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Rohit Sharma led the Mumbai Indians to a 46-run victory over the Chennai Super Kings by playing an excellent innings of 67 runs on a bowling friendly pitch.

Winning the toss, the stand-in skipper Suresh Raina opted to field first.

Quinton de Kock smashed a boundary and a maximum before giving away his wicket for 15 runs off 9 balls.

Evin Lewis and Rohit Sharma built a 75-run partnership in less than ten overs.

Lewis was dismissed by Mitchell Santner after scoring 32 runs off 30 balls. The Caribbean powerhouse scored three boundaries and a solitary maximum before getting out.

Rohit Sharma was the star of the innings after scoring 67 runs off 48 balls. The Mumbai Indians skipper hit six boundaries and three maximums before going back to the pavilion.

Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard scored 33 runs in the last 22 balls to help Mumbai post 155 on the scoreboard.

Pandya scored 23 runs off 18 balls while Pollard scored 13 runs off 12 balls remaining unbeaten till the end.

Santner was the pick of the bowlers as he dismissed both Rohit Sharma and Evin Lewis while conceding only 13 runs in his four-over spell.

Chasing just 156, Shane Watson took the wrong approach as he scored a couple of boundaries and got out after scoring 8 runs off 4 balls.

Hardik Pandya dismissed the Chennai skipper Suresh Raina for a meagre score of 2 runs off 4 balls.

Hardik’s elder brother Krunal Pandya dismissed both Ambati Rayudu and Kedar Jadhav for miniscule scores of 0 and 6 respectively.

In the battle of uncapped players, Ankul Roy came out on top as he dismissed Dhruv Shorey for a meagre score of 5 runs off 8 balls.

Top scorer for Chennai, Murli Vijay was dismissed for 38 runs off 35 balls courtesy of a brilliant Suryakumar Yadav catch.

Dwayne Bravo sparked some hope for the home side with an innings of 20 runs off 17 balls but it all ended badly for Chennai Super Kings.


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