Chennai Super Kings pace spearhead Ashish Nehra said dismissing Rohit Sharma, when the Mumbai Indians' skipper was poised for a late assault, proved to be crucial in his side's six-wicket triumph over the home side in an IPL match here.
Openers Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum shared a breathtaking 109-run stand off 44 balls as Chennai Super Kings outplayed Mumbai Indians by six wickets for their third straight win in the IPL cricket tournament here today.
Mumbai Indians would address the issue of finding a replacement for injured opener Aaron Finch after tomorrow's game against Chennai Super Kings here, said captain Rohit Sharma after confirming that the Australian has been ruled out of the tournament.
Notwithstanding Mumbai Indians' poor start in this IPL season, Chennai Super Kings head coach Stephen Fleming is wary of the home team's capabilities and insists that the visitors, who are unbeaten so far, have not lowered their guard for Friday's game.
Off to a disastrous start with three successive defeats, Mumbai Indians will have their task cut out when they lock horns with two-time title winners and in-form Chennai Super Kings in their Indian Premier league match here on Friday.
After their third consecutive loss in the Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma on Wednesday said the team wants to put the poor start behind and perform well against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) here on Friday.
With Chennai Super Kings notching up a second straight win in IPL-8, team's coach Stephen Fleming lavished praise on centurion Brendon McCullum while lauding the side's "dynamic" and "sensible" batting.
Lauding Chennai Super Kings opener Brendon McCullum's unbeaten 100 in his side's second consecutive win in IPL-8, SunRisers Hyderabad mentor VVS Laxman today said the New Zealender's first ton of the season was a "special innings".
Enjoying his second stint with Delhi Daredevils like never before, leg-spinner Amit Mishra on Saturday said that the new-look side has emerged far more improved in this edition of the Indian Premier League.
Opener Brendon McCullum blazed his way to the season's first century as Chennai Super Kings registered a convincing 45-run victory over SunRisers Hyderabad in the eighth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Saturday.
Hoping to end their 10-match losing streak in the IPL cricket tournament, Delhi Daredevils will look to turn their fortunes around on home turf when they take on an upbeat Rajasthan Royals at the Feroz Shah Kotla here on Sunday.
Chennai Super Kings pacer Ashish Nehra said defending a 150-run score against Delhi Daredevils was a tough ask but he is glad to have played a crucial role in his team's one-run triumph in an IPL match here.