MI vs CSK: Dhoni scored 16 runs in the last four balls to win. Chennai scored 42 runs in the last three overs. Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has been in excellent form this season, showed again that he is still the best finisher by playing a stormy inning against Mumbai Indians on Thursday to lead Chennai Super Kings to a 3-wicket victory. Chennai needed 16 runs to win from the last four balls. In such a situation, Dhoni hit a six on the third ball of fast bowler Jaydev Unadkat, hit a four on the fourth, two runs on the fifth ball, and a four on the 6th ball making Chennai win.
Mumbai’s account did not open
Mumbai Indians had to face the seventh consecutive defeat. Mumbai has become the first team in IPL history to lose in the first seven matches. With this, the way for Mumbai to make it to the playoffs has also become very difficult.
CSK captain Ravindra Jadeja decided to bowl first after winning the toss. Mumbai scored 155 for 7 with Tilak Verma’s unbeaten 51. In reply, Chennai scored 156 runs for 7-wickets and won the match. Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma got dismissed without opening his account.
Dhoni played a brilliant inning and scored 28 not out in 13 balls. He hit three fours and a six. Chennai scored 42 runs in the last three overs. It is Chennai’s second win in seven matches.
Today’s Match: Delhi VS Rajasthan
There will be an interesting battle between Kuldeep-Chahal’s spin. A total of 24 matches are played between Rajasthan and Delhi now. Rajasthan won 12 matches and lost 12. The match between Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals, which registered a spectacular victory in the last match, will be played on Friday. In this match, there will be a tough competition between Delhi spinner Kuldeep Yadav and Rajasthan leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. This season of IPL has been the best performance of these two spinners.
Both were Man of the Match: Interestingly, in the last match, Kuldeep-Chahal gave their team victory while performing brilliantly. Both the spinners are entitled to the man of the match. Kuldeep has so far taken 13 wickets in the tournament whereas Chahal has taken 17 wickets.
Wisden released the list of the five best cricketers of the year 2021. Two Indian players were rewarded for performing well in Test cricket. Rohit and Bumrah in Wisden of the Year list. For the first time, 2 Indians got the place. Indian team captain Rohit Sharma and fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah have been named by Wisden in the list of the best five cricketers of the year 2021. Both these legendary Indian players had a great performance on the tour of England.
It is the first time when Wisden has included two Indian players in its five best cricketers. The other three players to make it to the list include New Zealand’s Devon Conway, England pacer Ollie Robinson and South African women’s cricketer Dane van Niekerk.