MI vs CSK: Despite tragic performance in powerplay, CSK managed to score 156/6

Chennai Super Kings have had an awful powerplay, by their standards. They ended up being 24/4 at the end of six overs.

Chennai Super Kings have had an awful powerplay, by their standards against Mumbai Indians in their opening match in the 2nd phase of IPL at the Dubai International Stadium. They ended up being 24/4 at the end of six overs with the yellow brigade reeling at the end of it against Mumbai. Opening batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad was the only one who remained by the end of the powerplay overs.

Usually, the bet was on the batting firepower for the Super Kings to fire during these but it did not happen. South African batsman Faf Du Plessis got dismissed in the first over itself, as he had a go at the ball because he saw a hint of width, but he ended up slicing it straight to short third man as Trent Boult from the Mumbai Indians got his man.

Adam Milne got Moeen Ali out as his attempted slap went straight to the cover point. He found width but had no timing. Tiwary takes a good catch diving low to his right. Ambati Rayadu was retired hurt after a short ball from Milne kept low and smacked his elbow. His left elbow had swollen and he had to leave the field during the second over. Suresh Raina hit a four during the third over but got dismissed two balls later when Boult threw his bat at the ball and it broke into two pieces and it was caught on point by Rahul Chahar.

Ultimately, captain MS Dhoni had to come in to stem the flow of wickets but continued his bad patch of form. He hit a beautiful shot against Milne in the sixth over but got caught at deep square by Boult. We have to see how the Super Kings recover from this loss and how Mumbai Indians can capitalise from this.

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