Prime News, National Sport, Cricket, Mumbai, April 4:- Defending champions Chennai Super Kings tasted their first defeat in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 as they lost to Mumbai Indians by 33 runs at the Wankhede Stadium here on Wednesday.
Chasing a target of 171, none of the Chennai batsmen were able to show resistance except Kedhar Jadhav, who played a fighting 58-run knock.
Chennai’s most dependable batsman Suresh Raina also couldn’t do much in the middle after managing just 16 runs off 15 deliveries.
With 56 needed of the last two overs, Chennai’s lower middle order couldn’t help their side cross the line as Deepak Chahar and Shardul Thakur could only contribute with 7 and 12 runs respectively.
For Mumbai, Lasith Malinga and Hardik Pandya rattled the Chennai batting line-up, scalping three wickets each.
Brief scores – Mumbai Indians: 170/5 in 20 overs (Suryakumar Yadav 59, Krunal Pandya 42, Hardik Pandya 25 not out).
Chennai Super Kings: 133/8 in 20 overs (Kedar Jadhav 58; Hardik Pandya 3/20, Lasith Malinga 3/34; Jason Behrendorff 2/22). (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)