IPL 2018: Mumbai Indians have a slight statistical edge over Chennai Super Kings

IPL 2018: Mumbai Indians have a slight statistical edge over Chennai Super Kings

The Indians and the Super Kings are the two of the most successful sides in the IPL.

MS Dhoni & Rohit Sharma IPL
MS Dhoni & Rohit Sharma IPL. (Photo Source: Twitter)

It’s almost time for Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 to kick off and the first match will see former champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) locking horns with current champions Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. This will be CSK’s comeback match after they served two years of suspension while their skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni would be playing the MI again after the final last year in which his team Rising Pune Supergiant lost by just 1 run.

Dhoni has led CSK to six finals, winning two while Rohit Sharma has a cent per cent record as captain as he lifted the trophy on all three occasions that his team played the final. CSK and MI are among the top teams in IPL who share an intense rivalry and here we have a look at their past encounters since 2008 when the tournament started. The two teams have played 22 matches in IPL between 2008-15 out of which the MI have won 12 and CSK 10.

2008:

Game 1: CSK won by 6 runs at Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

CSK scored 208 for 5 in 20 overs while MI were restricted to 202 for 7 in their 20 overs. Man of the match was Matthew Hayden (CSK) for scoring 81 off 46 balls.

Game 2: MI won by 9 wickets at Wankhede

CSK posted 156 for 6 in 20 overs and MI overhauled it in 13.5 overs for the loss of just one wicket. Man of the match was Sanath Jayasuriya (MI) for scoring 114 not out in just 48 balls.

MI-V-CSK

2009:

Game 1: MI won by 19 runs in at Newlands in Cape Town

MI scored 165 for 7 in 20 overs while CSK managed only 146 for 7 in their 20 overs. Man of the match was Sachin Tendulkar (MI) for remaining 59 not out in 49 balls.

Game 2: CSK won by 7 wickets at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth

MI batted first to score 147 for 5 in 20 overs and CSK reached the target in 19.1 overs for the loss of just 3 wickets. Man of the match was Hayden (CSK) for scoring 60 off 57 balls.

2010:

Game 1: MI won by 5 wickets at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai

CSK scored 180 for 2 wickets in 20 overs and MI scored 184 for 5 in 19 overs. Man of the match was Tendulkar (MI) for scoring 72 off 52 balls.

Game 2: CSK won by 24 runs at Chidambaram Stadium

CSK scored 165 for 4 in 20 overs and kept MI under check and they could only manage 141 for 9 in their 20 overs. Man of the match was Suresh Raina (CSK) for scoring 23 runs and taking 1 wicket for 12 runs.

Final: CSK won by 22 runs at DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai

CSK scored 168 for 5 wickets in 20 overs and restricted MI to 146 for 9 wickets in 20 overs. Raina (CSK) was picked the man of the match for his unbeaten 57 off 35 balls.

2011:

Only game: MI won by 8 runs in Wankhede

MI scored 164 for 4 in 20 overs and CSK finished at 156 for 9 in 20 overs. Harbhajan Singh (MI) was the man of the match for taking 5 wickets for 18.

2012:

Game 1: MI won by 8 wickets at Chidambaram Stadium

CSK were bowled out for 112 in 19.5 overs and MI overhauled the target in 16.5 overs losing just 2 wickets. Man of the match was Richard Levi (MI) for scoring 50.

Game2: MI won by 2 wickets at Wankhede

CSK scored 173 for 8 wickets in 20 overs and MI scored 174 for 8 in their allotted 20 overs. Dwayne Smith (MI) was adjudged the man of the match for scoring 24 not out in 16 balls.

Eliminator: CSK won by 38 runs at Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

CSK scored 187 for 5 in 20 overs and then restricted MI to 149 for 9 in 20 overs. Dhoni was picked the man of the match for his 51 not out in just 20 balls.

MIvCSK

2013:
Game1: MI won by 9 runs at Chidambaram Stadium

MI scored 148 for 6 in 20 overs and CSK scored 139 for 9 in 20 overs. Man of the match was Kieron Pollard (MI) for scoring unbeaten 57 in 38 balls.

Game 2: MI won by 60 runs at Wankhede Stadium

MI scored 139 for 5 in 20 overs and then bundled out CSK for just 79 in 15.2 overs. Mitchell Johnson (MI) was picked as the man of the match for taking 3 wickets for 27.

Qualifier 1: CSK won by 48 runs at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

CSK scored 192 for 1 in 20 overs and MI were all out for 144 in 18.4 overs. Michael Hussey (CSK) was chosen as the man of the match for scoring 86 not out in 58 balls.

Final: MI won by 23 runs at Eden Gardens, Kolkata

MI scored 148 for 9 in 20 overs and restricted CSK to 125 for 9 in 20 overs. Pollard (MI) who scored an unbeaten 60 off 24 balls was picked as the man of the match.

2014:

Game 1: CSK won by 7 wickets at Dubai International Stadium

MI scored 141 for 7 in 20 overs and CSK reached the target in 19 overs losing just three wickets. Mohit Sharma (CSK) was the man of the match for taking 4 wickets for 14 runs.

Game 2: CSK won by 4 wickets at Wankhede

MI scored 157 for 6 wickets in 20 overs and CSK scored 160 for 6 wickets in 19.3 overs. Dwayne Smith (CSK) was the man of the match for scoring 57 off 51 balls.

Eliminator: CSK won by 7 wickets at Brabourne Stadium

MI scored 173 for 8 in 20 overs and CSK scored 176 for 3 in 18.4 overs. Raina (CSK) scored 54 not out off 33 balls to get the man of the match award.

2015:

Game 1: CSK won by 6 wickets at Wankhede

MI scored 183 for 7 in 20 overs and CSK scored 189 for 4 in 16.4 overs. Ashish Nehra (CSK) took 3 for 23 to be picked as the man of the series.

Game 2: MI by 6 wickets at Chidambaram Stadium

CSK scored 158 for 5 in 20 overs and MI scored 159 for 4 in 19.2 overs. Hardik Pandya (MI) was picked the man of the match for scoring 21 not out off 11 balls.

Qualifier: MI won by 25 runs at Wankhede

MI scored 187 for 6 wickets in 20 overs and CSK were restricted to 162 in 19 overs. Pollard (MI) was picked as the man of the match for scoring 41 off 40 balls.

Final: MI won by 41 runs at Eden Gardens, Kolkata

MI scored 202 for 5 in 20 overs and CSK scored 161 for 8 in their allotted 20 overs. Rohit Sharma (MI) was adjudged man of the match for scoring 50 off 26 balls.