END OF OVER:
20 | 17 Runs | MI: 155/4 | RR: 7.75

  • Hardik Pandya23 (18b)
  • Kieron Pollard13 (12b)
  • Dwayne Bravo4-0-35-0
  • Deepak Chahar4-0-46-1

9:55pm Welcome back, everyone! And to M Vijay, who has walked out with Watson.

Santner: "Pretty humid around these parts, but good to get a game. They've made a pretty competitive total. The wickets in NZ are more like the outfield here, so you need to keep it simple here. It's hard sitting out, but that's just because of the quality in our squad. And when you get a call-up, it's nice to get a good day out. Hopefully we can get a good partnership at the top. The first six overs will be important. If Watson gets off to a flyer again, that's handy. But if you keep wickets intact and take it deep, then there's a chance. You look at Mumbai's bowling, so they have class as well. Hopefully we get it done before their best bowlers return in the back end. Dew? Hopefully. There's been more dew here, but let's hope it gets difficult for the likes of Krunal Pandya."

9.40pm A 17-run final over saves Mumbai some blushes at the death. From over 10 to 19, they added only 54, but the big final over gives them some momentum into the break. Rohit Sharma looked sublime while he was around, but the spin bowlers - especially Santner - asked some difficult questions in the middle.

While that troubled Mumbai in the first innings, it bodes well for their spinners Krunal and Rahul Chahar who will have a go on this surface very soon. How big a role will dew play tonight though? We'll find out when the second innings begins soon.

19.6
2
Bravo to HH Pandya, 2 runs, overpitched, wide outside off, and drilled to deep point. Mumbai finish on 155 for 4
19.5
6
Bravo to HH Pandya, SIX runs, hammered! Slower ball, full outside off, but Hardik's picked the change of pace. Drags this shot across the sline, and the ball flies over the long-on fence
19.4
4
Bravo to HH Pandya, FOUR runs, and Pollard ducks for cover now! Low full toss on off, and Hardik swings across the line to bludgeon a flat-batted shot to the long-on boundary
19.3
0
Bravo to HH Pandya, no run, yorker, outside the tramlines, but Hardik's walked across to the off side, so it isn't called a wide. Hardik, for his part, could not connect with the attempted slice

Dileep: "I'm hoping CSK and RR win against MI and SRH, so that RCB has a better chance to make it to the playoffs" -- same, because of KKR's chances *fingers crossed*

19.2
1
Bravo to Pollard, 1 run, full toss, wide outside off, and he mistimes a shot to long off. Hit flat to Jadhav this time
19.1
4
Bravo to Pollard, FOUR runs, boom! The umpire ducks for cover. Full, wide outside off, and he flat-bats a shot over Bravo's head. Lands just inside the long-off boundary

Final over. Only 54 runs scored by Mumbai in the last 54 deliveries. Can they finish off with a flurry of boundaries?

END OF OVER:
19 | 10 Runs | MI: 138/4 | RR: 7.26

  • Hardik Pandya11 (14b)
  • Kieron Pollard8 (10b)
  • Deepak Chahar4-0-46-1
  • Dwayne Bravo3-0-18-0
18.6
0
Chahar to HH Pandya, no run, left alone by Hardik, despite it being just a length delivery. Maybe he expected the ball to bounce some more, but it didn't, and that's a free dot ball added to Deepak Chahar's account
18.5
1
Chahar to Pollard, 1 run, back of a length, wide outside off, and he drags a pull to deep midwicket. Pollard wants two, but Hardik says no

Vishal Poojary: "With all discussion around dropping-catches intentionally - This game has been a good example of how wickets add up to the pressure and put brakes to the score with new batsman in."

18.4
2
Chahar to Pollard, 2 runs, full on leg stump, and Pollard can't whip this away. Hits his boot and rolls away to square leg
18.3
4
Chahar to Pollard, FOUR runs, length ball just outside off, and Pollard drags a pulled shot behind square to the fine leg boundary! Not a convincing shot, but Pollard won't mind it at this stage
18.2
1
Chahar to HH Pandya, 1 run, sliced but drops short of Raina running in from cover. This was a short ball that Hardik couldn't get on top of due to the extra bounce. But wait, Raina has hurt himself trying to field. He hobbles across the ground before falling onto the ground. Looks like he's put some extra pressure on his ankle.

Harish Prabakar: "@Venky: Can we praise CSK bowlers for bowling on line and length in the last 5 overs it's less than 30runs with 3 wickets."

18.1
2
Chahar to HH Pandya, 2 runs, back of a length on middle, and he muscles a pull to deep midwicket. Enough time to scamper back for the second

END OF OVER:
18 | 6 Runs | MI: 128/4 | RR: 7.11

  • Kieron Pollard1 (7b)
  • Hardik Pandya8 (11b)
  • Dwayne Bravo3-0-18-0
  • Mitchell Santner4-0-13-2

Forecaster suggests Mumbai will finish on 149. They'd be disappointed with that total, after scoring nearly 100 runs in 12 overs.

17.6
0
Bravo to Pollard, no run, overpitched, wide outside off again, and Pollard lets it go! Thought that was beyond the tram-lines, but wasn't
17.5
1
Bravo to HH Pandya, 1 run, slower ball, very wide outside off, and Hardik flat-bats a shot to long on. Would've been a wide had Hardik left the ball
17.4
2
Bravo to HH Pandya, 2 runs, length ball, wide outside off, and he slices a cut down to deep point. But Imran Tahir slides across the ground, and dives across it to save a four. Gets an applause from fellow senior statesman Shane Watson
17.4
1w
Bravo to HH Pandya, 1 wide, full, very wide outside off, and Hardik lets it go. Collects the extra run

Prem : "Really excited to see Chennai batting. How will they approach the innings at the top knowing they don't have a Dhoni or a Jaddu for those big hits at the back. "

17.3
1
Bravo to Pollard, 1 run, length ball, slower ball, wide outside off. Pollard mistimes a cut in front of square to wide long on

Ram_Modies: "@vasisht Not to mention the new kid called 'sambalpur ka jadeja'?!" -- Samastipur!

17.2
0
Bravo to Pollard, no run, back of a length, wide outside off, but this is the slower ball too. Pollard walks across to the off side, but misses, completely deceived by the lack of pace. Rayudu throws the ball over Pollard's head, and nearly hits the back of the batsman's head. Luckily it doesn't, and Rayudu and Pollard share a smile

Viswa: "Get ready for On field rivalry between Bravo and Pollard!"

17.1
1
Bravo to HH Pandya, 1 run, full, wide outside off, and he bends his knees to drill a straight drive to long off

Stefan: "In the final over of SA's epic stonewall in Adelaide, Morné Morkel blocked a ball straight back. As the fielder was chasing it, all the Aussies were shouting at him to let it go to the boundary to keep Faf off strike. And that's absolutely fine! No-one said anything (rightly so), it's just tactics. Is it really different to kicking a ball for 4, or dropping it intentionally? I don't know, very grey. "

END OF OVER:
17 | 1 Run 1 Wkt | MI: 122/4 | RR: 7.17

  • Kieron Pollard0 (4b)
  • Hardik Pandya4 (8b)
  • Mitchell Santner4-0-13-2
  • Imran Tahir4-0-37-1

Venky: "Welcome back chepauk track"

Vinod Rajpal: "2 slips in 17th over of a T20 match - Hats off Raina !" -- shades of Gautam Gambhir

16.6
0
Santner to Pollard, no run, full outside off, and Pollard shapes up to deposit this over the bowler's head. But the extra turn deceives the batsman, and the delivery goes through to the keeper
16.5
0
Santner to Pollard, no run, full on middle, and Pollard takes a big stride forward to block this ball away

Visisht Ajjarap: "Krunal must be licking at his lips now looking at SAntner"

16.4
0
Santner to Pollard, no run, full on middle, and he drills a drive straight. Stopped by Santner
16.3
0
Santner to Pollard, no run, length ball, just outside off, and turning away after pitching. Uncomfortably defended with soft hands towards the off side

two slips.

Super Kings 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st9SR WatsonM Vijay
2nd13SK RainaM Vijay
3rd12AT RayuduM Vijay
4th11M VijayKM Jadhav
5th15M VijayDR Shorey
6th6DJ BravoM Vijay
7th33DJ BravoMJ Santner
8th2DL ChaharMJ Santner
9th2Harbhajan SinghMJ Santner
10th6Imran TahirMJ Santner