Agency, 8 May : Mumbai Indians have become the first team to seal a spot in the finals of the IPL this year as they went on to beat the Chennai Super Kings by six wickets. MI qualified for the finals for the fifth time as they are closer to clinching the fourth title
After winning the toss, CSK elected to bat first. But their top order woes continued to haunt the hosts. The team witnessed the collapse of three wickets in the power play. Ambati Rayudu’s knock of 42 runs came in quite handy for the team and MS Dhoni joined the party chipping in with a few runs here and there. CSK posted a paltry total of 131 runs on the board.
Even Mumbai Indians lost a couple of early wickets, but it was Surya Kumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan who chipped in with vital runs for MI. Suryakumar Yadav remained on 71 and Ishan Kishan scored 28 runs from 31 balls. Hardik Pandya scored winning runs as the team won the game by six wickets with nine balls to spare.
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