Riding on the skipper Rohit Sharma’s half-century, Mumbai Indians registered a convincing 46-run win over defending champions Chennai Super Kings in an IPL match in Chennai on Friday. MI's win Friday ended CSK's winning streak of five games at home this season. The Rohit-led MI, a three-time champion, came up with an all-round performance to silence the Lions at its home turf. Rohit top-scored with 67 from 48 balls with the help of six fours and three sixes to help MI post 155 for four on a slow and turning Chepauk surface after being sent into bat.
And then MI bowlers led by Sri Lankan Lasith Malinga (4/37) bundled out CSK for 109 in 17.4 overs, the defending champions' lowest total at home. Besides Malinga, Krunal Pandya (2 for 7 in 3 overs) and Jasprit Bumrah (2 for 10 in 3 overs) did the damage.
By virtue of this win, MI has jumped to the second spot in the table with 14 points from 11 games. Despite the loss, CSK still lead the chart with 16 points from 12 matches. Mahendra Singh Dhoni was absent in the match due to fever.