CSK defeated MI by three wickets at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Navi Mumbai. Dhoni (28 not out off 13) helped CSK get the required 17 runs off the final over to win their second game of the season. A win eluded Mumbai Indians with them losing seven games till now.
Chennai Super Kings’ sloppy catching was quite evident when CSK dropped four catches, two of those by captain Ravindra Jadeja, unarguably one of the best fielders in the world.
Jadeja dropped Dewald Brevis on two at mid-off off Mitchell Santer’s first over. Santner was again at the receiving end when Jadeja dropped a second catch, this time of MI debutant Hrithik Shokeen in the 12th over.
All-rounder Shivam Dube was the culprit in the 19th over, dropping Jaydev Unadkat at deep point off Dwaine Pretorius.
But the most expensive drop was of Tilak Varma, who made an unbeaten 51 off 43 and ensured that Mumbai Indians went past 150. Dwayne Bravo dropped a straightforward chance off Mukesh Choudhary’s bowling at slip in the fifth over when Varma had made just 2.
What’s more, Dhoni too missed a tough stumping chance of Suryakumar Yadav in the second over.