IPL 2019: Qualifier 1, Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings – Lesser known Stats

Here are lesser known stats from Mumbai Indians’ third straight win of the season over CSK.

Ishan Kishan, MI, Mumbai Indians
Ishan Kishan. (Photo: IANS)

The Chepauk Stadium seems to be a tough venue for the visiting teams while facing the Chennai Super Kings which isn’t the same in the case of the Mumbai Indians. In fact, in the last nine editions of the IPL, MI has a better record against CSK in Chennai than at their home venue Wankhede. The Super Kings are awaiting to defeat MI in their backyard ever since the start of 2011. In fact, MI became the first team to defeat CSK on four successive meetings as they last defeated by CSK was in the 2018 season opener.

Here are lesser known stats from Mumbai Indians’ third straight win of the season over CSK:

A first for MI in a playoff against CSK:

The Mumbai Indians might have a better record in the IPL against the Chennai Super Kings but the latter has managed to be even-stevens when it comes to the playoffs. Both the teams won four matches apiece out of the 8 meetings but only twice the chasing side was victorious in those. CSK won in the 2014 Eliminator while MI finally won chasing against the Super Kings in the playoffs.


One foreigner less in MI line-up:

The trend of not playing four overseas players has caught up with Mumbai Indians that too in a playoff game. Thus, they recorded only the 2nd instance of a team playing without four foreigners in an IPL playoff/knockout match. The first such instance was recorded by Kolkata Knight Riders against the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2018 2nd Qualifier. This was also the first instance in the seven editions of IPL where MI took the field with only three overseas players.

A miscalculated batting:

Chennai Super Kings found themselves in a grave after electing to bat first. The MI bowling line-up hardly allowed the hosts to get away with runs as they finished with 131 on the board despite losing only four wickets. The total of 131/4 is now CSK’s 2nd lowest IPL total where they played out 20 overs losing four of fewer wickets. CSK posted 114/4 in their 20 overs against KKR during the 2011 season. The game played at the Eden Gardens came to an end with KKR leading on DL method.

Rohit continues his 100% record:

While the visiting teams have always found it tough to defeat CSK in Chennai, the current MI skipper Rohit Sharma has been winning each and every time. Rohit featured in two matches for Deccan Chargers in 2008 and 2010 against CSK at the Chepauk before playing all the five played by Mumbai Indians since 2012.

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