‘Are yaar fir wahi April aur haar ka silsila’ – Chennai Super Kings register thumping 7-wicket victory against Mumbai Indians in IPL 2023

Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians locked horns in the 12th game of the ongoing IPL 2023.

Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings
Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings (Image Credit: Twitter/IPL)

In the 12th game of the ongoing IPL 2023, Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians locked horns at the Wankhede Stadium. In the game, the four-time winners had lost the services of Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali. On the other hand, Mumbai lost the services of Jofra Archer. Meanwhile, CSK won the toss and elected to bowl first, handing debut caps to Ajinkya Rahane and Sisanda Magala.

With the bat, MI skipper Rohit Sharma (21) and Ishan Kishan (32) provided an explosive start. However, both players failed to put up a big score. This proved costly for the team as their middle and lower order collapsed. From 64/2, the team was reduced to 131/8. The likes of Ravindra Jadeja and Mitchell Santner broke the back of Chennai’s batting. They combined for five wickets. For Mumbai, Tim David (31) and Hrithik Shokeen (18*) helped the team reach 157/8.

Chennai Super Kings dominated the chase on the back of Ajinkya Rahane

In reply, the Super Kings had a poor start as Devon Conway got played in the first over. However, this brought Ajinkya Rahane to the crease. The former India Test vice-captain took everyone by surprise with his batting. He scored a 19-ball 50 including seven fours and three sixes. This makes it the fastest fifty of the season.

He ended up with 61 off just 27 balls. On the other hand, Ruturaj Gaikwad, the in-form player was playing the second fiddle. After Rahane’s wicket, Shivam Dube came out and played some shots to keep the team ahead in the chase. In the end, Gaikwad remained unbeaten at 40 off 36 balls and is currently the Orange Cap holder for most runs in the tournament.

On the other hand, impact sub, Ambati Rayudu was looking to end the game as soon as possible as he scored 20 off 16 balls. In the end, the Kings won the game by seven wickets in hand and 11 balls remaining.

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