hilfenhaus brought back into the attack. First ball was a length delivery and Sharma hit it over deep midwicket for a Six! 12 runs from the over.

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Over 10 || Score 57/2

Raina to bowl his second over. Anderson charged down the wicket off the last ball of the over and hit it over long-off for a Six! Ten runs from the over.

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Over 9 || Score 47/2

Pandey has been brought back into the attack. Three runs from the over.

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Over 8 || Score 44/2

Suresh Raina has been brought into the attack. Anderson charged down the wicket off the third ball and hit it over midwicket for a boundary! Seven from the over. There is plenty of batting yet to come, so one of these batsmen should now change the gears.

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Over 7 || Score 37/2

Sharma to continue. Sharma bowled a short of a length delivery to end the over and Sharma played a premeditated scoop over fine leg for a boundary! Six runs from the over.

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Over 6 || Score 31/2

Ashwin to continue. Third ball was bowled at the leg stump and Anderson worked it fine past fine leg for a boundary! Five runs from the over.

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Over 5 || Score 26/2

Mohit Sharma has been brought into the attack. Mohit Sharma bowled a short of a length ball and Tare hit it straight to Raina at mid-on, Tare is OUT! Rohit Sharma, playing in his 100th IPL match, is the new man in. Just one from the over.

AP Tare c Raina b Sharma 23 (19b)

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Over 4 || Score 25/1

Ravichandran Ashwin has been brought into the attack. Good over from Ashwin, five runs from it.

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Over 3 || Score 20/1

Pandey to continue, Corey Anderson has been promoted up the order. First ball was another superb delivery, which almost took the edge of Tare's bat. Tare was offered room off the second ball and he drove that past covers for a boundary! Pandey followed it with a slightly fuller one and Tare played an even better shot past covers for another boundary! Nine runs from the over.

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Over 2 || Score 11/1

Ben Hilfenhaus to bowl the second over. Tare was offered room off the first ball and he nicely played it past point for a boundary! Tare was offered room off the third ball as well and he timed a shot to perfection past the diving fielder at point for another boundary! After being hit for two boundaries, Ben bowled a peach of a delivery to his counterpart Hussey, it pitched on middle-stump and swung away to hit the off-stump, Hussey is OUT! That's an amazing delivery and we have seen him bowl such good ones in the past as well.

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Over 1 || Score 2/0

Michael Hussey and Aditya Tare will open for Mumbai, Ishwar Pandey will bowl the first over. Excellent start from Pandey, just two runs from the over. He has bowled quick and has swung the ball as well.

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TOSS: Rohit Sharma has won the toss and he has decided to bat first.

Two-time IPL winner Chennai Super Kings are a formidable side and they would want to continue their good run in the Indian Premier League as they take on Mumbai Indians. After losing their first match against Kingx XI Punjab, Chennai bounced back and won the next two matches against Delhi Daredevils and Rajasthan Royals.

Dwayne Smith has been in superb form for Chennai and he has got them to quick starts quite often in the series. Ravindra Jadeja found his form back in the last match against Rajasthan, where he scalped four wickets and also contributed with the bat in the middle order.

Mumbai on the other hand have been struggling with their form and have lost two out of three matches. Mumbai have lost both the matches they have played against KKR and RCB, and they would be desperate to register their first win of the tournament.

Mumbai, who didn't retain Glenn Maxwell during IPL 7 auction, seems to have committed a blunder as the right-hander has tore apart the best of the bowling line up. Players like Michael Hussey, Rohit Sharma, Corey Anderson and Kieron Pollard haven't fired in the series so far and this could be their day. In the bowling department, the onus will be once again on Lasith Malinga.



First Published: Friday, April 25, 2014 - 23:38

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