Indian Premier League 2013: Chennai Super Kings Vs Mumbai Indians 5th Match Live Scorecard, Apr 6, 2013
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Teams: Chennai Super Kings Vs Mumbai Indians
Venue: Played at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
Time: 8 PM IST | 14:30 GMT
Toss:Mumbai Indians won the toss and chose to bat first
Mumbai Indians: 148/6
Chennai Super Kings: 139/9
Mumbai Indians won by 9 runs
Mumbai have won 3 of their last 4 games against Chennai.
Sachin Tendulkar 4 DUCKS in IPL. Each time Mumbai Indians have won the game.
Ricky Ponting: "Last two games have both gone down the wire and I am happy that we have won this one. That partnership between Pollard and Harbhajan gave us a total that we could defend. The outfield was lusher and bigger than most Indian grounds and that helped us defend the total. Our bowlers did a great job, specially the spinners in the middle overs."
MS Dhoni: "The shot selection was bad in this game, the bowlers did very well, kept getting wickets at regular intervals. 150 runs target is what we should have chased. There was a time in the last two overs where I couldn't change strike because we didn't have wickets in hand. I didn't know what the strength of the current combination of bowlers were, we let them try it out and that allows Mumbai to get away, but we should have chased it down. The pitch is very good, fast bowlers had bounce, batsmen could play shots, but it will slow down as the tournament progresses."
Kieron Pollard is the Man of the Match: "Feeling very relieved after that over that I bowled to Dhoni. I like to contribute in all the departments of the game. That catch came to me in the end, had i dropped it, I would have been the match gone. I am not a finished product as a bat, but I am trying to do what the team situation requires. I told Harbhajan to just keeping knocking it around and build a partnership."
Mumbai lead the head-to-head with seven wins against Super Kings, out of 13 games.
Suresh Raina was the leading run-scorer for Super Kings last season with 441 runs in 19 games.
Sachin Tendulkar is the top-scorer in matches between the two sides, with 353 runs at an average of 44.12 from 10 innings.
Chennai Super Kings Playing XI: Murali Vijay, Michael Hussey, Suresh Raina, S Badrinath, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Ravichandran Ashwin, Dirk Nannes, Ben Laughlin, Ankit Rajpoot
Mumbai Indians Playing XI: Ricky Ponting(c), Sachin Tendulkar, Dinesh Karthik(w), Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Dwayne Smith, Kieron Pollard, Mitchell Johnson, Harbhajan Singh, Munaf Patel, Pragyan Ojha