CSK has been particularly invincible at Chepauk, Chennai, their homeground. But MI has been winning against CSK at their homeground. They have won 5 times they last played. CSK did not play at Chepauk in 2020, 2021 and 2022. They have been banned in 2016 and 2017 for two years, as well. CSK lost to MI at MA Chidambaram Stadium aka Chepauk every time they played in last 13 years. They broke it on 6th May in IPL 2023.
CSK elected to bowl first upon winning the toss. Cameron Green(6), Ishan Kishan(7) and Rohit Sharma(0) got out in first 3 overs, reducing MI to 14/3. Suryakumar Yadav(26) and Tristan Stubbs 20 off 21 tried to form partnerships with Nehal Wadhera, who scored 64 runs off 51 balls. But they could not get the late boost and MI ended up scoring 139/8 in 20 overs. Matheesha Pathirana(3/15) bowled best among CSK bowlers. Tushar Deshpande(2/26), Deepak Chahar(2/18) and Ravindra Jadeja(1/37) have been among the wickets.
Ruturaj Gaikwad scored 30 off 16 and did not give MI any chance to be in the game. Ajinkya Rahane(21), Shivam Dube(26) have helped Devon Conway(44) in steering CSK to memorable victory. MS Dhoni scored winning runs with singles while fans wanted him to hit a six. CSK won the match by 6 wickets by scoring 140/4 in 17.4 overs. With this win, CSK have moved to No.2 spot with 13 points in the table. Matheesha Pathirana has been awarded Player of the Match, for his bowling performance.
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