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October 25, 2019

CSK missed MS Dhoni’s presence in run chase: Rohit Sharma after MI win

first_imgCSK missed MS Dhoni’s presence in run chase: Rohit Sharma after MI winIPL 2019: Mumbai Indians completed the double over Chennai Super Kings this season as they won by 46 runs at the MA Chidambaram stadium on Friday. view more view less commentary scorecard advertisementcenter_img graphs No data available! Rohan Sen ChennaiApril 27, 2019UPDATED: April 27, 2019 00:21 IST IPL 2019: Rohit Sharma scored 67 as Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by 46 runs (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSCSK missed the services of MS Dhoni, who was out due to an illness”It was a massive boost that MSD wasn’t around,” Rohit Sharma said after MI’s winThe loss was Chennai’s first at Chepauk where MI haven’t lost since 2010Mumbai Indians is the only side to have registered more wins against Chennai Super Kings in the IPL and they notched up yet another one over their biggest rivals on Friday night to move up to second position in this season’s points table.Mumbai Indians successfully defended 155 at the MA Chidambaram stadium to stretch their unbeaten streak at the Chepauk to 9 years. MI haven’t lost at this ground since 2010.Chennai Super Kings dearly missed the services of captain MS Dhoni, who was ruled out with an illness, in their run chase and got bowled for 109 in 17.4 overs, which is their lowest score at Chepauk in IPL [email protected] climb up the table and move back into the top 2 #VIVOIPL pic.twitter.com/Re9oiB7SlxIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 26, 2019Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma acknowledged the fact that not having Dhoni while defending a total around made the job easier for his team.”It was a massive boost that MSD wasn’t around. Because his presence does a lot for their team. When you don’t have Dhoni when they’re chasing the score, then it becomes difficult for them.”I’m sure their presence was missed by CSK. But he was sick, it’s not in his control either. But as I said, coming here and winning here isn’t supposed to be easy,” Rohit Sharma said at the post-match presentation ceremony.Mumbai also consolidated their head-to-head record against the Super Kings with their 16th victory in 28 matches. CSK have won 12 of those encounters and have the worst record against Mumbai in the IPL. MI have the best record for any team against the Super Kings in the IPL.advertisementCaptain @ImRo45 played an important 67 (48) on a tricky wicket which gave @mipaltan a winning scoreHe is the Man of the Match for #CSKvMI pic.twitter.com/LGG381qj7DIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 26, 2019Mumbai were put into bat by stand-in skipper Suresh Raina but they still managed to post a challenging total on the board thanks to Rohit Sharma’s 67 off 48 balls. Power-hitters Hardik Pandya (23 not out) and Kieron Pollard (13 not out) also made significant contributions to the total.Losing the toss turned out to be a blessing in disguise for MI which Rohit also admitted in the post-match interview.”I thought it was better to lose the toss since we wanted to chase as well. But we knew whether we bat first or bowl first, we’ll still have to play good cricket. We spoke about that at the start of the game, but it was a great effort by the boys since it’s not easy to come here and play.”We had to scrap for every run and every wicket, can’t ask for much more,” Rohit said.Talking about his own form, Rohit said he was happy to get back among the runs even though he wasn’t too worried about his inconsistent run in the IPL so far this season.”At no point was I worried about my form because I was hitting the ball well. I knew the day will come, and I guess today was the day,” Rohit said.Undefeated at the Chepauk since 2010#OneFamily #CricketMeriJaan #MumbaiIndians #CSKvMI @ImRo45 pic.twitter.com/gs3PRUa4wHMumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 26, 2019Mumbai Indians took one step closer to qualifying for the playoffs with their seventh win in 11 matches. They moved over Delhi Capitals, who also have 14 points, owing to a better net run-rate.”We’re not yet in the playoffs, we know how quickly the tables can turn, so we need to play well against KKR and Sunrisers. We don’t want to complicate things, we are clear as a team on what we want to execute. It won’t pay off every day, but the boys have been raising their hands at different occasions,” Rohit Sharma concluded.Also Read | Rohit Sharma, Lasith Malinga help MI breach CSK fortress at Chepauk Also Read | MS Dhoni ruled out of CSK vs MI match with feverFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Rohit SharmaFollow MS DhoniFollow CSK vs MIFollow Chennai vs MumbaiFollow chennai super kings vs mumbai indianslast_img read more