Things are looking bright for Chennai Super Kings against Mumbai Indians in the 30th match of Indian Premier League. Dhoni-led side is losing wickets one after another and struggling to get going while one of their prime batters became retired hurt.
In the last ball of the second over, a sharp ball from Adam Milne turned out to be a big blow for Ambati Rayudu. He tried to sway away from the delivery but could not completely avoid it. The ball hit the elbow and in no time, Rayudu was on the floor. He was visibly in pain and had to walk of the field. He did get up, took time, but discomfort was visible. The physio attended him but eventually Rayudu had to walk off the field. For Chennai Super Kings it was a huge blow as the team were already 3/2.
Earlier, CSK had already lost their star openers and looking for a partnership to build the innings. Unfortunately, after Rayudu’s dismissal, Raina came and was immediately sent back. MS Dhoni and Ruturaj Gaikwad were trying to settle in when Milne dismissed Dhoni for just 3. Chennai Super Kings had won the toss and decided to bat first but currently lost 4 wickets for 24 runs in 6 overs.
CSK Chose to Bat First
Winning the toss, Dhoni said, “We will bat first, looks like a good wicket. Setting a target will be a better option. It’s the same for everyone. I can’t say if it’s a good break or not. Once tournament starts, you get into some sort of rhythm but this season it’s new and maybe us cricketers will start loving it. Seven games, then a break, and seven more.”
He added, “It comes down to how you play on that day in the shortest form. We’ll try to do the basics right and focus on the process. Sam is not available. Faf, Moeen, Bravo and Josh are playing this game.”