Going for the bowl, MI fired on CSK for 97 with point guard Daniel Sams (3/16 from 4 overs) breaking through the top-order of the MS Dhoni-led side with three quick wickets in a fiery opening spell, then puffed and puffed to revise the small target of the 98 with 31 balls to spare.
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MI were four wickets short for 33 runs in the fifth before Tilak Varma (34 on 32 balls) and Hrithik Shooken (18) calmed frayed nerves with a 48 run back for the fifth wicket. MI reached 103 for 5 in 14.5 overs.
Tim David didn’t go out on 16 on just seven balls.
With its eighth defeat in 12 matches, CSK no longer counts for a place in the play-offs. They remained in ninth position with eight points.
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Already out of the game for a play-off spot a long time ago, MI remained entrenched in 10th and last place with three wins from 12 matches.
CSK and MI still have two inconsequential matches to play. It will be the first time in IPL history that neither MI nor CSK will participate in the play-offs.
Defending 97, Mukesh Choudhary (3/23) struck in on the fifth ball of the opener as Ishan Kishan (6) cut well past his body to see a thin edge pass Dhoni behind the stumps.
MI captain Rohit Sharma found a four apiece against Choudhary and Simarjeet Singh in the next two overs. But Simarjeet had the last laugh in the fourth, having Rohit caught by Dhoni.
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Choudhary then raised hopes of a CSK miracle by having Daniel Sams (1) and Tristan Stubbs (0) within three balls in the fifth over.
MI was 36 to 4 after the power play and Hrithik Shokeen survived after a review.
Moeen Ali broke the partnership at the fifth wicket between Varma and Shokeen by having the latter on the 13th, but it was too late as MI only needed 17 runs from 7.2 overs.
Earlier, Sams tore up CSK’s first order from which the Dhoni-led team never recovered.
Riley Meredith and Kumar Kartikeya contributed with two wickets each while Jasprit Bumrah and Ramandeep Singh got one each as CSK’s innings folded in 16 overs.
CSK’s woes were compounded by the non-availability of the Decision Review System (DRS) due to a power outage in one of Wankhede Stadium’s floodlight towers after the start of their innings in which they lost three wickets, two of which were LBW decisions.
Captain Dhoni played a lone hand for CSK with a 33-ball 36 not out with the help of four limits and two sixes. None of his colleagues gave him company in a pathetic display at bat.
Dwayne Bravo (12), who shared 39 runs with Dhoni for the seventh wicket, the best partnership in CSK’s innings, was the second best striker. But for the 15 extra Mumbai bowlers conceded, CSK’s total would have been much lower.
In the end, Dhoni ran out of partners.
Conway, who hit an 87 game winner in CSK’s game against the Delhi Capitals, was knocked to the mat by Sams’ second ball of the set. The referee raised his finger although the ball hit him just below the knee roll and appeared to be going down the leg. There was no DRS and Conway had to go there for nothing.
Two balls later, Moeen Ali (0) edged another Sams delivery for Hrithik Shooken to take a hold at midwicket court, as CSK lost two wickets for five runs in the opener.
It was Bumrah’s turn to join the party since he dismissed Robin Uthappa (1) who could not ask for the DRS to review the LBW decision.
CSK got some relief after the 10-ball mayhem, but Sams wasn’t done yet as he pulled off fly-half Ruturaj Gaikwad (7) who slipped behind the wicket at Ishan Kishan in the first ball of the fifth over. CSK was 32 for 5 after the power play.
After Shivam Dubey came out in the seventh over, Dhoni and Dwayne Bravo slowed the procession to the locker room, as they led CSK 72 for 6 at the end of the 12 over.
But CSK were back to square one as Bravo, Simarjeet Singh and Maheesh Theekshana fell in the space of eight balls to be reduced to 87 for 9 after 15 overs.
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