Hayden and Dhoni plot Mumbais downfall
Matthew Hayden scored his 7th IPL fifty to help the Chennai Super Kings cruise to a seven wicket victory over the Mumbai Indians at St George's Park.
Opener Matthew Hayden (60*) and skipper MS Dhoni (23*) safely guided Super Kings home in 19.1 overs.
Hayden was rather calm in his approach from the beginning and tried all shots in his books against clueless Mumbai. He hit four fours and a six in his innings.
Chasing 148 runs to win, Chennai Super Kings lost Parthiv Patel (0) and Suresh Raina (20) early against Mumbai Indians.
Lasith Malinga dismissed opener Patel (LBW) on the very first ball.
Suresh Raina hurled some big blows in his 20-run innings to give Mumbai some jitters. Raina smashed two fours and two sixes before being caught by Dwayne Bravo off his own bowling.
Earlier, JP Duminy (62) and Abhishek Nayar (33*) helped Mumbai Indians to 147/5 against Chennai Super Kings.
Sensational JP Duminy, with his fifth IPL fifty, steadied Mumbai after they lost Sachin Tendulkar just after the strategy break. Suresh Raina claimed Sachin when he tried to swing one to the mid-wicket.
Duminy and Nayar added 65 valuable runs for the fourth wicket and guided Mumbai to a respectable total. Duminy's patience 62-run innings was studded with 4 fours and two sixes.
Abhishek Nayar played some sensible cricket for his unbeaten 33 runs.
Opener Dwayne Bravo was sent packing in the third over by a beautiful delivery from Albie Morkel. The unplayable yorker crashed on to the stumps as Bravo was all but late to come down on it.
Sanath Jayasuriya played some lusty shots and was looking to lit the stadium once again. He accumulated 30 runs in 17 balls before being snapped by Sudeep Tyagi. Suresh Raina took a comfortable catch at the covers.
Sachin Tendulkar won the toss and elected to bat first against Chennai Super Kings in the 47th match of the IPL.