Harbhajan spin made way for MI win against CSK
Mumbai:Sachin Tendulkar led Mumbai Indians on Fridat beats Chennai Super Kings led by MS Dhoni by 8 runs. CSK made 156/9 in 20 overs.Harbhajan Singh took a five-wicket haul for 18 runs, Lasith Malinga picked 2 wickets. S Badrinath remained unbeaten on 71 runs.
Rohit Sharma cracked a blistering 87 to help last year’s runners-up Mumbai Indians rally strongly and put up a challenging total of 164 for four against defending champions Chennai Super Kings in their Indian Premier League clash here on Friday.
Rohit, who came to the crease at the fall of skipper Sachin Tendulkar in the fourth over, put on half century stands with Ambati Rayudu (27) and Andrew Symonds (31 not out) to help the home team recover from 13 for two at the Wankhede Stadium tonight. Mumbai Indians scored 164 for four against Chennai Super Kings in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match here Friday.
Rohit Sharma blasted 87 off 48 balls with eight fours and five sixes. Andrew Symonds contributed a 26-ball 31. Sharma and Symonds added 87 runs for the fourth wicket.
Earlier, Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to bowl.
CSK made two changes from their last match playing eleven with Tim Southee and Sadab Jakati making way for Suraj Randiv and Joginder Sharma.MI made only one change with Harbhajan Singh coming back in place of Ali Murtaza.
Mumbai Indians: Sachin Tendulkar (capt), Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu (wk), James Franklin, Kieron Pollard, Andrew Symonds, Rajagopal Sathish, Harbhajan Singh, Abu Nechim Ahmed, Munaf Patel, Lasith Malinga.
Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt & wk), Murali Vijay, Michael Hussey, Suresh Raina, Subramaniam Badrinath, Srikkanth Anirudha, Albie Morkel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Joginder Sharma, Dough Bollinger, Suraj Randiv.