What a head-to-head start to IPL 2021 it was yesterday!
Chennai Super Kings won the toss and chose to bat and lost 4 wickets in the powerplay itself. Mumbai Indians were clearly dominating the match but then the young opener, Rituraj Gaikwad started trashing the opponents. With 9 fours and 4 sixes, he aggregated 88 runs. Dwayne Bravo also came to action at the end overs and added 23 runs to the scoreboard. CSK could manage to score 156/6 after the fall of first-order batsmen.
Mumbai Indians have the potential to win a match at this stage but unfortunately lost the match. Due to the absence of their captain, Rohit Sharma, Anmolpreet Singh came to open along with Quinton De Kock. None of the players could create an impactful batting except for Saurabh Tiwary. The Indian cricketer scored half a to (50) in 40 balls. The absence of Rohit Sharma's captaincy and batting and Hardik Pandya clearly imbalanced the batting line-up.
CSK washed away MI at 136/8 in 20 overs and registered their first victory in the 2ng leg of IPL 2021. Right now, the ranking in the IPL 2021 table is absolutely the same as before. The only changes are an addition of a win for CSK and a loss for MI with a bit of change in their net run rates.
CSK is at the top of the table with an NRR of +1.223 (the highest).
MI is the 4th position of the table with an NRR of -0.071 (the lowest).