Match 15 in the IPL sees Mumbai Indians host the Chennai Super Kings on Wednesday and the visitors are looking to extend the only unbeaten record in the tournament.
After 3 matches Mumbai have 1 win and 2 defeats against their name. They lost by 8 wickets away to Kings XI Punjab on Saturday as KXP made short work of chasing down Mumbai’s total of 176/7 (Quinton de Kock 60).
Earlier results saw Mumbai lose by 37 runs to Delhi Capitals in their only home game so far where Delhi piled on 213/6 which was 37 runs too good. Mumbai’s only win so far came away to RCB. Rohit Sharma’s 48 helped Mumbai post 187/8 in that game and that total looked under serious threat with AB de Villiers hitting top gear. However the death bowling was good enough to seal a 6 run win with Jasprit Bumrah returning stand out figures of 3/20.
Chennai Super Kings
CSK made it 3 wins from 3 outings when they defended 175/5 for an 8 run victory at home to Rajasthan Royals on Sunday. MS Dhoni top scored with 75 after CSK hit early trouble and a fantastic final over from Dwayne Bravo helped CSK bag another win.
CSK won their first 2 matches with a degree of comfort. They started with a 7 wicket victory at home to RCB who they bowled out for just 70 runs in Match 1. Next time out CSK travelled to Delhi for a date with the Capital’s and this time the victory margin was 6 wickets. The Super Kings chased down a target of 148 in that game with Shane Watson top scoring with 44 although they got home with just 2 balls to spare.
Head to Head
Matches 26, Mumbai wins 14, CSK wins 12
Last season the Super Kings edged a thriller by 1 wicket in Mumbai but the return staged in Pune saw Mumbai come out on top by 8 wickets.
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Mumbai Indians 19/20
Chennai Super Kings 17/20
Note: Prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change
This looks a tricky game to call although Mumbai will need to be at their best to derail the CSK bandwagon. A chance is taken on the Mumbai top order click and the home side get the vote to hit the most 6’s against a CSK attack which might not be as well suited to this playing surface as they were in earlier matches.
Bet: Most Match 6s, Mumbai Indians at 9/10