Chennai Super Kings 169-5 (Ambati Rayudu 46, Suresh Raina 75*, MS Dhoni 26, Krunal Pandya 2-32, Mitchell McClenaghan 2-26) lost to Mumbai Indians 170-2 in 19.4 overs (Suryakumar Yadav 44, Evin Lewis 47, Rohit Sharma 56*) by 8 wickets
Defending champions Mumbai Indians made heavy weather of the run-chase but held their nerves in the end to beat table-toppers Chennai Super Kings by eight wickets and return to winning ways in the Indian Premier League in Pune on Saturday.
Languishing at the bottom with only one win from six matches, Mumbai Indians restricted Chennai Super Kings to 169-5, mainly built around Suresh Raina’s unbeaten 75-run innings.
Mumbai then returned to overhaul the target with two balls to spare at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium.
Rohit Sharma played a captain’s knock with a 33-ball unbeaten 56 to complete the chase after Evin Lewis (47 off 43) and Suryakumar Yadav (44) added 69 runs for the opening wicket. Rohit shared 59 runs with Lewis for the second wicket before adding another 42 off 21 balls with Hardik Pandya to take the team home.
Earlier, Raina (75 off 47 balls), who had missed a couple of matches due to a calf injury earlier in the season, smashed his way to an unbeaten 75 laced with six fours and four sixes after opener Ambati Rayudu set the foundation for Chennai with a 35-ball 46.
Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni also chipped in with 26 off 21 balls which was studded three boundaries and a six but Mumbai Indians bowled well in the death overs to restrict them within 170 in the end.
Man of the Match: Rohit Sharma, for his unbeaten 56.