Twitter Reactions: Mumbai Indians end winless streak, beat CSK by 8 wickets
Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by 8 wickets.
Updated - Apr 28, 2018 11:48 pm
The Mumbai Indians ended their winless drought in the 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League. They beat the Chennai Super Kings by 8 wickets in an away fixture at Pune. Coming into the game, they were under immense pressure to perform. They had lost five out of the previous six games that they had played in the season. Hence, this particular game was more or less a must win game for them.
As the things turned out in the match, the Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma led from the front to help his side chase 169 in the match. Rohit remained unbeaten on 56 to see his side over the line with 8 wickets in hand. They will certainly take a lot of positives from the game since they beat the top side of the season.
Earlier in the game, the Chennai Super Kings were invited to bat first after Mumbai Indians won the toss. The hosts did not get a good start as they lost Shane Watson early in the innings. Suresh Raina and Ambati Rayudu then steadied the ship for them to recover from the early jolt. A crucial 71 run stand followed which was broken by Krunal Pandya in the 12th over of the match. Pandya dismissed Rayudu, who looked in fabulous touch for his 35-ball 46.
Raina was joined by MS Dhoni at the crease. Dhoni added some valuable 26 runs before perishing in an attempt to accelerate in the late overs. The wickets followed from the other end as Raina reached his fifty. Raina finished with an unbeaten 75 off just 47 deliveries with 6 fours and 4 sixes to see the Chennai Super Kings finish with 169/5 in their allotted 20 overs.
In the run chase, Mumbai Indians got off to a good start with the openers adding 69 runs for the first wicket. Albeit they added good runs on the board, the rate at which they accumulated the runs was not very impressive. While Suryakumar Yadav played fluently, Evin Lewis largely struggled. Yadav perished with a score of 44 (34) to his name. Lewis perished 7 overs later with 43-ball 47 to his name.
The untimely departure of Lewis created a major scare for the Mumbai Indians. Rohit Sharma was joined by Hardik Pandya at the crease and the two senior members of the side showed great character to hold on to their nerves in the match and stayed unbeaten till the very end.
Here is how the fans reacted to the match:
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) April 28, 2018
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 28, 2018
4-5 match haarne ke baad Ambani ka paisa bahar aata hai#CSKvMI
— Rishabh Srivastava (@AskRishabh) April 28, 2018
Mumbai apni sab match haar rahe the #IPL2018 me…
fir aata hai ambani ka paisa.. pic.twitter.com/UC7LuVRErI
— Kuptaan?? (@Kuptaan) April 28, 2018
Captain's knock by Rohit ???#CSKvMI
— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) April 28, 2018
Rohit said at the toss that MI will be enjoying the game today which was missing in all the previous ones.
You can see that today. You can see the difference it has made. #IPL2018
— Manya (@CSKian716) April 28, 2018
Why is Thakur on this team? everytime I see him, he's being useless..
— Mithi (@MithiTennis) April 28, 2018
— डी.के. (@itsdhruvism) April 28, 2018
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) April 28, 2018
Part of most wins in IPL:
98 – MS Dhoni
97 – Suresh Raina
90 – Yusuf Pathan, ROHIT SHARMA* #CSKvMI
— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) April 28, 2018
Apparently Mumbai Indians have won.
A close match.
Someone please double check.
Might be a rumour.#MIvsCSK
— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) April 28, 2018
— Alan Wilkins (@alanwilkins22) April 28, 2018
Conspiracy Alert: MI sent their supporter at Chepauk to throw shoes at players so that IPL committee will have to shift matches and they will have a chance to win away from Chennai. #IPL
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) April 28, 2018
Just In : "I was struggling with the bat till now, but today before the game Dhoni bhai gave me some suggestions which I worked out and it helped me take the team to a win. Mahi also helped a bit while I was batting."
— TIMES HOW (@TiimesHow) April 28, 2018
— Abhishekᵏᵏʳ ?? #408 (@ImAbhishek7_) April 28, 2018
Shardul Thakur joins d legends like Ishant Sharma, Ashok Dinda n another.
Another legend in making. ???????? #CSKvMI
— Chennai Super Kings (@CrazyCSKian) April 28, 2018
Shardul thakur after this match pic.twitter.com/zlzMnKqmrL
— Ankit (@Downhellfromher) April 28, 2018
Rohit Sharma – I Want To Dedicated This Man Of The Match to Shardul Thakur
— Abhi (@im_Abhi_07) April 28, 2018
— Abhishek Mishra (@Rollicking_) April 28, 2018
— Syed Arsh Zaidi (@InnoxentArsh110) April 28, 2018
Stuart Binny Just Added Shardul Thakur ?
— Durga Chitturi ✌ (@DurgaChitturi) April 28, 2018
How Shardul Thakur got the ball ahead of Dwayne Bravo in the penultimate over is beyond me with just above 20 runs needed from 2. 17 runs off it.
— Ranit Das (@ranitd94) April 28, 2018
— Riyaz?? (@iamriyaz_) April 28, 2018
— Kaushik (@Sarcasmm007) April 28, 2018