An unbeaten 116-run opening wicket partnership between Quinton de Kock and Ishan Kishan guided Mumbai Indians (MI) to a 10-wicket victory over Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 41st match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 in Sharjah on Friday.
Chasing 115, Ishan Kishan scored his second half-century of the season, scoring 68 not out off just 37 balls. Quinton de Kock remained unbeaten on 46 after facing 37 delivering.
Earlier, MI stand-in-skipper Kieron Pollard won the toss and opted to bowl first. Trent Boult (4/18) and Jasprit Bumrah (2/25) shared 6 wickets among themselves to destroy CSK’s top order. For the first time in the history, MS Dhoni & Co. lost five batsmen in the powerplay overs and added just 24 runs.
Rahul Chahar then joined the party and removed Dhoni (16) and Deepak Chahar (0) in quick successions. Sam Curran was the top-scorer for CSK as he scored a 47-ball 52 and got out on the last ball of the first innings.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) October 23, 2020
Mumbai Indians have completely decimated CSK. Chennai desperately need a revamp. Its heartbreaking to watch nothing going the way Dhoni has planned. Tactical errors, team selection & his personal performance. Really want the mighty Dhoni to bounce back. #CSKvMI #IPL2020
— Saiyami Kher (@SaiyamiKher) October 23, 2020
— Kris Srikkanth (@KrisSrikkanth) October 23, 2020
— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) October 23, 2020
Mumbai Indians' biggest achievement tonight was to finish the chase before the second strategic timeout. 😆 #MIvCSK
— Jamie Alter (@alter_jamie) October 23, 2020
Annihilation. There’s no other way to describe what #Mi has done to #CSK tonight. End of the road for the team in Yellow in #IPL2020 Doubt that 12 will be enough to qualify and doubt that they’ll reach that far….
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 23, 2020
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) October 23, 2020
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) October 23, 2020
PROUD 💙💙💙 #mi
— Mitchell McClenaghan (@Mitch_Savage) October 23, 2020
— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) October 23, 2020
#CSK are looking like an ageing boxer in the ring against younger fighters who are throwing more punches than he can handle….
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 23, 2020
Highest 9th wkt stands in IPL:
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) October 23, 2020
#mi playing ruthless cricket…
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) October 23, 2020
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) October 23, 2020
It can’t get more convincing Win than this. Well done @mipaltan nd tough luck for @ChennaiIPL 👍 Fabulous strokes from #ishankisan ‘s bat !! Great partnership wit #quintondekock to seal d game for them #CSKvMI #IPL2020
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) October 23, 2020
Kieron Pollard as captain in Twenty20s in 2020:
Matches – 17
Won – 15
Lost – 1
N/R – 1
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) October 23, 2020
बहती हवा सा था वो
उड़ती पतंग सा था वो
कहाँ गया उसे ढूँढ़ो@ChennaiIPL
— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) October 23, 2020
Forget this @IPL season but there is big trouble for CSK over the next few seasons.
In a way CSK mortgaged their future for immediate success.
Was 1 title, 1 runner up worth no younger Indians players to have as your spine moving forward?
I believe Yes
But rough seas ahead
— Scott Styris (@scottbstyris) October 23, 2020
CSK have had a very poor season. Today signals the end of a long and extremely successful era for the Men in Yellow. 10 playoff appearances in 11 attempts is not going to be easy for any team to achieve. Time to innovate and rebuild for the future. #IPL2020
— Gaurav Sundararaman (@gaurav_sundar) October 23, 2020