Today was the first qualifier of the IPL 2015. Mumbai Indians faced Chennai Super Kings in a debatable one-sided match where Mumbai thrashed Chennai.
Mumbai Indians won the toss and batted first on a batsman’s paradise. Lendl Simmons and Partiv Patel gave Mumbai a good start with Simmons making 65. Another big score was by Pollard who made 41. With the help Simmons and Pollard and many other Mumbai got to 187 for 6. Chennai did really well containing Mumbai to 187 because at one stage it looked like Mumbai would get 200, 210 and even 220. Dwayne Bravo was the pick of the bowlers by picking up 3 wickets.
When Chennai started batting they kept losing wickets on a early interval. Dwayne Smith got out for a duck on his first ball by Lasith Malinga, he got out LBW. Next Michael Hussy got out for 16 by Vinay Kumar. Wickets kept falling until Chennai were all out of 162. The top scorer was Faf du Plessis with 45 and the pick of the bowlers was Malinga who picked up 3 wickets.
Mumbai Indians won the match by 25 runs.
The Cornered Tiger