Mumbai Indians (MI) pulled off a stupendous victory over Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Delhi on Saturday, chasing down a mammoth target of 219. After CSK batted first and posted what seemed like an impressive score, MI responded in equally brilliant fashion and achieved the target off the very last ball, with four wickets in hand. Following the MI-CSK thriller, here are the player ratings for the match.
Kieron Pollard (10/10)
Played an exceptional knock of 87 not out in 34 balls to take MI home in the massive chase. Slammed eight sixes during his innings as CSK bowlers just could not keep him quiet. With the ball, took the big wickets of Faf du Plessis and Suresh Raina to temporarily stall CSK’s progress. Had figures of 2 for 12 in two overs.
Rahul Chahar (7/10)
Was economical amid the carnage. Did not claim a wicket but gave away only 32 in his four overs.
Rohit Sharma (6.5/10)
Got MI off to a breezy start in the mammoth chase. Made 35 from 24, but was dismissed just when the team needed him to carry on.
Quinton de Kock (6.5/10)
Featured in a crucial opening stand of 71 with Rohit Sharma. Scored a brisk 38 from 28. like Rohit, he too fell just as the side were hoping for him to convert the start.
Krunal Pandya (6.5/10)
Played another good cameo. Hit two fours and two sixes in his 32 off 23 before being trapped lbw by Sam Curran.
Hardik Pandya (6/10)
Hit two crucial sixes off Sam Curran towards the end of the chase, contributing a handy 16 in 7.
Trent Boult (4/10)
Dismissed Ruturaj Gaikwad early, but was expensive after that. Ended up conceding 42 runs in his four overs.
James Neesham (1/10)
Bowled two overs, in which he was hit for 26. Was out first ball.
Dhawal Kulkarni (3.5/10)
Was expensive and did not claim a wicket. Gave away 48 runs in his four overs.
Jasprit Bumrah (2/10)
Had a rare horror day out in the middle and was torn apart by CSK batsmen. Ended up conceding 56 runs in his four overs. Bowled his most expensive spell in the IPL. Was slammed for four sixes.
Suryakumar Yadav (2/10)
Had a forgettable match. Was dismissed for three and dropped a catch.
Chennai Super Kings
Ambati Rayudu (9.5/10)
Played an absolutely sensational knock of 72 not out in only 27 balls. Blasted seven sixes apart from four fours. Led CSK’s fightback after they lost a few quick wickets in the middle.
Moeen Ali (8/10)
Scored a sizzling fifty. Gave CSK the much-desired momentum after the early wicket. Smashed five fours and as many sixes as he went berserk in Delhi. His innings end of 58 from only 36 balls. Dismissed Quinton de Kock in the only over he bowled.
Sam Curran (7.5/10)
Was the best of CSK bowlers. Ended with impressive figures of 3 for 34 even as the other were clobbered. But conceded few boundaries towards the end.
Faf du Plessis (7/10)
Registered yet another blazing half-century. Hit four sixes and two fours. Was dismissed exactly for 50 off only 28 balls. Dropped the crucial catch of Kieron Pollard at a key moment in the chase.
Ravindra Jadeja (5/10)
Made a run-a-ball 22 not out. Gave the strike to Ambati Rayudu and saw him tee-off at the other end. Went for 29 in his three overs.
Deepak Chahar (5/10)
Went wicketless, conceding 37 in his four overs.
Shardul Thakur (3/10)
Another bad day in the office. Got the wicket of Rohit Sharma, but was clubbed for 56 in his four overs.
Lungi Ngidi (2/10)
Had a forgettable day and was massacred by Kieron Pollard. Gave away 16 in the last over as MI pulled off an improbable win. Ended with disappointing figures of 0 for 62 from his four.
Ruturaj Gaikwad (2/10)
Fell cheaply for 4 to Trent Boult. Gave a simple catch off a leading edge to point.
Suresh Raina (2/10)
Fell cheaply. Managed only 2 in four balls. Was dismissed by Kieron Pollard.
MS Dhoni (No Rating. Did not bat)