Putting to bat first, CSK player Ambati Raydu beats 72 in just 27 ball, (4x4, 7x6), where Moeen Ali scored 58 off 36 balls and Du Plessis- scored 50 in just 28 ball with a total of 218-4 in the 20 overs.
CSK-s head coach Stephen Fleming defended Dhoni-s decision to have fielders placed in the boundary lines while MI were in their last ball of the game. In a thrilling match held on Saturday, it was encountered that MI-s Kieron Pollard (unbeaten 87 in 34 balls, 6x4, 8x6) managed to grab two runs in the last ball from CSK-s pacer Lungi Ngidi(0-62) sealed the win for Mumbai Indians against CSK held in Delhi.
Where you surprised to witness the field placement for the last ball- Fleming replied: -You never know of Pollard-s timing of the bat for the ball of what he is going to do. We were looking for some spectacular win, but to be honest, we were looking for the ball to hit the stumps like the one witnessed in 2019 final. Fleming replied in the post-match virtual press conference on Saturday night.
However, he felt that there were few other mistakes omitted at CSK-s end that costed the match. -I think we there were numerous instances that needs to be reviewed and analyzed rather than just taking into notice the last ball. In fact, Fleming admitted that good batting on small ground batting pitches are hard to defend.
Put to bat first, Ambati Rayudu unbeaten(72 in jusr 27 ball), Moeen Ali-s 36-ball 58 and Du Plessis-50 in 28 balls, CSK could manage a 218-4 in the 20 overs match. In response to 10th over, MI lost their top 3 batsman for 81. But Kudos to Pollard-s batting skills that changed the game mindset in favor of the defending champions.